NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 24: Head coach Barry Trotz and assistant coach Phil Housley of the Nashville Predators watch their team warmup prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena on September 24, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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