In a recent radio interview, former Islanders hall of fame player and now assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres Bryan Trottier said that his old coach and fellow Islanders hall of fame member Al Arbour is battling dementia. The exact nature of his condition is unknown. Arbour is 81 now and will turn 82 later this year.
Arbour is one of the top coaches in the history of the NHL and was behind the bench for the Islanders 4 Stanley Cup titles between 1980 and 1983 as well as their NHL record 19 straight playoff series victories.
We here at savetheisles would like to send well wishes to Arbour and hope to see him at the Coliseum this season. Get well soon Radar!