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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta May THE LETHVRIDOB HERALD Harder to understand than a genius Winning coach Fred coach of the Philadelphia has been referred to as a complex enigma and a gen- ius. The 48-year-old coach managed the biggest sports upset since when the New York Mets won the World Series. Fred Shero considered a complex enigma PHILADELPHIA Since he led Philadelphia Flyers to the National Hockey League coach Fred Shero has undergone more analyses than a presidential election. Shero has been referred to as a complex harder to understand than a genius. Whatever he the 48-year-old Shero is understood by his players. He got enough across to pull off the biggest major sports upset since baseball's New York Mets won the World Series in 1969. Shero is a loner. He says he's had an inferior feeling ever since he was a child in Winnipeg. had so much fear in me that I'd go out of my way to avoid Shero said in an interview. don't make friends easy. You have to eat a peck of salt with a man before you get to know him. Every.person is like a volume. You have to read him. You don't know him until you've finished reading Flyers' general manager Keith Allen says of the man he selected.to coach the team three years don't think he wants people to know Shero has been quoted as attributing the success of the Flyers to his brilliant Bobby then to superb goalie Bernie and to a team that had worked than anyone had the right to and also to some drills he learned from a Russian coach in 1960. Now he comes up with another. my life I've been fighting the said the man whose team shocked New York Rangers and Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup. have to fight the establishment to win. If you let them run the team you can't win. Only the coach runs it. I didn't reach management my first year. But now I'm not afraid to tell and they're not afraid to tell me. We talk openly on any subject. I have a the Flyers' confirms that only Shero runs the team. think all our success is says Clarke. brought in his kind of players. And we play his who coached 13 years in hockey minor leagues before the Flyers gave him the big feels that a great part of his success is his ability to change with the times. He remembers his day as a player in the minors and in the NHL. '-'In those days the coach said do it or Shero said. was coaching with a philosophy of fear. Now you have to use common sense. You have to prove that you're right. You have to expect to be Shero isn't afraid to not even in his personal world. He told a sports writer recently that his son hadn't said hello to him in 10 that the boy rooted for the opposing and shouted the It appeared in the newspapers. took a gamble and it paid off for Shero explained. is talking to me now. And he rooted for the Flyers against Boston in the playoff. He's come out of his Shero recently told several other writers that he might quit coaching and go back to college to study law if his team won the Stanley Cup. He said there would be no challenges left for him in hockey. I thought you were pulling my one writer said to him later. never pull anybody's Shero said. may go back. I'm intrigued by the law. But my wife suggested I had taken some correspondence courses before and could do it again. I may do The path to the championship hasn't been easy. Shero says he will never forget the last game of his first year with the Flyers. Buffalo scored a goal with four seconds remaining to knock Philadelphia out of the playoffs. feel just like I did when my mother and father Shero's relations with the media are excellent.He never ducks a question. If you call him and he isn't leave your number and you can bet Freddy will call back. press has always been good to he says. level with them. I give an open answer. I don't run away. I'm not afraid to make a mistake. They are important to the Shero trains his team differently than any other in hockey. He's a non- always looking for new methods. In he watched a group of Russian players 20 years old. and practising under coach Anatoly Tarasoy. He liked what he saw and was determined to use the drills in his system. the Russian drills and our team's acceptance of we wouldn't have finished first and gone on to win the Cup. They made us a better team. Tarasov was the key not The drills include such things as chasing two pucks into the three forwards skating up and down the ice passing not' one but firing eight one after the other at the pairing off in groups and clasping hands at shoulder height and squeezing and strenuous jogging in lifting knees and trying to touch with elbows behind the head. Shero has left for Russia for hockey hoping to pick up some more new techniques. Clarke sums the team's reaction to treats you like a man. He doesn't tell you what time to go to bed. He doesn't tell you you can't drink. He doesn't bawl you out in public. He respects Shero says that only one thing wins for the players. Green two strokes up at Memphis MEMPHIS It isn't likely that success will spoil Hubert but it confuses him. really don't know how to handle Green said after taking his second consecutive 66 for a 132 total and a two- stroke lead Friday in the second round of the Danny Thomas Memphis open golf tournament. His score matched the best 36 hole's for the year on the pro tour and gave him a solid ad- vantage over Rod Curl and Tom tied for second at 134. Curl had a and Watson one of the four 66s posted in the muggy weather. Green has won two titles and more than already this season. takes a lot more out of you than just playing in a tournament said Green. get real tired. never been in this position before. It's like my first year on the tour. You don't know when to when to take time how to handle yourself. just hope I can learn this year and have the opportunity to put it to use next Bob Wynn was alone at 136 after a 70 while Gary the Masters champion from South slipped from an opening 65 to a par 72 and was tied at 137 with Bobby Mitchell and Forrest each of whom had a 66. Congratulations to the winner of Shell Canada's Vacation YOU to WIN A VACATION The picture above shows the presentation of the award by Kenneth L. Passenger Sales Manager of Air Canada to the lucky winners Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brownfield of 2014 -14 Ave. Alta. Shell Canada Limited is represented by Mr. Walt District Sales Manager. Shell Dealers thank you for your participation ALCAN SERVICE STATION 1311 Mayor Magrath Dr. 3M-2728 JOHN A WIMP SHELL SERVICE 1 Avenue Street 8. 