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

April 24, 2017

No. 144 - Allen Key

Round 1 wasn't over when this episode began, but it was by the time we were done, and we've got a whole slate of early lessons learned on this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

Elan and Brian start off by attempting to rationalize all the surprises we've seen in the playoffs thus far, including two top teams going out with barely so much as a whimper. Playoff storylines aplenty are raised and dissected, including a couple huge goaltending performances, the emergence of a new member of Pittsburgh's top powerplay unit, the resurgence of a Cup-winning vet, and the possibility of Mr. Game 7 really being a thing.

There have also been a litany of coaching moves made already, and we take a look at a couple players looking most likely to be affected at this point, including two franchise cornerstones in Los Angeles, a face-saving goaltender in Buffalo, and a pair of first round fantasy picks in Dallas.

This episode also includes a look at what the offseason has in store for newly eliminated teams, including some difficult choices to be made in Chicago, an ongoing netminder conundrum in Calgary, and some soul-searching in Minnesota.

Remember, we've got our summer patronage special on from now til September: become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll get the full slate of $5 patron perks, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! Plus, you'll be supporting the show :)

Players discussed on this episode include Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, John Klingberg, Jonathan Quick, Jarome Iginla, Anze Kopitar, Loui Eriksson, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Bo Horvat, Robin Lehner, Pekka Rinne, Scott Darling, Corey Crawford, Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, Jake Allen, Vladimir Tarasenko, Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Vladimir Sobotka, Martin Jones, Charlie McAvoy, Bobby Ryan, Derick Brassard, Clarke MacArthur, Brian Elliott, Sean Monahan, Shea Theodore, Rikard Rakell, Henrik Lundqvist, Carey Price, Alex Galchenyuk, Sergey Bobrovsky, Matt Murry, Marc-Andre Fleury, Connor Sheary, Jake Guentzel, Evgeni Malkin, Bryan Rust, Justin Williams, Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Brent Burns, Mikkel Boedker, Mike Dunham, Geoff Sanderson, Cliff Ronning, Andrew Brunete, Scott Pellerin, Ilya Kovalchuk and more.

 
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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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April 10, 2017

No. 143 - La Crème Nikita

Well, here we are-- the final 2016-17 regular season episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! (Elan wants you to know that, if you're a first time listener, this episode of the show is more lightly edited than usual, so expect a few uncharacteristic fumbles and pauses that normally don't make it to air outside of the live broadcast)

Elan and Brian wrap up regular season business by combing the league leaders lists for a whole bunch of categories and coming up with a few interesting stories from the season to hone in on, including the unveiling of a recent 2nd overall pick's true star power down the stretch, the same for a slightly less recent 3rd overall pick, an historic season for a goal-hungry rookie, a debate between two Russian forwards who are good for at least 75 points, a Hurricane who broke the 60 point mark, a few goalies who've made a solid case for changing tiers, and the other underappreciated Bruin.

Dobber Hockey's Managing Editor Steve Laidlaw came by to tell us about his 2016-17 fantasy all-stars at every position, and then some. He detailed his methodology for picking his all-stars, and also offered a look into his crystal ball for what this heralded group can offer next year, and how soon/late you should make a move for them in your 2017-18 drafts.

Then, in a Keeping Karlsson first, the guys are joined by 6 KKUPFL champions to live-draft an 8 team, 6 player playoff pool. They also share some of their playoff pool drafting strategies later on in the show.

And finally, they mourn the final week losses of a handful of teams, while celebrating the victories of a joyously long list of champion listeners. Congrats to everyone who won their pool this year!

Oh, and also, join our playoff pool! All you need to do is become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll also get full patron perks along with that $1/month, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! 

And last thing-- promise!-- our shows through playoffs and offseason are bi-weekly, so expect your next episode to come in two weeks, right around April 24. 

Thank you for listening all season long, and hope to see you in our playoff pool and patrons-only Facebook group!

Players discussed on this episode include Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Jack Eichel, Leon Draisaitl, Nikita Kucherov, Vladimir Tarasenko, Auston Matthews, Jeff Skinner, Claude Giroux, Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, Adam Larsson, Mark Borowiecki, Cam Talbot, Sergei Bobrovsky, Robin Lehner, Devan Dubnyk, Matt Murray, Carey Price, Craig Anderson, Brad Marchand, Nicklas Backstrom, Conor Sheary, Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine, Mikael Granlund, Viktor Arvidsson, David Pastrnak, Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson, Victor Hedman, Anton Stralman, Dougie Hamilton, Zach Werenski, Cam Atkinson, Justin Schultz, Kris Letang, Braden Holtby, Peter Budaj, Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Marchessault, Rickard Rakell, Patrick Eaves and more.

