WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 17: John Carlson #74 celebrates with Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals after scoring a goal in the second period during an NHL game against the St. Louis Blues at Verizon Center on November 17, 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