Looks like the most likely alternative is a 48-game season, all games in-conference.
As a Kings fan, I absolutely hate the idea. East Coast teams (especially Atlantic Division) will barely have to travel. No Kings-Devils Cup regular season rematch, a highlight of every season and one I was really looking forward to. National coverage will be limited even further to Eastern teams. But obviously, I probably won't give a shit about the schedule if the lockout ends.
Yeah, I mean beggars can't be choosers at this point. I'll just be excited to watch something other than basketball.