Apr 13, 2014

Keeping Karlsson Episode 26

There is less than a day left in the regular season but Elan and Brian are back with a shorter episode to tide everyone over before the big year in review episodes that will be coming out in the next few weeks. This week some topics include:

  • How their finals matchups went / are going and what moves they made

  • Thoughts on what’s wrong with standard fantasy hockey formats

  • Keeper decision between Backes, Kessel, Zetterberg, E. Kane, O’Reilly, Gaborik and Stastny

  • Betting on who will win the cup

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Apr 6, 2014

Keeping Karlsson Episode 25 - Cramming for Finals

There’s only one week left in the season but Elan and Brian are not letting up as episode 25 of The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is chalk full of useful analysis and advice. Topics and players discussed this week include:

  • Outjuries: Cam Fowler, P.A. Parenteau

  • Injuries (with discussion regarding which players may benefit): Jonathan Toews, Matt Duchene, Andrej Sekera, Patrik Elias)

  • Are the Colorado Avalanche overrated?

  • A new fancy stat technique that accounts for when scores are close

  • Teams resting players before the playoffs

  • Moves the guys have made to make their finals and what moves they plan to make next week

  • Stephane Robidas, Andrew Shaw, Semyon Varlamov, Jamie McGinn, John Mitchell, John Michael Liles, Travis Zajac, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ryan Strome, Matthieu Perreault, Josh Bailey, Tobias Enstrom, Beau Bennett, Tomas Fleischmann, Gustav Nyquist, Milan Michalek, James Wisniewski, Mika Zibanejad, Charlie Coyle, Erik Haula

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Mar 30, 2014

Keeping Karlsson Episode 24 - 2 weeks left!

With two weeks left in the regular season, Elan and Brian cover a number of players and topics that you need to be on top of in order to make your final push. Topic discussed include:


  • Malkin injury, who will take his place. Pick up Beau Bennett?
  • Mike Smith injury. Grab Thomas Greiss?
  • Looking at teams with favourable and unfavourable schedules for the next 2 weeks (Anaheim, Detroit, Vancouver, Nashville)
  • Minuscule amount of bragging as Elan and Brian both took first place in their pools. Pickups: Evgeny Kuznetsov
  • Minnesota’s goalie situation with Kuemper and Bryzgalov
  • How valuable is Mark Giordano?
  • What’s going on with Martin St. Louis?
  • Olli Maatta, Beau Bennett, Mathieu Perreault, Tomas Tatar, Calle Jarnkrok, T.J. Brodie, Mike Ribiero, Andrei Loktionov

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Mar 22, 2014

Keeping Karlsson Episode 23

We’re a couple of days early this week but still bringing the goods with episode 23 of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast. The show starts off with some general fantasy playoff strategies, including how one should potentially deal differently with players like Derrick Brassard and Mike Green, as opposed to how you would during the regular season. The guys also point out a few teams that should be targeted and avoided over the next week and cover the two big injuries of Patrick Kane and Cam Fowler and how their teammates will be affected.

For the rest of the show Elan and Brian prognosticate the fortunes of a number of players including Evander Kane, Ben Bishop, Robin Lehner, Gustav Nyquist, Mikael Granlund, Jared Spurgeon, Cory Conacher, Sami Salo, Tyson Barrie, Ondrej Palat, Alex Chiasson, Valeri Nichushkin, Mikael Backlund, Paul Byron and Chris Kelly.

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Mar 16, 2014

Keeping Karlsson Episode 22

Episode 22 of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is a big one as we head into the last month of regular season NHL play. The big headline of the show is once again injuries, and Elan and Brian discuss the impact of the injuries to James Neal, Ryan Kesler and others and provide some tips on who may be good replacements.

The other headlines covered are newly relevant backup goalies (including Tim Thomas and James Reimer) and the NHL debut of Evgeni Kuznetsov. Next the guys discuss some moves they have made (and intend to make) involving players including Travis Zajac, Kyle Okposo, Ales Hemsky, Marian Gaborik, Radim Vrbata, Antoine Vermette and Brandon Dubinsky.

Other players discussed on the episode include Ray Whitney, Jason Spezza, Benoit Pouliot, Jordan Staal, Tyler Myers, Alec Martinez and Nick Bjugstad. Listen to find out which if these are sleepers and which are snoozers.

