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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.

September 17, 2018

No. 200 - The Karlsson Also Rises

First things first: Elan and Brian have not traded Karlsson. They are still keeping Karlsson. This podcast remains Keeping Karlsson. Anyone who does that is smart. Anyone who doesn't, particularly in actual real life, and particularly without getting anything of remotely similar value in return, is not. 

So anyway, yeah, here's another episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast. It's a pretty good one. It was supposed to be all about Yahoo Average Draft Pick rankings, which we were going to comb through and then pick out some guys who we thought were being picked either too high or were bargains being picked as low as they were. But then this other thing came up. So instead, Brian rants for a bit at the start. Then Elan refocuses on the fantasy fallout of Karlsson to San Jose. Then Elan invokes a bit of a Smörgoåliesbord redux by wanting to tinker amongst tiers based on recent preseason news. Brian is chagrinned by this and wants to refocus on the trade. Then they look at the fallout of Karlsson gone from Ottawa (spoiler: it's not good). Afterwards, the guys do get around to combing Yahoo ADPs as originally planned, highlighting a handful of market inefficiences on both the high and low ends based on fantasy drafting trends to date. 

Also: the Keeping Karlsson NHL 2018-19 Audio Almanac is out now! Elan and Brian slaved over hot mics and keyboards for weeks to put together the world's first audio fantasy hockey guide. It all adds up to a comprehensive and exhaustive 32 chapters, 27+ hours of content, 285 player points projections, 65 goalies tiered, and too many arguments to count to help you win your fantasy pool and just know pretty much everything about every relevant player in the entire NHL. Head to keepingkarlsson.com/almanac to purchase, where you'll also find a link to download the first chapter for free. This is also a good place to mention that Keeping Karlsson patrons get 20% off their Almanac purchase!

Players discussed on this episode include Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, Evander Kane, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Tomas Hertl, Timo Meier, Martin Jones, Aaron Dell, Jonathan Quick, Devan Dubnyk, Tukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Jake Allen, Ville Husso, Corey Crawford, Cam Ward, Cory Schneider, Carter Hutton, Brian Elliott, Carter Hart, Michal Neuvirth, Thomas Chabot, Matt Duchene, Mark Stone, Chris Tierney, Brady Tkachuk 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 notes. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
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September 11, 2018

No. 199 - Luszczyszyn-a Tova

Elan and Brian took their first crack at making projections in the Keeping Karlsson NHL 2018-19 Audio Almanac, but on this new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, they bring in experienced model-maker, The Athletic writer and chart man-to-be Dom Luszczyszyn for some veteran projector leadership, character and grit. After sharing their thoughts on the Pacioretty deal, the three crystal-ball-gazers compare notes for a swath of players on which they disagree the most, and see if they can reach some kind of consensus on their most at-odds projections. You can get Dom's famous projections sheet for yourself by heading over to keepingkarlsson.com/dom.

Also: that Keeping Karlsson NHL 2018-19 Audio Almanac is out now! Elan and Brian slaved over hot mics and keyboards for weeks to put together the world's first audio fantasy hockey guide. It all adds up to a comprehensive and exhaustive 32 chapters, 27+ hours of content, 285 player points projections, 65 goalies tiered, and too many arguments to count to help you win your fantasy pool and just know pretty much everything about every relevant player in the entire NHL. Head to keepingkarlsson.com/almanac to purchase, where you'll also find a link to download the first chapter for free. This is also a good place to mention that Keeping Karlsson patrons get 20% off their Almanac purchase!

Players discussed on this episode include Max Pacioretty, Tomas Tatar, Jonathan Drouin, Alex Tuch, Paul Stastny, Artturi Lehkonen, Torey Krug, Charlie McAvoy, Casey Mittelstadt, Kyle Okposo, Sam Reinhart, Mat Barzal, Johnny Gaudreau, Dylan Larkin, Oscar Klefbom, Evgeny Dadonov, Nick Bjugstad, Brent Burns, William Karlsson, Erik Haula, Jon Carlson 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 notes. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
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September 7, 2018

No. 198 - Negrea-Knew Vegas Would Be Golden

We've spent the summer months on the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast analyzing last season's performances, projecting players for this season, combing through depth charts, reviewing roster moves -- but what do you do once you've got all that info? Elan and Brian bring in the big guns, poker legend Daniel Negreanu, to help break down all of the tips and tricks you need to be thinking about to have an edge in your fantasy leagues on this brand new episode. Daniel shares his strategies for drafting (auction!), trading, in-season roster management and other fantasy nuances, before sharing his predictions for this year's Golden Knights squad, his Stanley Cup favourites, and a list of the NHL players he would draft for his fantasy poker team (which is a real thing!).

Want Daniel Negreanu to teach you how to play poker? Check out his course on Masterclass.

And, if you didn't already know, the Keeping Karlsson NHL 2018-19 Audio Almanac is out now! It's not at all too late to dive into our 27+ hour audiobook previewing the upcoming NHL season. The Audio Almanac is made up of a comprehensive and exhaustive 32 chapters, 285 player points projections, 65 goalies tiered and too many arguments to count. Head to keepingkarlsson.com/almanac to purchase, where you'll also find a link to download the first chapter for free. Also, Keeping Karlsson patrons get 20% off their Almanac purchase.