 
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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 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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April 3, 2017

No. 142 - It’s Not Easy Owning Green

Are you still in contention for your championship? Or keen on picking up pointers for next year? Or just can't yet kick the habit of getting your fantasy hockey fix each week? No matter what the reason, we've got a brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast just for you!

The huge bulk of this episode is framed by Injuries and Outjuries. Right off the top, Elan and Brian squabble about whether there's any value left to be had on Long Island with Tavares on the shelf, and get their best told-you-so voices out to comment on the Isles' goaltending situation. They also chat about he 2nd best Panther to own now that Barkov is out, Florida's opening night starter in 2017-18 (spoiler: not Reto Berra), and Philadelphia's opening night starter in 2017-18 (spoiler: maybe Reto Berra??).

The guys offer up some replacement options for a banging and mashing blueline Flyer, celebrate the rise and lament the fall of members of he Flyers forward corps, and go ape over the bizarre power play formation in Nashville earlier today (and how it may relate to their confidence in a former 40 goal scorer). They also demonstrate concern for oft-reliable Sharks, all Wild goalies, the Penguins' powerplay quarterback, the Senators' playoff chances, and the future of the Detroit Red Wings.

In Outjuries, our hosts wonder if Anaheim really needs to turn all the way back to their returned number one goalie, and marvel at the 22nd thirty-goal scorer of 2016-17 who is doing things that, in the previous eleven years, he was never given the chance to do. They muse on the future of an ageing bounced-back Duck and a rising young Lightning.

The show closes with Hot Streaks, where a Leafs rookie is making a case to be taken in the first round, a new Avalanche is making a case for people to realize he's on the Avalanche, a King is getting point for himself but not the team, another interchangeable anonymous Blackhawk takes a successful turn on the top line, a couple goalies who are normally scary are making themselves slightly less scary, and a pedigreed Hurricane d-man is suddenly somewhat reliable in his production. Also, Elan flexes in his sleeveless shirt.

And before credits roll, we pay tribute to the teams we've lost and celebrate those that have won.

Players discussed on this episode include John Tavares, Josh Ho-Sang, Anders Lee, Auston Matthews, Jonathan Marchessault, Jordan Weal, Sven Andrighetto, Jonathan Bernier, John Gibson, Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, Anthony Mantha, Henrik Zetterberg, Sean Couturier, Logan Couture, Joe Thornton, Conor Sheary, Jake Guentzel, Justin Schultz, Anthony Stolarz, Vincent Trocheck, James Reimer, Roberto Luongo, Josh Bailey, Andrew Ladd, Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Greiss, Reto Berra, Michal Neuvirth, Steve Mason, Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Radko Gudas, James Neal, Kevin Fiala, Ryan Ellis, PK Subban, Roman Josi, Joe Pavelski, Kevin Labanc, Phil Kessel, Jason Zucker, Devan Dubnyk, Erik Haula, Alex Stalock, Darcy Kuemper, Mike Green, Niklas Kronwall, Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist, Cody Ceci, Erik Karlsson, Marc Methot, Dion Phaneuf, Zach Werenski, Seth Jones, Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point, Yanni Gourde, Jack Eichel, William Nylander, Frederik Andersen, Mitch Marner, Alex Barkov, Mikko Rantanen, Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, Rick Nash, Kris Versteeg, Jarome Iginla, Anze Kopitar, Tuukka Rask, Henrik Lundqvist, Kari Lehtonen, Tanner Kero, Zach Sanford, Elias Lindholm, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Patrik Berglund, Noah Hanafin and more.

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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 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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March 27, 2017

No. 141 - OKposo Computer

It's another make or break week, and so we make another episode that breaks all the latest fantasy hockey news on the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

In Outjuries, Elan and Brian delve into the fantasy impact of a return of a top line forward in Buffalo and the suspension of a key blueline cog, as well as temper immediate expectations from a high end Sen, consider upside versus steadiness on the Jets back end, speculate on how two healthy goalies will be rotated in both New Yorks, and lavish 2/3 of Tampa's top line with praise. Recent call-ups also get coverage here, as the guys fiure out what can be expected from two of the newest NHLers in Vancouver and Arizona.

In Injuries, the Crosby line is hurting badly and looking for replacements, the Leafs may regret letting go of a crease replacement, the Bruins may have to turn to a career backup to carry them down the stretch, we neither endorse nor disapprove of potential moves for a Panthers forward, we get sad about the Stars, and dear god the St Louis depth chart is thin.

In Hot Streaks, we look for value in the 5-game weeks coming for Nashville and Carolina, give a lukewarm kudos to a young New Jersey centreman, and set the record straight on our feelings about Leon Draisaitl.

In Cold Streaks, there are a lot of guys that you'd never consider dropping earlier this year, but with just a week or two left, is there even a point to hanging onto them? This segment pays visits to slumpers in Columbus, Montreal, Buffalo, Colorado, Anaheim, Minnesota and Philadelphia.

And all those goalies who blew it this week? We try to figure out if they'll do it to you all over again if given the chance.

The episode once again ends with tributes to the fantasy teams we've lost along the way.

Players discussed on this episode include Kyle Okposo, Jack Eichel, Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Greiss, Brayden Point, Nikita Kucherov, Dmitry Kulikov, Mark Stone, Carey Price, Richard Panik, Erik Karlsson, Kris Russell, Jacob Trouba, Dustin Byfuglien, Josh Morrissey, Evander Kane, Ryan O'Reilly, Mathieu Perreault, Bryan Little, Dan Girardi, Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Raanta, Vladislav Namestnikov, Martin Jones, Corey Crawford, Thomas Greiss, JF Berube, Andrew Ladd, Brock Boeser, Clayton Keller, Bryan Rust, Chris Kunitz, Connor Sheary, Frederik Andersen, Curtis McElhinney, Jhonas Enroth, Anton Khudobin, Tuukka Rask, Paul Stastny, Jaden Schwartz, Alex Steen, Jaromir Jagr, Jonathan Marchessault, Patrick Sharp, Adam Cracknell, Ales Hemsky, Aaron Dell, Sebastian Aho, Elias Lindholm, Philip Di Giuseppe, Teuvo Teravainen, Eddie Lack, Craig Smith, Colin Wilson, Ryan Ellis, Calle Jarnkrok, Pavel Zacha, Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid, Patrick Maroon, Eric Staal, Nick Foligno, Gabriel Landeskog, Cam Fowler, Sami Vatanen, Ryan Kesler, Corey Perry, Ryan Suter, Jakub Voracek and more.

 
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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 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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March 20, 2017

No. 140 - Slavin Over a Hot Streak

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.

 
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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 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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March 13, 2017

No. 139 - Streaky Weal Just a Tease?

Cross your heart and say your prayers, it's another cuss-free episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

This week, Elan and Brian are feeling just peachy about the healthy returns of an apparent #1 goalie and a top line winger in Detroit, the apparently brief return of the Ducks' #1 goalie, and the hopefully fruitful return of a top line Canadien.

But doggone it, even more players are off to the infirmary this week. The guys talk about the lineup and fantasy implications of injuries to a Metro starting goalie who was probably in need of rest anyway, a laundry list of Penguins, a struggling Panthers blueliner, a couple key pieces of Ottawa's top six, and a few key pieces of Tampa Bay's top nine.

Bless the players whose production we can be thankful for, including a non-squeaky wheel in Philadelphia, several nondescript forwards in Carolina, a promoted hitter in Washington, a pair of persisting depth scorers in Columbus, and one of this year's stealthier breakouts.

And, of course, we trust the hockey gods will shepherd back those players who may have lost their way, including a number one goalie not living up to his elite billing, and a King who is struggling far more than we'd anticipated.

Players discussed on this episode include Jimmy Howard, Petr Mrazek, Gustav Nyquist, Henrik Zetterberg, James Reimer, Steve Mason, Sami Vatanen, Patrik Eaves, Ryan Getzlaf, John Gibson, Jonathan Bernier, Jhonas Enroth, Rickard Rakell, Alex Radulov, Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Raanta, Magnus Hellberg, Jake Guentzel, Connor Sheary, Patric Hornqvist, Carl Hagelin, Aaron Ekblad, Michael Matheson, Jason Demers, Jaromir Jagr, Jonathan Marchessault, Thomas Vanek, Jussi Jokinen, Reilly Smith, Kyle Turris, J.G. Pageau, Mark Stone, Alex Burrows, Craig Anderson, Devan Dubnyk, Sergei Bobrovsky, Ryan Spooner, Drew Stafford, Brayden Point, David Krejci, Michal Neuvirth, Sebastian Aho, Victor Rask, Teuvo Teravainen, Jordan Staal, Elias Lindholm, Jaccob Slavvin, Brett Pesce, Jordan Weal, Tom Wilson, Alex Ovechkin, Kevin Shattenkirk, John Carlson, Sam Gagner, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Josh Bailey, Andrew Ladd, Anders Lee, Nick Foligno, Cory Schneider, Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson, Jarome Iginla and more.