327-1M7 DIEPPE SERVICE 203 28 Street S 327-7411 ROV-AL SERVICE CENTRE 1813 Mayor Dr. 328-7332 Service One more reason to buy Shed RAM SERVICE LTD. Teber NORTHSIDE SHELL SERVICE 13 Street S Avenue N. 328-2407 UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. 302 3 AvemieS. 327-27M Race results EDMONTON Northlands Park race results First claiming. 3 year 6 furlongs Danaa Dee 14.50 6.70 4.20 Super Link 13.80 6.60 Last Entry 4.20 3-5 North Miss. Free Little Brown Shelly B Jae Bee Quick also ran. Svronil 4 year olds and 6 furlongs Len's Birthday 7.00 3.40 2.80 Gallant Kin 3.50 3.20 Marcy Me 8.30 2-5 Daily May Pequina Belfast Cotton Alberta Fair Fizz also ran. Third allowance. 2 year olds furlongs Mr. Wind 9.10 4.60 3.00 Stellar Selection 4.80 3.10 Port Alibi 3.40 41 1-5 Goldrush Federal Sweep also ran. I ourih 3 year 6 furlongs O'Bibi Asset 5.10 3.30 2.80 Tip The Boss 4.7p 3.30 Hard Woodson 4.90 Flying G's Silent Eternity Native Pride also ran. l-'iFili claiming. 4 year olds and 6 furlongs Can Flash 6.00 4.60 La Tai 5.80 4.90 Filth Estate 8.00 Time 4-5 Maid of Midnite Wind. Chance To Be Mr. Cleo Nose. Chuk O' Luck also ran. K.xurliM- SSI.HI .SUih 4 year olds and 6 furlongs Callim Nesh 10.20 4.20 3.40 Tara Downs 3.80 3.00 Sione 5.30 4-10 Giftee's 'Sandy's Splendour. Tinge Brazen Beau Arctic also ran. Srvrnih claiming. 4 year olds and 6 furlongs Swift Cash 14.00 6.20 4.50 Avon's Talent 6.90 4.80 Blue Pines 4.20 1-5 Sheba's Rouser. Mr. Lady Trengrove also ran. Kifjhih Wellington 3 year 6 furlongs Progressive Hope 6.10 4.00 2.60 To Say Girl 5.00 3.20 Muskeiang 2.80 Royal West. Prince Clint's Jet also ran. Ninih claiming. 4 year olds and 6 furlongs Gary Beau 4.10 3.10 2.70 Split Bat 5.80 3.40 My Meteor 3.70 2-5 Ain't Mates. Go Go Shoes For Hills Of Just Affair also ran. A.J. Foyt favored to win Indy 500 INDIANAPOLIS A. J. Foyt will be the favorite and defending champion Gordon Johncock part of the silent majority Sunday when 33 cars compete in the 58th Indianapolis 500-mile race. The race is scheduled to get underway at noon EDT and the forecast is for partly sunny cool temperatures and a very small chance of showers. The 1973 race was plagued by rain and cold. It was postponed twice and had to be delayed for more than five hours on the day it finally was run. Last year's race also was a tragic with driver Swede Savage suffering fatal burns in a crash during his 58th lap. One of the pit Armando was killed when struck by a Speedway emergency vehicle in the pits. Driver Salt Walther was critically along with several in a crash that aborted the start on the original race day. Veteran driver Art Pollard had been killed earlier in a crash during practice. Johncock won when the race was flagged to a halt because of rain after only 133 of the scheduled 200 laps. He had covered miles. The story goes that winning at Indianapolis is worth million to the driver in name commercials and speaking engagements. But .one year Johncock's image is not notably changed from what it was a journeyman driver. guess you could say that last year's race was a tainted victory for he said. somebody's got'to win the tained The starting field also in- cludes four other past Indy champs. sitting in the pole position for the third is going after an unprecedented fourth victory. Al Unser has won twice here and Bobby Unser and Mario Andretti each has won once. Shortage of Wo have a limited quantity PRICES TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE Highway Phono 327-3165 U.S. Gallon.................. 44t U.S. Quart 1 U.S. 24 PhoiM 327-3165 Dryden back to tend nets for Montreal Canadiens MONTREAL Goaltender Ken who walked out on Montreal Canadiens last is back with the National Hockey League team. The Canadiens announced Friday that of To- has agreed to a multi- year pact but the goalie said it is not five-or 10-year Dryden announced last Sep- tember he would not play be- cause Montreal had refused to renegotiate the second year of his two-year contract. He has been articling for a Toronto law firm. think what made me come back was the opportunity to come Dryden said. satisfied with what has Sam Montreal's general had been negotiating with the four-inch Cornell University graduate for about two weeks. was no sudden change of heart on my Dryden said. didn't know whether or not the opportunity to play here again would ever arise. When the chance I took The return of who starred in Montreal's Stanley Cup wins in 1971 and should alleviate the inconsistent goaltending coach Scotty Bowman complained of during the last season. Wayne Michel La- rocque and Michel Plasse shared the netminding chores this year at Bowman said the players had lost confidence in the goaltending. With Dryden it is likely that one and maybe two goal tenders will be traded. who recently expressed his contempt of Bowman's may be headed for Kansas City Scouts in the forthcoming NHL expansion draft. There were several reports that Dryden had agreed to play with Toronto Toros of the World Hockey Association. Dryden served as a color commentator on the Toros' hockey telecasts this season. The Toronto team made him an Dryden I never said that's I'm going to play for the Dryden first joined the Canadiens in 1970-71 after a brilliant career at Cornell University in N..Y. He started his first professional season with Montreal the Canadiens' farm club in the American Hockey but finished it with the Canadiens and won the Conn Smythe Trophy as SIGN VETERANS CINCINNATI Cincinnati Bengals moved fast to sign three veteran players to multi-year contracts. Centre Bob Johnson and tight end Bob Trumpy had received offers from the World Football League. 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