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The best fantasy hockey podcast hosted by two guys who own Erik Karlsson in their keeper pools.

July 23, 2017

No. 151 - Designing the Ultimate Fantasy Hockey League

With the free agent frenzy in the rearview mirror, it's time to take a step back and go over some fundamentals in the Keeping Karlsson 2017 summer series. This week Brian and Elan argu... er... discuss the various decisions that go into setting up a fantasy hockey league. A number of crucial settings are debated, including rotisserie vs. head to head, categories vs. points, auction vs. snake, etc. Along they way they come up with some new crazy ideas that should probably never see the light of day.

This episode also marks the opening of the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League 2017-18 registration. Any listener of Keeping Karlsson can join the ultimate league by becoming a patron of the show. We've currently got our summer patronage special on from now til September: become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll get the full slate of $5 patron perks, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group and monthly patroncasts. Plus we'll get you all the informatio you'll need to join the KKUPFL and begin your journey up to tier 1.

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You might have heard that our friend Darryl Dobbs (aka Dobber) recently announced that he has been diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disorder. In support, we encourage our listeners to sign up for their national bone marrow registries, or otherwise support bone marrow and blood donor programs. It only takes a few minutes-- Canadian listeners can follow this link to Canadian Blood Services' OneMatch program, and American listeners can head over to Be The Match
 
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). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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July 10, 2017

No. 150 - Yyyyesquicentennial!

Welcome to the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's sesquicentennial episode!

The free agent frenzy has slowed to a trickle, but we are bursting with takes on how player production around the league will be affected. Of course, our analysis goes beyond just the player that has moved-- we go up and down depth charts to scope out roster-wide effects, including the blue lines, top sixes, creases and power-play units in New York, Washington, New Jersey, Dallas, Buffalo, Florida, Detroit, Los Angeles and Toronto, to name a few.

The last couple weeks have also seen plenty of address changes for goaltenders, which means a handful of new tandems and new opportunities for goalies to push and be pushed for playing teams. Elan and Brian name the 'tenders who are better off for their move, others who should be looking over the shoulder, and still others who could be platooning from the get-go-- particularly in Winnipeg and Philadelphia.

Remember, we've got our summer patronage special on from now til September: become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll get the full slate of $5 patron perks, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! Plus, you'll be supporting the show :)

Players discussed on this episode include Kevin Shattenkirk, Mika Zibanejad, John Carlson, Andre Burakovsky, Brett Connolly, Jakub Vrana, Pavel Zacha, Nico Hischier, Marcus Johansson, Damon Severson, Cory Schneider, Mike Cammelleri, Darcy Kuemper, Jonathan Quick, Steve Mason, Connor Hellebuyck, Brian Elliott, Michal Neuvirth, Anders Nilsson, Ryan Miller, John Gibson, Antti Niemi, Jonathan Bernier, Ondrej Pavelec, Herik Lundqvist, Chad Johnson, Eddie Lack, Mike Smith, Alex Radulov, Martin Hanzal, Jason Spezza, Brendan Gallagher, Ales Hemsky, Philip Danault, Jason Pominville, Radim Vrbata, Evgeni Dadonov, Vincent Trocheck, Henrik Haapala, Aaron Ekblad, Keith Yandle, Trevor Daley, Mike Green, Niklas Kronwall, James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak, Jussi Jokinen, Patrick Sharp, Justin Williams, Chris Kunitz, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and more.

 
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You might have heard that our friend Darryl Dobbs (aka Dobber) recently announced that he has been diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disorder. In support, we encourage our listeners to sign up for their national bone marrow registries, or otherwise support bone marrow and blood donor programs. It only takes a few minutes-- Canadian listeners can follow this link to Canadian Blood Services' OneMatch program, and American listeners can head over to Be The Match
 
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). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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June 26, 2017

No. 149 - Robinson KRussell

With Brian away Elan is joined by staff writer at DobberHockey, and the Canucks Senior Writer/Scout at DobberProspects, Cam Robinson to discuss all of the crazy happenings from the past week in this bonus episode of Keeping Karlsson. 

