Traded to Atlanta by Florida for Atlanta's 2nd round choice (Kamil Kreps) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 21, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), November 12, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 10, 2005.Signed as a free agent by Karpat Oulu (Finland), September 14, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Linkopings (Sweden), November 1, 2006.
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