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September, 5, 2013

Brendan ShanahanAndre Ringuette/NHLI/Getty ImagesBrendan Shanahan, NHL senior VP of player safety, has frequently been in the spotlight in that role.
The trio of Brendan Shanahan, Brian Leetch and Patrick Burke were in New York on Wednesday, their first real day together as part of the revamped NHL player safety department. Leetch replaces Rob Blake, who left for a front-office job in Los Angeles. Burke was hired after finishing law school while scouting for the Flyers, and Shanahan said Burke's focus will be administrative -- working out schedules, watching games and offering up opinions on borderline plays that he thinks are worthy of a hearing.

"It's two fresh minds," Shanahan said when we chatted on Wednesday by phone.