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The best hockey podcast in the world hosted by two guys who at one point owned Erik Karlsson in their keeper pools.

July 14, 2019

Bonus Episode: Good Pick, Bad Pick

It's Christmas in July with a special bonus episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

Every summer, the brilliant patrons of Keeping Karlsson spend the offseason days democratically debating and deliberating on the Patron Fantasy Rankings. Each day, we vote on one player to be slotted into the rankings until the we've has built a comprehensive crowd-sourced draft order as a starting point for pre-season draft lists.

On this bonus episode, Elan is joined by listener-patron-podcasters Ben (of @avgtimeonice) and Dave (2019 KKUPFL Ultimate Champion and host of Stream Scheme) to play judge and jury on whether the players ranked 26th thru 45th in our Patron Fantasy Rankings are deserving of their standing, or if maybe the Keeping Karlsson hivemind has *gasp* gotten it wrong..

If you liked this, you'll probably also love the Good Pick, Bad Pick for ranks #1-25, which is available to any and all patrons of Keeping Karlsson.

You also might love our 2019-20 Keeping Karlsson NHL Fantasy Audio Almanac! The only audio fantasy guide of its kind will be released by September 1, complete with all our player projections, and you can pre-order yours (at what'll be its lowest price) by heading over to keepingkarlsson.com/almanac. (If you didn't listen to the 2018-19 Almanac and want to check it out, it's now available on a pay-what-you-want basis.) 

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like an invite to the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (aka the KKUPFL), monthly Patroncasts, access to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and weekly show scripts. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey, and powered by our patrons.
 
Thanks for listening!
July 7, 2019

No. 237 - Panarin, New York Winger

After a ton of dust was kicked up on UFA Day 2019, Elan and Brian are here to break down the meaning and impact of all that sweet sweet player movement on your fantasy landscape. Who benefits from new teammates? Who'll be hurt by a depth chart shakeup? Who might show some unexpected resilience? All that, and more, on this latest episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast. 

Like what you hear? Then you'll love our 2019-20 Keeping Karlsson NHL Fantasy Audio Almanac! The only audio fantasy guide of its kind will be released by September 1, complete with all our player projections, and you can pre-order yours (at what'll be its lowest price) by heading over to keepingkarlsson.com/almanac. (If you didn't listen to the 2018-19 Almanac and want to check it out, it's now available on a pay-what-you-want basis.) 

Players discussed on this episode include Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, Kaapo Kakko, Jacob Trouba, Pavel Buchnevich, Chris Kreider, Henrik Lundqvist, Alexandar Georgiev, Sergei Bobrovksy, Samuel Montembeault, Matt Duchene, Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, Viktor Arvidsson, Mikael Granlund, Gustav Nyquist, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Cam Atkinson,Josh Anderson, Joonas Korpisalo, Alex Wennberg, Elvis Merzlikins, Phil Kessel, Clayton Keller, Nick Schmaltz, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Jake Guentzel, Alex Galchenyuk, Nick Bjugstad, Jared McCann, Nazem Kadri, Cale Makar, Sam Girard, Alex Kerfoot, Kasperi Kapanen, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly, Tyson Barrie and more.

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like an invite to the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (aka the KKUPFL), monthly Patroncasts, access to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and weekly show scripts. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey, and powered by our patrons.
 
Thanks for listening!
June 26, 2019

No. 236 - Draft Talk with Cam Robinson

No fancy title for this episode as the name dropped should be all you need to get excited to listen. Elan is joined by Cam Robinson from Dobber Prospects, Dobber Hockey, the Prospects Central podcast and so much more to discuss his thoughts on all the big name players taken in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft We squeezed a lot of names into this tight hour and fifteen minute show so get your note pad ready to make sure you catch all the great prospect advice that Cam shares.

Like what you heard? There'll be more of it in our annual audio fantasy hockey guide and projections! The Keeping Karlsson NHL Fantasy Audio Almanac returns for the 2019-20 season, and you can pre-order yours (at what'll be its lowest price) by heading over to keepingkarlsson.com/almanac. (If you didn't listen to the 2018-19 Almanac and want to check it out, it's now available on a pay-what-you-want basis.) 

