Carolina Hurricanes sign defenseman Caleb Jones on one-year contract https://t.co/a4h4FoCWvm
– Daily Faceoff (@DailyFaceoff) August 10, 2023
Just because a man or woman plays in a professional league doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings, and they’re not robots either.
News flash… They’re just like you and me, and they too have to juggle certain aspects of life. And even if the athletes earn a good salary, that doesn’t mean everything’s going well in their respective lives.
Don’t tell me it’s okay because some athletes earn millions of dollars. That’s just ignorant thinking.
We’ve seen it in recent years in Montreal with Carey Price and Jonathan Drouin. Price had to comply with the NHL’s player assistance program because of substance abuse problems, and Drouin had to leave the team at one point because he had anxiety and insomnia problems.
Instead, he decided to take time out to take care of himself, and now he’s feeling much better. He says he’s excited at the prospect of rejoining his club and rediscovering his love of the game:
Excellent stuff here from @sjobergh: Oliver Kylington opens up about the mental health struggles that caused him to sit out last season and shares his excitement for a return to Calgary in the fall. ⬇️⬇️ https://t.co/lZifAaN670
– Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 10, 2023
It takes courage to come out publicly like he did and that’s a credit to him.
It’s important, by the way, not to be afraid to let our emotions out. I know I’m getting a little off track when I say that… But it’s a subject that affects so many people, athletes and everyone else.
It’s not easy and it can be frightening for some. But that’s normal. But it’s by taking this step that, in the end, things can get better, as Kylington explains:
I needed to face these issues and today I’m incredibly grateful for the journey I started and had to finish. – Oliver Kylington
– Caleb Jones signs a one-year contract with the Hurricanes.
Goal leader by goal type this season:
Wrist Shot – Connor McDavid (42g)
Snap Shot – Leon Draisaitl (22g)
Slap Shot – Steven Stamkos (14g)
Backhand – Hyman & Crosby (8g)
Tipped-in – Andrei Kuzmenko (14g)
Deflected – Mikko Rantanen (4g)
Wraparound – Meier & Nelson (3g)
Michigan -… pic.twitter.com/7jm5TqTIpr
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) August 10, 2023
– Radu continues to stand out in the KHL.
– KHL (@khl_eng) August 10, 2023
– It’s all over for Milos Raonic in Toronto.
LAST HOUR 🙁🇨🇦🎾 https://t.co/HGwdf269Km
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) August 10, 2023
– Something is brewing in Tampa Bay.