Joe Elliott of Def Leppard hoists the Stanley Cup after Kyle Quincy and Darren McCarty of Detroit Red Wings passed it off to him during NHL Face-Off Rocks at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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