Tributes to the late Al Arbour keep coming and short two videos, posted today by the NHL and the Islanders, are well worth the time.
The NHL's video is narrated by Doc Emrick and progresses from Arbour's hiring and guiding the Islanders' formative years, through the dynasty and to his 1,500th game celebration in 2007. It uses some rare interviews and footage of the coach, who talks about how he managed his players and his experiences on Long Island.
In the Islanders-made video below, Arbour's former players talk about the type of coach and man he was and the lessons he taught them. According to Bob Nystrom, Arbour said, "The worst thing that could happen is you lose. But would you rather lose on your heels, or would you rather lose attacking and playing real hard?"
Both have some cool photos and moments that we (or, at least, I) haven't seen that often. Together, they form a complete and celebratory picture of a one-of-a-kind coach and person.