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Wayne Gretzky on Al Arbour: There wasn't a classier man in hockey

$Newsday The Great One had the highest regard for Al Arbour, whom he considered a great guy.
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Innovative Al Arbour changed the course of the franchise

$Newsday Al Arbour became a trending topic Friday on Twitter, a universe that was unimaginable in his days as a helmetless, glasses-wearing defenseman or an assistant-less young coach. The juxtaposition...
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Former beat writer reflects on Islanders legend Al Arbour

$Newsday Al Arbour wasn't the coach that opponents and fans always saw -- the genius with the frozen glare and the drab suits that ran the gamut from blue to dark blue. He was an innovator and a visionary,...
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Martin's Academy

NHL.com There’s a red foam pad on the blue line at Twin Rinks in Eisenhower Park. The relay obstacle is long and only about 10 inches wide and high, but to the four-feet-and-under crowd (on skates), it’s...
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Former Islanders fondly recall Al Arbour

$Newsday As Al Arbour's life was nearing the end this past year, so was the time left for Nassau Coliseum, the home arena during the most productive years of the former Islanders coach's career.
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Al Arbour made the Islanders what they are today

$Newsday Whatever the Islanders might do for the rest of their existence and wherever they might do it, they will carry the spirit of the man who was their heart and soul. Al Arbour's stoic face, with...
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Remembering Al

NHL.com The New York Islanders family lost a patriarch Friday morning, as legendary Hall of Fame coach Al Arbour passed away. He was 82. Arbour led the Islanders to four straight Stanley Cups from 1980-83...
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Islanders legendary coach Al Arbour passes away at 82

NY Post (Justin Terranova) — Al Arbour, the legendary coach of the Islanders, has passed away at the age of 82. Arbour played 22 years in the league for the Red Wings, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs...
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Al Arbour, who led Islanders to four straight Stanley Cups, dies

$Newsday Al Arbour, the Hall of Fame Islanders coach, who combined old-school discipline with forward-thinking creativity to produce a modern sports dynasty, died Friday morning after a long illness. He...
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Al Arbour Passes Away

NHL.com The New York Islanders are deeply saddened to confirm the passing of legendary coach and dear friend Al Arbour. “Al will always be remembered as one of, if not the, greatest coaches ever to stand...
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Heavier Hammer: Inside Travis Hamonic's Career Year

NHL.com For a player who wants to give his all, the best thing for Travis Hamonic last season was doing less. Less is relative, of course, as Hamonic did play a team-high 21:47 per game, though that’s...
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Barzal Throws First Pitch in Seattle

NHL.com It was a lively night at Safeco Field on August 12, when Mathew Barzal attended a Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles game. The Islanders top pick in the 2015 NHL Draft (1st round, 16th...
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Isles sign three to tryout contracts

$Newsday The Islanders have signed three players to tryout contracts for training camp, which begins in mid-September: former Isles defenseman Matt Carkner, forward Tyler Barnes and goalie Parker Milner.
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Hockey legend reunited with famed puck after 30 years

NY Post (Kathianne Boniello) — New York Islanders legend Mike Bossy has recovered a key piece of memorabilia thanks to a Las Vegas high roller. The puck Bossy slapped into the net at Nassau Coliseum...
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Tavares, playoff experience give Islanders optimism

NHL.com (bcompton@nhl.com) — The New York Islanders have assembled a talented group of young players over the past seven years, but they're still trying to reach the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time...
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Pulock, Dal Colle among Islanders' top five prospects

NHL.com The New York Islanders entered the 2015 NHL Draft without a first-round pick after trading it to the Buffalo Sabres for forward Thomas Vanek in October 2013.But Islanders general manager Garth...
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New home, top line among questions for Islanders

NHL.com The New York Islanders won 47 games last season but once again couldn't get out of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, losing a seven-game series against the Washington Capitals. They're...
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Young Islanders realize it's time to win in playoffs

NHL.com NHL.com continues its preview of the 2015-16 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout August.BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Several NHL teams made headlines with significant roster...
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Catching Up with Anders Lee

NHL.com While most of the Islanders went home for the summer, forward Anders Lee decided to make Long Island his. The Minnesota native opted to stay put this offseason, choosing the city and suburbs over...
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Catching Up with Johnny Boychuk

NHL.com Last fall, Johnny Boychuk got a new address. This summer, he’s got a new house. Boychuk, acquired by the Islanders from Boston just prior to the season-opener, moved into a new crib with his wife...
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Blog Articles

Should the Isles get a new goal song for Brooklyn?

