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The best fantasy hockey podcast hosted by two guys who own Erik Karlsson in their keeper pools.

April 24, 2017

No. 144 - Allen Key

Round 1 wasn't over when this episode began, but it was by the time we were done, and we've got a whole slate of early lessons learned on this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

Elan and Brian start off by attempting to rationalize all the surprises we've seen in the playoffs thus far, including two top teams going out with barely so much as a whimper. Playoff storylines aplenty are raised and dissected, including a couple huge goaltending performances, the emergence of a new member of Pittsburgh's top powerplay unit, the resurgence of a Cup-winning vet, and the possibility of Mr. Game 7 really being a thing.

There have also been a litany of coaching moves made already, and we take a look at a couple players looking most likely to be affected at this point, including two franchise cornerstones in Los Angeles, a face-saving goaltender in Buffalo, and a pair of first round fantasy picks in Dallas.

This episode also includes a look at what the offseason has in store for newly eliminated teams, including some difficult choices to be made in Chicago, an ongoing netminder conundrum in Calgary, and some soul-searching in Minnesota.

Remember, we've got our summer patronage special on from now til September: become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll get the full slate of $5 patron perks, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! Plus, you'll be supporting the show :)

Players discussed on this episode include Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, John Klingberg, Jonathan Quick, Jarome Iginla, Anze Kopitar, Loui Eriksson, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Bo Horvat, Robin Lehner, Pekka Rinne, Scott Darling, Corey Crawford, Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, Jake Allen, Vladimir Tarasenko, Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Vladimir Sobotka, Martin Jones, Charlie McAvoy, Bobby Ryan, Derick Brassard, Clarke MacArthur, Brian Elliott, Sean Monahan, Shea Theodore, Rikard Rakell, Henrik Lundqvist, Carey Price, Alex Galchenyuk, Sergey Bobrovsky, Matt Murry, Marc-Andre Fleury, Connor Sheary, Jake Guentzel, Evgeni Malkin, Bryan Rust, Justin Williams, Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Brent Burns, Mikkel Boedker, Mike Dunham, Geoff Sanderson, Cliff Ronning, Andrew Brunete, Scott Pellerin, Ilya Kovalchuk 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.
 
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April 10, 2017

No. 143 - La Crème Nikita

Well, here we are-- the final 2016-17 regular season episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! (Elan wants you to know that, if you're a first time listener, this episode of the show is more lightly edited than usual, so expect a few uncharacteristic fumbles and pauses that normally don't make it to air outside of the live broadcast)

Elan and Brian wrap up regular season business by combing the league leaders lists for a whole bunch of categories and coming up with a few interesting stories from the season to hone in on, including the unveiling of a recent 2nd overall pick's true star power down the stretch, the same for a slightly less recent 3rd overall pick, an historic season for a goal-hungry rookie, a debate between two Russian forwards who are good for at least 75 points, a Hurricane who broke the 60 point mark, a few goalies who've made a solid case for changing tiers, and the other underappreciated Bruin.

Dobber Hockey's Managing Editor Steve Laidlaw came by to tell us about his 2016-17 fantasy all-stars at every position, and then some. He detailed his methodology for picking his all-stars, and also offered a look into his crystal ball for what this heralded group can offer next year, and how soon/late you should make a move for them in your 2017-18 drafts.

Then, in a Keeping Karlsson first, the guys are joined by 6 KKUPFL champions to live-draft an 8 team, 6 player playoff pool. They also share some of their playoff pool drafting strategies later on in the show.

And finally, they mourn the final week losses of a handful of teams, while celebrating the victories of a joyously long list of champion listeners. Congrats to everyone who won their pool this year!

Oh, and also, join our playoff pool! All you need to do is become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll also get full patron perks along with that $1/month, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! 

And last thing-- promise!-- our shows through playoffs and offseason are bi-weekly, so expect your next episode to come in two weeks, right around April 24. 

Thank you for listening all season long, and hope to see you in our playoff pool and patrons-only Facebook group!

