(CBS) Speaking on a Toronto radio station, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said it’s “naive” to think that PEDs aren’t being used among some NHL players.
“I think it would be naive to say that there’s no one in the NHL that is trying to get the edge in that fashion,” the two-time Stanley Cup champion told Sportsnet 590 The Fan this week. “But at the end of the day, whether you get caught now or not, down the road at some point those sort of things come out as we’ve seen in Major League Baseball and cycling.READ MORE: Chicago Police Video Of Gruesome Humboldt Park Shooting Was Made Public Without City's Permission, CBS 2 Has Learned
“Eventually … someone is going to save their own butt and throw you under the bus. And that’s your legacy. That’s what people remember: that you’re a cheater and you took performance-enhancing drugs.READ MORE: 1 Dead After Crash On Dan Ryan Expressway At 63rd Street; All Lanes Were Shut Down
“I think guys that apologize and plead that they didn’t know what they were doing, I think they know exactly what they’re doing. So the more tests the better. It protects the guys that are being fair and are putting good things into their body. So I have no problem with (more testing).”MORE NEWS: Man Fatally Shot While Working On Car In Front Of His Fernwood Home
Unlike baseball, which has had a flurry of positive drug tests over the last decade, the NHL has had just one positive test in the last seven years.