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Diving Debated

from Damien Cox, special to ESPN,
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 likeable and respected in his job as, basically, the man in charge of how the NHL game is played and officiated. He's not always popular, but you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who would tell you Campbell isn't trying his hardest every day to make the NHL better. So, it should come as no surprise that Campbell believes "diving," or pretending to be fouled in order to draw a penalty on the other team, is something that can't simply be ignored.

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