February 21, 2016
Brace yourselves: it's the second ever live episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!
In an action-packed 80 minutes on the air, Elan and Brian bring up and break down all of the latest news from every corner of the National Hockey League.
The show kicks off with a look at the suddenly rejuvenated Wild, where we discuss if their recent mini win streak means that they're turning the corner for good, or if it's all just a mirage.
We then dig deep into Brian's hoarded stash of old newspapers in an attempt to gain insight into the mind of Ken Hitchcock, and whether we can apply any hints from the past in trying to predict how he'll choose the starters in the St. Louis nets in the coming weeks. Other creases around the league get a similar glimpse, including goaltending 'situations' in Buffalo, Long Island, and Carolina.
Then, we turn our attention to some of the hottest-- and coldest-- players in the NHL, and take a look under the hood to see whether or not a change in fortune awaits them in the near future, for better or for worse.
And, finally, we take a few questions from our live studio audience, including thoughts on Anaheim's front and back ends, best candidates for a change of scenery, a potential hole to be filled on Calgary's top line, and which NHLer we'd want to see on Survivor.
Players discussed on this episode include Jared Staal, Jason Spezza, Patrick Sharp, Jason Pominville, Jake Allen, Brian Elliott, Charlie Coyle, Martin Hanzal, Cam Ward, Eddie Lack, Joakim Nordstrom, Brayden Schenn, Martin Hanzal, Robin Lehner, Thomas Greiss, Jaroslav Halak, Shane Gostisbehere, Kyle Turris, Mike Green, Matthew Dumba, Mikko Koivu, Jared Spurgeon, Ryan Callahan, Marian Hossa, Andrew Shaw, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, Bryan Little, Nikolai Ehlers, Andrew Ladd, Jiri Hudler, David Perron, Cam Fowler, Ryan O'Reilly, Evander Kane, Ivan Provorov, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Kevin Connauton, Michael Stone, Andre Burakovsky, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Claude Giroux, Mattias Janmark, Patrick Eaves, Ales Hemsky, Sam Gagner, Martin Erat, Marty Turco, Ed Belfour, John Scott, and more.
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