MONTREAL, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 20: Michael Ryder #73 of the Dallas Stars skates with the puck while being defended by Andreas Engqvist #63 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL pre-season game at the Bell Centre on September 20, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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