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

May 24, 2015

No. 63 - Full Season Slumpers, Pt. 1

Welcome to the third episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's 2015 Offseason Series!

After spending some time breaking down the players who may have overperformed in 2014-15, Elan and Brian switch their focus to the other side of the coin: the players who fell well short of expectations in this past NHL season.

Were their underwhelming campaigns a one-off fluke, or a sign of things to come? We dig into the advanced stats, analytics, underlying numbers, or whatever you like to call them, to give you an answer that will help you be prepared come 2015-16 draft day.

Players discussed on this week's episode include: Phil Kessel, Tomas Vanek, Patrick Sharp, Matt Duchene, Brian Campbell, Aaron Ekblad, Kari Lehtonen, Tyler Bozak, James van Riemsdyk, and Nicklas Lidstrom

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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 video 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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May 10, 2015

No. 62 - Full Season Streakers, Pt. 2

As post-season hockey rages on, so does the 2015 Offseason Series on the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

This week, we present the thrilling conclusion to our two-part look back at 2014-15's Full Season Streakers, where we put a lens to more players who wonderfully outperformed their pre-season projections. Elan and Brian go over what they did, how they did it, and if they can do it all over again in 2015-16.

Players discussed on this week's episode include Tyler Johnson, Jaden Schwartz, Brian Gionta, Drew Stafford, Devan Dubnyk, Roman Josi, Dennis Wideman, Justin Faulk, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov, Johan Larsson, Mathieu Perreault, Darcy Kuemper, Mark Giordano, Shea Weber, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jori Lehtera and Curtis Joseph.

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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 video 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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April 26, 2015

No. 61 - Full Season Streakers, Pt. 1

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast returns this week to kick off our 2015 Offseason Series!

Our first summer episode of the year zeroes in on scorers who surprised with season-long streaks-- although the evidence suggested their production would taper off, they kept on tallying points from October all the way through to April

Elan and Brian turn the spotlight to these streakers, and then take a look at the deeper numbers to tell you what you really want to know: can you count on these guys to do it all over again next year?

Players discussed on this week's episode include Nick Foligno, Rick Nash, Jiri Hudler, Jack Johnson, Michael del Zotto, 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 video 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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April 12, 2015

No. 60 - What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Benn

The regular season came to a close last night, but the lights are still on at KKHQ! Elan and Brian recap the final week's delights and disappointments on the 60th edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

Elan and Brian begin by giving props to Jamie Benn for winning this year's scoring race, and discuss how this will affect his standing amongst the league's elite come next year's draft order. Brian also comments on the league-wide downward trend in point-scoring.

We then have a look at who rested in their team's final games, and whether or not it's worth tinkering with your pool's format to avoid feeling the effects of surprise late-season scratches.

We also call out a few stars who may have let their owners down when it mattered the most, as well as a few depth guys that stepped up with heroically huge weeks and months down the stretch.

Before closing the show, we give you a heads up about what to expect over the course of our 2015 Offseason Series (note that episodes will be coming out bi-weekly over the summer!). Elan is declared the knowingest know-it-all even though he lost another bet already, and he immediately puts his title on the line as the guys make their Stanley Cup predictions.

And finally, things get a little silly as we offer up our final round of tributes to the eliminated and hearty congratulations to the champions amongst us. 

Thank you for listening, subscribing, reviewing, tweeting, chatting and patronizing all year long. 

Players discussed on this week's episode include Jamie Benn, Evgeni Malkin, Steven Stamkos, Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman, Tyler Seguin, Patrick Eaves, Blake Wheeler, Kevin Shattenkirk, Rick Nash, Mats Zuccarello, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Alex Edler, TJ Oshie, Zach Parise, Brian Gionta, Corey Perry, Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews, Stan Mikita, Elmer Lach 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 video 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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April 5, 2015

No. 59 - Fontaine of Youth

After an entire season's worth of adds, drops, trades, waiver claims, injuries, outjuries, slumps, streaks and snoozers, it all comes down to this! And, of course, we're here to help you go for gold-- or bronze-- with the final 2014-15 regular season edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

This week's show kicks off with the outjuries that could help put you over the top, including two top 9 forwards in Winnipeg, a top 6 forward in Ottawa, and a top ??? forward in Manhattan.

