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Old 09-12-2006, 10:49 PM   #552
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Coach Al Arbour (Blues, Islanders)

  • Arbour holds the record for most NHL games as a player and coach (2,227) and is second all-time in games coached (1,606), career victories (781), playoff games (209), playoff wins (123) and playoff series wins (30).

  • Took over the expansion Islanders in their second year of existence. They were the worst team in hockey their inaugural season. Under Armour they allowed 100 fewer goals than the year before. The following season, the Islanders made it all the way to the Conference Finals before losing in seven games.

  • Coached only the second team in sports history to overcome a 0-3 deficit in a best of seven series.

  • Coached the Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships.

  • He also won four Stanley Cups during his 16 year career as a defenseman and he was named to two All Star games.

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