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

August 16, 2015

No. 70 - Crossing the Line

Every year, some NHL forwards make that esteemed leap from being pretty good point-getters to being all-out point-producing wizards. There's also the flipside: once-reliable top end scorers who find themselves moving in the other direction, to the point that they're suddenly not worth the high pick or keeper protection status that they've enjoyed for years on end.

In this week's episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey PodcastElan and Brian pick out a handful of highly-regarded forwards that are crossing the line-- in either direction-- that separates the great fantasy producers from the elite. We go deep to give you all the reasons why some players should now be considered amongst the cream of the fantasy crop, and why there are others that you might want to let fall a couple more draft rounds than you normally would.

Do you have a suggestion for a player that's crossing the line that we didn't cover on this week's show? Tweet us @keepingkarlsson to let us know who we missed!

Players discussed on this episode include: Vladimir Tarasenko, Eric Staal, Thomas Vanek, Jakub Voracek, Daniel Sedin, Henrik SedinOndrej Palat, Corey Perry, Nicklas Backstrom, Filip Forsberg and more.

Also, have you heard about our new fantasy league that we're designing from the bottom up to be the most fun, most competitive fantasy hockey league ever? We fill in some of the remaining blanks about how we're setting up the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey League, and invite you to become a patron and compete against us and a whole league full of other fantasy hockey fanatics.

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 friendsubscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!
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August 9, 2015

No. 69 - Fantasy Hockey Architecture 102

This was supposed to be an off-week for the show, but the feedback and follow-up questions from last week's introductory course in Fantasy Hockey Architecture have coaxed us back to our mics this week. So lucky you, here's another episode to add to the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast 2015 Offseason Series canon!

In this edition of the show, Elan and Brian get around to a couple fantasy hockey league design features that went unaddressed on last week's extensive guide to building or finding the best fantasy hockey setup to suit your needs.

We specifically touch on roster spots, minimum goalie start requirements, bench sizes, dealing with inactive owners and more.

Also, have you heard about our new fantasy league that we're designing from the bottom up to be the most fun, most competitive fantasy hockey league ever? We fill in some of the remaining blanks about how we're setting up the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey League, and invite you to become a patron and compete against us and a whole league full of other fantasy hockey fanatics.

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 friendsubscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is supported by our patrons.

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August 2, 2015

No. 68 - Fantasy Hockey Architecture 101

As the line between fantasy hockey offseason and preseason begins to blur, the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is all about arming you with the knowledge you need to get yourself into a hockey pool for 2015-16.

Elan and Brian have fielded a lot of requests over the last couple seasons for a fantasy hockey primer: "How do I start a league? What are the different types of leagues? How do I draft a team? Which type of league gives me the most fun, most competitive fantasy experience?" In this episode of the show, we go down the fantasy commissioner rabbit hole to explain the pros and cons of different league formats, rule setups, day-to-day management options and everything else that you'll need to know to design or find the best fantasy league for you.

And finally, Elan and Brian put their money where their mouth is and reveal the first details of their blueprints for the Keeping Karlsson Patrons Fantasy Hockey League (KKPFHL), which will have a much cooler and catchier name when we think of one. Listen to the latter part of this episode to find out how we're constructing our amazing league-to-be, as well as how to get in on the action for the KKPFHL's inaugural 2015-16 season!

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 Keeping Karlsson video broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.

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July 19, 2015

No. 67 - The Rest of the Stuff That Happened

It's July 19, which means it's vacation time for many in the hockey world-- but for Elan and Brian, it means that it's team for the next episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's 2015 Offseason Series!

On this edition of the show, the guys take a look at the fantasy implications of the most recent offseason transactions, as well as those of a handful of smaller moves that may have been overlooked in this year's draft day and free agent frenzies.

There's also a big announcement (of an announcement!) at the end of the episode!

Players discussed on this episode include Patrick Sharp, Trevor Daley, John Klingberg, Matt Beleskey, Milan Lucic, Jimmy Hayes, Reilly Smith, Jason Spezza, Michael Frolik, Mike Green, Niklas Kronwall, Valeri Nichushkin, Patrick Eaves, Ryan Kesler, Ales Hemsky, Cody Eakin, P.A. Parenteau, Carl Soderberg, Alex Semin, Brad Boyes, Alex Goligoski, and more!

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 Keeping Karlsson video broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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July 7, 2015

No. 66 - Stuff Happened!

Entry draft, draft floor trades and UFA signings-- it's hockey Christmas in July! 

