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
« 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Your email address will not be published.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 *