Elan gets Cam’s take on all of the big trades involving fantasy relevant guys moving to and from Chicago, Arizona, Columbus, the New Yorks, Calgary, Edmonton, Philly and St. Louis. Next they discuss how Vegas did in the expansion draft and which players they expect to be impactful in fantasy for next year and beyond.

Then to end the show Cam breaks down the top players that were taken in the NHL Entry draft as well of some potential steals and blunders that teams made in the first round.

Players discussed in this episode include Artemi Panarin, Brandon Saad, Alex Wennberg, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Alex Debrincat, Nick Schmaltz, Marian Hossa, Tyler Motte, Anton Forsberg, Corey Crawford, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Connor Murphy, Laurent Dauphin, Antti Raanta, Derek Stepan, Anthony Deangelo, Maxi Domi, Clayton Keller, Oliver Ekman Larsson, Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Hayes, Ryan McDonagh, Brady Skjei, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan Strome, Jordan Eberle, Travis Hamonic, John Tavares, Anders Lee, Josh Bailey, Mathew Barzal, Josh Ho-Sang, Anthony Beauvillier, Jesse Puljujarvi, Kris Russell, Ryan Pulock, Nick Leddy, Brayden Schenn, Morgan Frost, Nolan Patrick, Jori Lehtera, Travis Konecny, Jaden Schwartz, Robbi Fabbri, Paul Stastny, Sean Couturier, Oskar Lindbom, Shea Theodore, Jonathan Marchessault, James Neal, Vadim Shipachyov, Reilly Smith, David Perron, Marc Andre Fleury, Calvin Pickard, Semyon Varlamov, Petr Mrazek, Nico Hischier, Miro Heiskanen, Cale Makar, Elias Pettersson, Cody Glass, Casey Mittelstadt, Owen Tippett, Gabriel Vilardi, Nick Suzuki, Callan Foote, Erik Brannstrom, Timothy Liljegren, Kailer Yamamoto, Eeli Tolvanen, Klim Kostin, Bo Horvat, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Brock Boeser, Troy Stecher, Jacob Markstrom and Ryan Miller.

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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). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
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June 19, 2017

No. 148 - How You Drouin?

Welcome to another summer series episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

Before we get to the content, you might have heard that our friend Darryl Dobbs (aka Dobber) recently announced that he has been diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disorder. In support, we encourage our listeners to sign up for their national bone marrow registries, or otherwise support bone marrow and blood donor programs. It only takes a few minutes-- Canadian listeners can follow this link to Canadian Blood Services' OneMatch program, and American listeners can head over to Be The Match

Elan and Brian begin this episode by parsing another offseason blockbuster in Montreal, considering whether the change of scenery will be a boon or bane for Jonathan Drouin, and what the short- and long-term prospects for Mikhail Sergachev look like in Tampa. They also argue over whether Mike Smith can deliver on the hopes thatthe Calgary Flames have for him.

They then move on to share a couple quick thoughts on the expansion draft protection lists released today, scratching their heads over the choices of a couple teams in particular.

For the rest of the show, the guys pick out some of the most pleasant production surprises of the 2016-17 campaign, and dig in to figure out whether they can do it all over again next year. The discussion includes a Bruin with a knack for scoring, a newly elite centreman in the Pacific, a pair of forwards outdoing Minnesota's scoring reputation, a defenseman who just needs an opportunity, and a goalie returned to stardom in the Metropolitan.

Remember, we've got our summer patronage special on from now til September: become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll get the full slate of $5 patron perks, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! Plus, you'll be supporting the show :)

Players discussed on this episode include Jonathan Drouin, Mikhail Sergachev, Mike Smith, Alexander Radulov, Alex Galchenyuk, Victor Hedman, Anton Stralman, Loui Domingue, Petr Mrazek, Josh Bailey, Casey Cizikas, David Pastrnak, Mark Scheifele, Mikael Granlund, Eric Staal, Justin Schultz, Kris Letang, Sergei Bobrovsky, Viktor Arvidsson, Jeff Skinner, Cam Atkinson, Alexander Wennberg, Anders Lee 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). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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June 5, 2017

No. 147 - Larkin in the Shadows

Unlike its featured subjects, this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast doesn't disappoint!

This edition signals the official beginning of our 2017 Offseason Series, where we dig deep to explore whether you can expect the player trends of 2016-17 to keep trending or trail off in 2017-18.

First on the docket is a group of players who were so off their games, they shouldn't even be counted on to put the point in disappointment. Elan and Brian pick apart the numbers and consider the context that led to woof-worthy performances from a perennial top ten Flyer forward, a King on an island, an apparently one-handed Coyote blue-liner, a flickering Flames defenseman, a sophomore slumper in Detroit, the no longer heir apparents to the Red Wings and Devils #1 jobs, an undertapped Oiler, and more.

Remember, we've got our summer patronage special on from now til September: become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll get the full slate of $5 patron perks, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! Plus, you'll be supporting the show :)

Players discussed on this episode include Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Anze Kopitar, Devin Setoguchi, Jake Muzzin, Tyler Toffoli, Mark Giordano, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Petr Mrazek, Cory Schneider, Dylan Larkin, Tyson Barrie, Loui Eriksson, Jordan Eberle 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). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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May 21, 2017

No. 146 - Sens a Snore? / Brooding Stars, ft. Yost and Wilke

Elan's away, but Brian's not alone on this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

This edition of the show kicks off with a conversation with tsn.ca's Travis Yost in which we touch on each of the conference finalists, including a weigh-in on the merits of the 'boring' and 'lucky' labels being applied to Ottawa by its detractors. We also talk coaching acumen in Pittsburgh and Anaheim, Duck luck, Nashville's most important defenders, and some of the PP QB roles around the league that may be open to competition.

Then it's on to Brian's chat with FanRag Managing NHL Editor and hockey-graphs.com contributor Carolyn Wilke, in which we go deep on all things Dallas to figure out whether Benn, Seguin, Klingberg & co. are ready for a bounceback next year, and then turn our gaze to the more illuminating performances from this year’s now-concluded world championships.

Remember, we've got our summer patronage special on from now til September: become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll get the full slate of $5 patron perks, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! Plus, you'll be supporting the show :)

Players discussed on this episode include Erik Karlsson, Hampus Lindholm, Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Jakob Silfverberg, Ryan Ellis, PK Subban, Roman Josi, Jake Guentzel, Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, Ben Bishop, Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, John Klingberg, pretty much every Dallas Star, Nathan MacKinnon, Nikita Gusev, Colton Parayko, Zach Werenski, Ryan Suter, Jake Gardiner, Sami Vatanen, Cam Fowler, Clayton Keller 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). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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May 8, 2017

No. 145 - Pageau Face

Welcome to another episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

In early May, small news seems big, and we blow up some of the recent roster changes around the league, including a new number one contender in Carolina, a potential leading scorer in Vegas, a player to be named soon in New Jersey, a freshly-inked blueliner in Toronto, and a new coach in Vancouver.

Elan and Brian then turn to the present playoff rounds to find the players who are hot and not, and then discussing the impact, if any, on their fantasy futures. The list includes a quiet rebound season and the next best players in Anaheim, a skyrocketing C and a pair of mirror-ish images in Edmonton, depth D stepping up in St Louis and Nashville, a playoff hero in Ottawa, the best Rangers to draft next year, a couple of elite but aging Pittsburgh forwards, and the newest member of Washington's third line.

Remember, we've got our summer patronage special on from now til September: become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll get the full slate of $5 patron perks, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! Plus, you'll be supporting the show :)

Players discussed on this episode include Scott Darling, Cam Ward, Eddie Lack, Vadim Shipachyov, Nico hischier, Nolan Patrick, Nikita Zaitsev, Loui Eriksson, Brandon Sutter, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Rickard Rakell, Jakob Silfverberg, Leon Draisaitl, Patrick Maroon, Milan Lucic, Joel Edmundson, Ryan Ellis, J.G. Pageau, Sidney Crosby, Mats Zuccarello, Mark Stone, Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, Rick Nash, Jake Guentzel, Phil Kessel, Alex Ovechkin 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). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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April 24, 2017

No. 144 - Allen Key

Round 1 wasn't over when this episode began, but it was by the time we were done, and we've got a whole slate of early lessons learned on this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

Elan and Brian start off by attempting to rationalize all the surprises we've seen in the playoffs thus far, including two top teams going out with barely so much as a whimper. Playoff storylines aplenty are raised and dissected, including a couple huge goaltending performances, the emergence of a new member of Pittsburgh's top powerplay unit, the resurgence of a Cup-winning vet, and the possibility of Mr. Game 7 really being a thing.

