By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com

Here at AllPuck.com, we do not ignore the looming lockout. Nor do we pretend to know the difference between the NHL’s old and new definitions of Hockey Related Revenue, or how far apart the owners are from the players, or how far apart the owners of the most profitable teams are from the owners of the least profitable clubs. We merely know that these massive details are lying somewhere beneath the ocean surface, and that all we see are the tips of the icebergs — cold and icy, like this and this.

One thing we do know is the potential of an empty hockey rink — and we’re not afraid to address it. Behold: