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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.

April 13, 2018

Bonus Episode: Season Ending Hot Take Off

On this very special unlocked-for-everybody Keeping Karlsson Patroncast, we have our 2nd ever Hot Take Off! Elan and Brian are joined by Jon Reed and Dave Betten to read, rank, rip and rephrase listener-submitted hot takes on future hockey and fantasy hockey predictions.

If you enjoyed this show, and are thinking about checking out what it’s like to be a patron of Keeping Karlsson, think about how you can do that for supporting us at just $1 each month through the offseason! Get a monthly bonus episode, come hang out with us on Facebook, and get access to our live scripts/show notes by becoming a KK Patron over at keepingkarlsson.com/patron.

Finally, a programming note: our next Sunday episode drops on April 22. Happy playoff hockey watching until then! And then also after then. But we’ll renew our wish for you at that point.

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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 midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
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April 8, 2018

No. 184 - Avant Gardiner

This is it-- the final regular season episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast for 2017-18! Elan and Brian close out the season by reviewing a few playoff storylines, sharing playoff pool draft strategies, shouting out some top late season performers, and giving kudos to the league leaders in several key fantasy categoroes.

After that, the guys are joined by 8 other Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (KKUPFL) Champions to live-draft for our annual playoff pool. The show closes out with tributes to losers and winners from the final week of the season.

This Thursday, we'll be hosting a Hot Take Off! Have a take that's original, unconventional, and could actually be true? Send it over to kktakes [at] gmail [dot] com to have it read and rated by Elan, Brian and others on our next episode. (Please keep your takes to fewer than 280 characters)

Players discussed on this episode include Brian Elliott, Patric Hornqvist, Jake Guentzel, Zach Parise, Cam Fowler, Joe Thornton, Evander Kane, John Gibson, Keith Kinkaid, Cory Schneider, Kevin Hayes, Pavel Buchnevich, Antti Raanta, Connor Hellebuyck, Connor McDavid, Claude Giroux, Jamie Benn, Nikita Kucherov, Evgeni Malkin, Nathan MacKinnon, Keith Yandle, Jake Gardiner, Morgan Rielly, Matt Dumba, Matt Duchene, Kris Russell, Nikita Zadorov, Mark Borowiecki, Adam Larsson, Rasmus Ristolainen, Dustin Brown, Brayden Schenn, Colin Miller, Frederik Andersen 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 midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
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April 2, 2018

No. 183 - Do Panik!

After Brian beat Elan in sudden death OT for the Keeping Karlsson Bubble Hockey Championship that took place at the tail-end of the Ottawa listener meetup, Elan was very sad while Brian did a victory dance. As they said their goodbyes, Elan asked Brian to write the introductory text for this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast-- which features a listener mailbag, plus the latest injuries/outjuries/line changes/hot + cold streaks-- before the night was done. Brian, being such a wonderful and excellent co-host, and also the best bubble hockey player of the two and thus feeling sorry for his friend who wanted to be champion so badly, obliged.

This Tuesday, take on Elan and Brian in our Keeping Karlsson FanDuel listener league! Our contest opens first thing Tuesday morning-- there are limited spots available, so hit the link early to guarantee your spot in our game.

Players discussed on this episode include a whole lot of players that maybe will be named specifically in this write-up at some point in the near future, or maybe not.

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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 midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
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March 25, 2018

No. 182 - The Pulock Show

On this week's episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian bring up the big and little names that can help or hurt you through the final weeks of your playoffs and all the way to your championship.

The guys also pay tribute to losing teams that came oh so close to fantasy glory, and to winning teams who've already clinched their titles.

Are you in Ottawa? Or, unlike Elan, think a trip to Ottawa could be fun? How about if that trip could include watching a game at a bar with Elan, Brian and other KK listeners? Come join us this April 1 at 8pm to watch a game at the Clocktower Brew Pub! RSVP at keepingkarlsson.com/meetup.

