"Whether we're trying something that is a popular idea or an unpopular idea, all of it is done to just give us more information. This is all about us being proactive and not reactive. The game has never been better, but we don't want to rest." -- Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.