NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 12: A Nashville Predators puck on edge during warm-ups before the game between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena on April 12, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via 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