Players discussed on this episode include Ryan Donato, Rick Nash, Patrice Bergeron, Torey Krug, Riley Nash, David Krejci, Matt Grzelcyk, Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, Curtis Lazar, Sam Bennett, Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton, Mike Smith, Henrik Lundqvist, Alexander Georgiev, Neal Pionk, Neal Pionk, Neal Pionk, Mike Green, Niklas Kronwall, Trevor Daley, Dylan Larkin, Gustav Nyquist, Tyler Bertuzzi, Henrik Zetterberg, Jonathan Toews, Alex DeBrincat, Brandon Saad, Erik Gustafsson, Brent Seabrook, Carey Price, Antti Niemi, Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin, Jeff Petry, Alex Galchenyuk, Auston Matthews, William Nylander, Mitch Marner, Zach Hyman, Tyler Bozak, Ondrej Palat, J.T. Miller, Mikhail Sergachev, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jake Allen, Alex Pietrangelo, Alex Steen, Colton Parayko, Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund, Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner, Thomas Vanek, Cam Atkinson, Derek Stepan, Clayton Keller, Richard Panik, Antti Raanta, Darcy Kuemper, Valentin Zykov, Justin Faulk, Noah Hanifin, Jaccob Slavin, Justin Schultz, Kris Letang, Ryan Pulock, Nick Leddy, Nikita Zadorov, Erik Johnson, Patrik Nemeth, Kari Lehtonen, Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Sami Vatanen, Connor McDavid, Ty Rattie, Pontus Aberg  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 midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
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March 19, 2018

No. 181 - iLoveLehkonen

Your playoffs have almost definitely begun-- and hopefully haven't yet ended!-- as Elan and Brian share the latest adds, drops, streakers and slumpers around the NHL on this new episode of Keeping Karlsson. The guys consider the value of top six vs. top powerplay through situations in Buffalo, Winnipeg and Washington, point out a legendary-ish season taking place quietly on the Boston blueline, make their case for the league's busiest starter to get a rest, and wonder where a Shark rental could go in the offseason.

Players discussed on this episode include Jack Eichel, Kyle Okposo, Jason Pominville, Sam Reinhart, Robin Lehner, Mark Scheifele, Bryan Little, Kyle Connor, Mathieu Perreault, Jacob Trouba, Eric Comrie, Oscar Klefbom, Ethan Bear, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ty Rattie, Erik Johnson, Miko Rantanen, Semyon Varlamov, James Neal, Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson, Marc-Andre Fleury, Reilly Smith, Ben Bishop, Kari Lehtonen, Antti Raanta, Clayton Keller, Christian Dvorak, Matt Murray, Jake Guentzel, Conor Sheary, Carl Hagelin, Bryan Rust, Derick Brassard, Jamie Oleksiak, Mike Smith, Torey Krug, David Backes, Danton Heinen, Riley Nash, Jared Spurgeon, Matt Dumba, Charlie Coyle, Matthew Tkachuk, Michael Ferland, Kris Versteeg, Neal Pionk, Mika Zibanejad, Jesper Fast, Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich, Joonas Donskoi, Kevin Labanc, Evander Kane, Alex Wennberg, Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Cam Atkinson, Artemi Panarin, Frederik Andersen, Curtis McElhinney, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Andre Burakovsky, Jakub Vrana, Travis Boyd, Tom Wilson, Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Steen, Jayden Schwartz, Erik Gustafsson, Brayden Schenn, Vince Dunn, Artturi Lehkonen, Teuvo Teravainen, John Tavares, J.T. Miller, Andrei Vasilevskiy 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 midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
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March 12, 2018

No. 180 - Feelin’ Grubi

Elan and Brian have decided to be decisive on this new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast! They pick a side in Washington and Long Island goaltending duels, top six forwards in Philadelphia, a promoted Jet, a yet-to-settle Golden Knight, post-Boeser offense in Vancouver, weirdly scheduled Sabres and Pens, surging Blue Jackets, a sleeper in Florida, and snoozers in New York and Los Angeles.

This Tuesday, take on Elan and Brian in our Keeping Karlsson FanDuel listener league! Our contest opens first thing Tuesday morning-- there are limited spots available, so hit the link early to guarantee your spot in our game.

