TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 25: Antero Niittymaki #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is greeted by fans as he heads to the ice before the start of the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the St. Pete Times Forum on November 25, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff