MONTREAL, QC - MAY 12: Tuukka Rask #40, Zdeno Chara #33 and Matt Fraser #25 of the Boston Bruins defend the goal against Brendan Gallagher #11 and Josh Gorges #26 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six of the Second Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 12, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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