NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins makes a save on a shot by the New York Rangers in the first period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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