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The best hockey podcast in the world hosted by two guys who at one point owned Erik Karlsson in their keeper pools.

October 15, 2017

No. 160 - Andrighetto Superstar

On this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian discuss two newly-minted NHL first-liners and one newly-minted PPQB, a dominant blue-liner who could make for a great sell-high candidate, a dormant defenseman who may yet have more to offer, and the shockingly thin list of candidates to be the 3rd best non-injured player on the Wild.

And, take on Elan and Brian in the Keeping Karlsson FanDuel listener league! Our contest opens every Monday night, and runs on Tuesday nights.

Players discussed on this episode include Jesper Bratt, Kyle Palmieri, Will Butcher, Nick Leddy, Marcus Johansson, Pavel Zacha, Patric Hornqvist, Jake Guentzel, Conor Sheary, Bryan Rust, Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin, Alex Iafallo, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, Patrick Eaves, Ryan Getzlaf, Jakob Silfverberg, Rickard Rakell, Andrew Cogliano, John Gibson, Ryan Miller, Reto Berra, Erik Karlsson, Cody Ceci, Mike Hoffman, Kyle Turris, Derrick Brassard, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jonathan Marchessault, Malcolm Subban, Maxime Lagace, Cody Eakin, Erik Haula, Vadim Shipyachov, Alex Tuch, Leon Draisaitl, Kailer Yamamoto, Cam Talbot, Oscar Klefbom, Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise, Nino Niederreiter, Charlie Coyle, Marcus Foligno, Devan Dubnyk, Chris Stewart, Tyler Ennis, Jason Zucker, Alex Edler, Derrick Pouliot, Ben Hutton, Michael del Zotto, Troy Stecher, Brock Boeser, Jaromir Jagr, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson, Brooks Orpik, Dmitry Orlov, Christian Djoos, Andre Burakovsky, T.J. Oshie, Antti Raanta, Louis Domingue, Alex Pietrangelo, Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Sobotka, Samuel Blais, Sven Andrighetto, Mikko Rantanen, Nail Yakupov, Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon, Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson, Ryan Johansen, Scott Hartnell, PK Subban, Samuel Girard, Aaron Ekblad, Keith Yandle, Evgeni Dadonov, Vladislav Namestnikov, Brayden Point, Alex Killorn, Connor Hellebuyck, Radko Gudas, Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Kevin Labanc, Brendan Gallagher, Robin Lehner, Josh Ho-Sang and more.

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
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October 10, 2017

No. 159 - Alex Is On Fire

Welcome to a BRAND NEW episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!

Everything. Is. Happening!!! But never fear, Elan and Brian are here to coach you through how you should react to the shock and awe of the early season scoring fest, breaking down the glut of goals and panopoly of prodigious performances in Week 1 of the 2017-18 NHL season.

Also, we're having a Season 5 Launch Party in Toronto on Oct. 14th! Join us by RSVPing here.

Oh and one last thing: Take on Elan and Brian in FanDuel's Daily Fantasy contests all season long, running each and every Thursday. 

Players discussed on this episode include Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jakub Vrana, Andre Burakovsky, Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau, Zach Hyman, Tyler Bozak, Nick Schmaltz, Ryan Hartman, Alex DeBrincat, Richard Panik, Patrick Sharp, Matt Murray, Antti Niemi, Calvin Pickard, Malcolm Subban, Conor Sheary, Bryan Rust, Olli Maatta, Patric Hornqvist, Vadim Shipachyov, Shea Theodore, James Neal, Jonathan Marchessault, Jason Garrison, Marc-Andre Fleury, Colin Miller, Nate Schmidt, Semyon Varlamov, Jimmy Howard, Petr Mrazek, Jacob Markstrom, Steve Mason, Tuukka Rask, Martin Jones, Aaron Dell, Henrik Lundqvist, Carey Price, Cory Schneider, Alex Galchenyuk, Matt Duchene, Kyle Okposo, Evander Kane, Brock Boeser, Vladislav Namestnikov, Brayden Point, Damon Severson, Will Butcher, Jesper Bratt, Devin Shore, Jason Spezza, Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Shattenkirk, Pavel Buchnevich, Sean Couturier, Mats Zuccarello, Anders Bjork, Jake DeBrusk, Charlie McAvoy, Torey Krug, Evgeni Dadonov, Mike Green, Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Martin Frk, Marcus Johansson, Vladimir Sobotka, Paul Stastny, Brayden Schenn, Jake Allen and more.

