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January 30, 2017

No. 133 - 30 Teams, 30 Takes

On the 133rd episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, we're trying something for the 1st time.

With the All Star Break upon us and the NHL schedule quiet, Elan and Brian take the opportunity to do a lap around the entire NHL, serving up one fresh, organic, ethically sourced, fair-trade, handcrafted and piping hot fantasy take for each and every team in the league. 

Streaks, slumps, injuries, controversies, goaltending-- it's all fair game as we put the microscope on one team at a time, pick a pertinent point to explore and reflect upon, and then have at it.

Players discussed on this episode include Sami Vatanen, Cam Fowler, Hampus Lindholm, Radim Vrbata, Martin Hanzal, Alex Burmistrov, Michael Stone, Brad Marchand, Tuukka Rask, David Pastrnak, Evander Kane, Brian Gionta, Johnny Gaudreau, Cam Ward, Eddie Lack, Jonathan Toews, Artemi Panarin, Semyon Varlamov, Calvin Pickard, Cam Atkinson, Brandon Saad, Antti Niemi, Kari Lehtonen, Anthony Mantha, Patrick Maroon, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitle, Jordan Eberle, Alex Barkov, Vincent Trocheck, Reilly Smith, Jussi Jokinen, Jonathan Marchessault, Tyler Toffoli, Zach Parise, Jason Pominville, Nathan Beaulieu, Jeff Petry, Viktor Arvidsson, James Neal, PK Subban, Taylor Hall, John Tavares, Anders Lee, Josh Bailey, Andrew Ladd, Pavel Buchnevich, Zack Smith, Tommy Wingels, Craig Anderson, Mike Condon, Steve Mason, Michal Neuvirth, Ivan Provorov, Shane Gostisbehere, Zach Werenski, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Marc-Andre Fleury, Kevin Shattenkirk, Tomas Hertl, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, Pheonix Copley, Carter Hutton, Jake Allen, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ben Bishop, Nikita Kucherov, Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, James van Riemsdyk, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, Tyler Bozak, Nikita Zaitsev, Jake Gardiner, Morgan Rielly, Danile Sedin, Henrik Sedin, John Carlson, Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov, Patrik Laine, Bryan Little, Nikolaj Ehlers, Andrew Copp, Jacob Trouba, Ondrej Pavelec, Connor Hellebuyck 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, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!
 
You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!

 

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January 23, 2017

No. 132 - Forgot About Ondrej

Roster moves around the league kick off this week's show, as we see an old-but-new #1 option re-emerge once more, an AHL dominator get another crack at a top top six, and the impacts of a coaching change in Long Island.

In this week's infirmary, we consider the backup options for a goalie who'd just been finding his rhythm, a goalie who hasn't had a rhythm, a pair of blue-liners who can be trusted to step into high production roles, the Red Wings' top scorer, and whether or not extended absences in Florida are encouraging or deflating for the fantasy prospects on the rest of the roster.

In this week's outfirmary: a couple new Rangers who are still establishing their point pace expectations, a dynamic d-man whose gamelog betrays expectations, and a Sabre with whom you'll only ever be satisfied if you maintain low expectations.

As usual, streaks abound, including everything being upside-down in St Louis, a former team-leading scorer being demoted to coach-swears-it's-not-actually the third line, a couple of Wild going Wild, an attempt to pass the torch of top production on Calgary's blue line, a top six tourist and a slumping goal-getter in Boston, a top six mainstay in Ottawa who might be starting to play like one again, a long-time top six Leaf making the case that he truly velongs there, and a few goalies that Elan claims Brian has been wrong about.

Players mentioned on this episode include Ondrej Pavelec, Connor Hellebuyck, Jake Guentzel, Mathieu Perreault, Andrew Copp, Justin Schultz, Thomas Greiss, Anders Lee, Ryan Strome, Jonathan Bernier, Jhonas Enroth, Rickard Rakell, Jakob Silfverberg, Logan Shaw, Ryan Kesler, Semyon Varlamov, Calvin Pickard, Spencer Martin, Tyson Barrie, Francois Beuachemin, Erik Johnson, John Carlson, Philip Grubauer, Matt Niskanen, Andre Burakovsky, Alex Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, Vincent Trocheck, Reilly Smith, Jussi Jokinen, Jaromir Jagr, Jonathan Marchessault, Thomas Vanek, Anthony Mantha, Mike Zibanejad, Rick Nash, Pavel Buchnevich, PK Subban, Viktor Arvidsson, Tyler Ennis, Jaden Schwartz, Alex Steen, Paul Stastny, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jake Allen, Carter Hutton, Pheonix Copley, Nino Niederreiter, Zach Parise, Jason Pominville, Dougie Hamilton, Mark Giordano, TJ Brodie, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Frank Vatrano, David Pastrnak, David Backes, Tyler Bozak, Jordan Eberle, Bobby Ryan, Mike Condon, Ryan Miller, Cam Ward, and more.

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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, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!
 
You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!

 

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January 16, 2017

No. 131 - Ghost Busted

The Blue Jackets' streak is over, but the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's streak of appearing in your podcast feed on a weekly basis continues! 

The show begins on an optimistic note with Outjuries, where we consider what can be expected by one old and one new Ranger returned to health, the upside of Montreal's #1 centre and his affect on some complementary pieces, a hopefully healed point-per-game Star, and if the return of Ryan Getzlaf can save Elan's bacon in the Rakell over/under bet. Underwhelming crease battles are renewed in Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh, and a pair of blueliners come back to man their teams' top powerplay units.

In injuries, the guys wonder if there's top pairing scoring potential from either of the Predators' second pairing mainstays, and also if it's time to just save yourself the headache and rid yourself of Kris Letang. 

Hot streaks this week feature the latest of Connor McDavid's benefactors, John Tavares and his benefactors, Anze Kopitar and his benefactor, Torey Krug, and so many Hurricanes because they figured out how to score.

Cold streaks include an Oiler on the outside who should be able to do better for himself, another who maybe shouldn't, and a Devil who doesn't happen to be getting in on any of the 1.5 goals the Devils score each game.

The show is interspersed with a mess of conversations about goalie messes. Huge messes. Gross messes. Sad messes. So many goalies making messes.

Players mentioned on this episode include Shane Gostisbehere, Alex Galchenyuk, Philip "Phil" Danault, Pavel Buchnevich, Rick Nash, Carey Price, Nick Holden, Michael Grabner, Paul Byron, Jamie Benn, Radek Faksa, Patrick Sharp, John Klingberg, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Rickard Rakell, Ben Bishop, Andrei Vasilevskiy, not Victor Hedman, Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Murray, Mark Streit, Ivan Provorov, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis, Mike Green, Antti Niemi, Kari Lehtonen, Michal Neuvirth, Steve Mason, James Neal, Viktor Arvidsson, Mike Fisher, Filip Forsberg, Auston Watson, Curtis McElhinney, Justin Schultz, Kris Letang, Joonas Korpisalo, Anton Forsberg, Sergei Bobrovsky, Sam Gagner, Alex Wennberg, Brandon Saad, Zach Werenski, Patrick Maroon, Milan Lucic, Jordan Eberle, Jon Tavares, Nick Leddy, Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik, Jordan Stall, Brock McGinn, Victor Rask, Torey Krug, Patrice Bergeron, Mike Cammalleri, Braden Holtby, Jake Allen, Carter Hutton, Connor Hellebuyck, Michael Hutchinson and more.

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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, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!
 
You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!

 

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January 9, 2017

No. 130 - Blurred Laine

After a two week 'break' that saw us release two bonus episodes, Elan and Brian are back for the first 'regular' episode Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast of the year.  

This edition opens with an injury and a rant, as Brian lets the world know what he thinks of 'clean hits' in the wake of Patrik Laine's concussion. The guys go on to pinpoint a few rosters that have been hit particularly hard by the injury bug-- Nashville, Montreal, and Florida-- and assess the absences of a scoring winger that poolies, Kings fans, and maybe even Anze Kopitar would love to have back, as well as a first line forward in the desert who is obviously Martin Hanzal.

Outjuries come next, with the guys rueing the return of not just a goalie but a goalie controversy in Philadelphia, lauding a rejuvenated lot of top six forwards (and perhaps another goalie controversy to be imminently reignited) in Tampa Bay, wondering whether there's room for more than one productive blueliner in Pittsburgh, and realizing there's not much new to say about the returns of an injury-prone Blackhawk and Hurricane.

A short goalie-centric interlude follows, where the league's newest number one goalie's tier placement is assessed, hope is shared regarding a long-standing tandem situation morphing into a clearer #1/#2 scenario, and hope is dashed by two guys who refuse to run away with the starters' job when given the opportunity.

Hot streaks feature an entire line of flaming Flames, a near-entire top six of Wild running wild, and an entire touchdown of Leafs who are making it harder to use the word 'Leafy' as a negative connotation. A surprising scoring leader in Vancouver, not either of the first three blueliners you'd guess in Washington, a couple young Red Wings and a pair of Pups (that's what you call a baby shark) round out the segment.

And finally, the show closes with cold streaks, with unsurprising visits to the infamous 3rd line in St Louis, and the higher lines in Colorado. 

