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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.

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.
 
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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.
 
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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. 
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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April 1, 2019

No. 228 - Trouba Will Find You in the End

It's part two of your Championship Final, or it's the prequel to your 2019-20 title pursuit-- either way, this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast has data, analyses and factoids for everyone!

On this edition, Elan and Brian begin with a quick re-hash of last week's streaming madness bracket, holding themselves accountable for the choices they may or may not have made. They then look ahead to this week's best streaming options to help you bring your championship home, and how some situations may have some spillover effect into next season.

They also play a game of "Can I Drop Him?", where they bring up a bunch of names who've potentially been rostered all year but who might have little chance of contributing over the season's last six days.

Before the episode wraps, they pay tribute to the teams who've won fantasy championships in 2018-19, and wish a Happy Father's Day to those we've lost along the way. 

Players discussed on this episode include Alex Kerfoot, Gabriel Landeskog, Tyson Barrie, J.T. Compher, Dustin Byfuglien, Jacob Trouba, Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich, Ryan Strome, Marcus Johnasson, Max Pacioretty, Paul Stastny, Alex Tuch, Cody Eakin, Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith, William Karlsson, Marc-Andre Fleury, Malcolm Subban, Shea Theodore, Victor Hedman, Mikhail Sergachev, Ryan McDonagh, J.T. Miller, Tyler Johnson, Anthony Cirelli, Ben Bishop, Anton Khudobin, Mats Zuccarello, Roope Hintz, Radek Faksa, Mikael Granlund, Roman Josi,  Clayton Keller, Jeff Skinner, Victor Olofsson, Dylan Strome, Erik Gustafsson, Alex Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, Rickard Rakell, Adam Henrique, Sam Steel, Jakob Silfverberg, Tyler Toffoli, Anze Kopitar, Alec Martinez, Jack Campbell, Jonathan Quick, Zack Kassian, Alex Chiasson, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Sergey Bobrovsky, Quinn Hughes, Anthony Duclair, Brian Gibbons, Colin White, Kevin Labanc, Joe Thornton, Jordan Eberle, Brett Kulak, Jake DeBrusk, Mikael Backlund, Kevin Shattenkirk, Philipp Grubauer, Mike Smith, Petr Mrazek, Mookie Blaylok, Jonathan Taylor Thomas 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.
 
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March 25, 2019

No. 227 - Adar II Madness

On this special, never-done-before edition of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, the plan for the episode is shrouded in mystery from the start: Elan has a plan, Brian doesn't know about it, the @avgtimeonice crew are in on it, and also Elan barely knows the details himself.

If this sounds to you like a recipe for fantasy hockey podcast gold, then tie on your bib and get feasting on a definitely-not-at-all-inspired-by-anything-else-seasonally-happening tour of the absolute best streaming options to help you bring the championship home in your finals matchups.

Players discussed on this episode include Travis Konecny, Jonathan Drouin, Brendan Gallagher, Tyler Johnson, David Krejci, Micheal Ferland, Jake DeBrusk, David Krejci, Nico Hischier, Alex Tuch, Max Pacioretty, J.T. Miller, Mikael Backlund, Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, Andreas Johnsson, Pavel Buchnevich, Brendan Lemieux, Andreas Athanasiou, Taro Hirose, Sven Baertschi, Alex Edler, Shea Theodore, Ivan Provorov, Esa Lindell, Radko Gudas, Robert Hagg, Tyler Myers, Erik Johnson, Kevin Shattenkirk, Nate Schmidt, Dmitry Orlov, Oscar Klefbom, Corey Crawford, Philipp Grubauer, Semyon Varlamov, Thomas Greiss, Robin Lehner, David Rittich, Mike Smith, Curtis McElhinney, Petr Mrazek, Samuel Montembeault, Roberto Luongo, Malcom Subban 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.
 
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March 18, 2019

No. 226 - Montembeault Diddly

It's a fantasy playoffs edition of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast! That means it's just like any other episode, except we're a little more ready to cut deadweight and add randoms who happen to be picking up points. 

Elan and Brian float a bunch of names out there from each category and give their analyses on who's most likely to sink or swim on your roster during this critical week of the season. 

Players discussed on this episode include Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Tim Heed, Sam Reinhart, Jack Eichel, Zach Parise, Alex Galchenyuk, Clayton Keller, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jakob Chychrun, Mattias Ekholm, Craig Smith, Vincent Trocheck, Sam Montembeault, Frederik Andersen, Garrett Sparks, William Nylander, Semyon Varlamov, Philipp Grubauer, Roope Hintz, Ben Bishop, Anton Khudobin, Damon Severson, Will Butcher, Ryan McDonagh, Erik Cernak, Tyler Johnson, Connor Murphy, Brendan Perlini, Dmitry Orlov, Jakub Vrana, Torey Krug, Charlie McAvoy, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Danton Heinen, Brett Pesce, Andrei Svechnikov, Petr Mrazek, David Perron, Thomas Chabot, Christian Wolanin, Max Veronneau, Carter Hart, Brian Elliott, Malcolm Subban 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.
 
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March 11, 2019

No. 225 - Yes We McCann

Have you heard of the latest genre of fantasy hockey podcast? It's called streamo! And this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast is a pioneer of the scene, giving you all the news and analysis you need to get an edge ahead of the biggest weeks of your season.

Elan and Brian are joined by Stream Scheme's Davey B, and together the trio talks about how they tweak their strategies for the fantasy playoffs, and which decent and perfectly rosterable players might not cut it with bad schedules next week. They also cover the flipside: players who are normally FA fodder who suddenly look attractive because of some extra games played they can offer you over the first part of the week.

Also: what happened to Jimmy Vesey? Do we have a tandem in St. Louis? Does someone really need to score in New Jersey? Can anyone continue scoring in Anaheim? ..and, of course, plenty more.

Don't follow Dave on Twitter, but if you get the desire, listen until he end of the show for his handle.

Players discussed on this episode include Travis Sanheim, Phil Danault, Justin Williams, Jonathan Drouin, Josh Leivo, Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson, Bo Horvat, Craig Smith, Mikael Granlund, Colin Miller, Mark Stone, Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown, Nazem Kadri, Andreas Johnsson, Kasperi Kapanen, Jimmy Vesey, Vladislav Namestnikov, Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich, Filip Chytil, Brett Howden, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Josh Anderson, Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac, Jakub Voracek, Travis Konecny, Nolan Patrick, Oskar Lindblom, Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, Conor Sheary, Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, J.T. Compher, Alex Kerfoot, Derick Brassard, Robin Lehner, Thomas Greiss, Mat Barzal, Jordan Binnington, Jake Allen, Brayden Schenn, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, Ryan Getzlaf, Adam Henrique, Rickard Rakell, Troy Terry, Nick Ritchie, Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry, Cam Fowler Zack Kassian, Oscar Klefbom, Mike Green, Niklas Kronwall, Filip Hronek, Matthew Tkachuk, Elias Lindholm, Drake Caggiula, Artem Anisimov, Dylan Sikura, Brandon Saad, Brendan Perlini, Duncan Keith, Sam Montembeault, Dominik Simon, Jared McCann 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!