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

February 28, 2015

No. 54 - Trade Secrets

Apparently there have been some trades made lately, and we've got all you need to know about the players involved and their fantasy prospects on the 54th edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

With a smattering of NHLers changing addresses in the last week, depth charts around the league are shifting quickly. Elan and Brian break down the (mis)fortunes of the players directly and indirectly involved in each deal, and let you know how much use they'll be to your fantasy team for the rest of the season. 

There has also been a ton of intra-organizational movement in creases around the league, and we figure out which 'tenders are seeing the best opportunities to put up numbers for your fantasy playoff run. Brian both apologizes for yet steadfastly stands by last week's assessment of one such goalie.

We also take you through this week's players of note, including an above-average prospect in Chicago, a struggling sniper in Carolina, a new #1 in Buffalo, a sojourning forward in Arizona, and an unlikely streaker in New York.

Players discussed on this week's show include Jiri Sekac, Devante Smith-Pelly, Jiri Tlusty, Andrej Sekera, Daniel Winnik, Sean Bergenheim, Jaromir Jagr, David Clarkson, Kimmo Timonen, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Michael Frolik, Drew Stafford, Mark Scheifele, Kyle Cumiskey, David Rundblad, Nino Niederreiter, Jimmy Hayes, Patrick Shirp, Teuvo Teravainen, Kris Versteeg, Brad Richards, Ryan Miller, Eddie Lack, Patrick Kane, Scott Darlin, Antti Raanta, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Andrew Hammond, Mats Zuccarello, Michael Neuvirth, Kevin Hayes, Kyle Palmieri, Mark Arcobello, 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 Keeping Karlsson broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing 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. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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February 22, 2015

No. 53 - Bumper Crop

Everybody's back where they should be for the 53rd episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast

In one of the biggest twists in fantasy hockey podcast history, we turn our usual agenda on its head by immediately digging in to a sudden bumper crop of streaking skaters who could make an impact for your fantasy team right this minute, including a spotlight on a few likely free agents who are tallying both hits and points. Of course, Elan and Brian also go the extra mile to let you know roughly how many more minutes of prime production you can expect from these guys.

Next, we move on to recent injuries and their ripple effects on your fantasy lineup, including an opportunity for an Anaheim blue-liner, a questionable crease in Ottawa, a downed Jet in Winnipeg, and an inconvenienced duo in Boston. Outjuries this week focus on the back end, with defensemen returning in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

This week's episode also features our look into what a change of address means for Cody Franson's and Mike Santorelli's prospects for production, as well as a run-down of the latest players to see new opportunities on their team's depth charts.

Players discussed on this week's show include Nail Yakupov, Max Pacioretty, Milan Michalek, Drew Stafford, Hampus Lindholm, Dwight King, Cody Franson, Cam Fowler, Sami Vatanen, Lance Bouma, Darren Helm, Ryan White, Kimmo Timonen, Mattias Ekholm, Mike Santorelli, Matt Beleskey, Rickard Rakell, Jakob Silfverberg, Andrew Hammond, Mike Hoffman, Clarke MacArthur, Dion Phaneuf, Mathieu Perreault, David Krejci, David Pastrnak, Christian Ehrhoff, Teemu Pulkkinen, Paul Stastny, Filip Forsberg, Dustin Brown, Ryan Kesler, Mark Stone, Jimmy Hayes, Tomas Fleischmann, Chris Kreider, Mikko Koivu, Josh Bailey, Anders Lee, Travis Hamonic 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 Keeping Karlsson broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing 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. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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February 15, 2015

No. 52 - Patron Party

With Brian away the Patrons will play. Elan mans the ship this week and has some help from the patrons of Keeping Karlsson to cover all the fantasy news and to dish out advice.

We talk about a couple of trades by a tanking team and whether the moved players will see a change in their fantasy prospects, as well as another tanking team and the players they're shopping. We then cover the newest slew of injuries to hit the NHL as well as some outjuries to hopefully ease the pain.

The show concludes with some surprising players on hot streaks, a new 1st liner in Vancouver and a potentially snoozing D-man in Boston.

