NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 10: Seth Jones #3 of the Nashville Predators looks on prior to the game against the New Jersey Devils on November 10, 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis