You guys are lucky you get at least one pre-season game.
About the lockout...if it happens of course ...
If it carries on for the full year and past the draft........is there a draft at that time still......or a draft that summer after an agreement is reached...or no draft and next year's draft is that much deeper?
Also with regards to international tournaments. Will players be allowed to represent their countries? I'm thinking insurance for injuries,etc. I could see these tournaments getting big ratings.
About the AHL...yes people would watch it a little bit more but as soon as the NHL comes back, people will forget about the AHL unless they live in one of those markets.