Players covered this week include: Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Jonas Enroth, Anders Lindback, Kari Lehtonen, Mark Arcobello, Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak, Tyler Seguin, Ales Hemsky, Jason Spezza, Frederik Andersen, John Gibson, Ilya Bryzgalov, Steve Mason, Ray Emery, Ben Scrivens, Viktor Fasth, Jason Zucker, Mikko Koivu, Jimmy Howard, Jori Lehtera, Kris Versteeg, Patrick Sharp, Blake Comeau, Tommy Wingels, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Mats Zuccarello, Travis Hamonic, Anders Lee, Dmitrij Jaskin, Tyler Toffoli, Dwight King, Alex Burrows, Zdeno Chara, 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 Keeping Karlsson broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing 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. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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February 8, 2015

No. 51 - Opportunities Knock

Although Elan's wish for no injuries didn't come true, our wish for plenty of fantasy news to discuss and analyze on the 51st episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast has graciously been granted.

About those injuries-- we've got freshly opened spots on depth charts all across the league, including starting goalies in New York and Ottawa, a 3rd-liner in Winnipeg, a power-play quarterback in St. Louis, and a top-six forward in Nashville.

Another recurring theme over the last couple months also shows up again in this week's gamelogs: unlikely players getting substantial looks on their team's top lines. Elan and Brian break down recent minute and opportunity increases for players in Boston, Pittsburgh, Long Island, Anaheim, and Montreal

The show wraps up with a classic segment featuring Players of Note, including Yet Another Panther, a mostly forgotten Star, and a couple d-men continuing to make their names and reassure doubters.

Players discussed on this episode include Cam Talbot, Henrik Lundqvist, Evander Kane, Kevin Shattenkirk, Alex Pietrangelo, Craig Anderson, Robin Lehner, Chris Butler, Jay Bouwmeester, Taylor Hall, Colin Wilson, Calle Jarnkrok, Tyson Barrie, Pekka Rinne, Ian Cole, Reilly Smith, Mark Arcobello, Beau Bennett, Anders Lee, David Desharnais, Tomas Plekanec, Ben Bishop, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Ales Hemsky, Brandon Pirri, Rickard Rakell, Roman Josi, 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 Keeping Karlsson broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing 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. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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February 1, 2015

No. 50 - L-sized

Well boy howdy, it's the 50th episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! Thank you for your downloads, reviews, feedback, Twitter follows, questions, patronage and all-around support through fifty weekly editions. We appreciate it.

On this week's show, we get back up to speed after an eventful return to hockey post-all star break. Elan and Brian break down the the rash of injuries announced this past week and the ensuing ripple effects on the Isles' top six, the Colorado and Toronto blue-lines, and St. Louis' secondary scoring. We also welcome back a key winger in Pittsburgh, a fading blueliner in Long Island, a strong starter in LA, a journeyman suddenly seeing prime opportunity in Dallas, and a fragile Leaf who still has something to give.

We play another round of everybody's favourite game, Sustainable or Fleeting, to figure out what's the deal with a surprisingly persistent Star, a still-young Flyer defenseman re-discovering his scoring touch, an up-and-coming centre finally seeing bounces in Florida, and an outjuried Cane getting the chance to score again alongside his brother.

Finally, the guys weigh in on a handful of recent NHL promotions and AHL demotions.

Players discussed on this episode include Kyle Okposo, Josh Bailey, Mikhail Grabovski, Dion Phaneuf, Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, Erik Johnson, Zach Redmond, Nick Holden, Tyson Barrie, Joffrey Lupul, Jori Lehtera, Paul Stastny, Patric Hornqvist, Tyler Toffoli, Mathieu Perreault, Lubomir Visnovsky, Patrick Eaves, Michael del Zotto, John Klingberg, Seth Jones, Aleksander Barkov, Jimmy Hayes, Aaron Ekblad, Jarome Iginla, Blake Wheeler, Jordan Staal, Ben Bishop, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Mike Richards, Louis Domingue, 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 Keeping Karlsson broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing 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. Thanks for listening!

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January 27, 2015

Brock from Daily Faceoff’s Q2 Report

With the first half of the NHL season come and gone, Brock Seguin from DailyFaceoff.com joins Elan for a special bonus episode of Keeping Karlsson to give the Daily Faceoff Q2 report. In this show Brock and Elan present both some players that impressed and disappointed them fantasy-wise in the second quarter of the season. Brock then advises on some buy low candidates, and then finishes off the interview by answering some listener questers.

