Although fans have already been deprived of actual on-ice action during the lockout, fans have also been deprived of participating in fantasy hockey.
Fantasy hockey allows the every day fan to realize their dreams of becoming an owner/general manager who has to make decision throughout the season.
Although the season is currently lost, fans have taken to video games to simulate seasons using standard rosters, and fantasy drafted rosters.
This draft will be a standard snaking draft in which general managers make only three primary picks, and the rest of the draft would in theory be simulated with rosters being completed by need.
The first three rounds of a fantasy draft are generally the most important, so here are projected picks for Fantasy Hockey 2012-13.