Players discussed on this episode include Jack Hughes, Kappo Kakko, Kirby Dach, ... I think you can guess from here!

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like an invite to the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (aka the KKUPFL), monthly Patroncasts, access to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and weekly show scripts. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey, and powered by our patrons.
 
Thanks for listening!
June 24, 2019

No. 235 - Runaround Subban

On the newest edition of Keeping Karlsson, Elan and Brian hurriedly gather for an unplanned emergency episode to pick apart all the news-- glorious news!!-- of trades and signings that has gone down in the days approaching and following the NHL draft.

Keep an eye out for our Eastern Conference Preview Review with Dimitri Filipovic, which is being released as a new Hockey PDOCast episode on Wednesday-ish.

And keep another eye out for another(!) new episode of Keeping Karlsson coming your way in the next couple days, on which we'll have expert help in interpreting and analyzing the short- and long-term impacts of all that happened at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

Like what you heard? There'll be more of it in our annual audio fantasy hockey guide and projections! The Keeping Karlsson NHL Fantasy Audio Almanac returns for the 2019-20 season, and you can pre-order yours (at what'll be its lowest price) by heading over to keepingkarlsson.com/almanac. (If you didn't listen to the 2018-19 Almanac and want to check it out, it's now available on a pay-what-you-want basis.) 

Players discussed on this episode include P.K. Subban, Roman Josi, Ty Smith, Mackenzie Blackwood, Cory Schneider, Jacob Trouba, Kevin Shattenkirk, Neal Pionk, J.T. Miller, Alex Edler, Quinn Hughes, Kevin Hayes, Nolan Patrick, Matt Niskanen, Radko Gudas, Justin Braun, Carter Hart, Kasperi Kapanen, Andreas Johnsson, Erik Karlsson, Jeff Skinner, Jordan Eberle, William Karlsson and more.

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like an invite to the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (aka the KKUPFL), monthly Patroncasts, access to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and weekly show scripts. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey, and powered by our patrons.
 
Thanks for listening!
June 17, 2019

No. 234 - Western Conference Preview Review

On this new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian are reunited with Hockey PDOcast's Dimitri Filipovic, and it feels so good! 

Dimitri joins in on the fun we've been having of going over all our pre-season projections with a fine-tooth comb. Together, we revisit our Western Conference pre-season fantasy preview from alllll the way back in September 2018, marvelling at what turned out to be right and aghast at what turned out to be wrong. We attempt to explain ourselves and learn a few lessons along the way, as well as testing out the hotness of some takes for 2019-20.

Stay tuned for our Eastern Conference Preview Review, coming next week via the Hockey PDOCast.

Like what you heard? There'll be more of it in our annual audio fantasy hockey guide and projections! The Keeping Karlsson NHL Fantasy Audio Almanac returns for the 2019-20 season, and you can pre-order yours (at what'll be its lowest price) by heading over to keepingkarlsson.com/almanac. (If you didn't listen to the 2018-19 Almanac and want to check it out, it's now available on a pay-what-you-want basis.) 

 

Players discussed on this episode include Troy Terry, Ondrej Kase, Clayton Keller, Antti Raanta, Darcy Kuemper, Dylan Strome, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Elias Lindholm, James Neal, Mark Giordano, TJ Brodie, Brandon Saad, Alex Debrincat, Collin Delia, Erik Gustafsson, Vladislav Kamenev, Carl Soderberg, Philipp Grubauer, Valeri Nuchushkin, Jason Spezza, Roope Hintz, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jesse Puljujavi, Kailer Yamamoto, Zack Kassian, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jeff Carter, Jonathan Quick, Jack Campbell, Jason Zucker, Matt Dumba, Zach Parise, Kevin Fiala, Viktor Arvidsson, Pekka Rinne, Juuse Saros, Brent Burns, Timo Meier, Jake Allen, Chad Johnson, Pat Maroon, Vladimir Tarasenko, Elias Pettersson, Kawhi Leonard, Alex Edler, Alex Tuch, Erik Haula, Nikita Gusev, Shea Theodore, Patrik Laine and more.

