Traded to Colorado by Florida with Florida's 2nd round choice (later traded to NY Rangers later traded back to Florida Florida selected David Shantz) in 2004 Entry Draft for Eric Messier and Vaclav Nedorost, July 18, 2003.
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