There have also been a litany of coaching moves made already, and we take a look at a couple players looking most likely to be affected at this point, including two franchise cornerstones in Los Angeles, a face-saving goaltender in Buffalo, and a pair of first round fantasy picks in Dallas.

This episode also includes a look at what the offseason has in store for newly eliminated teams, including some difficult choices to be made in Chicago, an ongoing netminder conundrum in Calgary, and some soul-searching in Minnesota.

Remember, we've got our summer patronage special on from now til September: become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll get the full slate of $5 patron perks, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! Plus, you'll be supporting the show :)

Players discussed on this episode include Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, John Klingberg, Jonathan Quick, Jarome Iginla, Anze Kopitar, Loui Eriksson, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Bo Horvat, Robin Lehner, Pekka Rinne, Scott Darling, Corey Crawford, Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, Jake Allen, Vladimir Tarasenko, Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Vladimir Sobotka, Martin Jones, Charlie McAvoy, Bobby Ryan, Derick Brassard, Clarke MacArthur, Brian Elliott, Sean Monahan, Shea Theodore, Rikard Rakell, Henrik Lundqvist, Carey Price, Alex Galchenyuk, Sergey Bobrovsky, Matt Murry, Marc-Andre Fleury, Connor Sheary, Jake Guentzel, Evgeni Malkin, Bryan Rust, Justin Williams, Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Brent Burns, Mikkel Boedker, Mike Dunham, Geoff Sanderson, Cliff Ronning, Andrew Brunete, Scott Pellerin, Ilya Kovalchuk 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). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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April 10, 2017

No. 143 - La Crème Nikita

Well, here we are-- the final 2016-17 regular season episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! (Elan wants you to know that, if you're a first time listener, this episode of the show is more lightly edited than usual, so expect a few uncharacteristic fumbles and pauses that normally don't make it to air outside of the live broadcast)

Elan and Brian wrap up regular season business by combing the league leaders lists for a whole bunch of categories and coming up with a few interesting stories from the season to hone in on, including the unveiling of a recent 2nd overall pick's true star power down the stretch, the same for a slightly less recent 3rd overall pick, an historic season for a goal-hungry rookie, a debate between two Russian forwards who are good for at least 75 points, a Hurricane who broke the 60 point mark, a few goalies who've made a solid case for changing tiers, and the other underappreciated Bruin.

Dobber Hockey's Managing Editor Steve Laidlaw came by to tell us about his 2016-17 fantasy all-stars at every position, and then some. He detailed his methodology for picking his all-stars, and also offered a look into his crystal ball for what this heralded group can offer next year, and how soon/late you should make a move for them in your 2017-18 drafts.

Then, in a Keeping Karlsson first, the guys are joined by 6 KKUPFL champions to live-draft an 8 team, 6 player playoff pool. They also share some of their playoff pool drafting strategies later on in the show.

And finally, they mourn the final week losses of a handful of teams, while celebrating the victories of a joyously long list of champion listeners. Congrats to everyone who won their pool this year!

Oh, and also, join our playoff pool! All you need to do is become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll also get full patron perks along with that $1/month, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! 

And last thing-- promise!-- our shows through playoffs and offseason are bi-weekly, so expect your next episode to come in two weeks, right around April 24. 

Thank you for listening all season long, and hope to see you in our playoff pool and patrons-only Facebook group!