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Mar 9, 2014

Keeping Karlsson Episode 21 -Trade Deadline Edition

On the trade deadline edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, the guys delve into which players gained or lost value as a result of the various deadline deals. Aside from analyzing the winners and losers of the big deals involving Luongo and St. Louis, they also discuss a number of other players that were affected by moves they were involved in or that their teams made including Hemsky, Okposo, Gaborik, Anisimov, Neuvirth, Enroth, Halak, Bryzgalov and Fasth. A few potential low percentage owned gems are also discussed including Palmieri, Lindholm and Zajac.


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Mar 2, 2014

Keeping Karlsson Episode 20

NHL hockey is back and that means it’s time for Elan and Brian to get down to business. The big headline is of course the Ryan Miller trade, and the guys dig deep into how it affects a number of players on both Buffalo and St. Louis. They also discuss the Canucks goaltending saga and whether or not you should be jumping on Eddie Lack, as well as the revolving centers on the Islanders’ first line. Other notable players discussed this week include Steve Mason, Martin Hanzal, Derrick Brassard, Antoine Vermette, Adam Henrique, Sean Monahan, Jakob Silfverberg and Carl Soderberg.


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Feb 23, 2014

Keeping Karlsson Episode 19 - Guess Who’s Back

It’s the final Keeping Karlsson episode of the Olympic break and Elan and Brian bring a jammed packed show with advice you’ll want to hear before the fantasy season resumes. The episode begins with a discussion of some of the key injuries that have occurred recently, including Tavares, Martin and Zuccarello, and how they will impact the players around them. Some tips are given on how to take advantage of your leaguemates who have suffered these injuries.


Next the guys run down a list of players who will be coming back from injury when (or soon after) the season resumes, and give insight into how each of them will fair. Players discussed here include Marian Gaborik, Evander Kane, Mikko Koivu, Tomas Vokoun, Pekka Rinne and Stephen Weiss.


Brian rounds out the show with a recap of the Keeping Karlsson Olympics pool, revealing the medalists as well as some surprising box results.


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Feb 17, 2014

Keeping Karlsson Episode 18 - Owning the Pod(cast)ium

With the Olympics going on there isn’t a whole lot to work with, but this week’s episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast still offers up a nice helping of fantasy hockey advice. We begin with our headlines, including some Olympic injury casualties and how they may affect their NHL teammates, as well as another record set by Teemu Selanne.


Sticking with the Olympic theme, some notable early strong performers are discussed including Olli Maata and Michael Grabner. Brian provides an update on the current Keeping Karlsson Olympic Pool standings and discusses which boxes currently have the most surprising leaders.


Outside of the Olympics the guys discuss some trade strategy for their pools and critique a couple of trades involving Jaromir Jagr, P.A. Parenteau, Clarke MacArthur and Matt Moulson.


Speaking of trades, Brian shares something interesting he noticed in the URLs for proposed trades in Yahoo fantasy leagues that may help you gauge the trading activity in your league.


Please help support the show by subscribing to Keeping Karlsson on iTunes and giving us a 5 star review. You can also follow us on Twitter @keepingkarlsson and email us at keepingkarlsson@gmail.com to give us feedback and ask fantasy hockey questions that we’ll discuss on the show.

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Feb 9, 2014

Keeping Karlsson Episode 17

A big dense show for the final week of the fantasy season before the Olympic break.


Elan and Brian chat about the Olympics, explain Corsi and Fenwick possession stats, and offer up some strategies and approaches for your upcoming fantasy trade deadline.


They also go in-depth on the fortunes and misfortunes of Kris Letang, Alex Pietrangelo, David Desharnais, Mike Cammalleri, Derek Roy, Antoine Vermette, Alex Steen, Chris Kunitz, Carl Soderberg, Loui Eriksson, Cam Fowler, Dennis Wideman, Andy Greene, Olli Maata, Raphael Diaz, Cory Schneider, and Dany Heatley.


The values of Derek Stepan, Mark Scheifele and Frans Neilsen are also discussed in response to a listener's question, and two low-owned% options on defense are put out for your consideration.


Please help support the show by subscribing to Keeping Karlsson on iTunes and giving us a 5 star review. You can also follow us on Twitter @keepingkarlsson and email us at keepingkarlsson@gmail.com to give us feedback and ask fantasy hockey questions that we’ll discuss on the show.


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