This week's look at injuries and their ripple effects includes the Tampa Bay blue line, a shuffled up forward group in St. Louis, Jets defensemen (a recurring topic..), Calgary's goalie crease, and the outlook for one of the hottest lines in hockey that, believe it or not, belongs to the Oilers.

Speaking of goalie creases, this episode also features a quick look around the league at goalies that may be able to help you out for a game or two over the final week of the season.

Finally, Elan and Brian cover off some of the latest streakers that you may be able to pluck from free agency and hopefully count amongst your playoff MVPs, including a backup(?) goalie in Detroit, even-strength excellencies in Minnesota and New York, a finally-emerging rookie in Washington, a trio of Sabres, a trio of Sharks, and a greybearded Panther.

The episode wraps up with another tribute to the teams that are gone, but certainly not forgotten.

Players mentioned on this week's episode include Victor Hedman, Nikita Nesterov, Slater Koekkoek, Patrik Berglund, Paul Stastny, Dmitri Jaskin, Jori Lehtera, Zbynek Michalek, Jason Garrison, Dustin Byfuglien, Jacob Trouba, Toby Enstrom, Tyler Myers, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, Benoit Pouliot, Mikko Koivu, Karri Ramo, Bryan Little, Mathieu Perreault, Marty St. Louis, Clarke MacArthur, Petr Mrazek, Jimmy Howard, Alex Stalock, Andrew Hammond, Craig Anderson, Anders Lee, Kevin Hayes, Juston Fontaine, Cam Talbot, Marcus Foligno, Brian Gionta, Rasmus Ristolainen, Jiri Hudler, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Patrick Marleau, Matthew Nieto, and Chris Tierney.

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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 video 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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March 29, 2015

No. 58 - Top Tierney

If you've managed to make it this far, don't stop now-- get all the latest fantasy hockey news and analysis you need to hoist the championship by listening to the 58th weekly edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

The word of the week is Outjury, as a whole bunch of high-impact players return to their lineups for tune-ups and playoff runs. Some of them may have fallen off your opponents' radars, leaving them ripe for the picking, including a center-turned-winger in Boston, a breakthrough blue-liner in Dallas, a breakout forward in Winnipeg, a top six mainstay in Ottawa, and even maybe a pre-season sleeper in Dallas.

Of course, injuries continue to play a role in your fantasy matchups, both by knocking guys out of them and elevating other players into new roles. Elan and Brian look at the impacts of injuries in Florida, Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis.

And, the big question: who can you stream in and out of your lineup when you need an extra point or two? We've got a ton of suggestions, including a couple goalies recovering from poor starts, re-emerging teammates in Minnesota and Colorado, an entire line in Ottawa, a pair of blue-liners in Vancouver, depth forwards in San Jose and Tampa Bay, and an honest to goodness Buffalo Sabre.

The show wraps up with a tribute to those we've lost along the way. If you'd like your team tributed, send us a tweet or an e-mail for next week's show.

Players discussed on this week's episode include Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot, Mathieu Pereault, Dustin Byfuglien, Tyler Myers, David Krejci, Ryan Spooner, Valeri Nichushkin, Clarke MacArthur, Trevor Daley, Alex Goligoski, John Klingberg, Craig Anderson, Andrew Hammond, Patric Hornqvist, Evgeni Malkin, Nick Bjugstad, Erik Cole, Justin Abdelkader, Riley Sheahan, Zach Trotman, Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug, Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn, Ryan White, Tyler Ennis, Brian Gionta, Shea Weber, Seth Jones, Cody Franson, Alex Steen, David Backes, Kris Letang, Derrick Pouliot, Paul Martin, Kari Lehtonen, Mike Smith, Alex Tanguay, Mikko Koivu, Ryan O'Reilly, Tomas Vanek, Erik Condra, Mike Ribeiro, J.G. Pageau, Alex Edler, Yannick Weber, Curtis Lazar, Vladislav Namestnikov, Mike Ribeiro, Jimmy Howard, Peter Mrazek, Gustav Nyquist, Michael Raffl, Darren Helm, Chris Tierney, 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 video 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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March 22, 2015

No. 57 - Calling Doctor Jones

Don't hit that snooze button! Instead, give your head a shake, open up your favourite podcasting app, and push play for the 57th weekly edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast.

Star players are snoozing left and right at the worst possible time, going AWOL for your most important weeks of the season. On this episode, Elan and Brian work through the snoozing studs to figure out which ones are worth waiting for, and which ones need to be swapped out for the hot hand, pronto. Particularly close attention is paid to seemingly contagious point droughts wreaking havoc in New York, Nashville and Pittsburgh.