Players discussed on this episode include Braden Holtby, Philipp Grubauer, Alex Ovechkin, Petr Mrazek, Alex Lyon, Brian Elliott, Travis Konecny, Nolan Patrick, Wayne Simmonds, Brock Boeser, Brendan Leipsic, Sam Gagner, Bo Horvat, Mark Scheifele, Sean Couturier, Kyle Connor, Mathieu Perreault, Bryan Little, Joel Armia, Steve Mason, Ben Bishop, Kari Lehtonen, Mattias Janmark, Jamie Benn, Reilly Smith, David Perron, Tomas Tatar, Alex Tuch, Marc-Andre Fleury, Mark Stone, J.G. Pageau, Ryan Dzingel, Erik Karlsson, Kyle Okposo, Ryan O'Reilly, Sam Reinhart, Colin Wilson, Rasmus Ristolainen, Oscar Klefbom, Ethan Bear, Darnell Nurse, Kris Russell, Adam Larsson, Cam Talbot, Jesse Puljujarvi, Travis Zajac, Pat Maroon, Stefan Noesen, Sami Vatanen, Ryan McDonagh, Mikhail Sergachev, Alex Killorn, Tyler Johnson, J.T. Miller, Mike Smith, David Rittich, Dougie Hamilton, Antti Raanta, Artemi Panarin, Cam Atkinson, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Alex Wennberg, Frank Vatrano, Ryan Spooner, Jesper Fast, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello, Pavel Buchnevich, Chris Kreider, Christopher Gibson, Jaroslav Halak, Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli 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 midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
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March 5, 2018

No. 179 - Hall Your Girlfriend

It's time you had the talk.. of Elan and Brian sharing all the latest NHL news and fantasy analysis on a new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast! They give their reasons for why you might like a Ranger-turned-Bolt, and how it's not a new Shark's fault that he hadn't had much of a chance to produce with his old team, and also how a couple Jets Fs just met somebody new-- and now, it's gonna be them and you in fantasy heaven if you can get him on your roster. The guys also cover an Islander in a situation where the only way his game can mend is if he learns to shoot again, and how it don't make sense right now, but Niemi's your friend. 

This Tuesday, take on Elan and Brian in our Keeping Karlsson FanDuel listener league! Our contest opens first thing Tuesday morning-- there are limited spots available, so hit the link early to guarantee your spot in our game.

Players discussed on this episode include Vladislav Namestnikov, Ryan Spooner, Kevin Hayes, Chris Kreider, John Gilmour, Brady Skjei, Anthony DeAngelo, Ryan McDonagh, J.T. Miller, Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov, Tyler Johnson, Paul Stastny, Bryan Little, Kyle Connor, Jake Allen, Carter Hutton, Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Tarasenko, Ivan Barbashev, Dimitri Jaskin, Vladimir Sobotka, Evander Kane, Danny O'Regan, Evan Rodrigues, Kevin Labanc, Tomas Hertl, Joonas Donskoi, Kyle Okposo, Sam Reinhart, Chad Johnson, Robin Lehner, Tomas Tatar, James Neal, William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, Pat Maroon, Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Taylor Hall, Sami Vatanen, Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Strome, Milan Lucic, Ryan Hartman, Mike Fisher, Calle Jarnkrok, Ryan Ellis, Brian Gionta, Riley Nash, Rick Nash, David Krejci, David Backes, Torey Krug, Charlie McAvoy, Nick Holden, Max Pacioretty, Victor Mete, Paul Byron, Jeff Petry, Antti Niemi, Charlie Lindgren, Matt Murray, Casey DeSmith, Tristan Jarry, Derick Brassard, Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust, Carl Hagelin, Connor McDavid, Josh Anderson, Thomas Vanek, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Alex Edler, Nick Bjugstad, Alex Barkov, Teuvo Teravainen, Antti Raanta, Mat Barzal, John Tavares 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 midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
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February 26, 2018

No. 178 - Do You Believe In Mrazek

With Erik Karlsson potentially traded from Ottawa by the time you read this, life has lost all meaning on this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast! On this week's show, Elan and Brian pretend to care about the impact of new scenery for a goalie in Philadelphia, a primo forward in Boston, a contentiously-positioned centerman in Pittsburgh, and an empty net lover in New Jersey. Elan also shares his thoughts on umbrellas.

This Tuesday, take on Elan and Brian in our Keeping Karlsson FanDuel listener league! Our contest opens first thing Tuesday morning-- there are limited spots available, so hit the link early to guarantee your spot in our game.

Players discussed on this episode include Petr Mrazek, Brian Elliott, Wayne Simmonds, Nolan Patrick, Travis Konecny, Jimmy Howard, Jared Coreau, Darcy Kuemper, Tobias Rieder, Antti Raanta, Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Michael Grabner, Kyle Palmieri, Nico Hischier, Sami Vatanen, Rick Nash, Ryan Spooner, David Krejci, Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes, Derick Brassard, Patric Hornqvist, Jake Guentzel, Thomas Chabot, Zack Smith, Ryan Dzingel, Tomas Plekanec, Auston Matthews, William Nylander, Nazem Kadri, Carey Price, Shea Weber, Antti Niemi, Charlie Lindgren, Jeff Petry, Mike Smith, David Rittich, Jon Gillies, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk, Dougie Hamilton, John Gibson, Ryan Miller, Ondrej Kase, Rickard Rakell, Cam Fowler, Nick Foligno, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Zach Werenski, Tomas Hertl, Mikkel Boedker, Kevin Labanc, Craig Smith, Niklas Backstrom 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 midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
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February 19, 2018

No. 177 - Gift of Gaborik

Who owns the Florida and Philadelphia creases? Which Habs forward is actually the best own? Which Bruins forward is the 4th best own? Why is Ottawa scoring now? Where did Erik Johnson's peripherals go? Can Nico Hischier get on a 60 point pace? How incredible has Travis Konecny been over the last 7 weeks? Elan and Brian tackle those topics and a whole bunch more on the newest edition of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast!

Players discussed on this episode include Roberto Luongo, James Reimer, Evgenii Dadonov, Aaron Ekblad, Mike Matheson, Pavel Buchnevich, Chris Kreider, Henrik Lundqvist, Braden Holtby, Tom Wilson, T.J. Oshie, Carey Price, Brendan Gallagher, Max Pacioretty, Jeff Petry, Alex Galchenyuk, Nathan macKinnon, Jonathan Bernier, Semyon Varlamov, Erik Johnson, Tyson Barrie, Ryan Kesler, Jakob Silfverberg, Adam Henrique, Ondrej Kase, Nick Ritchie, Brian Elliott, Michal Neuvirth, Alex Lyon, Travis Konecny, Marian Gaborik, Dion Phaneuf, Matt Duchene, Mike Hoffman, Derick Brassard, Mark Stone, Zack Smith, Erik Karlsson, Mark Borowiecki, Anton Forsberg, Jeff Glass, J.F. Berube, Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Ryan Spooner, Jake DeBrusk, Danton Heinen, David Backes, Zach Aston-Reese, Bryan Rust, Carl Hagelin, Conor Sheary, Matt Murray, Frans Nielsen, Anthony Mantha, Petr Mrazek, Jimmy Howard, Kyle Connor, Jack Roslovic, Nino Niederreiter, Mikael Backlund, Keith Kinkaid 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 midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
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February 12, 2018

No. 176 - Leddy Mercury

On this episode of Keeping Karlsson, Elan and Brian tackle very important questions regarding the sustainability/fleetingness of the production coming from a smattering of streaking and slumping skaters around the league, before being joined by NHL.com's Senior Fantasy Editor Pete Jensen, who shares his takes on a host of topics including the look of a healthy Winnipeg top six, a Florida three-headed goalie monster, the possibility of Arizona winning games, unexpected depth chart shakeups in St. Louis, the value of Vladimir Tarasenko, and some guy named Greg Pateryn.

Follow Pete on twitter and check out all of his work at NHL Fantasy!

This Tuesday, take on Elan and Brian in our Keeping Karlsson FanDuel listener league! Our contest opens first thing Tuesday morning-- there are limited spots available, so hit the link early to guarantee your spot in our game.

Players discussed on this episode include Mitch Marner, Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau, T.J. Brodie, Nick Leddy, Anthony Beauvillier, Mat Barzal, Johnny Boychuk, Connor McDavid, Michael Cammalleri, Nikita Kucherov, Alex Killorn, Yanni Gourde, Tyler Johnson, Mikhail Sergachev, Vladislav Namestnikov, Jared Spurgeon, Zach Parise, Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, Kyle Okposo, Evander Kane, Rasmus Ristolainen, Patric Hornqvist, Carl Hagelin, Bryan Rust, Ryan McDonagh, Brady Skjei, Anthony DeAngelo, J.T. Miller, Henrik Lundqvist, Alexander Georgiev, Alex Lyon, Michal Neuvirth, Nolan Patrick, Shea Theodore, Colin Miller, Nate Schmidt, Greg Pateryn, Mark Scheifele, James Reimer, Harri Sateri, Roberto Luongo, Evgenii Dadonov, Antti Raanta, Vladimir Tarasenko, Carter Hutton, Jake Allen, Vince Dunn, Alex Pietrangelo, Kevin Fiala, Pavel Zacha, Jesper Bratt, Nick Schmaltz, Duncan Keith, Mike Smith, Mike Smith??, Mike Smith?!?!!?, Who Will Replace Mike Smith??!?!!!?!?!?!?!?!?  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 midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
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