Suspended by Philadelphia for refusing to report to training camp, September, 1985. Announced retirement to pursue career as a professional golfer, September, 1985. Traded to Minnesota by Philadelphia with Ed Hospodar for Dave Richter and Bo Berglund, November 29, 1985.
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