RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 01: Manny Malhotra #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena on November 1, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes signed the 33-year-old veteran center to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday afternoon. Malhotra had previously logged eight games with the Charlotte Checkers, the Hurricanes AHL affiliate, on a professional tryout contract, but makes his return at the NHL level tonight for the fi
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