No steroids testing in the playoffs

In hockey, that is:

The sport takes a tremendous physical toll, especially in the postseason, when endurance and the ability to recover are critical. It also might be a tempting time for players who are willing to take shortcuts, because the NHL doesn’t test for performance-enhancing drugs during the playoffs. For all the prices paid to hoist the Stanley Cup, a fear of being caught taking banned substances is not among them.

The NHL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, enacted three years ago by the league and players union, does not permit testing during the playoffs and off-season. It’s a five-month window in which the only enforcement against doping is the honor system.

Could imagine the outcry if this was the case in baseball?

Print Friendly
 Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Google+0Share on Reddit0Email this to someone
« Previous: Glavine will likely retire
Next: Empty seats at Yankee Stadium »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *