DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 21: Hall of fame inductee and former Red Wing Brendan Shanahan accompanied by his wife Catherine, son Jake and daughters Maggie and Catherine drops the ceremonial puck for captains Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings as he is honored before an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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