With all of the A-Roid talk going on, PuckDaddy has offered up this question:
"If you discovered your favorite NHL player had used steroids, how would you react? If it came out that a large percentage of the top 25 players in hockey for the last decade had been juicing, how would you react?"
If word came out that Alex Ovechkin was juicing during his MVP season in 2007-2008, I'd want his name removed from the Hart Trophy and replaced with the next highest vote-getter. Suspend him, strip his accolades, and make an example of him.
On the question about a widespread steroid scandal, I'd like to think that Gary Bettman and the NHL would be quick in making an example of any user who mislead his fans, his team and his community while earning a record or championship.
Something MLB did not do early enough was send a strong, clear message about what would happen if you used steroids. Maybe it was because the MLBPA is one of the strongest unions in sports, or maybe it's because MLB thought it could brush the situation under the carpet, hoping nobody would notice. But now MLB shares the shame with Alex Rodriguez, Rafael Palmeiro and those who have been caught.
I just hope we never have to see Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Kane in front of Congress testifying over steroid use.
So, how would you react to steroid use by any Capitals player?