|Raimo Helminen had a rather pedestrian career in North America, but was a superstar in Europe. He appeared in six Olympics for Finland, and was named to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2012.|
“We were too low before”, Al Abour told the NY Times’ Robin Finn. “Now we have got to stay level. You can’t go up and down like a graph.” Arbour, who had gone 0-4-0 since replacing Simpson, recorded his 553rd win as Islander coach.