It’s been a rumor that has circulated for a while: will this be the final season for Michigan coach Red Barenson?
If so, when Penn State pays a visit this weekend, it could be his final games in Yost Ice Arena, where he has coached the team to 846 wins over 33 seasons and before that was a standout Wolverine player.
Gadowsky brushed aside whether it would be the Michigan leader’s home finale.
“I’ve been asked about it for four years in a row,” Gadowsky said. “All I can say is, he’s a legend. It truly is an honor to be across the benches from him.”
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Gadowsky said he would not dare ask Barenson if he was going to retire, but also noted the two of them have a good relationship off the ice and appreciates all Barenson has done not only for Michigan hockey, but also for college hockey in general.
“He’s a tremendous gentleman off the ice and a fierce, fierce competitor on the ice, that’s for sure,” Gadowsky said.