#BellLetsTalk

Kyla Lane
January 25 2017 07:00AM

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Everyone is entitled to mental health. Period. Unfortunately,  one in five Canadians will struggle with a mental illness, making mental health difficult to attain for many. With odds like that, each and every citizen of Canada will know at least one person who suffers from or has been affected by someone suffering from mental illness. And that’s why initiatives like Bell Let’s Talk Day are crucial in the quest of not only raising money for mental illness but bringing much-needed awareness to it.

I understand and apologize that this isn't a hockey article that you would normally come here to read, but this is a conversation that's definitely worth having. 

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Keeping up with the Joneses: World Junior Preview

Kyla Lane
December 24 2016 07:00AM

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For years, Oilers fans have had the pleasure of spiking their morning coffees with Baileys or dodging drunk Uncle Robert at family gatherings and settling in for a sneak peak of the Oilers’ future. The 2017 tournament will be a quiet one on the Oilers prospect front as Team Canada hopefuls Ethan Bear and Tyler Benson were left off the roster. The one Oilers fans will have their eyes on instead, is defenseman Caleb Jones of Team USA.

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What the NWHL Salary Cuts Mean for Women in Hockey

Kyla Lane
November 20 2016 09:00AM

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If you Google the NWHL, its Wikipedia page comes up with (2015 - ) beside its name. If you Google the NHL, there’s no date beside it. This could mean absolutely nothing, but considering Friday’s events regarding the NWHL, it seems to be an eery reminder that the National Women’s Hockey League seemingly has an expiry date attached to it. While I realize this topic lacks the Oilers, I also think that the downfall of the first professional women’s hockey league that promised to pay its players is a topic that all hockey fans should be concerned about.

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Thank You, Hockey

Kyla Lane
September 18 2016 07:00AM

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Hockey was my first love and will forever be my greatest love (my apologies, future husband). Sometimes you don’t realize just how important something is to you until it’s threatened to be taken away. After two torn ACLs, a torn MCL, and, as of this week, a torn LCL, it’s been suggested to me that I re-evaluate my involvement with the game and possibly retire from my position as a goalie. Since us beer leaguers have longer MRI wait times than broken Oilers, I can’t help but reflect on the significance that hockey has had on my life. Since I have to choose between pushing my return to the game or being able to walk when I’m 50, I decided to go with a love letter to hockey in the mean time.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Best Canadian Oilers Players

Kyla Lane
July 05 2016 06:25PM

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In honour of our great Nation's 149th birthday, we're counting down the top ten Oilers players who have red and white flowing through their veins. Throughout the franchise's history, Oilers fans have had the privilege of watching many of the greats sporting the copper and blue as well as spending time with Team Canada. In today's Top 10 Tuesday we look at the best Canadian players to ever wear an Oilers jersey.  

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