BOSTON - DECEMBER 30: Steve Begin #27 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal in the first period as Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Atlanta Thrashers stands by on December 30, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (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