 
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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 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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March 6, 2017

No. 138 - Pet Rangelo Peeve

Like a new baby being born into the world, Elan and Brian are pushing out a brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

This week's show begins by sizing up most impactful and relevant players who've flown the coop since the trade deadline, and the players they may have displaced. This includes a visit to Washington and St. Louis's even strength and powerplay blueline setups, the blue paint situations for the Lightning and Kings, the top nine in Minnesota and Boston, defensive depth in Pittsburgh, and a couple floaters in Ottawa.

The guys then shed light on those who've come out bruised and/or battered, including Florida's sort-of-but-not-so-much-anymore #1 goalie, a Devil we know, a Sabre that had just gotten rolling, and a Star that never really had a chance. We also pontificate on the healthy return of an Isle blueliner.

Some players are hot this week! They include a lower-key sophomore and a once again promising forward in Buffalo, a couple Taylor Hall linemates, a Habs goalie who may also just be considered as being back to normal, a Flames goalie who we wonder whether this might be his normal, and a Calgary d-man who we wish it still could be his normal.

Some players are cold this week. They include a top six Penguin who otherwise looks fantastic, a sobering season by a Coyotes defenseman that has cut back on taking shots, a Canes blueliner still taking shots but not getting anywhere, a New York top six/niner who has lost his early season sheen, and a couple of Avs forwards whose performances personify the mess in Colorado.

Players discussed on this episode include Jonathan Quick, Ben Bishop, Peter Budaj, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Martin Hanzal, Kevin Shattenkirk, John Carlson, Matt Niskanen, Alex Pietrangelo, Colton Parayko, Alex Steen, Mark Streit, Connor Sheary, Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, Valtteri Filppula, Steve Mason, Drew Stafford, Michal Neuvirth, Ryan Spooner, Frank Vatrano, Alex Burrows, Viktor Stalberg, Roberto Luongo, James Reimer, Thomas Vanek, Kyle Okposo, Evander Kane, Ryan O'Reilly, Jack Eichel, Michael Cammalleri, Travis Zajac, Kyle Palmieri, Taylor Hall, Antoine Roussel, Jason Spezza, Jiri Hudler, Ales Hemsky, Travis Hamonic, Josh Ho-Sang, Nate Prosser, Nick Leddy, Johnny Boychuk, Carey Price, Alex Radulov, Brian Elliott, Michael Ferland, Mark Giordano,  Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Mike Smith, Louis Domingue, Justin Faulk, Jacob Slavvin, Brett Pesce, Noah Hanifin, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, Mika Zibanejad and more.

 
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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 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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February 27, 2017

No. 137 - Kings Take Bishop

This week's edition kicks off with a quiet trade from earlier this week that saw Patrick Eaves go to AnahBUT BEN BISHOP JUST GOT TRADED AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT, TOO!

We then move onto outjuries, where we'll review the much-anticipated return of a Colorado defender, followed by injuries to that other Leafs rookie and the usual Penguins defAND MARTIN HANZAL JUST GOT TRADED AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT, TOO!

In this week's streaks, the hot ones include an entire line on Chicago, a couple Preds d-men who seem to have finally warmed up, a Ranger on the blueline and.. and.. just waiting for that next trade to come down.. nothing yet?... don't really have an end to this sentence, was hoping for a trade to end it.. maybe if I start typing again? ..still nothing. Ok, so, we also have cold streaks that feature two bona fide superstars who haven't been doing the things they're supposed to lately. Still no more trades..

Players discussed on this episode include Ben Bishop, Martin Hanzal, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Peter Budaj, Jonathan Quick, Patrick Eaves, John Gibson, Esa Lindell, Patrick Sharp, Jiri Hudler, Erik Johnson, Tyson Barrie, Mikko Rantanen, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Mitch Marner, Nazem Kadri, Josh Leivo, Leo Komarov, Auston Matthews, Kris Letang, Justin Schultz, Colton Parayko, Alex Pietrangelo, Richard Panik, Nick Schmaltz, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Ryan Hartman, Roman Josi, PK Subban, Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson, Brady Skjei, Vladislav Namestnikov, Jake Dotchin, Eddie Lack, Cam Ward, Claude Giroux, Alex Ovechkin, Marian Gaborik, Anze Kopitar, Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli and more.

 
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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 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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February 21, 2017

No. 136 - Bo-lieve!!

Injuries may have decimated Ottawa, and the guys begin by seeing how it may impact the able bodied players who can still take the ice. They also tip their cap to a couple d-men who've swapped an IR spot in Pittsburgh, and consider whether Claude Julien can bring a staggering Habs roster back to life. Then, a hotly anticipated rookie who couldn't impress at this season's outset is back for another kick at the can in Columbus, while teammates around him alternately slump and awaken.