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like an invite to the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (aka the KKUPFL), monthly Patroncasts, access to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and weekly show scripts. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey, and powered by our patrons.
 
Thanks for listening!
June 3, 2019

No. 233 - Celebrating Semisesquicentennials

On this new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian recognize and induct the newest members of the NHL's Semisesquicentennial Club -- skaters who've reached 75 points for the first time in their careers. They parse each new inductee's numbers for explanations of how they got there, and predictions on whether they'll get back to the same offensive territory in 2019-20.

Like what you heard? There'll be more of it in our annual audio fantasy hockey guide and projections! The Keeping Karlsson NHL Fantasy Audio Almanac returns for the 2019-20 season, and you can pre-order yours (at what'll be its lowest price) by heading over to keepingkarlsson.com/almanac. (If you didn't listen to the 2018-19 Almanac and want to check it out, it's now available on a pay-what-you-want basis.) 

Check out Evolving Wild's UFA/RFA Contract Projections here.

Learn more about Kin Canada here.

Players discussed on this episode include Mitch Marner, Brayden Point, Sebastian Aho, Jack Eichel, Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk, Patrice Bergeron, Ryan O'Reilly, Alex Debrincat, Jake Guentzel, Teuvo Teravainen, Gabriel Landeskog and more.

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like an invite to the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (aka the KKUPFL), monthly Patroncasts, access to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and weekly show scripts. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey, and powered by our patrons.
 
Thanks for listening!
May 21, 2019

No. 232 - Blades of Gloria

Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's Spring Series rolls on!

On this episode, Elan and Brian take a quick tour through the latest hockey happenings in the NHL playoffs and the IIHF Men's World Championships before continuing with their 2018-19 NHL Fantasy Audio Almanac Epilogue. After patting themselves on the back last week for the projections they got right that others didn't, this week they are determined to dig into the players whose point totals they underestimated in 2018-19, and to learn lessons accordingly for when they're making their next set of projections.

Like what you heard? The Keeping Karlsson NHL Fantasy Audio Almanac will be returning for the 2019-20 season! You can pre-order yours at keepingkarlsson.com/almanac. (If you didn't listen to the 2018-19 Almanac and want to check it out, it's now available on a pay-what-you-want basis.) 

This episode was prepared with help from @fantasy_ref. Check out their site and this year's rankings!

Players discussed on this episode include Martin Jones, Ryan O'Reilly, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, Jordan Binnington, Alex Pietrangelo, William Nylander, Anthony Mantha, Filip Hronek, Nikita Gusev, Dylan Strome, Jake Guentzel, Brad Marchand, Jonathan Huberdeau, Brent Burns, Tomas Hertl, Blake Wheeler, Claude Giroux and more. 

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like an invite to the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (aka the KKUPFL), monthly Patroncasts, access to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and weekly show scripts. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey, and powered by our patrons.
 
Thanks for listening!
May 6, 2019

No. 231 - Couture Club

Hello, hello, hello! It's another spring series edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

In this show's first half, Elan and Brian are inspired by the happenings of the Stanley Cup Playoffs' second round to discuss the rich irony of the Hurricanes goaltending, the pumpkin-ing of the Islanders goaltending, and the futures of a couple forwards on each team who had standout seasons for reasons both good and bad. They also try to nip any speculation on the St. Louis Blues' PP1 quarterback in the bud, give appropriate praise to one established and one up-and-coming Star, speculate on the potential of a repeat situation in the Bruins' crease next year, and wonder whether a Predators stud is actually that.

In the second half, we kick off our Almanac review and self-evaluation, where we look back at our projections to celebrate the hits and understand and learn from the misses. To begin, we go easy on ourselves, looking at the player point projections on which we were furthest apart from other projectors, but ended up being right about. Don't worry... we'll hold ourselves fully accountable for the ones we got wrong in the offseason episodes to come.

This episode was prepared with great help from @fantasyref, who sent us all their data on how we did on our projections, as well as how our projections stacked up to all the others. Check out their site and this year's rankings!

And finally.. we announced on this episode that the Keeping Karlsson Audio Almanac will be returning for the 2019-20 season! You can pre-order yours at keepingkarlsson.com/almanac. (If you didn't listen to the 2018-19 Almanac and want to check it out, it's now available on a pay-what-you-want basis.)

