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Islanders coach Al Arbour after winning the Stanley (Credit: AP, 1983)

Islanders coach Al Arbour after winning the Stanley Cup in 1983.

Al Arbour and the Islanders

Al Arbour coached the Islanders from 1973-86 and 1988-1994, leading the team to four Stanley Cups during his initial tenure.

Islanders Captain Denis Potvin holds the Stanley Cup
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Islanders Captain Denis Potvin holds the Stanley Cup over his head as he skates around with the cup after the Islanders won the Stanley Cup Championship.

Islanders coach Al Arbour after winning the Stanley
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Islanders coach Al Arbour after winning the Stanley Cup in 1983.

Islanders coach Al Arbour, right, and Bob Nystrom,
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Islanders coach Al Arbour, right, and Bob Nystrom, left, who scored the winning goal in overtime, celebrate in the dressing room following the Islanders' Stanley Cup victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on May 24, 1980.

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Islanders coach Al Arbour paces behind the bench
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Islanders coach Al Arbour paces behind the bench during a game at the Nassau Coliseum.

Islanders coach Al Arbour talks in the dressing
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Islanders coach Al Arbour talks in the dressing room after a game at the Nassau Coliseum.

Denis Potvin of the Islanders poses for a
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Denis Potvin of the Islanders poses for a picture.

Islanders defenseman Denis Potvin holds the Calder Memorial
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Islanders defenseman Denis Potvin holds the Calder Memorial trophy.

Islanders defenseman Denis Potvin, left, steals the loose
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Islanders defenseman Denis Potvin, left, steals the loose puck away from Detroit's Tim Sheehy.

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Denis Potvin sends Boston Bruins Rick Middleton to
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Denis Potvin sends Boston Bruins Rick Middleton to the ice with a body check in the second period.

Denis Potvin crunches Philadelphia's Rose Lonsberry behind the
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Denis Potvin crunches Philadelphia's Rose Lonsberry behind the Islanders' goal.

Islanders coach Al Arbour paces behind his team
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Islanders coach Al Arbour paces behind his team at the Nassau Coliseum.

Islanders captain Denis Potvin carries the Wales Conference
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Islanders captain Denis Potvin carries the Wales Conference Championship Cup around the ice.

Islanders captain Denis Potvin reaches out to touch
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Islanders captain Denis Potvin reaches out to touch the Stanley Cup trophy as teammate Brian Trottier looks on.

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While the referee blows his whistle, Philadelphia's Dave Schultz and Denis Potvin grab at each other in the first period.

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