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September 26, 2016

No. 116 - Fancy Fantasy 2016: Which ‘Advanced’ Stats Can Help Me Win My Hockey Pool?, plus Not-so-intangibles with Stefan Wolejszo

As called for by annual tradition, it's time for the 2016 edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's Advanced Stats Primer!

'Which advanced stats are the ones that'll give me a leg up in my pool?' is one of the questions we get most often, and this is the episode where Elan and Brian run down the list of new-ish numbers that they use for their fantasy analysis throughout the year. The guys offer a crash course in finding and understanding rate stats, shooting percentages, IPP, shot attempts for, relative stats, primary assists, and the effects of new coaches, so that you can be a step ahead of your fantasy competition and also keep up with us as we bounce these numbers around through the season.

We're also joined by social scientist Stefan Wolejszo, who explains that just because we can't see a quality doesn't mean that it's not there. He describes how often misunderstood character traits-- like resilience and leadership-- really can have measurable effects on hockey players and team dynamics.

Show notes:
Stefan's website - www.storiesnumberstell.com/category/hockey/
Stefan's twitter - https://twitter.com/StefanWolejszo

Travis Yost - "Which historical statistics best predict future scoring rates?" 
http://www.tsn.ca/which-historical-statistics-best-predict-future-scoring-rates-1.557816

Carolyn Wilke - "Exploring the impact of hiring a new coach or GM" 
https://hockey-graphs.com/2015/10/29/exploring-the-impact-of-hiring-a-new-coach-or-gm/

Dom Luszczysyzn - Measuring single game productivity: an introduction to game score
https://hockey-graphs.com/2016/07/13/measuring-single-game-productivity-an-introduction-to-game-score/
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Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group and take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!

You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. 

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.

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September 19, 2016

No. 115 - The Hazy Projector

This eternal offseason rolls on, as does the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

But Elan and Brian have plenty more to bring to the table for you to mull over while we wait for the fantasy season to kick into gear. On this episode, they submit their list of players whose projections differ wildly across various sources, and help settle the scores on these skaters in dispute using all the data on hand.

Players discussed on this episode include Tyler Seguin, Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Huberdeau, Alex Barkov, Tyler Toffoli, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Max Domi, Anthony Duclair, Cam Atkinson, TJ Brodie, Dougie Hamilton, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Zdeno Chara, Miko Rantanen, Jesse Puljujarvi, Mitch Marner and more.

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If you enjoy the show, please support future episodes by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group and take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!

You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. 

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.

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September 12, 2016

No. 114 - Smörgoåliesbord!! 2016

The episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast you've been waiting all summer for: it's Smörgoåliesbord 2016! *kermit-style wildly waving arms and hands motions*
 
Elan and Brian tell you all about goalie tiering: what it is, why you need to do it for your draft, and what info you should use to guide you in your tiering.

Then, they share their own 2016-17 tiers! Can Henrik Lundqvist hang on to his well-worn seat in Tier 1? Just how high will Martin Jones rate on the strength of one fantastic year? Should you draft Murray before Fleury, or the other way around? Does Sergei Bobrovsky hold steady or continue free-falling to lower tiers? Is Steve Mason actually better than Michal Neuvirth? Which as-of-now #1 goalies are ripe for the picking, with quality backups chomping at the bit for more time in the crease?

We discuss literally-- literally!-- every goalie that has a chance to see time in an NHL crease this season. Those goalies include: Henrik Lundqvist, Braden Holtby, Martin Jones, Carey Price, Ben Bishop, Pekka Rinne, Jonathan Quick, Tuukka Rask, Roberto Luongo, Corey Crawford, Cory Schneider, Connor Hellebuyck, Sergei Bobrovsky, Peter Mrazek, Steve Mason, Mike Smith, John Gibson, Jake Allen, Frederik Andersen, Craig Anderson, Semyon Varlamov, Devan Dubnyk, Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Murray, Antti Niemi, Kari Lehtonen, Ryan Miller, Jacob Markstrom, Cam Talbot, Brian Elliott, Robin Lehner, Andrew Hammond, Thomas Greiss, Jaroslav Halak, James Reimer, Cam Ward, Eddie Lack, Joonas Korpisalo, Michal Neuvirth, Ondrej Pavelec, Al Montoya, Carter Hutton, Calvin Pickard, Jhonas Enroth, and many more but I'm going to stop here because I already told you that we talked about every 1st string, 2nd string, and even a bunch of 3rd string goalies who could possibly guard an NHL net this year. Woo!
And a special thanks to Ryan Krieg over at PuckTees.org for the super-cool NES Ice Hockey meets World Cup of Hockey shirts we got to wear for this episode!

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Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group and take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!

You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. 

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.

Thanks for listening!