NYI Point Blank (Brian Erni) — Between the horn, the “WOOs,” and the “YES” chant, there’s a lot to love about the team’s post-goal celebration. And “Crowd Chant” gets...
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What people are saying about the passing of Al Arbour

NYI Point Blank (Adam Rotter) — Have so many thoughts on passing of Al Arbour. So sad, he impacted my career, life deeply. Rest peacefully Al, prayers to Claire and family — Ray Ferraro (@rayferrarotsn) August 28, 2015 Al...
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Puck Daddy’s Summer Series: The Winnipeg Jets from A to Zed (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — (Ed. Note: August is known to be a very quiet month in the hockey world. As we wait for September to arrive and training camps to begin, let’s learn a little history about all 30 teams....
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Puck Daddy’s Summer Series: The Washington Capitals from A to Z (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — (Ed. Note: August is known to be a very quiet month in the hockey world. As we wait for September to arrive and training camps to begin, let’s learn a little history about all 30 teams....
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Al Arbour looks back on his Islanders days with Chris Botta in 2011

NYI Point Blank (Adam Rotter) — Sorry, this video could not be loaded… Comment
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Islanders News: "You'll never find a better man, or a better coach, for that matter"

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — One man, one subject, many reflections. No additional hockey links today. Instead, here's a weekend's worth of reading about Al Arbour and his incredible life and legacy. At LHH ...
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Arbour's success with 1 team – Isles – stands out to Bowman (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Upon learning of Arbour's death on Friday, Bowman marveled at how the former New York Islanders coach was capable of winning 740 games and four Stanley Cup championships with just one team. ...
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GEICO SportsNite: Remembering Al Arbour

NYI Point Blank (mlbam1) — After the passing of Al Arbour, GEICO SportsNite remembers the legendary former Islanders coach. Sorry, this video could not be loaded… Comment
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Don Cherry remembers Al Arbour as, "the same good guy I played with in the minors"

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — The hockey world is a small one. We have a  lot of fun at Don Cherry's  expense around here, but there's no doubt he's a hockey lifer and guy who knows or knew or thinks he knows...
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Al Arbour remembered for the lessons he taught during time behind the bench

NYI Point Blank (Christian Arnold) — “Al Arbour was a special person,” Torrey said during a conference call with reporters. “He was a special man in all of our lives. He was a great family man, he was a great hockey...
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NHL-National Hockey League roundup (Reuters)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Aug 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Legendary Hall of Fame coach Al Arbour, who guided the New York Islanders to four straight Stanley Cup championships in the 1980s, died Friday. He was 82. Arbour was...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman issues a statement on the passing of Al Arbour

NYI Point Blank (Christian Arnold) — Reactions continue to roll in about the death of Islanders’ Hall of Fame coach Al Arbour. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined the collection of people sending their condolences to the...
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Reaction to the death of Islanders coaching great Al Arbour (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — ... I think that tells you a lot about him, that's for sure.'' - Former NHL coach Scotty Bowman on Arbour winning 740 games with Islanders, the most by any NHL coach with one team. ''Al will...
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NFL Coaching great Arbour dies at 82 (AFP)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — NHL coaching great Al Arbour, who guided the New York Islanders to four straight Stanley Cup titles in the 1980s, has died at the age of 82, the Islanders said Friday. A cause of death was not...
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Al Arbour created championship culture with New York Islanders (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Not often do you find a coach who was respected and adored by all parts of an organization.  Al Arbour gained the love of multiple segments of the New York Islanders. From the team to...
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Remembering Radar: Al Arbour will forever link the Islanders' past, present and future

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Without Al Arbour, there are no New York Islanders. How do we even start talking about  the legacy of Al Arbour ? That's a sincere question. Because I have no idea. We could run down his...
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Al Arbour, former longtime coach of NHL's Islanders, dies (Reuters)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Former longtime New York Islanders coach Al Arbour, who ranks second in all-time wins as a coach in National Hockey League, has died at the age of 82, the team said on Friday. Arbour led the...
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“I’m Al Arbour….and I am an Islander”

NYI Point Blank (Adam Rotter) — Sorry, this video could not be loaded… Islanders raise Arbour banner to Nassau Coliseum rafters Hockey Night in Canada before Arbour’s 1,500th game: Comment
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Legendary Islanders coach Al Arbour passes away at 82

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Rest in peace. The Islanders have  confirmed the passing of dynasty coach Al Arbour at the age of 82. Absolutely no words in this or any other space can truly capture what Arbour meant...
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Al Arbour, who coached Isles to 4 Cup titles, dies at 82 (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials...
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