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
Thanks for listening!
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October 2, 2017

No. 158 - Almost Not Preseason

This is it-- the final preseason episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!! Elan and Brian couldn't be more excited about it, and being closer to 2017-18 faceoff than ever, the guys feel ready to take seriously some of the line combo and deployment situations from the final minutes of exhibition play.

They've also got tidbits from their drafts to share about under/overappreciated players, and run down a whole list of bubble guys that may or may not be worth taking a swing on late in a draft or as an early free agent acquisition.

For some free bonus content, we livestreamed the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League's Tier 1 Auction Draft! We laughed, we cried, we bid too much on Ben Bishop. Listen here, and see the results here.

Also, we're having a Season 5 Launch Party in Toronto on Oct. 14th! Join us by RSVPing here.

Oh and one last thing: Take on Elan and Brian in FanDuel's Daily Fantasy contests all season long, running each and every Thursday. 

Players discussed on this episode include Jaromir Jagr, Shayne Gostisbehere, Patrick Eaves, Michael Ferland, Ivan Provorov, Robby Fabbri, Alex Steen, Vladimir Sobotka, Brayden Schenn, Dmitri Jaskin, Jesse Puljujarvi, Kailer Yamamoto, Ryan Strome, Anders Bjork, Clayton Keller, Alex DeBrincat, Jakub Vrana, Mathieu Perreault, Brendan Gallagher, Sean Couturier, Jason Pominville, Vladislav Namestnikov, Zach Hyman, Scott Hartnell, Jake Guentzel, Timo Meier, Kevin Fiala and more.

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey
 
Thanks for listening!
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September 24, 2017

No. 157 - Courteous Luszczyszyn

With Brian away, Elan brought in famed writer for The Athletic, Dom Luszczyszyn, to explain the Game Score stat he invented (and how he uses it to project team performance), his ongoing season preview series and standings projections running now at The Athletic, and the methods, quirks, and assorted nitty gritty of his outstanding fantasy projection spreadsheet for 2017-18. 

Follow these links to check out Dom's articles that were discussed on this episode (keep in mind that The Athletic requires a subscription to read full articles, but you can download the app and get a few for free):

Fantasy Hockey: How to draft the best team

Fantasy Hockey: Expect big breakouts from players in bigger roles

Measuring Single Game Productivity: An Introduction To Game Score

Players discussed on this episode include Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman, Jamie Benn, Johnny Gaudreau, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Jack Eichel, Taylor Hall, Damon Severson, Patrick Marleau, Brock Boeser, P.K. Subban, Dustin Byfuglien, Justin Schultz, Kris Letang, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Carey Price, Braden Holtby, Craig Anderson, Cam Talbot, Laurent Brossoit, Curtis McElhinney, and more.

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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Also, we're having a Season 5 Launch Party in Toronto on Oct. 14th! Join us by RSVPing here.
 
Thanks for listening!
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September 18, 2017

No. 156 - Debate Expectations

Whose NHL point totals are the hardest to pin down for the 2017-18 season? Elan and Brian leafed through a whack of different point total projections to pinpoint this year's most contentious players, and are bringing them into the analytical spotlight to help settle the debate on this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast.
 
Projections we used for this episode:
 
Players discussed on this episode include Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, Bryan Rust, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, Connor Brown, Alex Radulov, Zach Werenski, Tyler Myers, Dion Phaneuf, Mark Giordano, Matthew Tkachuk, Dougie Hamilton, Jonathan Marchessault, Vincent Trocheck, Oscar Klefbom, Milan Lucic, Kyle Turris, Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman, Jakob Silfverberg, David Krejci, David Backes, Henrik Zetterberg, Mikko Koivu, Eric Staal, Radim Vrbata, Antti Raanta, Jason Demers, Jamie McGinn, Roberto Luongo, James Reimer, Alex Debrincat and more.
 
Also, we're having a Season 5 Launch Party in Toronto! Join us by RSVPing here!
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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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September 11, 2017

No. 155 - Draft Mock

It's the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast's 2017 Draft Mock!
 
As has become a Keeping Karlsson tradition, Elan and Brian spend this week's episode picking apart the Yahoo rankings to find the players that you should leave untouched as they come upon your radar, and the gems hidden amongst the masses that you should reach to draft (far) earlier than their pre-draft ranking calls for.
 
