On June 10, 1973, Bill Torrey hired the only coach he'd ever need.
Part Six of the series. John O. Pickett was once the Islanders' hero, helping a financially disorganized team into its dynasty era. But after years of neglect & with decisions that still affect it today, he may be among the team's greatest villains.
Greg Prato's oral history of the New York Islanders dynasty becomes the definitive history of the legendary team that won four consecutive Stanley Cups and 19 consecutive playoff series.
Bill Torrey still plays a role with the Florida Panthers today. What if the "Gang of Four" owners never sent him packing from the New York Islanders?
Recalling the time when St. Louis Blues coach and future New York Islanders coaching legend put himself back in the lineup to help the Blues.