Players discussed on this episode include Petr Mrazek, Curtis McElhinney, Robin Lehner, Jaccob Slavin, Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, Timo Meier, Vince Dunn, Alex Pietrangelo, Tyler Seguin, Roope Hintz, Tuukka Rask, Jaroslav Halak, Filip Forsberg, Andreas Athanasiou, Jakub Vrana, Tom Wilson, Jon Carlson, Nathan MacKinnon, Evgeni Dadonov, Jack Eichel and more. 

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like an invite to the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (aka the KKUPFL), monthly Patroncasts, access to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and weekly show scripts. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey, and powered by our patrons.
 
Thanks for listening!
April 22, 2019

No. 230 - In The Midnight Grubauer

Don't get upset: it's a the first summer spring series episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

Unlike the Lightning, Penguins, Flames and Jets, Elan and Brian come through with the goods as they review and construe the surprising results pouring in from the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs so far. They have a look at both sides of the upsets to see which players might be most responsible, and which teams may have deserved better fates.

Then, Jade and Lewis of @avgtimeonice don their best red carpet attire to present the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League Year End Awards, aka the KKUPYs, to recognize the biggest splashes and crashes that happened in the KKUPFL this year.

The episode wraps with our belated tributes to those who won and lost in the final weeks of the 2018-19 Fantasy Hockey Season.

Players discussed on this episode include Mike Smith, Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, Tyson Barrie, Sam Girard, Philipp Grubauer, Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Matt Duchene, Sergei Bobrovsky, Artemi Panarin, Cam Atkinson, Jordan Eberle, Robin Lehner, Matt Murray, Evgeni Malkin, Alex DeBrincat, Martin Jones, Patrik Laine, Jordan Binnington, Jake Allen, Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, Paul Stastny, Shea Theodore and more. 

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like an invite to the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (aka the KKUPFL), monthly Patroncasts, access to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and weekly show scripts. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey, and powered by our patrons.
 
Thanks for listening!
April 8, 2019

No. 229 - Hurdy Gurdy Mantha

It's all over but the crying-- tears of championship joy, we hope, as we tie a bow on the 2018-19 Fantasy Hockey season in this new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey podcast!

We recount the MVPs and L(east)VPs of your fantasy playoff matchups, and search within the last two weeks for signs of things to come next year. We also try to divine a lesson or two that we can learn about managing our teams through the season and into the playoffs to help us get even better for next year.

Then, it's time for some classic experimental KK action, where Elan and Brian share their thoughts and predictions on the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs the only way they know how: a live fantasy draft of their teams for the annual Keeping Karlsson Playoff Patron Box Pool (KKPPBP). They also drop tidbits of fantasy playoff philosophy along the way. Listen and feel the thrill as they recite the names of the players in each box, and then offer their semi-coherent reasoning for liking one more than the rest. Even better, join the pool yourself by becoming a patron (at any level! even $1) of Keeping Karlsson for the duration of the playoffs.

And, fear not: Elan and Brian will still be bringing you brand new episodes of Keeping Karlsson all through the playoffs and summer, as they always do! Stick with us for all the hindsight, foresight, and continued analysis of the latest NHL news and notes that'll help you get set to win your pool (again??) next year. Episodes will be released bi-weekly, which means you can expect the next one to land on your device on April 22.

Players discussed on this episode include Anthony Mantha, Tyler Bertuzzi, Dylan Larkin, Andreas Athanasiou, Filip Hronek, Taro Hirose, Filip Zadina, Oliver Bjorkstrand, David Savard, Josh Anderson, Zach Werenski, Leon Draisaitl, David Pastrnak, Alex Radulov, Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, Mikhail Sergachev, Dougie Hamilton, Sergey Bobrovsky, Darcy Kuemper, Jack Campbell, Alex Georgiev, Philipp Grubauer, Patrik Laine, Elias Lindholm, Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser, Ryan Suter, Shayne Gostisbehere and more. 

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like an invite to the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (aka the KKUPFL), monthly Patroncasts, access to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and weekly show scripts. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey, and powered by our patrons.
 
Thanks for listening!