One week into Lockout 2012, there's no indication that fans will be watching NHL hockey anytime soon.
Let's pass some time by thinking outside the box here—and hopefully start a conversation.
If the league and the players do settle in time to save the 2012-13 season, these are some under-the-radar candidates who could be in the running for each NHL award.
Do you have a favorite of your own? Sound off in the comments. We're all correct until they actually start playing the games!