Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders takes down Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals on January 19, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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