Legendary New York Islanders coach Al Arbour has passed away at the age of 82.
The hockey world rightly delivered an outpouring of condolences to the hall of famer and eight-time Stanley Cup champion Friday on Twitter.
47 yrs. ago today I was elevated to Head Coach of St. Louis Blues for my first game as an NHL Coach Great Memories with Capt. Al Arbour
— scott bowman (@coachwsb) November 22, 2014
The hockey world and islanders family lost a great person today. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Arbour family.
— Johnny Boychuk (@joboych) August 28, 2015
The hockey world lost a great person today. RIP Al. He taught me a lot as a young pro that I carried w/me my entire career. 1 of a kind.
— Tom Fitzgerald (@tjf1097) August 28, 2015
Al Arbour's record of 19 straight playoff series wins will never be broken in hockey, or any other sport for that matter.
— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) August 28, 2015
Lost another great Sudburian wither the passing today of Al Arbour legendary coach of the NY Islanders. RIP good friend you've earned it
— Joe Bowen (@BonsieTweets) August 28, 2015
First 4 times I produced Stanley Cup Final, Al Arbour was coaching. He treated a young, brash producer with class, dignity and warmth.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) August 28, 2015
RIP Al Arbour. Winner of 19 straight playoff rounds — never done before, will never be done again.
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) August 28, 2015
If you're too young to know of Al Arbour's accomplishments, do yourself a favor and read up on him today. Your jaw will drop in amazement.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) August 28, 2015
Al Arbour was not only NY Isles coach vs Oilers in Stanley Cup finals he was a former Edmonton Flyers defenceman. RIP.
— Terry Jones (@sunterryjones) August 28, 2015
"We have three No. 1 goaltenders," Al Arbour told me one time, talking of Billy Smith, Chico Resch and–wait for it–Goran Hogosta.
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) August 28, 2015
Sad to hear of the passing of Al Arbour, one half of the best coach/GM combo in the history of the game. Condolences to family and friends.
— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) August 28, 2015