SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Joe Thornton #19 and Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks faces off against Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during an NHL game on November 21, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Nick Lust/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