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Coaches The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time  

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The New York Islanders have had some great (and not so great) coaches over their years in the NHL, but who is the best New York Islanders head coach of all time? This list ranks every New York Islanders coach from best to worst according to user votes. Hockey fans like you have already voted on this list, but we want you to contribute as well. Vote up your top New York Islanders coaches, keeping in mind stats like regular season record and playoff appearances. Maybe your favorites are also among the best hockey coaches ever.

You can't have a conversation about great Islanders coaches without talking about Al Arbour. Arbour coached the team to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships between 1980-1983. Many Islanders fans sing high praises for current Islanders coach Jack Capuano. Capuano turned a struggling Islanders franchise into playoff contenders.

If the New York Islanders assembled a team with the greatest NHL players ever to take the ice, who would you hire to coach it? Vote up the winningest New York Islanders coach or even just the coach that you personally liked the most.

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Al Arbour is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Al Arbour age 86

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Peter Laviolette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time

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Ted Nolan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Ted Nolan age 60

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Butch Goring is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Butch Goring age 69

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Jack Capuano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Jack Capuano age 52

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Phil Goyette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Phil Goyette age 85

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Lorne Henning is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Lorne Henning age 66

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Scott Gordon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Scott Gordon age 55

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Steve Stirling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Steve Stirling age 69

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Rick Bowness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Rick Bowness age 63

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Brad Shaw is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Brad Shaw

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Earl Ingarfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Earl Ingarfield

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Terry Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Terry Simpson age 80

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Bill Stewart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Bill Stewart age 61

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Mike Milbury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time
Mike Milbury age 66