WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals warms up prior to the start of an NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on January 21, 2014 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