If Evgeny Kuznetsov Didn't Let Himself Get Videotaped Casually Sitting in Front of Multiple Lines of Cocaine Can He Even Say He Blew Them?
As someone who is not under some illusion that booze is the only thing that kept the Washington Capitals mildly alert during their entire week long binge with Lord Stanley's Cup last summer, I really, really hope that Evgeny Kuznetsov did actually blow some lines on that fateful night. Not because I care one way or the other about him ingesting enough booger sugar to be at risk of drug-induced diabetes, but because peaking off the purest of snow is at least a reasonable excuse for an NHL player to allow himself to get videotaped appearing next in line for carefully cut narcotics.
If the Capitals' forward really did just get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time amidst the wrong company then he's just a dumbass, and I think that might actually be worse than being a recreational drug user in Sin City. Honestly, when you consider how prevalent coke presumably is amongst well-to-do, predominantly white professional hockey players in their early 20's to mid-30's, only being featured next to it on a hardly candid camera while celebrating a Stanley Cup championship in Las Vegas is at least as inexcusable as merely snorting as the Romans snort, metaphorically speaking.
Again, I don't give a damn what Evgeny Kuznetsov drinks, sucks, sniffs, or blows for fun. However, being that the NHL definitely cares how he comes off, you'd think common sense would tell him to do the absolute bare minimum in terms of self-preservation by not sharing a smart phone screen with the most conspicuous of controlled substances, whether he was drawing them up his nose through a $5 bill or not.