TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 29: Ondrej Palat #18 and Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning talk during the pre game warmups prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on November 29, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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