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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.

December 31, 2014

No. 45 - Devan’s Heaven

A wonky internet connection can't hold us back-- the 45th episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is out!

On this episode, Elan and Brian look at the re-emergence of a castoff in the Arizona crease, the Devils coaching change and how it might affect your willingness to have New Jersey players on your roster, and the addition of Derek Roy to the Edmonton Oilers.

Brian also explains the concept of Quality Starts, and how it can help you make strategic goaltending decisions when it comes to deciding on whether to protect or go after your goalie categories.

We also bust the mind-boggling myth that Patrick Sharp isn't doing alright, and shine a light on a couple Preds and Blue Jackets who are also doing just fine for themselves these days, thank you very much. A ton of players who've got about 20 points in about 32 games happen to come up all at once, and the guys do their best to find the differences between them and their outlooks for the rest of the season.

And, of course, we catch a defenseman snoozin' on an otherwise-successful team.

Players discussed on this episode include Devan Dubnyk, Mike Smith, Darcy Kuemper, Jake Allen, Jaromir Jagr, Michael Ryder, Damien Brunner, Evander Kane, Patric Hornqvist, Derrick Pouliot, Simon Despres, Cory Schneider, Patrick Sharp, Ryan Callahan, Mark Arcobello, Derek Roy, Scott Hartnell, Jeremy Morin, Nick Foligno, Jordan Staal, Eric Staal, Mike Fisher, Colin Wilson, Craig Smith, Mike Ribeiro, Tyler Bozak, Nick Foligno, Matt Duchene, Kris Versteeg, Cam Ward, Brian Campbell, Mathieu Perreault, Mark Scheifele, Chris Thorburn, Anton Khudobin, Nick Leddy, Johnny Boychuk, 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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December 21, 2014

No. 44 - Deck the Hall

It's the second annual Chanukwanzaasmas edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, and you know what that means: zero holiday references and the same pure, mostly unadulterated fantasy hockey discussion and analysis that you've come to expect from two guys who own Erik Karlsson in their keeper pools.

Our 44th episode kicks off with headlines upon headlines, where we discuss the untimely slump of a recently-annointed top-tier defenseman, the debatable suckiness of a pre-season goalie favourite, three injuries in the crease and the opportunities they might offer to some unheralded tenders, the decimated blue-lines in Pittsburgh and Winnipeg, the ups and downs of an early Calder favourite, a coaching change in Edmonton, line shuffling in Dallas, and the ungraceful falls of some over-achieving goalies.

We then have a short discussion on the merits of owning players who only contribute to a single peripheral category, and also bring up a team full of buy-low opportunities that could bear fruit for years to come if you act right this minute

In players of note, Elan and Brian give credit to an understated superstar, warn of a top-100 player whose point pace is slipping, address the questions they constantly get about trading away a goal-scoring star, and shout out an always under-the-radar but still effective depth scorer.

The show rounds off with a snoozer from Elan, and a couple of sub-categorized snoozers from Brian, including a tribute to a former fantasy stalwart riding off into the sunset.

Players discussed on this episode include Andrei Vasilevskiy, Steve Mason, Victor Hedman, Cory Schneider, Christian Ehrhoff, Olli Maatta, Simon Despres, Brian Dumoulin, Scott Harrington, Derrick Pouliot, Jacob Trouba, Keith Kinkaid, Tobias Enstrom, Paul Postma, Grant Clitsome, Dustin Byfuglien, Jonathan Drouin, Taylor Hall, Vladimir Tarasenko, Brett Connolly, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Peter Mrazek, Rob Zepp, Ray Emery, Justin Schultz, Eddie Lack, Ryan Miller, Kari Ramo, Jonas Hiller, Jonas Enroth, Mathieu Perreault, Mark Scheifele, Alex Edler, Matt Martin, Josh Gorges, Darcy Kuemper, Cody Eakin, Jason Spezza, Erik Cole, Alex Goligoski, Trevor Daley, Nicklas Backstrom, Justin Williams, Brayden Schenn, Jason Pominville, Tyler Toffoli, Roman Josi, Shea Weber, and Tomas Vokoun.

