Maxim Lapierre does not believe Robin Lehner

Published October 4, 2021 at 8:35

On Saturday night, Robin Lehner went on Twitter to lob a grenade about some teams feeding their players with certain, shall we say, illicit products. Drugs that reduce anxiety and help you sleep well...

"Is it okay for employers to hand out Benzodiazepines, which are used to treat anxiety and insomnia by slowing down brain activity, and Ambien, a sleep aid, to their employees?" asked Lehner.

In his many comments, he was targeting, among others, Alain Vigneault... when he would have given these drugs to Nolan Patrick, who suffered a concussion. However, if you look at the other side of the coin, Alain Vigneault would not be that type of coach, according to Maxim Lapierre.

"I've never seen Alain Vigneault do that. Neither in Vancouver nor in junior. Sleeping pills, it's true that there are some available. But nobody is forced to take them. It's ridiculous to think that. NHL players are men. They're not kids who are being influenced in elementary school or junior high," said Lapierre.

I completely understand Lapierre coming to the defense of an individual he greatly values, but think about it for a moment: Why would Lehner make up such a story? By putting it all out there on Twitter, he was certainly fully aware of the consequences that would follow, namely possibly having to leave the National Hockey League... as we saw in the NFL with Colin Kaepernick' case.

Anyway, I remind you that Lehner will be talking to the NHL in the next few hours...
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