BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 7: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins leads his team out to the ice for warm ups before the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the TD Garden on December 7, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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