January 11, 2015
It's the 47th episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, and what would be more fitting than to continue offering our insight into the latest fantasy news and cutting edge analysis that we've offered for the last 46 episodes? Nothing. Nothing would be more fitting.
This episode is full of hot young guys-- though that doesn't sound right. Ok, this episode features a lot of coverage of prospects who are streaking. There we go.
But before Elan and Brian get to them, they cover all the latest news in the world of fantasy hockey that you need to know as a contending fantasy hockey owner. Goalie injuries in Detroit and Philadelphia, the momentary reappearance of a couple point-producing grinders, the trials and tribulations of an elite setup man in a new city, and unforgivable player pronunciations.
Then we get to the meat of the episode: a crop of players making their NHL debuts and first impressions while being given some lofty opportunities on their team's depth chart. We cover newbies coming on strong in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, and San Jose.
Amongst our players of note this week are a goal-scoring bottom-sixer in Washington, a credible even-strength producer on the blueline, a scorchingly efficient power-play QB, an emerging model of balanced production in Calgary, a perfect ten hitter, and a struggling is-he-or-isn't-he elite 'tender.
Players mentioned on this episode include Jimmy Howard, Peter Mrazek, Jonas Gustavsson, Jason Spezza, Johan Franzen, Joe Thornton, Steve Mason, Justin Abdelkader, Teemu Pulkkinen, MELKER!!! Karlsson, Evander Kane, Toby Enstrom, Zach Bogosian, Dustin Byfuglien, David Pastrnak, Milan Lucic, Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick, Colton Sceviour, Brett Ritchie, Calvin Pickard, David Savard, Eric Fehr, Joni Ortio, Trevor Daley, Pat Maroon, Alex Goligoski, Kevin Shattenkirk, and more.
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