Players discussed on this episode include Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Jack Eichel, Leon Draisaitl, Nikita Kucherov, Vladimir Tarasenko, Auston Matthews, Jeff Skinner, Claude Giroux, Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, Adam Larsson, Mark Borowiecki, Cam Talbot, Sergei Bobrovsky, Robin Lehner, Devan Dubnyk, Matt Murray, Carey Price, Craig Anderson, Brad Marchand, Nicklas Backstrom, Conor Sheary, Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine, Mikael Granlund, Viktor Arvidsson, David Pastrnak, Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson, Victor Hedman, Anton Stralman, Dougie Hamilton, Zach Werenski, Cam Atkinson, Justin Schultz, Kris Letang, Braden Holtby, Peter Budaj, Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Marchessault, Rickard Rakell, Patrick Eaves 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). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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April 3, 2017

No. 142 - It’s Not Easy Owning Green

Are you still in contention for your championship? Or keen on picking up pointers for next year? Or just can't yet kick the habit of getting your fantasy hockey fix each week? No matter what the reason, we've got a brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast just for you!

The huge bulk of this episode is framed by Injuries and Outjuries. Right off the top, Elan and Brian squabble about whether there's any value left to be had on Long Island with Tavares on the shelf, and get their best told-you-so voices out to comment on the Isles' goaltending situation. They also chat about he 2nd best Panther to own now that Barkov is out, Florida's opening night starter in 2017-18 (spoiler: not Reto Berra), and Philadelphia's opening night starter in 2017-18 (spoiler: maybe Reto Berra??).

The guys offer up some replacement options for a banging and mashing blueline Flyer, celebrate the rise and lament the fall of members of he Flyers forward corps, and go ape over the bizarre power play formation in Nashville earlier today (and how it may relate to their confidence in a former 40 goal scorer). They also demonstrate concern for oft-reliable Sharks, all Wild goalies, the Penguins' powerplay quarterback, the Senators' playoff chances, and the future of the Detroit Red Wings.

In Outjuries, our hosts wonder if Anaheim really needs to turn all the way back to their returned number one goalie, and marvel at the 22nd thirty-goal scorer of 2016-17 who is doing things that, in the previous eleven years, he was never given the chance to do. They muse on the future of an ageing bounced-back Duck and a rising young Lightning.

The show closes with Hot Streaks, where a Leafs rookie is making a case to be taken in the first round, a new Avalanche is making a case for people to realize he's on the Avalanche, a King is getting point for himself but not the team, another interchangeable anonymous Blackhawk takes a successful turn on the top line, a couple goalies who are normally scary are making themselves slightly less scary, and a pedigreed Hurricane d-man is suddenly somewhat reliable in his production. Also, Elan flexes in his sleeveless shirt.

And before credits roll, we pay tribute to the teams we've lost and celebrate those that have won.

Players discussed on this episode include John Tavares, Josh Ho-Sang, Anders Lee, Auston Matthews, Jonathan Marchessault, Jordan Weal, Sven Andrighetto, Jonathan Bernier, John Gibson, Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, Anthony Mantha, Henrik Zetterberg, Sean Couturier, Logan Couture, Joe Thornton, Conor Sheary, Jake Guentzel, Justin Schultz, Anthony Stolarz, Vincent Trocheck, James Reimer, Roberto Luongo, Josh Bailey, Andrew Ladd, Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Greiss, Reto Berra, Michal Neuvirth, Steve Mason, Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Radko Gudas, James Neal, Kevin Fiala, Ryan Ellis, PK Subban, Roman Josi, Joe Pavelski, Kevin Labanc, Phil Kessel, Jason Zucker, Devan Dubnyk, Erik Haula, Alex Stalock, Darcy Kuemper, Mike Green, Niklas Kronwall, Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist, Cody Ceci, Erik Karlsson, Marc Methot, Dion Phaneuf, Zach Werenski, Seth Jones, Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point, Yanni Gourde, Jack Eichel, William Nylander, Frederik Andersen, Mitch Marner, Alex Barkov, Mikko Rantanen, Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, Rick Nash, Kris Versteeg, Jarome Iginla, Anze Kopitar, Tuukka Rask, Henrik Lundqvist, Kari Lehtonen, Tanner Kero, Zach Sanford, Elias Lindholm, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Patrik Berglund, Noah Hanafin 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). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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