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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 notes. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
Thanks for listening!
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September 2, 2018

No. 197 - Smörgoåliesbord!! 2018

It's time again for the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast's Smörgoåliesbord 2018!! <excited Kermit the Frog gif>

As on every Smörgoåliesbord, Elan and Brian touch on Every. Single. Goalie with potential to see a minute of ice this year, and conveniently tier them for your fantasy hockey draft purposes. They explain why you should tier for your draft, how they design their tiers, and detail the stats and analysis that go into their goalie projecting sausage. Check out our goalie tiers after the episode at keepingkarlsson.com/goalies (if you check them earlier, that spoiler's on you).

Also: the Keeping Karlsson NHL 2018-19 Audio Almanac is out now! Elan and Brian slaved over hot mics and keyboards for weeks to put together the world's first audio fantasy hockey guide. It all adds up to a comprehensive and exhaustive 32 chapters, 25+ hours of content, 285 player points projections, 65 goalies tiered and, uh, too many arguments to count to help you win your fantasy pool and just know pretty much everything about every relevant player in the entire NHL. Head to keepingkarlsson.com/almanac to purchase, where you'll also find a link to download the first chapter for free. This is also a good place to mention that Keeping Karlsson patrons get 20% off their Almanac purchase!

Goalies discussed on this episode include Jake Allen, Frederik Andersen, Craig Anderson, Jonathan Bernier, Ben Bishop, Sergei Bobrovsky, Laurent Broissoit, Jack Campbell, Mike Condon, Pheonix Copley, Corey Crawford, Casey DeSmith, Scott Darling, Aaron Dell, Louis Domingue, Devan Dubnyk, Brian Elliott, Marc-Andre Fleury, Alexandar Georgiev, John Gibson, Jn Gillies, Thomas Greiss, Phliipp Grubauer, Chad Johnson, Jaroslav Halak, Connor Hellebuyck, Braden Holtby, Jimmy Howard, Carter Hutton, Tristan Jarry, Martin Jones, Anton Khudobin, Keith Kinkaid, Joonas Korpisalo, Mikko Koskinen, Darcy Kuemper, Robin Lehner, Henrik Lundqvist, Roberto Luongo, Curtis McElhinney, Jacob Markstrom, Ryan Miller, Matt Murray, Petr Mrazek, Michal Neuvirth, Antti Niemi, Anders Nilsson, Carey Price, Antti Raanta, Tuukka Rask, James Reimer, Pekka Rinne, David Rittich, Juuse Saros, Cory Schneider, Mike Smith, Alex Stalock, Malcolm Subban, Cam Talbot, Jonathan Quick, Linus Ullmark, Semyon Varlamov, Andrei Vasilevskiy, and Cam Ward. 

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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 notes. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
Thanks for listening!
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August 26, 2018

No. 196 - Keeping Karlsson NHL Audio Almanac Sneak Preview: Anaheim Ducks

The Keeping Karlsson NHL 2018-19 Audio Almanac is out now! Elan and Brian have been slaving over hot mics and keyboards for weeks to put together the world's first audio fantasy hockey guide. It all adds up to 32 chapters, 25+ hours of content, 285 player points projections, 65 goalies tiered and, uh, too many arguments to count. This week, we're sharing Chapter 1 of the Almanac with you for free-- it may or may not be the best chapter, but it's definitely the first!

The full Almanac also features bonus early access to our annual Smörgoåliesbord chapter (which will be released to the public on September 2), as well as access to a Google Sheet that shows all 285 skater projections made throughout the Almanac, and all 65 goalies placed neatly into their tiers. 

If you like what you hear, head on over to keepingkarlsson.com/almanac to cop your copy and unlock the rest of the 31 chapters in our 2018-19 NHL Audio Almanac (and, psst, patrons of Keeping Karlsson get 20% off the cover price).

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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 notes. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
Thanks for listening!
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August 14, 2018

No. 195 - Fantasy Hockey Architecture 2018

As per tradition, it's the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast's annual Fantasy Hockey League Design episode! Points or categories? Head to head or Rotisserie? What categories should count? What should rosters look like? How many transactions should be allowed? How can you handle bad trades? What's the best type of draft? Elan and Brian weigh the pros and cons for each of these league design choices and more, ultimately sharing their thought process and rationales for the setup of the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League's (lovingly known and referred to as the KKUPFL) 2018-19 season.

You can now pre-order the world's first audio NHL fantasy guide! The Keeping Karlsson 2018-19 NHL Audio Almanac boasts 31 chapters, 20+ hours of content, and all of Elan and Brian's analyses and projections for each team's fantasy relevant players this upcoming season. Check out the details and get your copy at keepingkarlsson.com/almanac.

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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 notes. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
Thanks for listening!
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August 6, 2018

No. 194 - Skinner Circle

On this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian dig right into the Jeff Skinner trade, and then proceed to give their takes on every other remaining piece of fantasy relevant summer movement around the league, including new goalies in several different locales, a returned Russian in Dallas, an injured quarterback in Montreal, and some re-signed talent in San Jose, Minnesota and Ottawa.

Players discussed on this episode include Jeff Skinner, Casey Mittelstadt, Conor Sheary, Kyle Okposo, Rasmus Dahlin, Carter Hutton, Linus Ullmark, Andrei Svechnikov, Justin Williams, Martin Necas, Valentin Zykov, Warren Foegele, Lucas Wallmark, Semyon Varlamov, Philipp Grubauer, Pheonix Copley, Braden Holtby, John Carlson, Tom Wilson, Jonathan Bernier, Jimmy Howard, Thomas Vanek, Mike Green, Henrik Zetterberg, Anton Khudobin, Ben Bishop, Valeri Nichushkin, Jason Spezza, Tuukka Rask, Jaroslav Halak, Steve Mason, Laurent Brossoit, Eric Comrie, Connor Hellebuyck, Shea Weber, Cam Ward, Jeff Petry, Ryan Kesler, Patrick Eaves, Adam Henrique, Joe Thornton, Jo Pavelski, Tomas Hertl, Michael Grabner, Jordan Oestele, Antti Raanta, Brendan Perlini, Richard Panik, Duncan Keith, Matt Dumba, Jared Spurgeon, Ryan Suter, Jan Kovar, Erik Karlsson, Matt Duchene, Mark Stone 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 notes. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
Thanks for listening!
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July 25, 2018

No. 193 - Pete Projects a Pack of Primo Players

On this special episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, Elan is joined by NHL.com's Senior Fantasy Editor Pete Jensen to chat about how the NHL.com fantasy rankings get made. Together, they comb through the latest set of rankings and explore some of the more notable players and ratings. Elan and Pete cover the difference in value between forwards, defensemen and goalies, the PPQB situations in Carolina and Minnesota, the Panthers' top six, Tavares's ceiling in his new digs, breakout rookie and sophomore possibilities, why Carey Price finds himself between Cory Schneider and Carter Hutton, how the Nashville crease may sort itself out, and much more along the way. Pete also picks between the 'Elan' and 'Brian' sides of some of the bets the two have made on player production heading into the 2018-19 campaign.

Speaking of campaigns-- there's just under two weeks left in our Kickstarter campaign to create the first ever Audio NHL Fantasy Guide! Get yourself 20+ hours of content in which Elan and Brian visit, debate and project the fantasy relevant players on all 31 NHL teams in the usual Keeping Karlsson fashion in advance of the 2018-19 season. The guide only gets made if our campaign gets funded, so be sure to show your support before our Monday, August 6, deadline. All the details are available for you to check out over at keepingkarlsson.com/guide.

Players discussed on this episode include Erik Karlsson, Dustin Byfuglien, Dougie Hamilton, Jared Spurgeon, Matt Dumba, John Tavares, Paul Stastny, Artemi Panarin, Elias Pettersson, Rasmus Dahlin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Vincent Trocheck, Mike Hoffman, Carey Price, Pekka Rinne, Juuse Saros 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 monthly Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
Thanks for listening!
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July 17, 2018

No. 192 - Haula Haula

On this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian continue shining the spotlight on teams and players whose scenarios have changed since season's end, making specific stops in Vegas, Calgary, Carolina, Ottawa and L.A. They also argue about the nature of friendly bets.

There are only two weeks remaining in our Kickstarter campaign to create the first ever Audio NHL Fantasy Guide! If 20+ hours of content in which Elan and Brian visit, debate and project the fantasy relevant players on all 31 NHL teams sounds like something you want to listen to, grab your advance copy before August 1 to make sure the project actually happens. All the details are available for you to check out over at keepingkarlsson.com/guide.

Players discussed on this episode include Paul Stastny, Erik Haula, Tomas Tatar, Colin Miller, Alex Tuch, Marc-Andre Fleury, James Neal, Matthew Tkachuk, Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin, Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton, Justin Faulk, Petr Mrazek, Scott Darling, Calvin de Haan, Mike Hoffman, Evgenii Dadonov, Mark Stone, Matt Duchene, Thomas Chabot, Colin White, Ryan Dzingel, Dustin Brown, Tyler Toffoli, Ilya Kovalchuk 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 monthly Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
Thanks for listening!
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July 9, 2018

No. 191 - Tavaresque

Good things come to those who wait, as so much has happened in the last couple weeks that Elan and Brian are gonna need a few episodes to break it all down! On this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, we begin to wade through all the movement in free agency and the ripple effects that might follow.

Players discussed on this episode include Erik Karlsson, John Tavares, Nazem Kadri, Mat Barzal, Josh Bailey, Jordan Eberle, Anders Lee, Robin Lehner, Thomas Greiss, Anthony Beauvillier, James van Riemsdyk, Wayne Simmonds, Nolan Patrick, Travis Konecny, Ryan O'Reilly, Alexander Steen, Robert Thomas, Robby Fabbri, David Perron, Tyler Bozak, Jake Allen, Carter Hutton, Linus Ullmark, Sam Reinhart 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 monthly Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes. 
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
Thanks for listening!
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