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Al Arbour
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Hockey Player
    (November 1, 1932-August 28, 2015)
    Played for Detroit Red Wings (1953-58), Chicago Blackhawks (1958-61), Toronto Maple Leafs (1961-66), St. Louis Blues (1967-71)
    Former Head Coach of St. Louis Blues (1970-72) and New York Islanders (1973-86, 1989-94)
    Winner of the Jack Adams Award (1978)
    Winner of Six Stanley Cups as a player and coach
    Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1997)
    He wore thick glasses when he played.
    His coaching style was compared to that of a stern father figure.
    He retired from coaching the Islanders in 1986 only to return two seasons later.
    He retired again in 1994 after his Islanders were embarrassed in the playoffs by their cross town rivals, the New York Rangers.
    His handpicked successor, Lorne Henning, was fired after one season.
    He helped turn the Islanders from a laughable expansion team into Stanley Cup champions in seven years.
    He led the Islanders to the playoffs in his second season as coach. They became the second team in NHL history to overcome a 3 games to 0 deficit to win a playoff series.
    He won a record 19 consecutive playoff series (1980-84)
    The Islanders raised a banner in honor of his 739 regular season coaching wins with the team.

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    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 88 Votes: 53.41% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 25 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 72 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 93 Votes: 64.52% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 90 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
 
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