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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December 15, 2014

No. 43 - Has Somebody Beat the Wis?

Elan and Brian are back on their respective mics for a 43rd episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast.

Buffalo is flying high and the Blue Jackets are red hot, prompting Elan and Brian to quibble about the updated fantasy outlooks of their goal-scorers and goaltenders. The guys also look at a couple shifting blue lines, and add yet another name to consider for the ever-growing top tiers of fantasy defencemen. Coaching changes in Ottawa, goaltending in Chicago, and an under-the-radar Jet round out this week's fantasy headlines.

In players of note, the guys discuss the long-awaited emergence of a top St. Louis forward, the potential return to relevance for a nearly-forgotten goal scorer, and the concern of impending decline for a future hall-of-famer. Yet another Panther makes the list as he looks to definitively break a "slump" that's lasted more than an entire season, while a centerman in the West has broken out of a slump that was much smaller in length but not in fantasy impact.

Elan and Brian also strike through a few goalies quickly in the lightning round before tagging two sagging forwards with the snoozer label.

Players discussed on this week's show include Jhonas Enroth, Tyler Ennis, Sergei Bobrovsky, Scott Hartnell, Brandon Dubinsky, Jack Johnson, James Wisniewski, Boone Jenner, Kris Letang, Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton, Mika Zibanejad, Mike Hoffman, Bobby Ryan, Chris Phillips, Mikael Granlund, Alex Killorn, Evander Kane, Mathieu Perreault, Mark Scheifele, Michael Hutchinson, Ondrej Pavelec, Scott Darling, Antti Raanta, T.J. Oshie, Jaden Schwartz, Michael Grabner, Jaromir Jagr, Tomas Fleischmann, Mikko Koivu, Kari Lehtonen and Anders Lindback. Yes, Anders Lindback.
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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December 7, 2014

No. 42 - Changing Trains

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's time on air gets a bump but our players discussed per 60 minutes stays constant on our 42nd edition of the show.

Shifting and evolving goalie tandems around the league are a running theme in our headlines, along with a couple injuries throwing a couple already-chaotic line combinations into further instability. Elan and Brian also deflate the tires of a centerman we pumped up last week, break our deafening silence on a leading Calder candidate, have a look beyond the stars and into Detroit's depth, and get on and off the trains belong to a couple up-and-down defensemen.

In outjury discussion, Elan forces Brian to re-rank the top tier of defensemen, and we officially add a couple more to the company of Karlsson, Weber, and Subban.

We also look at a handful players who woke up just in time to avoid earning the dreaded Keeping Karlsson snoozer label, though not all are able to escape such fate

Players discussed on this week's show include Ilya Bryzgalov, John Gibson, Antti Raanta, Scott Darling, Kari Lehtonen, Jussi Rynnas, Kari Ramo, Jonas Hiller, Martin Brodeur, Jake Allen, Nick Spaling, Corey Perry, Patric Hornqvist, Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Jurco, Riley Sheahan, John Klingberg, Trevor Daley, Mark Giordano, Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak, Aaron Ekblad, Victor Hedman, Erik Karlsson, P.K. Subban, Reilly Smith, Stephen Weiss, Paul Stastny, Christian Ehrhoff, Tomas Hertl, Dustin Brown, Andre Burakovsky, Filip Forsberg, Dustin Brown, Justin Williams, Clarke MacArthur, Mika Zibanejad, and Mike Ribeiro. Phew.

If you enjoy the show, you can 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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December 5, 2014

Brock from Daily Faceoff’s Q1 Report

With the first quarter 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 Q1 report. In this show Brock presents the top 5 players who have exceeded his expectations so far and the 5 that have been the biggest disappointments. He then advises on some buy low candidates, and the guys finish off the show by predicting who they each think will win the Art Ross trophy at the end of the season.

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