Fifty NHL players were asked a number of interesting questions in ESPN’s NHL Player Confidential survey and one of the big takeaways was that a majority of players don’t believe that there is a cocaine problem around the league.
The results revealed that 58% of respondents said no, there wasn’t a problem with cocaine usage in the league while 10% said that there was and the other 32% responded with ‘I don’t know.’
While the results are one thing, the quotes that players offered up about the subject took things to a whole other level.
“You hear stories of it, and they’re kind of shocking. Maybe in the summer guys get into it,” another said. “But I’ve never really been on a team where guys are doing it all the time. I’ve actually never seen guys do it during the season or anything like that.”
“Honestly, I’ve been lucky because I’ve never been on teams where it is there. I have heard of some teams, though, where they’re going to go party and they have a day off the next day. And they will have some,” an unnamed player told ESPN.”