WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up before an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Verizon Center on October 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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