Elan & Brian take a look at who moved, and whether their situation improved, on the newest installation of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's 2015 Offseason Series.

Players discussed on this episode include: Phil Kessel, T.J. Oshie, Troy Brouwer, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tyler Bozak, Sergei Plotnikov, David Perron, Nazem Kadri, Brandon Saad, Marian Hossa, Ryan Johansen, Jonathan Toews, Nick Foligno, Sidney Crosby, Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug, Mark Giordano, Ryan O'Reilly, Joel Ward,  Duncan Keith, Evgeni Malkin, Nick Spaling, Beau Bennett, and more!

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 Keeping Karlsson video broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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June 21, 2015

Episode 65 - Prospecting With Pronman

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's 2015 Offseason Series continues!

With the Stanley Cup awarded, the NHL's offseason is about to kick into high gear, beginning with the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in less than one week's time.

To mark the occasion, Brian interviews ESPN Insider and prospector extraordinaire Corey Pronman to get the scoop on this year's draft class and past draftees poised to break out. They also talk about the role of luck at the draft table, and how the prospect ranking sausage is made. 

Players discussed on this week's episode include: Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, Bobby Ryan, Felix Sandstrom, Noah Hanifin, Axel Holmstrom, David Pastrnak, Sam Bennett, Markus Granlund, Sami Vatanen, Hampus Lindholm, Teuvo Teravainen, Brandon Saad, and more.

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 Keeping Karlsson video broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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June 7, 2015

No. 64 - Full Season Slumpers, Pt. 2

Welcome to the fourth episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's 2015 Offseason Series!

This time around, Elan and Brian continue to run through their respective lists of players who fell well short of expectations in this past NHL season.

Were their underwhelming campaigns a one-off fluke, or a sign of things to come? We dig into the advanced stats, analytics, underlying numbers, or whatever you like to call them, to give you an answer that will help you be prepared come 2015-16 draft day.

Players discussed on this week's episode include: Chris Kunitz, Jonathan Drouin, Cedric Paquette, Patrick Marleau, Evander Kane, Ryan Miller, Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Bernier

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 Keeping Karlsson video broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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May 24, 2015

No. 63 - Full Season Slumpers, Pt. 1

Welcome to the third episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's 2015 Offseason Series!

After spending some time breaking down the players who may have overperformed in 2014-15, Elan and Brian switch their focus to the other side of the coin: the players who fell well short of expectations in this past NHL season.

Were their underwhelming campaigns a one-off fluke, or a sign of things to come? We dig into the advanced stats, analytics, underlying numbers, or whatever you like to call them, to give you an answer that will help you be prepared come 2015-16 draft day.

Players discussed on this week's episode include: Phil Kessel, Tomas Vanek, Patrick Sharp, Matt Duchene, Brian Campbell, Aaron Ekblad, Kari Lehtonen, Tyler Bozak, James van Riemsdyk, and Nicklas Lidstrom

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 Keeping Karlsson video broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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May 10, 2015

No. 62 - Full Season Streakers, Pt. 2

As post-season hockey rages on, so does the 2015 Offseason Series on the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

This week, we present the thrilling conclusion to our two-part look back at 2014-15's Full Season Streakers, where we put a lens to more players who wonderfully outperformed their pre-season projections. Elan and Brian go over what they did, how they did it, and if they can do it all over again in 2015-16.

Players discussed on this week's episode include Tyler Johnson, Jaden Schwartz, Brian Gionta, Drew Stafford, Devan Dubnyk, Roman Josi, Dennis Wideman, Justin Faulk, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov, Johan Larsson, Mathieu Perreault, Darcy Kuemper, Mark Giordano, Shea Weber, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jori Lehtera and Curtis Joseph.

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 Keeping Karlsson video broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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April 26, 2015

No. 61 - Full Season Streakers, Pt. 1

The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast returns this week to kick off our 2015 Offseason Series!

Our first summer episode of the year zeroes in on scorers who surprised with season-long streaks-- although the evidence suggested their production would taper off, they kept on tallying points from October all the way through to April

Elan and Brian turn the spotlight to these streakers, and then take a look at the deeper numbers to tell you what you really want to know: can you count on these guys to do it all over again next year?

Players discussed on this week's episode include Nick Foligno, Rick Nash, Jiri Hudler, Jack Johnson, Michael del Zotto, and more.

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 Keeping Karlsson video broadcast!

You can also support us by telling a friendsubscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!

Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons.
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