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January 25, 2015

No. 49 - All Star, No Break

It's a star-studded affair on the 49th edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast.

TSN's Scott Cullen guests this week, chatting with Brian about their fantasy league, hockey analytics, making projections second half performers, players poised for a dropoff, Leafs, Panthers, Gaudreau, Pastrnak, Hutchinson, Kucherov, fantasy philosophy, and more. 

For more of Scott and his outstanding fantasy analysis, check out his columns at tsn.ca, follow him on twitter @tsnscottcullen, and tune in to the TSN Hockey Analytics radio show.

And, of course, Elan and Brian take their run at the biggest fantasy headlines of the week, featuring crease shifts in Columbus and Calgary, an outjuried d-man in Winnipeg, two returning centermen facing different second half outlooks, and a perennial fantasy stalwart for whom we can only wish the best.

The show rounds out with a couple players of note, including a Chicago winger with an increasing role and even-strength production to match, and one unheralded third of an exciting line in Long Island.

Players discussed on this week's show include David PastrnakJohnny Gaudreau, Michael Hutchinson, Nikita Kucherov, Sergei Bobrovsky, Brandon Saad, Curtis McElhinney, Anton Forsberg, David Perron, Beau Bennett, Tommy Wingels, Mikkel Boedker, Karri Ramo, Joni Ortio, Jonas Hiller, Jacob Trouba, Zach Bogosian, Dustin Byfuglien, Jonathan Drouin, Mikael Granlund, Jason Zucker, Anders Lee, Rick Nash, Nick Foligno, Brock Nelson, Tyler Bozak, Alexander Ovechkin, Kimmo Timonen, Artem Anisimov, Phil Kessel, Daniel Sedin, Bryan Bickell, and more.

Download this episode 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 Keeping Karlsson broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing 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. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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January 18, 2015

No. 48 - Perrau-no :(

The 48th edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey show sees Elan and Brian trying to go into the All Star Break on a positive note.

Our headlines kick off with a terrible, horrible, no-good very bad injury to one of the league's most exciting players of the last 2 months, caused by one of the league's least relevant and under-talented regular skaters of the last several years. I guess we're a little upset about it? We also cover a returning d-man in Winnipeg, goalie creases in Nashville, Montreal, and New Jersey, and a couple outjuried scorers for the Predators and Coyotes

We give our takes on the Dubnyk trade, and what it means for several other goalies not even named Dubnyk, as well as the latest batch of forwards making surprise appearanceson top scoring lines and in box scores.

In another round of Sustainable or Fleeting, Elan and Brian take on a couple Oilers finding chemistry(?), a faded Star showing flashes of scoring brilliance, the Senators' second-best rookie, and a top line that has finally started playing like one.

Players of note this week include a healthy scratch who leads his team in goal-scoring, a winger who consistently transcends his sidekick designation, a record-setting workhorse goalie, and yet another Florida Panther.

The show rounds off with our quickest Lightning Round ever, featuring brief updates on a sputtering rookie D, an understated forward finding his game again, and one of  three Zajacs in the Devils organization.

Players discussed on this episode include Mathieu Perreault, Devan Dubnyk, Pekka Rinne, Carter Hutton, Marek Mazanec, Toby Enstrom, Evander Kane, James Neal, Martin Hanzal, Travis Zajac, Clarke MacArthur, Carey Price, Cory Schneider, Braden Holtby, Dustin Tokarski, Keith Kinkaid,  Martin Hanzal, Darcy Kuemper, Colin Wilson, David Backes, Mike Fisher, James Neal, Filip Forsberg, Matt Beleskey, Sami Vatanen, Bryan Bickell, Patrick Sharp, Riley Sheahan, Alex Steen, Ryan Callahan, Josh Bailey, Nicklas Backstrom, Martin Brodeur, Josh Harding, Mark Stone, Derek Roy, Ales Hemsky, Benoit Pouliot, TJ Oshie, Mikkel Boedker, Kyle Palmieri, Kyle Okposo, Jonathan Huberdeau, and more.

