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Monday notes: Arnott demands more, Fiddler wants to stay

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Your Monday morning notes include a call from the Preds' captain, a look at Hamilton, Ontario as a hockey market, and a 7-footer on skates...

Jason Arnott says Predators veterans must boost offense - The Tennessean
Rather than rely on management to acquire more help, captain Jason Arnott makes the case that existing veterans on the Preds roster can do more to carry the offensive load.

Vern Fiddler likes life he's made in Music City - The Tennessean
"Vern Fiddler's contract with the Predators will expire June 30 if he is not re-signed, but he plans to stay in Nashville whether he is playing for the organization or not." This will be an interesting situation to follow - Trotz clearly likes Fiddler as a player, but with the young talent coming up through the system, is there still a spot in Nashville for him?

The View from 111: A Look at Hamilton
Mark takes a look at the census data for the Hamilton area, in an effort to better understand the overall market potential there. Given the aging demographics and heavy amount of steel and manufacturing business there, how might that affect the long term prospects in the Golden Horseshoe?

The Big Lead - Greg Ostertag Plays Hockey, Bakes Cakes
3 years after retiring from the NBA, center Greg Ostertag still thinks he can play. In the meantime, he plays some recreational hockey - if you thought 6'9" Zdeno Chara was big, imagine what a 7'2" 300-pounder looks like on skates!