RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 26: John Muse #80 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at PNC Arena on March 26, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. With both Cam Ward and Dan Ellis injured, Muse will back up Justin Peters in tonight's game after being recalled from the Charlotte Checkers on Monday, his first NHL recall. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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