Players discussed on this episode include Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Jack Eichel, Leon Draisaitl, Nikita Kucherov, Vladimir Tarasenko, Auston Matthews, Jeff Skinner, Claude Giroux, Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, Adam Larsson, Mark Borowiecki, Cam Talbot, Sergei Bobrovsky, Robin Lehner, Devan Dubnyk, Matt Murray, Carey Price, Craig Anderson, Brad Marchand, Nicklas Backstrom, Conor Sheary, Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine, Mikael Granlund, Viktor Arvidsson, David Pastrnak, Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson, Victor Hedman, Anton Stralman, Dougie Hamilton, Zach Werenski, Cam Atkinson, Justin Schultz, Kris Letang, Braden Holtby, Peter Budaj, Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Marchessault, Rickard Rakell, Patrick Eaves 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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April 3, 2017

No. 142 - It’s Not Easy Owning Green

Are you still in contention for your championship? Or keen on picking up pointers for next year? Or just can't yet kick the habit of getting your fantasy hockey fix each week? No matter what the reason, we've got a brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast just for you!

The huge bulk of this episode is framed by Injuries and Outjuries. Right off the top, Elan and Brian squabble about whether there's any value left to be had on Long Island with Tavares on the shelf, and get their best told-you-so voices out to comment on the Isles' goaltending situation. They also chat about he 2nd best Panther to own now that Barkov is out, Florida's opening night starter in 2017-18 (spoiler: not Reto Berra), and Philadelphia's opening night starter in 2017-18 (spoiler: maybe Reto Berra??).

The guys offer up some replacement options for a banging and mashing blueline Flyer, celebrate the rise and lament the fall of members of he Flyers forward corps, and go ape over the bizarre power play formation in Nashville earlier today (and how it may relate to their confidence in a former 40 goal scorer). They also demonstrate concern for oft-reliable Sharks, all Wild goalies, the Penguins' powerplay quarterback, the Senators' playoff chances, and the future of the Detroit Red Wings.

In Outjuries, our hosts wonder if Anaheim really needs to turn all the way back to their returned number one goalie, and marvel at the 22nd thirty-goal scorer of 2016-17 who is doing things that, in the previous eleven years, he was never given the chance to do. They muse on the future of an ageing bounced-back Duck and a rising young Lightning.

The show closes with Hot Streaks, where a Leafs rookie is making a case to be taken in the first round, a new Avalanche is making a case for people to realize he's on the Avalanche, a King is getting point for himself but not the team, another interchangeable anonymous Blackhawk takes a successful turn on the top line, a couple goalies who are normally scary are making themselves slightly less scary, and a pedigreed Hurricane d-man is suddenly somewhat reliable in his production. Also, Elan flexes in his sleeveless shirt.

And before credits roll, we pay tribute to the teams we've lost and celebrate those that have won.

Players discussed on this episode include John Tavares, Josh Ho-Sang, Anders Lee, Auston Matthews, Jonathan Marchessault, Jordan Weal, Sven Andrighetto, Jonathan Bernier, John Gibson, Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, Anthony Mantha, Henrik Zetterberg, Sean Couturier, Logan Couture, Joe Thornton, Conor Sheary, Jake Guentzel, Justin Schultz, Anthony Stolarz, Vincent Trocheck, James Reimer, Roberto Luongo, Josh Bailey, Andrew Ladd, Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Greiss, Reto Berra, Michal Neuvirth, Steve Mason, Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Radko Gudas, James Neal, Kevin Fiala, Ryan Ellis, PK Subban, Roman Josi, Joe Pavelski, Kevin Labanc, Phil Kessel, Jason Zucker, Devan Dubnyk, Erik Haula, Alex Stalock, Darcy Kuemper, Mike Green, Niklas Kronwall, Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist, Cody Ceci, Erik Karlsson, Marc Methot, Dion Phaneuf, Zach Werenski, Seth Jones, Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point, Yanni Gourde, Jack Eichel, William Nylander, Frederik Andersen, Mitch Marner, Alex Barkov, Mikko Rantanen, Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, Rick Nash, Kris Versteeg, Jarome Iginla, Anze Kopitar, Tuukka Rask, Henrik Lundqvist, Kari Lehtonen, Tanner Kero, Zach Sanford, Elias Lindholm, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Patrik Berglund, Noah Hanafin 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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