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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 24, 2017

No. 157 - Courteous Luszczyszyn

With Brian away, Elan brought in famed writer for The Athletic, Dom Luszczyszyn, to explain the Game Score stat he invented (and how he uses it to project team performance), his ongoing season preview series and standings projections running now at The Athletic, and the methods, quirks, and assorted nitty gritty of his outstanding fantasy projection spreadsheet for 2017-18. 

Follow these links to check out Dom's articles that were discussed on this episode (keep in mind that The Athletic requires a subscription to read full articles, but you can download the app and get a few for free):

Fantasy Hockey: How to draft the best team

Fantasy Hockey: Expect big breakouts from players in bigger roles

Measuring Single Game Productivity: An Introduction To Game Score

Players discussed on this episode include Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman, Jamie Benn, Johnny Gaudreau, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Jack Eichel, Taylor Hall, Damon Severson, Patrick Marleau, Brock Boeser, P.K. Subban, Dustin Byfuglien, Justin Schultz, Kris Letang, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Carey Price, Braden Holtby, Craig Anderson, Cam Talbot, Laurent Brossoit, Curtis McElhinney, 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.
 
Also, we're having a Season 5 Launch Party in Toronto on Oct. 14th! Join us by RSVPing here.
 
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September 18, 2017

No. 156 - Debate Expectations

Whose NHL point totals are the hardest to pin down for the 2017-18 season? Elan and Brian leafed through a whack of different point total projections to pinpoint this year's most contentious players, and are bringing them into the analytical spotlight to help settle the debate on this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast.
 
Projections we used for this episode:
 
Players discussed on this episode include Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, Bryan Rust, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, Connor Brown, Alex Radulov, Zach Werenski, Tyler Myers, Dion Phaneuf, Mark Giordano, Matthew Tkachuk, Dougie Hamilton, Jonathan Marchessault, Vincent Trocheck, Oscar Klefbom, Milan Lucic, Kyle Turris, Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman, Jakob Silfverberg, David Krejci, David Backes, Henrik Zetterberg, Mikko Koivu, Eric Staal, Radim Vrbata, Antti Raanta, Jason Demers, Jamie McGinn, Roberto Luongo, James Reimer, Alex Debrincat and more.
 
Also, we're having a Season 5 Launch Party in Toronto! Join us by RSVPing here!
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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.
 
Thanks for listening!
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September 11, 2017

No. 155 - Draft Mock

It's the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast's 2017 Draft Mock!
 
As has become a Keeping Karlsson tradition, Elan and Brian spend this week's episode picking apart the Yahoo rankings to find the players that you should leave untouched as they come upon your radar, and the gems hidden amongst the masses that you should reach to draft (far) earlier than their pre-draft ranking calls for.
 
Players discussed on this episode include Erik Karlsson, Antti Raanta, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Steven Stamkos, Jeff Carter, Shea Weber, Mark Giordano, Evgeni Malkin, Rasmus Ristolainen, Zach Werenski, Alex Pietrangelo, Duncan Keith, Torey Krug, Mats Zuccarello, TJ Oshie, Conor Sheary, Jakob Silfverberg, Kris Letang, Ryan O'Reilly, Kyle Okposo, Nino Niederreiter, Viktor Arvidsson, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Marian Hossa, Kevin Shattenkirk, Justin Faulk, Noah Hanifin, Shayne Gostisbehere, Evgeny Dadonov, Vadim Shipyachov, Ryan Strome, Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler, Rick Nash, Elias Lindholm, Andre Burakovsky, Thomas Vanek, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Brendan Gallagher, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Michael del Zotto, Radko Gudas, Clayton Keller, Kyle Conner, Tyson Jost, Matthew Barzal, Brock Boeser, Timo Meier, Travis Konecny, Jesse Puljujarvi, Connor McDavid, Drew Stafford, Damon Severson, Tomas Hertl, Clarke MacArthur, Troy Brouwer, Kris Russell, Artturi Lehkonen 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.
 
Thanks for listening!
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September 5, 2017

No. 154 - Smörgoåliesbord!!! 2017

It's the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast's 2017 Smörgoåliesbord!!!
 
With a dizzying mix of numbers and context, Elan and Brian go sifting for clues on which goalies will improve, decline, and surprise in the 2017-18 NHL season.
 
As on every Smörgoåliesbord, the guys 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 all the crazy cool stats and pieces of information that go into their goalie projecting sausage.
 
Goalies discussed on this episode include Jake Allen, Frederik Andersen, Craig Anderson, Jonathan Bernier, JF Berube, Ben Bishop, Sergei Bobrovsky, Laurent Brossoit, Peter Budaj, Eric Comrie, Mike Condon, Pheonix Copley, Jared Coreau, Corey Crawford, Scott Darling, Aaron Dell, Louis Domingue, Devan Dubnyk, Brian Elliott, Marc-Andre Fleury, John Gibson, Thomas Greiss, Philipp Grubauer, Jonas Gustavsson, Jaroslav Halak, Andrew Hammond, Connor Hellebuyck, Braden Holtby, Jimmy Howard, Carter Hutton, Tristan Jarry, Chad Johnson, Martin Jones, Anton Khudobin, Keith Kinkaid, Joonas Korpisalo, Darcy Kuemper, Eddie Lack, Robin Lehener, Kari Lehtonen, Henrik Lundqvist, Roberto Luongo, Jacob Markstrom, Steve Mason, Curtis McElhinney, Ryan Miller, Al Montoya, Petr Mrazek, Matthew Murray, Michal Neuvirth, Antti Niemi, Anders Nilsson, Ondrej Pavelec, Carey Price, Jonathan Quick, Antti Raanta, Tuukka Rask, James Reimer, Pekka Rinne, Juuse Saros, Cory Schneider, Mike Smith, Alex Stalock, Anthony Stolarz, Niklas Svedberg, Cam Talbot, Linus Ullmark, Semyon Varlamov, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Cam Ward, and more.
 
Registration for a guaranteed spot in the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (KKUPFL) closes September 8! If you want to play in the best league out there against the best competition, you've gotta join the KKUPFL. To get your KKUPFL invite, please sign up to be a $5/month Patron of Keeping Karlsson and we'll send you all the info. You can read about the other perks that come along with being a patron of our show on our Patreon page, and the full KKUPFL rules in this Google Doc. You can also listen to this recent episode where we discussed the league in detail.
 
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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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