I'd start following the KHL, especially if premier talents from the NHL such as Datsyuk, Kovalchuk, Malkin, and Ovechkin were to also head back over. Aside from the obvious Russian stars, I'm sure many other prominent players would also join like Vincent Lecavalier a while ago did (this time perhaps Steven Stamkos plays with his teammate?). It doesn't sound bad when you set up that scenario at least.
Anyone and everyone that doesn't get paid to play.
A 3rd lockout in 20 year span makes the NHL look like the joke. I'm sure that we'll hear all the right things when everything gets settled but as a hockey fan I'll be embarrassed to be around my friends who mostly call the NHL the 8th league anyway. Even when they do come back we'll see a new set of rules every year and most won't make sense anyway. How do you make new fans when the rules change or soften yearly? How does "The All Mighty" Shanny suspend players for elbows but not when a player grabs someone by the head and crushes it into the glass? Nothing makes sense in the NHL... it never did and it never will.
I'll be jumping on the Kitchener Rangers OHL bandwagon.
I was planning on following them no matter what as I will be living in Kitchener starting in September anyways. However if there is a lockout, I will be following them much more intensely. I.E. Following them with the same intensity that I normally reserve for Penguins hockey.
With that said, if I could also find Baby Pens or KHL games streamed online, I'll gladly watch those too.
I'm planning on catching a lot of Extraliga and KHL games, especially since Prague and Bratislava both got expansion teams for the later. One of the silver linings of the move, really, at least until the judo tournament season starts for me.