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September 8, 2016

Bonus Episode: What are Goalies?, with Nick Mercadente

It's another bonus episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

Are goalies really the Papa Shangos of the NHL? Hockey-graphs contributor and goaltending analyst Nick Mercadante joins Brian for an hour-long chat to try and demystify hockey's masked men. The two of them review the pitfalls of conventional goaltending evaluation, the benefits of Nick's new goalie evaluation metric adjGSAA/60 (aka Mercad/60), goalie ageing curves, and projecting goaltender performance. 

They also put several of 2015-16's unexpected goaltending performances under the microscope, looking for clues to see whether collapsed goalies are due to rebound, whether goalies riding high can keep from collapsing, and whether 2016-17's likely crop of first-timer #1 goalies will have what it takes to weather their new workloads.

The episode wraps up with some crease-based mythbusting regarding the effects of a strong backup on a #1 goalie, and whether enormous amounts of games played really can help a goalie thrive.

Goalies discussed on this episode include Henrik Lundqvist, Roberto Luongo, Jonathan Quick, Sergei Bobrovsky, Connor Hellebuyck, Pekka Rinne, Tuukka Rask, Matt Murray, Marc-Andre Fleury, Brian Elliott, Jake Allen, Frederik Andersen, Steve Mason, John Gibson, Michal Neuvirth, Cam Ward and more.

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Download this episode, subscribe, and review us on iTunes!

If you enjoy the show, please support future episodes by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group and take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!

You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. 

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.

Thanks for listening!

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September 5, 2016

No. 113 - Draft Prankings 2016

Dear Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey,

We here at the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast really appreciate your pre-draft rankings. Not that we have any intention on following them! But we do enjoy ripping them to shreds, and then balling them up like newspaper to feed our fantasy analysis fire. 

On this episode of the show, Elan and Brian romp through Yahoo's 2016-17 pre-draft rankings and rattle off the myriad players that you need to bump down or ratchet up your draft lists. They search the depths of the rankings for sleeper-like value, and warn you of those perilously high-rated snoozers-to-be. 
 
Players discussed on this episode include, like, everybody. Name three guys, we probably mentioned two of them. If I could copy-paste the entire rankings here, I would. But I can't, It would take up too much space. So here's a partial list: Erik Karlsson, Carey Price, Jonathan Quick, Evgeni Malkin, Mark Giordano, Jakub Voracek, Nicklas Backstrom, David Krejci, Logan Couture, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Joe Thornton, Patric Hornqvist, Mark Scheifele, Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler, Cam Talbot, Connor Hellebuyck, Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, Mark Stone, Kyle Turris, Derek Stepan, Paul Stastny, Nik Ehlers, Drew Doughty, Alex Galchenyuk, John Klingberg, John Carlson, Kris Letang, Erik Johnson, Marcus Johansson, Calvin Pickard, Nick Bonino, Carl Hagelin, Mike Ribeiro, Craig Smith, Calle Jarnkrok, Damon Severson, Radko Gudas, Jason Zucker,  Rick Nash, Tyler Johnson, Alex Radulov, James Neal, Blake Wheeler, Victor Hedman, Jussi Jokinen, Thomas Greiss, Jaroslav Halak, Joonas Donskoi, Nick Leddy, Nazem Kadri, Derrick Brassard, Rickard Rakell, Nick Ritchie, Mathieu Perreault, Mark Streit, Shayne Gostisbehere.. and more. Quick hits on like 2/3rds of all fantasy relevant hockey players within!

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If you enjoy the show, please support future episodes by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group and take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!

You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. 

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.

Thanks for listening!

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September 2, 2016

Bonus Episode: Projecting Projections with Neil Parker

It's another bonus episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

This time around, Brian brings DobberHockey and Rotowire scribe Neil Parker on the show to talk about how the projection sausage is made, this year's DobberHockey fantasy guide, using advanced stats to make decisions, and to debate the merits of a whole mess of projections for players around the league.

Players discussed on this episode include David Pastrnak, Patrik Laine, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, Artemi Panarin, Jonathan Toews, Loui Eriksson, Bo Horvat, Jonathan Drouin, Brandon Saad, Ryan Strome, Nikita Nesterov, Ryan Suter, Matt Dumba, James Neal, Ryan Johansen, Tobias Rieder, Dustin Byfuglien, PK Subban, Shea Weber, Brendan Gallagher, Alexander Radulov, Dougie Hamilton, Mark Giordano, Erik Karlsson, Connor Hellebuyck, Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Murray, Semyon Varlamov, Calvin Pickard and more.

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If you enjoy the show, please support future episodes by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group and take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!

You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. 

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.

Thanks for listening!

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August 29, 2016

No. 112 - Elite No More?

On last week's edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian chatted about players on the verge of becoming must-pick guys in the first couple rounds of your draft. This week, they have a look at the other side of that coin: players who no longer deserve the honour of those early round draft picks.

