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Rope-A-Dope: NHL Drug Testing Embarrassing

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The National Hockey League does not have a doping problem. Just ask.

Everyone from Gary Bettman to the Columbus Blue Jackets locker room stands firmly behind the notion that the NHL is untouched by syringe and steroid. In fact, they are so confident that for five months of the year, not a single player can be subjected to an drug test.

Say what?

That's right—from the day the puck drops on the postseason to the opening of training camp, players are free from fear of drug testing. Article 47.5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement covers testing procedures for performance enhancing substances. It reads:

“Every NHL Player…will be subject to up to two (2) no...

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