BOSTON - DECEMBER 05: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins gathers up hats after teammate Marc Savard scored a hat trick in the third perid against the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 5, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs 7-2. (Photo by Elsa/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