The NHL and NHLPA may be going back and forth in CBA negotiations, but that isn't stopping die-hard fans from plotting out their draft boards and scouting for the 2012-13 NHL season.
Fantasy hockey gives fans the opportunity to channel their "armchair owner" fantasies.
In fantasy hockey, through proper drafting, trading and scouting, it is possible to craft a winning team that features players like Steven Stamkos, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick, Shea Weber, Zdeno Chara and various others.
While it is not likely to have all of these stars on one team, there are a ton of players that you should draft this year. This slideshow will take a look at the top 51 players for fantasy hockey 2012-13.