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no doubt about that. Expectations in Montreal are soh

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The original concussion lawsuit against the NHL included 10 former players, and that number has already grown. Jimmy Nelson Brewers Jersey . More than 200 players have joined, according to lawyers Steve Silverman and Mel Owens, who are at the forefront of the suit. Owens, an NFL linebacker-turned-disability lawyer said in a phone interview Wednesday that "hundreds" of ex-NHL players are going to become part of the suit, which was filed in U.S. federal court in Washington on Monday. "These are 10 players, but theres hundreds of guys that, theyre in the lawsuit," said Owens, who works for NBO Law in Beverly Hills, Calif. "They just havent been named yet. Theyre going to be there." A list of the 200-plus players was not made available when requested. More than 200 players have joined the effort, which began with 10 players: Gary Leeman, Bradley Aitken, Darren Banks, Curt Bennett, Richard Dunn, Warren Holmes, Robert Manno, Blair James Stewart, Morris Titanic and Rick Vaive. Former New York Islanders centre Bob Bourne announced he joined the suit shortly after it was filed. Leeman and Vaive in recent days have politely declined comment about their involvement, deferring to Silverman and Owens, who said he did not know how many players would wind up being a part of it. "I dont know how many living alumni there are in the NHL that have these significant problems," Owens said. "I dont know that. But like in the NFL, it just matured over time. Once the players find out that, Oh, there may be hope for me. I might be able to get some help and some treatment to address my quality of life issues, Im sure theyll be in contact." More than 4,500 former NFL players sued that league in a case that Owens said has "parallels" to this one. That settlement was worth US$765 million. Owens said there wasnt any recruiting being done to get more players to join the cause. He sent tweets to several former players informing them of the case beginning Monday. "All of our business that weve ever done has all been by word of mouth. The players are the ones that talk amongst themselves," he said. "Once I have knowledge as a player, like you have knowledge and like everybody else has knowledge, the word spreads. Back in the 60s and the 70s and the 80s the person with all the knowledge and the power were the owners. They controlled the message." In a statement released Monday evening, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly called the subject matter "very serious" and said the league intended to defend the case "vigorously." Yasmani Grandal Jersey .5 million. University officials released the term sheet signed by Harsin Wednesday, the day the former Broncos walk-on player and Boise native was named the successor to Chris Petersen, who left for Washington last week. David Freitas Brewers Jersey . Redden played a total of 1,023 regular-season games with Ottawa, the New York Rangers, St. Louis and Boston. He finished with 457 points (109 goals, 348 assists) and a plus-160 rating over his career. https://www.cheapbrewers.com/669y-junior-guerra-jersey-brewers.html . The pair ended pointless droughts when they each scored two goals in a 6-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets that halted a two-game losing skid for the Stars (15-11-5).MONTREAL - Former Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman can finally take time to enjoy the city he called home for five years.Now coach of the NFLs Chicago Bears, Trestman is briefly back in Montreal this week, where he led the Als to two consecutive Grey Cup victories in 2009 and 2010.The Alouettes (1-1) will honour Trestman at halftime of Montreals regular season home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-0) at Percival Molson Stadium on Friday.Its emotional being back, said Trestman, who went 59-31 in five winning seasons with Montreal from 2008 to 2012. Its a privilege to be back. This time, (my wife) and I will see the city and walk the city together, which we really didnt have the chance to do much of when we were here —other than the (Grey Cup) parades. Were looking forward to that.Five years went by in the blink of an eye. We were appreciative of every minute of it. It must have been a great time because it went by so fast.Trestman will take to the field at halftime on Friday, flanked by Als owner Bob Wetenhall and general manager Jim Popp, to receive a large commemorative photograph celebrating his success in Montreal.A humble Trestman said he was very surprised when Wetenhall told him about the ceremony over the phone.To single out a person that was part of a team for five years was very hard for me, said Trestman of Fridays event. There were so many people involved in having the success that we did have.Trestman joined the Alouettes in the winter of 2007 after more than two decades in various coaching and administrative roles at the U.S. collegiate level and with eight different NFL teams — including one year as the assistant head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2004.In his first year with the Als, Trestman took the team all the way to the Grey Cup final, where they lost to the Calgary Stampeders on home soil. The following year, Trestman led the Alouettes to the teams first Grey Cup in seven years, a come-from-behind victory in the dying seconds over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Montreal lost only three games in the regular season that year.When the Als hoisted the CFLs top prize again in 2010, Trestman became the only coach in Alouettes history to win consecutive Grey Cups. For his efforts, the 58-year-old was named the CFLs coach of the year.In 2013, Trestman and the Als parted ways when the Minnesota native was offered the reins of the Chicago Bears. In his first year with the Bears, Trestman narrowly missed the playoffs, finishing second in the division with an 8-8 record.But while the game and skill level may be more demanding south of the border, Trestman says coaching in the NFL is very similar to the CFL.Football is the ultimate people business, he said, explaining that the core coaching principles dont change from one league to the next. Trying to send the messages that are the same every day, but sending them in different ways because you have a room full off guys that hear you differently, thats the challenge of coaching. Chase Anderson Brewers Jersey. Its still about mutual respect, holding people in high regard, and using the right words in the right language. When you play the game of football, youre really part of something bigger than yourself. When you go through adversity and success, you keep those things in mind, because those are the things that ground you.Since leaving Montreal, Trestman has tried to keep one eye on his former team. He watched with disappointment when the 2-3 Alouettes fired his replacement Dan Hawkins after only five games into the 2013 season — the first time in six years the Alouettes finished the regular season with a losing record (8-10).Trestman was also watching when his former quarterback Anthony Calvillo, professional footballs all-time passing leader, called it quits this year, retiring just five months after suffering a concussion. Trestman had nothing but praise for the 41-year-old Calvillo.What people dont see all the time with Anthony is how really smart he is, and how good he is with words, how articulate he is in his ability to communicate. When Anthony got in front of the team and had something to say, everybody listened. He was always on point, passionate, under control.In the spring, Trestman invited Calvillo down to Chicago to mentor the Bears quarterbacks for a day, including eight-year NFL veteran Jay Culter. The former Als coach even backed Calvillo should the retiree ever decide to try his hand at coaching.He certainly has the football aptitude, but he does have the ability to communicate with all different kinds of people, said Trestman. If he decides to take that route, he wont be a good coach, but a great coach.With the teams newest coach Tom Higgins leading the way from the sidelines, and Ohio native Troy Smith taking the snaps for Montreal this season, the Alouettes are looking to return to their winning ways, and possibly book a ticket to the Grey Cup final for the first time since 2010.Trestman has liked what hes seen from Montreals defence so far this season, and sees a lot of potential in the teams offence. And while Smith has big shoes to fill, Trestman believes things are looking up for his former team.It certainly looks like (Smith) has the skills to be a very good player, said Trestman. He certainly has athletic talent, theres no doubt about that. Expectations in Montreal are so high because of the quarterback play theyve had for so many years. Thats going to be a tough act to follow.I think its an exciting time for the Alouettes. I really do.Notes: Trestman will begin his second season coaching the Bears this September. … The 102nd Grey Cup will be played at Vancouvers BC Place in November. … Syracuse offensive co-ordinator George McDonald recently compared Trestman to former L.A. Lakers coach Phil Jackson. … Trestman played quarterback for the University of Minnesota in college. ' ' '

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