Red Berenson coming back for final year, Copp may leave

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 24th, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Hopefully this motivates the team to do well in the regular season so they do not have to win the B1G Tournament to get in.

Send Red off the right way. We say it every year, they have the talent to win the whole thing.


Red Berenson said he will be back next year as long as his AD wants him.

— Michael Spath (@Spath_Wolverine) March 24, 2015


Add a new name to the possible defections for @umichhockey - Andrew Copp. Think it's 50-50 right now.

— Michael Spath (@Spath_Wolverine) March 24, 2015


rob f

March 24th, 2015 at 7:26 PM ^

The phrase "cumong man" is overused by you and, IMO, annoying. So much so, that I automatically downvote you each and every time you post that phrase. (And yeah, I know---or have been told---that it originated from Brian.).

In fact, it's the one and only phrase that triggers such a reaction from me. And this is from someone who upvotes your posts shit-tons more than I negvote you.

Whether you care or not, is up to you; just thought that the observations of a neutral party might help.


March 24th, 2015 at 3:39 PM ^

They could do that, as you mention, and indeed Red himself has said in interviews that if he ever felt he was in the way of this team succeeding, he would graciously step aside. At this point, of course, with one year left on his present contract and retirement looming more than likely after that, it is probably safe to assume that his statement means he'll take one more crack at this or has been cleared to do so. It's hard to imagine a scenario where Hackett would do anything. 


March 24th, 2015 at 4:10 PM ^

I agree, and think there's a very small chance of that happening. However, it is silly to post something saying that Red is coming back for his final year if it's not assured.


It's not like they would be firing him, but he could always be persuaded to retire a bit early.

Mr Miggle

March 24th, 2015 at 4:46 PM ^

but the season is over and Red said he's coming back. That news puts to rest some speculation. It's definitely not silly to post that he is coming back when it's now very much a long shot that he won't.

I didn't think there was any chance Hackett was going to push him out before his contract ended. But if that was his intention, he would have spoken to Red right away, not wait for him to make that statement to the media..


March 24th, 2015 at 3:27 PM ^

Twitter of Jeremy Summitt (Daily writer) says Red Wings will let Larkin play in Grand Rapids and forgo his eligibiity, if he wishes.


Jeremy Summitt ‏@jeremysummitt · 1h1 hour ago Berenson said the Red Wings have opened the door for Larkin to play in Grand Rapids and forgo his eligibility. It's all up to him now.


March 24th, 2015 at 4:34 PM ^

He struck me as a 4 year guy for sure. Though it might be completely exhausting to be the captain of a team failing to meet expectations year after year. Might feel like he's been here a decade already


March 24th, 2015 at 5:03 PM ^

He has played three years and is a 4th round draft pick, not high, but not too low and his buddy Trouba is already there. 

Does Andrew want to graduate for Red's last year and lead a potentially highly skilled team, or turn pro with only having one GLI banner on his resume at Michigan?   He is a World Jr. alum and some NHL teams get itchy after three years for their prospects.  It will be up to him to return.  His play plateaued this year, but would like to see him center the first line next year.


March 24th, 2015 at 4:41 PM ^

So I guess Red's talk of stepping down if he didn't feel like he was leading the team well was just talk...or Red still believes he's doing a fine job


March 24th, 2015 at 5:10 PM ^

I guess we can officially remove him from all speculation going forward unless he only signs a one year contract or has a Michigan escape clause. Both of which are not happening.

Bando Calrissian

March 25th, 2015 at 2:08 AM ^

It's not necessarily that, as much as that every year since the 1998 championship has had some element of "this is the year they actually string it together and do it again." Red, more than anyone else, is chasing that dragon. And the farther we get from those 90s teams, the less likely it seems we get there again--2011 and all.

Honestly, when you look at the rosters Red has been playing with since then, it's absolutely astounding Michigan has only made the championship game once. Once. And that was an unexpected dream run. Just think about that. No one has done less with more than Red Berenson at Michigan since the last time we won a championship, sorry to say.