SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a save during their game against the Chicago Blackhawks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on November 23, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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