The NHL's lockout is now well into its first week and at least two franchises — Florida and Ottawa — have announced staff cuts to offset the loss in revenue if actual games are canceled.
Multiple sources told NashvillePost.com that employees at Bridgestone Arena — including those employed by the team, as well as its arena management arm, Powers — were told in a staff meeting that the work stoppage would not result in layoffs here.
That information was confirmed by Predators President and COO Sean Henry.
During the lost season of 2004-05, the Predators had massive layoffs. Only two NHL teams weathered that work stoppage without layoffs: the Tampa Bay Lightning — where Henry was COO — and the Dallas Stars — where CEO Jeff Cogen was president.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was arrested this morning at Fort Campbell's entrance gates on suspicion of driving under the influence — a development bound to raise some awkward questions as to how Titans officials should react.
The Tennessee Titans have been hit with a $25 million lawsuit by former player David Givens, who accuses team officials of withholding knowledge of "a large defect" in one of his knees. Givens, who joined the Titans in the spring of 2006, injured his knee later that year and needed several surgeries that ended his career.
Givens first filed suit in September 2009, but a federal judge dismissed it five months later, stating that Givens must first go through an arbitration process. Givens' most recent filing states that it has been six months since the last arbitration filings and a decision has yet be made in those proceedings.