Outjuries double as snoozers, as the merits of activating or jettisoning a returning centreman in Dallas and a blueliner in Anaheim are debated, with a healthy but quiet-til-now Panthers defenseman thrown in for good measure. Meanwhile, the debate over whether a certain Ducks forward can maintain a 55+ point pace appears all but settled, and new lines in Anaheim lead to a depth chart search for fantasy value outside of the usual suspects. 

In hot streaks, Brian thinks Elan's feeling confident about one Canuck too many. The segment also features a couple Coyotes forwards and defensemen are helpful for as long as they remain in the desert, an entire line reigniting a pretty great even-strength run in Detroit, an assist-happy Blue who Brian prefers as a goal-scorer, a 60+ point scorer starting to maybe look like one again, a doghouse escapee in Boston, Brent freaking Burns, and Elan pining over vintage Zetterberg.

Goalies get some time in the spotlight, including thoughts on why the Blues goalies are suddenly keeping the red lamp from being lit, a Philadelphia goalie whose only hot in the category of 'games started', an apparently reliable Western Conference goalie who could be spelling his starter more often, an emerging title change in Florida, and a struggling Isles tender with rough waters ahead.

Also, what the heck should you do with a couple struggling Jets as they enter their bye weeks? And which Jet forward should you pick up when they hit the ice again?

Players discussed on this episode include Mark Stone, Kris Letang, Bo Horvat, Henrik Zetterberg, Alex Galchenyuk, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Jaden Schwartz, Martin Hanzal, Zach Werenski, Michal Neuvirth, Oscar Klefbom, Jordan Eberle, Thomas Greiss, Aaron Dell, Nikolaj Ehlers, Ryan Spooner, Petr Mrazek, Mike Hoffman, Bobby Ryan, Brad Marchand, Max Pacioretty, Ryan Dzingel, Zack Smith, Curtis Lazar, Erik Karlsson, Craig Anderson, Mike Condon, Justin Schultz, Chris Kunitz, Jake Guentzel, Carl Hagelin, Shea Weber, Jeff Petry, Brendan Gallagher, Carey Price, Brandon Saad, Brandon Dubinsky, Jason Spezza, Patrick Sharp, Sami Vatanen, Radek Faksa, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Brent Burns, Rikard Rakell, Aaron Ekblad, Nick Ritchie, Ondrej Kase, Alex Edler, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Troy Stecher, Radim Vrbata, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Michael Stone, Alex Goligoski, Tomas Tatar, Anthony Mantha, Jake Allen, Carter Hutton, Steve Mason, Leon Draisaitl, Andrej Sekera, Mark Letestu, Mark Scheifele, Patrick Laine, Mathieu Perreault and more.

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February 10, 2017

No. 135 - Glory Hayes

Welcome to a special mid-week edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! Listen now, or save it for your usual Sunday night or Monday morning listening-- the choice is yours!

Several outjuries are eyeing prime playing spots on their rosters, including yet another mid-six Ranger putting up top six numbers, a couple mid-six Jets with potential to step into a top six role, and a hard-luck Habs winger who would be happy to help spark his squad. The guys also chat about Andrei Markov and what his ceiling for the rest of the year could be.

Hot streaks carry the rest of the main show, as we circle back to a minor league call-up in St Louis that we zoomed past last week, a trio of Isles who may be feeling some of the weight lifted off of their shoulders since a coaching change, a New Jersey forward who is very quietly on pace to post the best numbers of his career, a Colorado rookie finally hitting the scoresheets, a Sabres forward who's clicking and ticking most of his boxes on a new line, a Panthers defenseman who looks to lead the blueline down the homestretch, and a Columbus centreman taking a run at reclaiming his depth value.

Players discussed on this episode include Kevin Hayes, Mika Zibanejad, Connor Hellebuyck, Drew Stafford, Mathieu Perreault, Ondrej Pavelec, Brendan Gallagher, Andrei Markov, Shea Weber, Kris Russell, Travis Konecny, Shane Gostisbehere, Kenny Agostino, Alex Steen, Jake Allen, Carter Hutton, Andrew Ladd, Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome, Adam Henrique, Mikko Rantanen, Calvin Pickard, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Evander Kane, Keith Yandle, Brandon Dubinsky, Cam Atkinson, Charlie Coyle, James Neal, Viktor Arvidsson, David Backes, David Krejci, Matt Beleskey, David Pastrnak, and more.

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