Daily Cupcakes- November 7th, 2011

Georges Laraque is releasing a book, in it he says that the league has a steroid problem.

A new book by a retired hockey enforcer suggests the scourge of steroids in professional sports extends far beyond baseball and was commonplace for years in NHL locker rooms.

Georges Laraque says he knew a lot of players, including some of the league's top performers, who used steroids while he was in the league.

"I have to say here that tough guys weren't the only players using steroids in the NHL," Laraque wrote in "The Story of the NHL's Unlikeliest Tough Guy," published by Viking Canada.

The Blues have made a coaching change.

The St. Louis Blues have changed coaches after a disappointing 6-7 start, firing Davis Payne and hiring Ken Hitchcock to a contract through next season.

The 40-year-old Payne was the second-youngest coach in the NHL but got only one full season with St. Louis after being hired in January 2010.

The 59-year-old Hitchcock is 534-350-88-70, winning a Stanley Cup with Dallas in 1999-2000 and also coaching at Philadelphia and Columbus.

Someone has been a bad boy.

Los Angeles Kings’ forward Ethan Moreau has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz Saturday night in Los Angeles, the NHL announced Sunday.

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