Players mentioned on this episode include Patrik Laine, Mikael Backlund, Bo Horvat, Michael Frolik, Kevin Fiala, Aaron Ekblad, Tyler Johnson, Victor Hedman, PK Subban, Matthew Tkachuk, Kris Letang, Justin Schultz, Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Ryan Strome, Kevin Labanc, Timo Meier, Jacob Trouba, Drew Stafford, Nik Ehlers, Joel Armia, Mark Scheifele, Dustin Byfuglien, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Ellis, James Neal, Viktor Arvidsson, Juuse Saros, Pekka Rinne, Tyler Toffoli, Milan Lucic, Jake Muzzin, Alec Martinez, Alex Barkov, Nick Bjugstad, Seth Griffith, Alex Galchenyuk,  Brendan Gallagher, Paul Byron, Philip Danault, Nathan Beaulieu, Martin Hanzal, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Radim Vrbata, Michal Neuvirth, Steve Mason, Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat, Jonathan Drouin, Vladislav Namestnikov, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ben Bishop, Marian Hossa, Artemi Panarin, Jonathan Toews, Vinny Hinostroza, Justin Faulk, Ty Rattie, Derek Ryan, Victor Rask, Jeff Skinner, Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Greiss, Andrew Ladd, John Gibson, Jonathan Bernier, Brian Elliott, Chad Johnson, Alex Chiasson, Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, TJ Brodie, Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund, Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise, Eric Staal, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, James van Riemsdyk, William Nylander, Jake Gardiner, Morgan Rielly, Dmitry Orlov, Loui Eriksson, Anthony Mantha, Andreas Athanasiou, Alex Steen, Jaden Schwartz, Tyson Barrie, Matt Duchene, Torey Krug, John Klingberg, Jon Carlson and more.

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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, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!
 
You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!

 

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January 6, 2017

Bonus Episode: Midseason Goalie Gab with Ian Fleming

Welcome to another bonus episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

On this extra edition of the show, goalie afficionado and all-around good hockey-tweeter and chart maker Ian Fleming joins Brian to share his tips for evaluating, projecting and developing goalies. They also bandy about thoughts on all the oh-so-reliably weird surprises that have happened across NHL creases this season, as well as what can be expected from the most confounding keepers for the rest of the year.

You can follow Ian on twitter @imfleming16, and check out all his posted data ovet at his website, Dispelling Voodoo.

This bonus episode was sponsored in part by DRAFT! It's a super fun and simple daily fantasy app where you build your team through a snake draft against your opponent, and then watch your squads compete head-tohead through the night's games. Download the app and enter the promo code KARLSSON for a 100% deposit bonus! You can get the app in the App or Play store, or for Canadian Android users, you can download it from keepingkarlsson.com/draftandroidca.

Goalies discussed on this episode include Cory Schneider, Jake Allen, Ben Bishop, Brian Elliott, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Sergei Bobrovsky, Anton Forsberg, Joonas Korpisalo, Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Murray, Steve Mason, Michal Neuvirth, Petr Mrazek, Jared Coreau, Jimmy Howard, Chad Johnson, Thomas Greiss, Jaroslav Halak, Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Raanta, Cam Talbot, Steve Valiquette, Cam Ward, Eddie Lack, Mike Murphy, Jacob Markstrom, Ryan Miller, Devan Dubnyk, Roberto Luongo, James Reimer, Calvin Pickard, Semyon Varlamov, Pekka Rinne, Juuse Saros, John Gibson, Ondrej Pavelec, Connor Hellebuyck, Robin Lehner, Thatcher Demko, Jon Gillies, Ilya Samsonov, Carter Hart and Tyler Parsons.

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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, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!
 
You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!

 

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January 2, 2017

Bonus Episode: December 2016 Patroncast

 

This is supposed to be an off week for the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, but to tide you over until our next episode on January 8, we're releasing our December 2016 patroncast for your consumption!

These monthly bonus shows are normally reserved as an exclusive perk for patrons of Keeping Karlsson-- our brilliant supporters ask us anything, and we answer their questions live. If you'd like to support the show and get in on this perk every month (plus a couple others!), head on over to keepingkarlsson.com/patron for the specifics.

One last note: this patroncast was originally recorded on December 28, 2016, so keep that in mind when we make reference to in-game happenings and point tallies to date (and Halak still being on the Islanders' roster..).

Happy new year!

 
This episode was sponsored in part by SeatGeek. SeatGeek is offering Keeping Karlsson listeners a $20 rebate off your first ticket purchase: just head to their website or download the app, go to your profile, and enter the promo code KEEPING before buying your tickets!
 
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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, face-to-face and interactive Keeping Karlsson recording!
 
You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and requests for future episodes!
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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