NHL can do without classic 'divers'

Updated: November 18, 2005, 4:42 PM ET
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

Colin Campbell, to this day, maintains that over the long course of his career as an undersized pro defenseman, he never took a dive.

"I wasn't good enough to dive," he said. "It was all I could do to get the puck out."

That kind of self-deprecation, of course, is part of what makes Campbell so likable and respected in his job as, basically, the man in charge of how the NHL is played and officiated.

He's not always popular, but you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who ...

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