Players discussed on this episode include Erik Karlsson, Antti Raanta, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Steven Stamkos, Jeff Carter, Shea Weber, Mark Giordano, Evgeni Malkin, Rasmus Ristolainen, Zach Werenski, Alex Pietrangelo, Duncan Keith, Torey Krug, Mats Zuccarello, TJ Oshie, Conor Sheary, Jakob Silfverberg, Kris Letang, Ryan O'Reilly, Kyle Okposo, Nino Niederreiter, Viktor Arvidsson, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Marian Hossa, Kevin Shattenkirk, Justin Faulk, Noah Hanifin, Shayne Gostisbehere, Evgeny Dadonov, Vadim Shipyachov, Ryan Strome, Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler, Rick Nash, Elias Lindholm, Andre Burakovsky, Thomas Vanek, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Brendan Gallagher, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Michael del Zotto, Radko Gudas, Clayton Keller, Kyle Conner, Tyson Jost, Matthew Barzal, Brock Boeser, Timo Meier, Travis Konecny, Jesse Puljujarvi, Connor McDavid, Drew Stafford, Damon Severson, Tomas Hertl, Clarke MacArthur, Troy Brouwer, Kris Russell, Artturi Lehkonen and more.
 
 
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Like what you hear? Support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). 
 
Even better, support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson! Patrons support future episodes of the show and get all kinds of perks in return, like midweek bonus episodes, participation in Patroncasts, an invitation to the secret patrons-only Facebook group, and access to our weekly show notes and more. Check out the link above for all the deets.
 
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is proudly presented by DobberHockey.
 
Thanks for listening!
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September 5, 2017

No. 154 - Smörgoåliesbord!!! 2017

It's the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast's 2017 Smörgoåliesbord!!!
 
With a dizzying mix of numbers and context, Elan and Brian go sifting for clues on which goalies will improve, decline, and surprise in the 2017-18 NHL season.
 
As on every Smörgoåliesbord, the guys touch on Every. Single. Goalie with potential to see a minute of ice this year, and conveniently tier them for your fantasy hockey draft purposes. They explain why you should tier for your draft, how they design their tiers, and all the crazy cool stats and pieces of information that go into their goalie projecting sausage.
 
Goalies discussed on this episode include Jake Allen, Frederik Andersen, Craig Anderson, Jonathan Bernier, JF Berube, Ben Bishop, Sergei Bobrovsky, Laurent Brossoit, Peter Budaj, Eric Comrie, Mike Condon, Pheonix Copley, Jared Coreau, Corey Crawford, Scott Darling, Aaron Dell, Louis Domingue, Devan Dubnyk, Brian Elliott, Marc-Andre Fleury, John Gibson, Thomas Greiss, Philipp Grubauer, Jonas Gustavsson, Jaroslav Halak, Andrew Hammond, Connor Hellebuyck, Braden Holtby, Jimmy Howard, Carter Hutton, Tristan Jarry, Chad Johnson, Martin Jones, Anton Khudobin, Keith Kinkaid, Joonas Korpisalo, Darcy Kuemper, Eddie Lack, Robin Lehener, Kari Lehtonen, Henrik Lundqvist, Roberto Luongo, Jacob Markstrom, Steve Mason, Curtis McElhinney, Ryan Miller, Al Montoya, Petr Mrazek, Matthew Murray, Michal Neuvirth, Antti Niemi, Anders Nilsson, Ondrej Pavelec, Carey Price, Jonathan Quick, Antti Raanta, Tuukka Rask, James Reimer, Pekka Rinne, Juuse Saros, Cory Schneider, Mike Smith, Alex Stalock, Anthony Stolarz, Niklas Svedberg, Cam Talbot, Linus Ullmark, Semyon Varlamov, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Cam Ward, and more.
 
Registration for a guaranteed spot in the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (KKUPFL) closes September 8! If you want to play in the best league out there against the best competition, you've gotta join the KKUPFL. To get your KKUPFL invite, please sign up to be a $5/month Patron of Keeping Karlsson and we'll send you all the info. You can read about the other perks that come along with being a patron of our show on our Patreon page, and the full KKUPFL rules in this Google Doc. You can also listen to this recent episode where we discussed the league in detail.
 
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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 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.
 
Thanks for listening!
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August 21, 2017

No. 153 - Early Projecschenns, with Steve Laidlaw

On the final episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast's 2017 offseason series-- pre-season series begins next episode!-- Elan and Brian are joined by Steve Laidlaw, who lets us in on how the Dobber Fantasy Guide sausage is made. He also shares his thoughts on some of the projections found within this year's guide, including a new Blue projected for a career high, a King looking to bounce back, an elite goalie due for an off year, and a Wild centreman due for a stock drop.

