I live in Canada, So obviously this is going to be a bigger issue for me than most americans. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Dick Pound of IOC drug testing fame claimed that one third of hockey players are on steroids.
I think this is a pretty unprofessional thing to come out with with no apparent proof. If he wants the NHL to implement a drug testing program, there are better ways than this. The NHL quickly scoffed at the comment. Some of them could be on roids, the fighters or goons of the game, but for the most part, hockey is a game of speed and hand coordination. I’m not sure if steroids could help with coordination, and the extra weight that some people put on could hinder their speed as well.
Does anyone have an opinion on how many people may be on steroids in the NHL, which steroids they would be taking, and what would be the effects of those steroids on the body. And more importantly, what do people think about Dick Pound? (Hint: look at his name)