Monday, June 28, 2010

Metro Sports Authority Disbands the Finance Committee... Will Reducing Rusty Lawrence's Power Help the Predators?

Buried in an otherwise troubling article about the potentially huge stuctural problems at LP Field, the Nashville Business Journal had this interesting tidbit from today's Metro Sports Authority Meeting:

Also today, the Sports Authority executive committee chose to disband its finance committee and leave fiscal oversight in the hands of the full, 12-member board. Finance Committee Chairman Rusty Lawrence opposed the move, arguing it would be foolish to abolish a layer of fiscal oversight given the Sports Authority’s complex legal arrangements with the Predators and Titans. Other members felt the committee and the full board were duplicating efforts.
Some of you may remember Rusty's thoughts about the Predators in the past.   There was the tax lien incident, which he used to try to extract some concessions from the predators, he's opposed some business opportunities, wanted larger cuts of the Preds revenue.  

Anyway, I'm not sure it makes a huge difference to Pred Nation, but its the off-season.  So any news is news, I suppose.  And seeing as my schedule acutally permitted me to post something (a huge rarity these days), I'd figured I spread the word.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Let's Play Oddsmakers


It may be the long, hot, hockeyless days of summer, but fear not.  The Predator blogging community has decided to face off in a game of odds makers.  For those of you unfamiliar with the game, or PTI which I have blatantly ripped this off from, the rules are simple.  I am going to pose a statement to the Predators Blogging community.  They will respond with the odds that the statement is true, and an explanation as to why.

Loyal Fans, its your job to read their answers in the post (which will probably be up Tuesday), and crown a winner.

This week's statement is the following:  Dan Ellis will start in more than 20 games next season in the NHL.  (He started in 28 games last season).

This week's contestants include (but may not be limited to):

Any questions you want to see poised to our esteemed panel of contestants?  Please send your suggestions to  

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pizza, Hockey, Radio AND Flood Relief? Yeah, I'll See You Wednesday!


Hopefully you've heard about the two great events coming up.  Wednesday is SlapShot Radio's remote viewing party from Pie-in-the-Sky Pizza.  (More info at Its going to be a blast, for a great cause.  So yes, count me in. You should be there too.  PITS is a really good pizza place (personally I love the wings), so that should serve as enough of a draw, as is.  However, I just love the cause that Paul McCann is trumpeting, the inline rink rebuild.

I grew up on inline hockey (in my garage and on the street).  Without it, I don't ever become a hockey fan.  Countless others are probably in the same or similar boat.  So keeping the rink alive is a worthy and noble cause I believe in.

Hope to see you all there!

P.S. - I'm also planning to be at the Tin Roof next Monday, for The View from 111's fundraiser.  That promises to be a great event too, and I will post about that closer to time.