For the still alive and the walking dead alike, Elan and Brian bring you the fantasy spin on all the latest NHL news in a brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!
During your fantasy playoffs, players on the shelf can decrease your team's shelf life. The guys offer a multitude of ways to fight back against the injury ninja, including a new top line centreman and rookie winger in Chicago, a tenuously successful temporary starter in Anaheim, a blue chip defensive prospect with a bit of an opening in Winnipeg, and the latest whatshisname to skate with the Joes in San Jose.
In this week's outjuries, we continue to wonder about one top six Penguin but are ready to cease wondering about another, wish for a connection that likely won't be in Washington while also celebrating their leading goal-scorer, increase the mentions per 60 of a Bruins top-niner, and fret over how low Boston's goaltending can go.
This edition's hot streaks include a Professor Frink catchphrase, "Brian's Favourite Goalie", the other #66, a top nine Lightning player making the most of his ascendance to the top three, a Panther that we totally told you to let go of, the return to form of a Calder candidate defenseman, and a category-filling blueliner in the desert.
For cold streaks, we visit the forward corps and goaltending in Minnesota, as well as a recently elite Flyer who has seen a bump down in deployment. In the more serious category of Snoozers, you might want to consider giving up on a Sabre that has been removed from a plum assignment and an Avalanche that is.. well, an Avalanche.
Brian has a few final players in his mind, including a couple dormant forwards coming to life in Detroit, a vivacious but now dormant forward in Los Angeles, and a young goalie who is losing ground in his case to take over his team's starter job.
Players discussed on this episode include Artem Anisimov, Nick Schmaltz, John Hayden, Scott Darling, Corey Crawford, Jonathan Bernier, Rikard Rakell, Josh Morrissey, Jacob Trouba, Nik Ehlers, Blake Wheeler, Kyle Turris, Mark Borowiecki, Timo Meier, Tomas Hertl, Jake Guentzel, Conor Sheary, Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Murray, Andre Burakovsky, TJ Oshie, Ryan Spooner, Tuukka Rask, Jaccob Slavin, Eddie Lack, Cam Ward, Joshua Ho-Sang, Brayden Point, Thomas Vanek, Zack Werenski, Jaromir Jagr, Mark Stone, Jannik Hansen, Bobby Ryan, Jamie Benn, Jason Spezza, Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Jeff Skinner, Jakob Chychrun, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Morgan Rielly, Matt Dumba, Eric Staal, Mikael Granlund, Mikko Koivy, Jason Pominville, Zach Parise, Devan Dubnyk, Jakub Voracek, Ivan Provorov, Sam Reinhart, Tyler Ennis, Gabriel Landeskog, Dylan Larkin, Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli, Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Juuse Saros, and Andreas Athanasiou.