The show kicks off with your fantasy spin on the latest news from around the NHL, including the thrilling conclusion of VeseyWatch and its implications on an oddly deep F corps in New York, a newly acquired top six candidate in Dallas, an under-the-radar backup in Toronto, a new face behind the bench in Colorado, and a new prospect acquired in Arizona whose name definitely rhymes with "house" and not "news."

Next, your fearless prognosticators name their candidates for players that inspire skepticism when you see them slated once again to get picked in the early rounds. Elan and Brian dig into a couple of vets reuniting with their first coach, a centreman who saw a change of scenery halfway through last year, another centreman who is watching the scenery change around him, a potentially post-peak goal-scoring winger, and a recently ascended PPQB who was working through injury last year.
Players discussed on this episode include Jimmy Vesey, Brandon Pirri, Ryan McDonagh, Jiri Hudler, Jason Spezza, Valeri Nichushkin, Jhonas Enroth, Frederik Andersen, Calvin Pickard, Lawson Crouse, Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Henrik Zetterberg, Jonathan Toews and the ghosts of LW past, Marian Hossa, Ryan Johansen, Nick Foligno, Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk, Nathan Gerbe, Michael Grabner, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson and more.

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If you enjoy the show, please support future episodes by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group and take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!

You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. 

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.

Thanks for listening!

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August 22, 2016

Bonus Episode: Auction Draft Strategies Part 2 with Jeff Good

With the summer series coming to an end we've decided to squeeze in a bonus episode before we go back to our weekly format. Back on episode 74 Keeping Karlsson Patron and auction draft expert Jeff Good came on to share some of his auction expertise. With drafts fast approaching we decided to have Jeff back to build on last year's discussion. There's definitely lots of useful information here for anyone interested in participating in an auction draft at some point.

Also this episode features the debut of our interview theme song created by the great Pat Roach.

A reminder that SeatGeek is offering listeners a $20 rebate off your first ticket purchase: just head to their website or download the app, go to your profile, and enter the promo code KEEPING before buying your tickets!

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Download this episode, subscribe, and review us on iTunes!

If you enjoy the show, please support future episodes by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group and take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!

You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. 

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.

Thanks for listening!
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August 17, 2016

No. 111 - Newly l33t

As we draw ever nearer to September, the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast knows it's absolutely time for the seeds of draft prep to start being sown. 

On this brand new episode, Elan and Brian begin by sifting through the latest hockey headlines for fantasy relevance, including an opening behind the bench in Colorado, a new Duck whose career may be ready to quack, an opportunity in Arizona for a redeemed Vrbata, and the guys that may beat the Wis on the Tampa depth chart.

Your co-hosts then spend the rest of the show debating whether or not to bestow the vaunted 'elite'/'1337' tag upon players by virtue of their outstanding performances in 2015-16.

Players discussed on this episode include Tyson Barrie, Calvin Pickard, Matt Duchene, Antoine Vermette, Radim Vrbata, James Wisniewski, Connor McDavid, Johnny Gaudreau, Artemi Panarin, Aleksander Barkov, Brian Campbell, Patrick Kane, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom, Brent Burns, Dan Boyle, John Klingberg, Nikita Kucherov and more.

A reminder that SeatGeek is offering listeners a $20 rebate off your first ticket purchase: just head to their website or download the app, go to your profile, and enter the promo code KEEPING before buying your tickets!

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Download this episode, subscribe, and review us on iTunes!

If you enjoy the show, please support future episodes by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group and take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!

You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. 

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.

Thanks for listening!

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August 3, 2016

No. 110 - Fantasy Hockey Architecture 201

Last summer, Elan and Brian offered up a crash course on how to design an awesome fantasy hockey league. On this week's episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, they follow up with their latest revelations in Fantasy Hockey Architecture, and announce the categories, rosters, and transactions specifics for Season 2 of the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (KKUPFL).

The guys offer a refresher the basics of league design, and then reflect on lessons learned from Season 1 of the KKUPFL. They also give you a window into their thought processes as they try to make the KKUPFL more ultimate than ever, including the categories and league settings that most piqued their interest as they ready the KKUPFL for the 2016-17 season. 

Players discussed on this episode include Antoine Vermette, and previous incarnations of Roman Josi, Matt Martin, Phil Kessel, Matt Murray, James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak, Mike Condon, Carey Price, and more.

A reminder that SeatGeek is offering listeners a $20 rebate off your first ticket purchase: just head to their website or download the app, go to your profile, and enter the promo code KEEPING before buying your tickets!

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Download this episode, subscribe, and review us on iTunes!

If you enjoy the show, please support future episodes by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group and take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!

You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. 

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.

Thanks for listening!

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