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Al Arbour and the Islanders

Islanders coach Al Arbour after winning the Stanley

Islanders coach Al Arbour after winning the Stanley Cup in 1983. Photo Credit: AP, 1983

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
Photo Credit: Paul J. Bereswill, 1980

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
Photo Credit: AP, 1983

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

Islanders coach Al Arbour, right, and Bob Nystrom,
Photo Credit: UPI

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.

Islanders coach Al Arbour paces behind the bench
Photo Credit: Newsday, 1974

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

Islanders coach Al Arbour talks in the dressing
Photo Credit: Newsday, 1975

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

Denis Potvin of the Islanders poses for a
Photo Credit: Newsday

Denis Potvin of the Islanders poses for a picture.

Islanders defenseman Denis Potvin holds the Calder Memorial
Photo Credit: UPI, 1974

Islanders defenseman Denis Potvin holds the Calder Memorial trophy.

Islanders defenseman Denis Potvin, left, steals the loose
Photo Credit: UPI, 1977

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

Denis Potvin sends Boston Bruins Rick Middleton to
Photo Credit: AP, 1977

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
Photo Credit: AP, 1975

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

Islanders coach Al Arbour paces behind his team
Photo Credit: AP, 1975

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

Islanders captain Denis Potvin carries the Wales Conference
Photo Credit: AP, 1984

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

Islanders captain Denis Potvin reaches out to touch
Photo Credit: AP, 1980

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

While the referee blows his whistle, Philadelphia's Dave
Photo Credit: AP, 1974

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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