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The Michigan Daily Thursday, October 11, 1984 Page 9
By CHRIS GERBASI
The man has been referred to as a "savior."
Bat dressed in a dark blue suit with a blue tie while
speaking at a press luncheon Tuesday, Gordon "Red"
Berenson looked more like a businessman than a
Michigan hockey Messiah. Except, perhaps for the small
maize 'M's which dotted his tie.
The challenge in front of the first-year head coach is to
lead the Wolverines from the depths of the CCHA stan-
dings to a place of respectibility. After two straight losing
seasons,,including a 14-22-1 mark last year, the former
NHL coach will have no small task.
But Berenson appears to be all business in more ways
than one. Low-key, unassuming, yet with a subtle sense of
humor, he spoke of his players in a tone which belies the
fact he has inherited a ninth-place team.
It wasn't so much what he said, but how he said it.
Berenson admits it's hard to assess the team at this point,
one day before the start of the season. There may not be a
promised land awaiting him at the end of the year. And
although he's pleased with his top three lines and some
impressive freshmen, any coach is quick to point out the
strengths of his squad.
His tone and demeanor, however, was cool and in con-
trol; not about to make any brash predictions of success
and at the same time, not conceding a "rebuilding" year.
The impression was one of quiet confidence.
Confidence will be a key ingredient to any success the
Wolverines may enjoy this season. After two losing cam-
paigns under John Giordano, the team may have forgot-
ten how to win. Berenson carefully sidestepped any men-
tion of his predecessor, but knows he'll have to instill a
"They (the players) seemed pretty excited about the
coaching change, but we're not dealing with the past," he
said. "I'm pleased with the attitude of the players and the
ew coach, new hopes ..
... Blue sees Red
work ethic. The players are all feeling good about them-
selves. Of course, one bad game and they could revert back
to a negative self-image."
Or back to reality. The team is largely composed of the
same players from a year ago and the road to respec-
tiblity will be a long, uphill climb. But in those players,
Berenson sees greater scoring potential from his forwar-
ds, a solid defense and improved goaltending. If all they
lack is confidence to fulfill their potential, it'll begin with
"Confidence can be the difference between a player
being good and great," he said. "With mental confidence,
a player can do things that he never could do before.
Without it, a player is limited in the way he plays."
The difference may be small but the results can be
great. Berenson said the addition or subtraction of just
one or two top players can change the whole complexion of
a college hockey team. A few more goals here, a few more
saves there and the Wolverines could be in business, but
that remains to be seen.
Berenson doesn't claim to possess any miracles or
magic or secret weapons, just a good, solid approach to
the game. "We want to make Michigan a national college
hockey power," he said. "And I think we can."
RED LINES: When asked what the difference is bet-
ween coaching in the pros and coaching in college, Beren-
son responded, "The check you receive on the end of the
month".. . on job security in the NHL: "Hockey is a very
fickle business. I has some highs and some lows, but I
didn't like living with a gun pointed at my head
everyday".. . Tuesday luncheons will become a monthly
event at the Union for coaches of Michigan's "other"
sports and will be open to the public. This week's lun-
cheon attracted a small turnout. "I've spoken to smaller
groups before," Berenson said. "I have trouble getting
the six members of my family together at the same time."
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2. Illinois at Ohio State
3. Iowa at Purdue
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5. Minnesota at Wisconsin
6. Oklahoma at Texas
7. Washington at Stanford
8. Temple at Boston College
9. SMU at Baylor
10. Penn St. at Alabama
11. Georgia Tech at Virginia
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Detroit But Red Wings spokesman Bill
Red Wings General Manager Jimmy Jamieson said Sittler has refused to
Devellano yesterday asked NHL Com- report to Detroit. "Devellano is
missioner John Ziegler to void a trade protesting the deal and is asking John
that would send Philadelphia Flyers Ziegler to void the trade," he added.
center Darryl Sittler to Detroit because I'm mystified that Philadelphia
Sittler refused to report, a Red Wings would hold a news conference to an-
spokesman said. nounce the trade ... and Sittler says,
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The Flyers had announced the trade, Jamieson said he believed Sittler
in which they would have obtained left rejected the trade because of "personal
wings Murray Craven and Joe Pater- reasons," but added that the 34-year-old
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