DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 29: Former player for and current general manager of the Dallas Stars Joe Nieuwendyk is honored for being inducted to the hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2011 prior to a game between the Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils at the American Airlines Center on October 29, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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