Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 21, 1997. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 9, 1999. Claimed by Vancouver from NY Rangers in Waiver Draft, September 27, 1999. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Vancouver, October 5, 1999. Traded to Nashville by NY Rangers for Jason Dawe, February 3, 2000.
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