Boston Bruins fans send their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus during a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the TD Banknorth Garden on December 20, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.
— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82