Originally written on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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Georges Laraque has a new book called "The Story of the NHL's Unlikeliest Tough Guy," and while his accusations about performance enhancing drugs won't lead to Roger Clemens testifying before a Congressional sub committee, they'll probably sell a few copies. It takes a special kind of naivety to believe there aren't players in the NHL today, or through the last 20 years, that use steroids. Was it ever "one in three players" as the fabulously named Dick Pound claimed in 2007? I don't believe so. They're not a part of the culture to that level. But that doesn't mean use isn't, or wasn't, prevalent. Some players are going to do whatever it takes to gain a competitive advantage, whether it's for strength or recuperation. They've used the same trainers who were helping baseball and football players juice. The NHL has never acknowledged it as a problem, and thus has a testing policy that the World Anti-Doping Agency called inadequate — including no offseason or postseason testing, and ran...
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