11:54 PM EDT, Mon August 31, 2015
Lighthouse Hockey 7 hours ago

Report: Islanders buy bankrupt Twin Rinks facility, plan for full time practice facility and offices

Plans have changed. Hot off the Newsday presses comes word that Islanders owner Charles Wang has won his bid to buy the Twin Rinks facility at Eisenhower Park and has plans to convert the location into a full time practice space and offices for the team. A bankruptcy court judge this afternoon will announce selection of Wang's $8 million cash bid for the assets of the privately operated Twin Rinks Ice Center, including a 30-year licensing agreement with the county, according to the sources, who requested anonymity until the process was finalized. No, you're not going crazy. A few months...

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Newsday 7 hours ago

Al Arbour remembered at funeral in Florida

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. -- Al Arbour was laid to rest Monday morning in his adopted hometown of Longboat Key, a tiny strip of paradise along Florida's east coast.
Newsday Aug 30, 2015

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

The Great One had the highest regard for Al Arbour, whom he considered a great guy.
Newsday Aug 29, 2015

Innovative Al Arbour changed the course of the franchise

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 seemed odd on one level, but it really was the perfect tribute to a man who was ahead of his time.
Newsday Aug 29, 2015

Former beat writer reflects on Islanders legend Al Arbour

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, and no one ever handled the competing personalities of a star-studded team better. He was a great coach and an even better man.
New York Daily News Aug 29, 2015
New York Islanders billboards roll out in Brooklyn

New York Islanders billboards roll out in Brooklyn

The temperature may be in the 90s in Brooklyn, but the first hints of ice are on the horizon.
Newsday Aug 28, 2015

Former Islanders fondly recall Al Arbour

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.
Newsday Aug 28, 2015

Al Arbour made the Islanders what they are today

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 those ever-present eyeglasses, is as much a symbol of the franchise as the logo. And his strong mind is what made the team matter so much.

Al Arbour, who coached Islanders to 4 Stanley Cup titles, dies at 82

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was 82.
New York Daily News Aug 28, 2015
Lupica: Al Arbour's Isles one of NY's greatest teams ever

Lupica: Al Arbour's Isles one of NY's greatest teams ever

The Islanders go to Brooklyn next season and there is no next season for old Nassau Coliseum, which will be torn down.
Hall of Fame coach and former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Al Arbour dies at 82

Hall of Fame coach and former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Al Arbour dies at 82

Al Arbour, the Hall of Fame coach who guided the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and played defense for the Detroit Red Wings, has died. He was 82. Arbour coached the Islanders for 19 seasons, beginning...
New York Daily News Aug 28, 2015
Al Arbour, coach of Islanders dynasty, dead at 83

Al Arbour, coach of Islanders dynasty, dead at 83

Al Arbour, the coach who turned the basement-dwelling Islanders into an NHL dynasty, died Friday at the age of 83.
New York Post Aug 28, 2015

Islanders legendary coach Al Arbour passes away at 82

Al Albour, the legendary Islanders coach who won 19 consecutive playoff series and four straight Stanley Cups, died on Friday morning after a long battle with Parkinsons and dementia. He...
Newsday Aug 28, 2015

Al Arbour, who led Islanders to four straight Stanley Cups, dies

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 was 82.

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