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Aivis Kalnins
Location: Limbazi
Joined: 04.10.2017

Aug 23 @ 8:30 AM ET
Aivis Kalnins: Evgeni Kuznetsov suspended by the IIHF
Trevrrrgavo
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: London, ON
Joined: 03.28.2013

Aug 23 @ 8:35 AM ET
If he was under contract from an nhl team he should be suspended
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Aug 23 @ 8:42 AM ET
If he was under contract from an nhl team he should be suspended
- Trevrrrgavo


IIHF and NHL have different regulations.

Edit: But I assume cocaine is on the NHL's list.
Mahoney87
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 02.28.2012

Aug 23 @ 9:04 AM ET
Hahah party on
Blackstrom2
Washington Capitals
Location: richmond, VA
Joined: 10.11.2010

Aug 23 @ 9:21 AM ET
kuzsniffsov.
Blackstrom2
Washington Capitals
Location: richmond, VA
Joined: 10.11.2010

Aug 23 @ 9:21 AM ET
IIHF and NHL have different regulations.

Edit: But I assume cocaine is on the NHL's list.

- jmatchett383


it's not.


https://www.tsn.ca/all-nh...eason-nhlpa-says-1.735457

They might start suspending with Kuzzy, since it's a bit high profile. But it's a league wide issue, and they haven't suspended in the past for recreational drugs
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Aug 23 @ 9:22 AM ET
kuzsniffsov.
- Blackstrom2


In his defense, he IS Russian.
charlest
St Louis Blues
Joined: 08.18.2006

Aug 23 @ 9:34 AM ET
I don't think he should be made an example of in the NHL. They should require him to seek treatment if it's more than a one time thing, and they should maybe consider adding it to the ban list for the future.
PhilsHotDogGuy
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 05.18.2019

Aug 23 @ 9:41 AM ET
The NHL doesn’t care about recreational drugs unless it’s obvious you have a problem. They’ll step in and try to give help then.
simethos
Season Ticket Holder
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: PA
Joined: 05.02.2007

Aug 23 @ 9:51 AM ET
I’m not surprised that the NHL would turn a blind eye to this. Wasn’t Messier and other Oilers known for their coke habits? Kevin Stevens, while on the Pens, had a drug problem. I’m sure there are plenty of documented cases.

I’m all for getting players treatment, but they also should be suspended if they’re caught with that in their system. I would get suspended or fired from my job if I tested positive for cocaine or worse. Why are athletes, who are tested for every PED known to man, exempt from doing crack?
Trevrrrgavo
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: London, ON
Joined: 03.28.2013

Aug 23 @ 9:55 AM ET
The nhl has agreements with the iihf to allow players to play in these tournaments so basically he was representing his country, the nhl, and the capitals. It would be nice to see some sort of slap on the wrist. The coke video and now this. I’d say there should at least be some sort of apology and admission of guilt/ help seeked. Great role model.
Guile
Joined: 03.04.2014

Aug 23 @ 10:07 AM ET
So... is an NHL suspension soon to come?

Cause that'd hurt the Caps quite a bit
jochfr
Buffalo Sabres
Location: It's totally menstrual , TN
Joined: 07.11.2009

Aug 23 @ 10:10 AM ET
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Aug 23 @ 10:15 AM ET
I’m not surprised that the NHL would turn a blind eye to this. Wasn’t Messier and other Oilers known for their coke habits? Kevin Stevens, while on the Pens, had a drug problem. I’m sure there are plenty of documented cases.

I’m all for getting players treatment, but they also should be suspended if they’re caught with that in their system. I would get suspended or fired from my job if I tested positive for cocaine or worse. Why are athletes, who are tested for every PED known to man, exempt from doing crack?

- simethos

Cocaine isn't considered a PED by the NHL/NHLPA under the CBA. Cocaine is not crack. Not everyone that does cocaine has a "drug problem"

However:

GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Aug 23 @ 10:16 AM ET
In Mother Russia, cocaine snorts you!
marty555
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 01.14.2015

Aug 23 @ 10:20 AM ET
If cocaine is not on the list of drugs they are looking for, it should be ignored as far as suspensions go. Otherwise they can invade his privacy by looking for many other things I'd imagine. This shouldn't have even been made public in my opinion.
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Aug 23 @ 10:21 AM ET
I’m not surprised that the NHL would turn a blind eye to this. Wasn’t Messier and other Oilers known for their coke habits? Kevin Stevens, while on the Pens, had a drug problem. I’m sure there are plenty of documented cases.

I’m all for getting players treatment, but they also should be suspended if they’re caught with that in their system. I would get suspended or fired from my job if I tested positive for cocaine or worse. Why are athletes, who are tested for every PED known to man, exempt from doing crack?

- simethos


You would also be fired if you took an employee from a competing firm and knocked them to the ground with your shoulder right in front of your boss.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Aug 23 @ 10:22 AM ET
You would also be fired if you took an employee from a competing firm and knocked them to the ground with your shoulder right in front of your boss.
- jmatchett383

Not if he's an American Gladiator
Hardbalz
Joined: 06.08.2011

Aug 23 @ 10:25 AM ET
At least we now know why he thought that bird thing looked cool
murTor
Joined: 07.01.2012

Aug 23 @ 10:29 AM ET
it's not.


https://www.tsn.ca/all-nh...eason-nhlpa-says-1.735457

They might start suspending with Kuzzy, since it's a bit high profile. But it's a league wide issue, and they haven't suspended in the past for recreational drugs

- Blackstrom2


Grant Fuhr was suspended for a year.
Trevrrrgavo
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: London, ON
Joined: 03.28.2013

Aug 23 @ 10:36 AM ET
If cocaine is not on the list of drugs they are looking for, it should be ignored as far as suspensions go. Otherwise they can invade his privacy by looking for many other things I'd imagine. This shouldn't have even been made public in my opinion.
- marty555


If you can go to a sporting event and yell “f$ck her in the p&ssy” and then lose your job. I’d say testing positive for drugs while representing you country team and league deserves at least to be made public. Unless athletes are untouchable superheroes who get to live by different rule than the rest of us.
leafluver27
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 07.20.2012

Aug 23 @ 10:47 AM ET
I see the relevancy. Thanks for taking my comment literally.
- Blackstrom2

Borje Salming suspended for admitting he tried coke
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Aug 23 @ 10:49 AM ET
Doesn't sound like the NHL's thinking suspension.


eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Aug 23 @ 11:06 AM ET
If you can go to a sporting event and yell “f$ck her in the p&ssy” and then lose your job. I’d say testing positive for drugs while representing you country team and league deserves at least to be made public. Unless athletes are untouchable superheroes who get to live by different rule than the rest of us.
- Trevrrrgavo

Welcome to the real world
doppelthat
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.07.2012

Aug 23 @ 11:55 AM ET
Hahah party on
- Mahoney87


Really not a laughing matter. Obviously he has a substance issue since he has lied and tried to cover it up.
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