NEW YORK -- Following are NHL club rosters for the opening of the 2008-09 regular season in North America, which tonight features the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., ET, VERSUS, CBC), Boston at Colorado (10 p.m., ET, VERSUS), Calgary at Vancouver (10:30 p.m., ET, CBC) and Anaheim at San Jose (10:30 p.m., ET).
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