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f you enjoy the show, please support us 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 Keeping Karlsson broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing 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. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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January 11, 2015

No. 47 - kēpiNG KAHRL-suhn

It's the 47th episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, and what would be more fitting than to continue offering our insight into the latest fantasy news and cutting edge analysis that we've offered for the last 46 episodes? Nothing. Nothing would be more fitting.

This episode is full of hot young guys-- though that doesn't sound right. Ok, this episode features a lot of coverage of prospects who are streaking. There we go.

But before Elan and Brian get to them, they cover all the latest news in the world of fantasy hockey that you need to know as a contending fantasy hockey owner. Goalie injuries in Detroit and Philadelphia, the momentary reappearance of a couple point-producing grinders, the trials and tribulations of an elite setup man in a new city, and unforgivable player pronunciations.

Then we get to the meat of the episode: a crop of players making their NHL debuts and first impressions while being given some lofty opportunities on their team's depth chart. We cover newbies coming on strong in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, and San Jose.

Amongst our players of note this week are a goal-scoring bottom-sixer in Washington, a credible even-strength producer on the blueline, a scorchingly efficient power-play QB, an emerging model of balanced production in Calgary, a perfect ten hitter, and a struggling is-he-or-isn't-he elite 'tender.

Players mentioned on this episode include Jimmy Howard, Peter Mrazek, Jonas Gustavsson, Jason Spezza, Johan Franzen, Joe Thornton, Steve Mason, Justin Abdelkader, Teemu Pulkkinen, MELKER!!! Karlsson, Evander Kane, Toby Enstrom, Zach Bogosian, Dustin Byfuglien, David Pastrnak, Milan Lucic, Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick, Colton Sceviour, Brett Ritchie, Calvin Pickard, David Savard, Eric Fehr, Joni Ortio, Trevor Daley, Pat Maroon, Alex Goligoski, Kevin Shattenkirk, and more.

If you enjoy the show, please support us 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 Keeping Karlsson broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing 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. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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January 4, 2015

No. 46 - Sustainable or Fleeting

We are officially at the halfway mark of the regular season, and the 46th episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is designed to help you make sure you're in midseason form.

Elan and Brian take you through the biggest fantasy news of the week, leading off with our take on whether David Perron will prosper in his new Pittsburgh home, and which Penguins will feel the effects of his arrival on the depth chart. Injuries and outjuries in Chicago, Toronto, and St. Louis also get coverage, as well as a detailed outline of the rough road ahead for Toronto and the inevitable regression of a very fast starter in St. Louis. Also, Paul Stastny's doing stuff!

We then move onto goalies, where Brian opens up about the soul-searching that's led him to consider (re-)adding a goalie to our top tier, and recommends a surging 'tender who's waking up from a season-long slump.

Elan brings back last season's ever-popular Sustainable or Fleeting game, where he and Brian run down several hot hands and work through the evidence to decide whether they'll keep cracking or flame out. The segment includes a suprising new d-man in Columbus, a we-should've-known forward in LA, an actual Flame, an efficient Red Wing, and a Keeping Karlsson favourite in (of course) Winnipeg. We also quickly run through three players who suddenly find themselves in fortunate positions on their team's top lines, and discuss who's likely to make the most of their opportunity.

The episode's penultimate segment is our patented lightning round, featuring a blue chip G prospect, a barely-relevant defenseman, and the NHL's most quietly efficient even-strength goal-scorer

And finally, we close off with a snoozer that Pierre McGuire was wrong about.

Players discussed on this episode include David Perron, Evgeni Malkin, Steve Downie, Kris Versteeg, Joffrey Lupul, Teuvo Teravainen, Patrick Sharp, Nazem Kadri, Peter Holland, Jonathan Bernier, Jaden Schwartz, Jori Lehtera, Paul Stastny, Carey Price, Kari Lehtonen, Colton Sceviour, Josh Bailey, Danny Briere, Johnny Gaudreau, Kevin Connauton, Jimmy Hayes, Vincent Lecavalier, Mathieu Perreault, Anze Kopitar, Tomas Tatar, Andrey Vasilevskiy, James van Riemsdyk, Nick Bonino, Jamie McBain, Mike Hoffman, and more.
If you enjoy the show, please support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson

Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group, take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live Keeping Karlsson broadcast, and have their fantasy team personally audited by us every month-- learn more about supporting the show here. 

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing 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.Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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