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[Report] Valentin Zykov suspended 20 games

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bubble guy does dumb thing to stay alive in the league.... not really that surprising. 

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Last time Vegas stood by Schmidt and strongly disagreed with the suspension - not this time.  His own statement:

 

 

“I’ve been informed that I am being suspended for 20 games under the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.  While I haven’t been able to discover how I tested positive, I understand that I am responsible for what is in my body and will accept this penalty.  I want to apologize to my family, my teammates, and the Golden Knights organization and fans.  I will work hard during my suspension to ensure that I put myself in the best possible position to contribute to my team when my suspension is over.”

 

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Based on his response it sounds like he wasnt even tested. How can they suspend someone they have not actually drug tested?

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20games is that all.  Cycling is 4 year ban, UFC is 2 year ban.  

A quarter season really seems a little soft.

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29 minutes ago, EP-40 said:

Based on his response it sounds like he wasnt even tested. How can they suspend someone they have not actually drug tested?

You must have read it wrong. Obviously they wouldn't do that. He is saying he doesn't know what he tested positive for.

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Hockey is not clean, there is too much money involved. The questions is, why was Zykov caught?

a) The NHL wanted a case to prove it is serious about its PED policy and made sure it was a Russian

b) The Golden Knights are a bunch of cheaters

c) Zykov is dumb

 

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Yesalis, who has served as a consultant to (among others) the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, U.S. Senate Judiciary and Committees, the NFLPA, the USOC and NCAA: "Combine the availability of these drugs with the loopholes in testing -- the loopholes are so big, I could drive an M1 Abrams Tank through it, in the total darkness, without night vision on, and not scrape it. There is no suspicion among fans. Drug testing is a facade, it's only to keep politicians away, and give fans plausible deniability. They think their sport idols, the guys and gals they really like to watch perform, are naturally big and fast and strong. Frankly, I don't know if fans do care if they dope, they just don't want it shoved into their face."

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/25317435/why-there-more-ped-cases-nhl

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24 minutes ago, DrJockitch said:

20games is that all.  Cycling is 4 year ban, UFC is 2 year ban.  

A quarter season really seems a little soft.

Yeah, but his biceps are rock hard

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He probably didn't actually take anything on purpose. His stats would suggest that he doesn't use any PEDs. He inherited it from his Russian doping ancestors.

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Yeah, those PEDs really helped his performance.

 

How bad would he be without them?

 

 

 

 

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Meh wish the punishment was more harsh.  I know Id be pissed if an athlete in my sports discipline was using at the professional level

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