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Denis Potvin

Denis Potvin (Hockey.  Born, Ottawa, Ontario, Oct. 29, 1953.)  Thought by some to be the best all-around defenseman ever to play in the National Hockey League, Denis Potvin was the backbone of the New York Islanders teams that won four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 through 1983.  Potvin was the first draft choice overall in […]

Al Arbour

Al Arbour (Hockey.  Born, Sudbury, Ont., Nov. 1, 1932.)  Alger Joseph Arbour achieved milestones as coach of the New York Islanders that have made him one of the legendary figures in the history of the National Hockey League.  After a 12-year career as an N.H.L. defenseman, Arbour coached the St. Louis Blues for parts of […]

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