And there are plenty of hot hands to be found. We look to a recently-recalled winger in Columbus, a blossoming young scorer in Winnipeg, a "hot" Florida forward taking a big step forward, a Sabre that's offering a glimmer of his past self, and a new first line arrival in Edmonton.

This show also includes a look at the goaltending situations in Vancouver and Ottawa. Has Brian finally bought in to the Hamburglar hype?

And, of course, this edition features the latest injuries and outjuries, and all of their collateral effects on your fantasy roster and lineup decisions.

Players discussed on this episode include Derek Stepan, Patrick Marleau, Melker Karlsson, Chris Kunitz, Mike Ribeiro, Colin Wilson, Martin St. Louis, Rick Nash, David Perron, Evgeni Malkin, Andrew Hammond, Eddie Lack, Marko Dano, Mark Scheifele, Brandon "Pirri" Pirri, Ryan Miller, Patric Hornqvist, Kris Versteeg, Sami Vatanen, every other Ducks defenseman, Kevin Hayes, Boone Jenner, Tomas Plekanec, Tyler Bozak, Mikael Granlund, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Cam Talbot, Matt Moulson, Benoit Pouliot, and Taylor Hall.


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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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March 20, 2015

Brock Seguin Fantasy Playoff Tips

DailyFaceoff.com Editor in Chief Brock Seguin stops by to chat with Elan and share the players he thinks would make for good adds to help give you an edge in your fantasy hockey playoffs.

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March 15, 2015

No. 56 - Surviving the Homestretch

The rumours are true-- the 56th edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast has arrived!
 
Players discussed in this episode include Kyle Okposo, Anders Lee, Josh Bailey, Ryan Murray, David Savard, Jared Spurgeon, Zach Bogosian, Tyler Myers, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot, Taylor Hall, Ondrej Palat, Vladislav Namestnikov, Michael Del Zotto, Paul Postma, Jacob Trouba, Toby Enstrom, Carlo Colaiacovo, Mark Streit, Brayden Coburn, Jonas Gustavsson, Petr Mrazek, Jimmy Howard, James Neal, Mike Santorelli, Patric Hornqvist, Ryan O'Reilly, Brad Marchand, Nail Yakupov, Thomas Vanek, David Booth, Michael Hutchinson, Carl Soderberg, Mikael Granlund, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, Marek Zidlicky, Kimmo Timonen, Cody Franson, and Erik Karlsson.

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 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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March 8, 2015

No. 55 - Giordanoooooooo

The NHL regular season is 80% done and the fantasy regular season is even further along, meaning there's no better time to check out the 55th weekly edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

The run of injuries to star players sadly continues, and Elan and Brian are here to tell you how to best offset the losses incurred to your fantasy lineup. The guys explain what the absences of blue-liners in Calgary, Winnipeg and Dallas mean for your roster going forward, and touch on the thud-like exclamation point on a sophomore slumper's season.

As the post-season draws nearer, your fantasy focus should be shifting ever more towards the short-term. With that in mind, we offer a few suggestions for some high-producing, low %owned players that could lend you a hand over their next handful of games.

Also, now that we've had some games played since this week's NHL trade deadline, we run down the first notable performances from players who have changed addresses. This show also takes a look at developing goaltending situations in Calgary and Anaheim.

And finally, we share some of our own strategic fantasy tips for getting the most out of your lineup. One point can make or break a season's worth of work, so we'll tell you how to cleverly manage roster moves, free agent pickups, and player schedules in your post-season matchups.

Players discussed on this episode include Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie, Dennis Wideman, Deryck Engelland, Dustin Byfuglien, Tyler Myers, Trevor Daley, John Klingberg, Alex Goligoski, Nathan MacKinnon, Ryan O'Reilly, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Cody McLeod, Dennis Everberg, Tyler Seguin, Jason Spezza, Erik Cole, Tomas Fleischmann, Curtis Glencross, Michael Frolik, Brandon Pirri, Drew Stafford, Jiri Tlusty, David Desharnais, Semyon Varlamov, Jonas Hiller, Kari Ramo, Patrick Sharp, Frederik Andersen, John Gibson, Joni Ortio, Alex Semin, Andrej Nestrasil, Mika Zibanejad, David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner, and more.

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 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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