On their own, Elan and Brian take a quick tour of all the news that happened over the last month, such as a pair of signings in Edmonton, depth(?) defencemen added in Ottawa and Montreal, and a key injury to the New Jersey top six.

And, stay tuned for the end of the episode, where the guys share some of the new patron perks that will be available for this season of Keeping Karlsson.

Players discussed in this episode include Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid, Anze Kopitar, Mikael Granlund, Jonathan Quick, Braden Holtby, J.T. Miller, Viktor Arvidsson, Cam Atkinson, Brayden Schenn, Kevin Shattenkirk, Elias Lindholm, Sebastian, Aho, Scott Darling, David Pastrnak, William Nylander, Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, Ryan O'Reilly, Evander Kane, Kyle Okposo and more.

Also, a reminder that signups are open for the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (KKUPFL)! If you want to play in the best league out there against the best competition, you've gotta join the KKUPFL. To get your KKUPFL invite, please sign up to be a $5/month Patron of Keeping Karlsson and we'll send you all the info. You can read about the other perks that come along with being a patron of our show on our Patreon page, and the full KKUPFL rules in this Google Doc. You can also listen to this recent episode where we discussed the league in detail.

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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 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.
 
Thanks for listening!
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August 17, 2017

No. 152 - Prospect Talk with Peter Harling

With Brian still on his never-ending vacation, Elan brings in a ringer to help him work through all of the new faces we'll be seeing in the NHL next season. Peter Harling, Managing editor for Dobber Prospects and co-host of the DobberProspects Radio podcast, joins for a fun prospect-filled discussion of career projections and depth chart forecasts with a strong focus on outlooks for the 2017-18 fantasy season.

Players discussed in this episode include Nico Hischier, Pavel Zacha, Nolan Patrick, Travis Konecny, Ivan Provorov, Anthony Stolarz, Clayton Keller, Dylan Strome, Christian Fischer, Brock Boeser, Tyson Jost, Mikko Rantanen, Josh Ho-sang, Ryan Pulock, Matt Barzal, Kyle Conner, Jakub Vrana, Pierre Luc Dubois, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Joonas Korpisalo, Henrik Haapala, Alex Debrincat, John Hayden, Charlie McAvoy, Mikhail Sergachev, Brayden Point, Thomas Chabot, Julius Honka, Esa Lindell, Brandon Montour, Jusi Saros, Jesse Puljujarvi, Artturi Lehkonen, Timo Meier and many more.

Also if you're reading this (does anyone read the descriptions for podcasts?), just a reminder that signups are open for the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (KKUPFL) and if you want to play in the best league out there against the best competition, you've gotta join the KKUPFL. To get your KKUPFL invite please sign up to be a $5/month Patron of Keeping Karlsson and we'll send you all the info. You can read about the other perks that come along with being a patron of our show on our Patreon page, and the full KKUPFL rules in this Google Doc. You can also listen to this recent episode where we discussed the league in detail.

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You might have heard that our friend Darryl Dobbs (aka Dobber) recently announced that he has been diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disorder. In support, we encourage our listeners to sign up for their national bone marrow registries, or otherwise support bone marrow and blood donor programs. It only takes a few minutes-- Canadian listeners can follow this link to Canadian Blood Services' OneMatch program, and American listeners can head over to Be The Match
 
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 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.
 
Thanks for listening!
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August 5, 2017

Bonus Episode: Top 10 Potentially Incorrect Projections with Chris Wassel

With Brian on vacation, Elan brings in a ringer in Chris Wassel, senior fantasy hockey writer at dobberhockey.com and daily fantasy writer for FanVice, to talk some August Fantasy Hockey. Chris presents a list of players he thinks the majority of projections will peg incorrectly for the next season and of course the conversation veers at times towards other players and general fantasy strategy.
 
Thanks for coming on Chris!
 
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You might have heard that our friend Darryl Dobbs (aka Dobber) recently announced that he has been diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disorder. In support, we encourage our listeners to sign up for their national bone marrow registries, or otherwise support bone marrow and blood donor programs. It only takes a few minutes-- Canadian listeners can follow this link to Canadian Blood Services' OneMatch program, and American listeners can head over to Be The Match
 
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 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.
 
Thanks for listening!
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