UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 04: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders walks out onto the ice for warm-ups prior to the start of the game against the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 4, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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