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“"Even before Greg came to our hockey club, I have always been one of those guys that understood how hard Colie's job was and even when it didn't always favor us, I respected the decisions that were made," Julien told the media. "He's one of those guys that's no different than referees. If he does something good, nobody gives him the pat on the back and the minute there is something people don't agree on, he's being criticized." Julien also hasn't seen his hard-working center affected by his father's position at all this season. "Well I don't think Greg has had any issues about it and neither have we," Julien said. "Because it's publicly known here that his father had no decision to be made on anything that regarded our team. So it was done fairly and it was someone else dealing with those issues, so it hasn't been." Mike Murphy, another NHL vice president, has handled the Bruins' supplemental discipline cases this season. The Bruins said Colin Campbell's role didn't affect Gregory Campbell. "Greg and his father, it seems like they separate their personal and business relationship very well," Bruins forward Daniel Paille said. "We see it amongst ourselves, and I don't think it will change anything for Greg." Shanahan, the 20-year NHL veteran who moved into the league offices two years ago, will take over Campbell's job, administering fines and suspensions for dangerous play. Shanahan will also oversee a league department dedicated to improving player safety and developing new rules. Campbell believes Shanahan will benefit from being just two years into retirement, giving him an added measure of respect among the current players. "I think history will show that Colie has been a great innovator for the game of hockey, and we owe him a great deal of thanks," said Shanahan, who faced supplemental discipline from Campbell during his time as a player. "I thank him for the chance to have a positive impact on the game of hockey." Campbell immediately cracked: "He won't be thanking me next year." Information from ESPNBoston.com's James Murphy and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
It's a job that needs fresh eyes, a fresh look. After 13 years of this, it's an all-encompassing job. You want to do the right thing for the players, for the game.” -- Colin Campbell