Pred's Owner Craig Leipold Talks.....unfortunately nothing related to the interworkings of this weekend's meetings as they were conducted before this weekend but published today. Preds owner wasn't thrilled by league's final offer - http://tennessean.com/sports/predators/archives/05/01/65918190.shtml?Element_ID=65918190 "Leipold did vote to support Bettman's final offer, despite the fact he figured it might mean a couple more seasons of losing money for Nashville." " ''It was very troublesome to me that there was not any linkage in the last offer,'' Leipold told The Tennessean prior to Saturday's unsuccessful flurry of negotiations between the two sides. ''That was a bigger issue than moving the cap up. Coming out of the lockout, we just don't know what the revenue situation is looking like, so I would be uncomfortable that owners would be the only ones taking any kind of a risk. Players are not willing to take any of that risk." Cheaper tickets may be needed to lure fans[among other items mentioned] - http://tennessean.com/sports/predators/archives/05/01/65918198.shtml?Element_ID=65918198 Preds have used reserve fund to offset losses - http://tennessean.com/sports/predators/archives/05/01/65918199.shtml?Element_ID=65918199 "''We're not going anywhere, ever,'' Leipold said. ''So is there any chance the Nashville Predators will not be here next year? No. And if by some chance there's no season next year, is there any chance we'd be gone by the following year? The answer again is absolutely 'No.' '' Leipold said he tires of media speculation focusing on contraction or movement of franchises in non-traditional markets such as Nashville. ''We have the wherewithal to get through the lockout,'' Leipold said. ''When I hear players from around the league, sometimes even from my own team, question whether or not we'll be in this league a year from now, I am flabbergasted. ''What do they think, that I'm going to turn tail and run? Of course I'm not."