For the next few days I will be turning this blog over to our former coach as he will sign a contract Saturday and replace Ted Nolan as head coach. Not the greatest header but I did what I could and it was from the heart. Have the pin from his retirement banner night but no picture of the banner itself which hopefully can be changed to seven hundred forty to go with his fifteenth game behind the bench.
I will try and add in as many old articles as I can from my old mailing list and other sources but I do not want to miss whatever current and national coverage is included. New York Times: Jason Diamos had an article on the game from his banner raising night 1/26/1997 for those interested.
During his tenure as the coach of the Islander dynasty, one of the
most succinct, most meaningful phrases Al Arbour would scrawl on the
blackboard was "Winning is fun."