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MEDIA WATCH: Arbour Coverage from the Weekend

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Herrmann, Vecsey, Brooks, Botte and more followed Al Arbour and the Islanders this past weekend with extensive coverage from this past weekend.

Compiled by Corey Witt

From Friday's Press Conference:

Newsday's Mark Hermmann wrote a story and a few blogs following Friday's press conference with Arbour. He got reaction from both Al and the current Islanders about approaching game versus the Penguins.

Mark also wrote a few blogs about Al approaching the game. Click here to view Newsday's Islanders blog. Scroll down a bit to see the blogs about Al and the game.

Legendary sports writer George Vecsey of the New York Times wrote an inspiring column on Al's return and the impact he had on Ted Nolan, Bobby Nystrom and more. Click here to read.

Former Islander beat writer Larry Brooks of the New York Post, who covered the team during Arbour's tenure as the team's head coach, wrote why the 1,500 games coached with the Islanders in an important milestone. Click here to read.

Peter Botte and the New York Daily News are back on the Islanders beat as he wrote his game preview story with an Al Arbour twist. Click here to read.

Dan Rosen of previewed the Islanders-Penguins game with a look back and perspective on Al Arbour and his place in NHL history.


From Sunday's Papers:

For Newsday, Herrmann wrote his column about Al Arbour and his impact not just on the ice, but off the ice on Long Island as well.

Newsday also had former Islanders captain Patrick Flatley as a guest columnist. In his story, Flatts told a few personal stories about how Al Arbour made him into the great player who proudly wore the Islanders “C" back in the 1990s.

As for Newsday's coverage of the actually game, Anthony Rieber followed the action.

In Sunday's New York Post, Brooks wrote why Al Arbour is a living legend not just in hockey but in New York as well. Click here to read.

For the New York Daily News, Botte wrote his game story while mixing in a recap of the festivities from Al Arbour Night. Click here to read.

In the New York Times, Joshua Robinson covered the game. Click here to read his game story.

Dan Rosen on recapped the entire night in great detail. It was a no brianer that the Isles-Pens game was's game of night. Click here to read.

Islanders TV sat down with Al following the press conference for Islanders Legends. Click here to watch.

Other Islanders Articles from Last Week

Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News wrote a blog about how he has “seen the light" and finally recognizes the Islanders as a true contender in the NHL. Click here to read.

Men's Fitness's Nate Millado sat down with Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro for a Q & A session. Click here to read.

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