The Champs: Al Arbour
If Bill Torrey was the Islanders' architect, Al Arbour was the engineer... The Hall-of-Fame coach is second to Scotty Bowman in regular-season and playoff wins... won 29 of 40 playoff series as Isles' coach, compiling a 119-79
record... spent two separate tenures totaling 19 years as coach of the Isles, and maintains a tie to the team as a consultant to general manager Mike Milbury.
Here's more from Arbour on the 1981-82 and 1982-83 seasons.