UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 17: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders enters the ice before the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 17, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/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