BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 3: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins waits in the hallway before warm ups prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the TD Garden on October 3, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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