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from Jim Baumbach of Newsday,

But I have a hard time accepting the fact that Arbour gets credit for the game and the win when his presence was completely ceremonial. In baseball there is a rule that limits the number of coaches who are in uniform in the dugout during the game, but I skimmed through the NHL record books and I couldn’t find a similar rule….

There was nothing wrong with having an Al Arbour night and putting him behind the bench for the 1,500th time with the Islanders. Everyone there still would have had a blast. But let’s stop fooling ourselves. In my record books, I’m crediting Ted Nolan with the win.

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Wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning Jim? 

This was not a PR stunt, but was actually suggested by Coach Nolan.  Hockey honors their past greats, and it will continue to do so, with or without your record book.

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Islanders, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: al+arbour, new+york+islanders, ted+nolan

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