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Behind The Bench One More Time

from George Vescey at the New York Times,

A bunch of lucky Islanders are about to play for Arbour tonight in his 1,500th game with the team, after an invitation from Coach Ted Nolan.

This is the kind of homespun event that only hockey could produce, turning the Nassau Coliseum into a town rink somewhere in the true north strong and free.

Arbour signed a one-game contract yesterday in the cramped team quarters under the Coliseum.

He insisted that this was mostly a ceremonial duty, but Nolan said that Arbour was going to do more coaching tonight than he expected. Is there a bonus for winning for the 740th time with this team?

“Trust me,” General Manager Garth Snow said.

“I’ve heard that before,” Arbour said, deadpan.

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