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Sunday hockey notes

NHL seeks improvements in equipment safety

Jack Shanahan’s father is a powerful man in hockey. The 9-year-old is the son of Brendan Shanahan, future Hall of Famer, three-time Stanley Cup champion, and current NHL senior vice president of player safety. Naturally, young Jack plays hockey.

The old man, also the league’s disciplinarian, is as firm with his own boy as he is with the boys whose tempers he helps to oversee. When Jack is old enough to check, he will have to wear different gear.

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