Been thinking of a post-lockout world... and how the NHL should proceed in welcoming Fans back.... so here it is.... Assuming a deal is reached by sometime in June... Host an All-Star game THIS summer. Have the Fans vote in all of the players, the guys they want to see. Host it in either Toronto or NY. Sell tickets for 5 dollars each, with the profit going to Hockey Fights Cancer or something. Following the game, The Draft starts. The first 2 rounds are completed that night, the rest the following day. Why? You get some positive press out there and get a game out there for the Fans. Draft would also get some coverage, even if it is held in a conference room of a Hotel. Start the Season in the 2nd week of September. Thursday. Run a one hour special on ESPN to explain the new CBA(the 10 min dime version). Then spend the rest of the show breaking down the changes in each teams roster, major additions, subtractions..ext.. Friday: Run a half hour NHL tonight on ESPN. Pre-game type stuff. Beg, borrow, or steal the Friday night time slot from NBC. Game One of the NHL season on NBC: 4:30 PM EST Avs vs. Wings Two old francishes dueling it out. Not exactly Roy Vs. Vernon... but... the matchup is one people know. Saturday: Game Two on ESPN 2: 11:30 AM EST Rangers vs. Islanders Game Three on ESPN 5:00 PM EST ESPN(possibly NBC) Flyers vs. Leafs Sunday: Game Four: ESPN 2 2:00 PM EST Stars vs. Wild Game Five: ESPN 7:00 PM EST Flames vs. Lightning Just a rough outline.. but it is something that should be considered... If they have to, the NHL should shell out a bit of cash to get the time slots... WHATEVER... Get a Weekend SOLID of NHL Hockey out there. Get the Big teams out there... Rivalry games... Start Friday night with the Old guard.. The Avs and Wings.. the Lifeblood of the old NHL... Move through the classics over the weekend... Ending with the New.... Tampa vs. Calgary..... Its an American viewership ploy....and not every fan would be happy... but you hit the new Season off with a bang... That is all the hockey that runs that weekend... No other games... Perhaps its to grand of a scheme.. hell, odds are we won't see hockey again this year....But the NHL needs to attempt something flashy and big to kick the season off... and this would be one way to show the world that the National Hockey League is back..