An impromtu show that Elan asked Brian to do with him because he missed talking to him.
No. 407 - 32 Beats: Winnipeg Jets ft. Murat Ates
In the 2nd installment of our 2022 32-Beats series, Murat Ates joins Elan to break down the 2021/22 Jets season and discuss what we can expect in 2022/23.
No. 406 - 32 Beats: Columbus Blue Jackets ft. B...
In the 1st installment of our 2022 32-Beats series, Brian Hedger joins Elan to break down the 2021/22 Blue Jackets season and discuss what we can expect in 2022/23.
No. 405 - Penultimate Frisbee
Elan and Brian pass judgment on the unbelievable, ridiculous, unpredictable and completely unfair reasons why you lost you fantasy hockey league this season. Should these losers have actually won, or did they get what they deserved?
No. 404 - 32 Beats: The Prequel
Elan and Brian come up with One Big Fantasy Question for each NHL team that we want answered this offseason.
No. 403 - Beloved Antti
After crowning a new KKUPFL Ultimate Fantasy Hockey Champion, Elan and Brian know many of your seasons are still going, and so we do our usual thing of sifting through the boxscores and data to come up with the names and moves that can help make you a champion, too.
Short Shifts - Impromtu Scoreboard Watching
Lewis and Elan chat about fantasy hockey in a last minute bonus show
No. 402 - Making (Something Abstract) More Conc...
It's crunch time as you continue your season-long quest for a fantasy hockey championship, and Elan and Brian are here to talk about the upcoming week's most relevant players and how they can (and cannot!) help your team to victory.
Short Shifts - Season Finale Mailbag
Ben and Lewis answer listener questions to wrap up the 2022 season of Short Shifts.
Short Shifts - The Return of Blenwis - J. Hughe...
Lewis is BACK in the studio, and ready to join Ben on a madcap dash through the NHL, and specifically, several players whose initials are BB.
No. 401 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Se...
This time of year, the big picture matters a little less than usual as you try and do whatever it takes to win a day at a time on your way to fantasy glory.
Short Shifts - Keller, Connor, Mackinnon, Kreid...
Ben is once again joined by King of the Long Shift Elan Dubrofsky to break down the latest headlines of the fantasy hockey quarterfinals.
Short Shifts - Playoff Stream Scheme Spectacular
The most ambitious crossover in fantasy hockey podcasting
No. 400 - Oy Vejmelka!
Elan and Brian get you ready for the final few weeks of the fantasy season-- and your fantasy playoffs!-- by picking one player or situation to dig into on each team in the league, beginning with the worst remaining schedules and ending with the best.
Short Shifts - Giroux, Nugent-Hopkins, Krug, Pe...
Keeping Karlsson host Elan Dubrofsky once again joins the show to chat with Ben about all the latest goings on in the fantasy hockey landscape.
Short Shifts - Fleury, Talbot, Copp, Rakell, La...
Ben and Lewis dig into the biggest fallout coming out of Monday's trade deadline.
No. 399 - Giroux, Clawed
Elan and Brian are excited about the trade deadline, but not letting it distract them from the ultimate goal of helping you win your fantasy hockey league.
Short Shifts - Chiarot, Chabot, Lehner, Allen, ...
NHL trade SZN rolls on, and so do Ben and Lewis!
Short Shifts - Jost, Kopitar, Toews, Batherson,...
Join Ben and Lewis as they make their way through the NHL fantasy headlines of the day.
No. 398 - Who Are These Guys?
Elan and Brian take stock of the mountain of injuries that have happened across the league over the last week, and find the players and lineup spots where there's new opportunity to be found for your fantasy roster.
Short Shifts - Mrazek, Brossoit, Strome, C. Smith
On an enormous fantasy hockey Thursday, Ben and Lewis bring you all the info you need to succeed in your league on the latest Short Shifts.
Short Shifts - The Arizona/Detroit game and som...
On a very special episode of Short Shifts, Ben is joined by Keeping Karlsson host Elan Dubrofsky for a madcap dash around the early-week headlines.
No. 397 - Outjuries Galore!
Elan and Brian cover a big week of players returning to their teams as well as noteworthy line changes and hot/cold streaks.
Short Shifts - Mantha, Ehlers, Granlund, Perron
Ben and Lewis are back in action to take you into the weekend with the info you need to succeed.
Short Shifts - Bruins, Barzal, Koskinen, Terava...
In a brand-new Short Shifts, Ben and Lewis get rolling with the latest heroics from Debrusk and Swayman, then check in with the Devils scorers. After covering the impact of an injury to Barzal and outjury for Vanecek, the guys discuss Koskinen's hot run, Bunting, Teuvo, Backstrom, and more!
No. 396 - In Crease Expectations
Elan and Brian begin their fantasy hockey tour around the NHL by stopping by a few creases where the question marks are piling up, and then go on to cover the latest players you want to sell high, buy low, and pluck out of free agency.
Short Shifts - Devils, Goalies, Boqvist, Schmaltz
Elan joins Lewis to talk strategy heading into a decisive stretch weekend of fantasy hockey!
Short Shifts - Slavin, Caufield, Kempe, Palat
In a brand new episode of Short Shifts, Ben and Lewis analyze Dougie's return to the Devils blue line, as well as Slavin's opportunity with DeAngelo out. Then they take a look at Montreal's win streak, Kempe's value, and why we're dropping Cirelli but holding Palat.
No. 395 - If At First You Don't Succeed, Petry,...
Elan and Brian play a game of free association covering all the fantasy hockey happenings across the National Hockey League, jumping from one attention-worthy situation to the next to get you caught up on all you need to know and ready to compete for the next fantasy hockey week.
Short Shifts - Swayman, Husso, Laughton, Duclair
Ben and Lewis start in Calgary with wait-and-see advice for Toffoli holders, then discuss the developing crease situations in Boston and St. Louis. Then it's on to a bunch of hot and cold streaks featuring Burakovsky, Laughton, Rodrigues, Duclair, Snively, and more!
Short Shifts - Toffoli, Golden Knights, Boldy, ...
Ben and Lewis get the week started off right looking at the impact stories in fantasy hockey.
No. 394 - The Morrissey You
With just 6 weeks remaining until the our fantasy playoffs begin, Elan and Brian pinpoint the teams with the best schedules over the regular season homestretch, and check in on their stars, slumpers, and hidden gems to carry you into your fantasy post-season.
Short Shifts - Oilers, Stone, Fleury, Brown
Ben and Lewis wrap up the fantasy workweek by discussing the Oilers, Knights and much more!
Short Shifts - Rask, Marner, Murray, Laine
On a brand new episode of Short Shifts, Ben and Lewis analyze the impact of Rask's decision to retire on the Boston crease. Then they delve into Marner and Murray's scorching hot streaks, Vanecek's injury status, Laine's rising stock, and more!
No. 393 - First Half Fantasy All-Stars and No-S...
Elan and Brian assemble their team of First-Half Fantasy All-Stars and No-Stars using one simple rule: each roster must have exactly one player from each round of the snake draft from Brian's Tier 2 KKUPFL division.
Short Shifts - Marchment, Mrazek, Week 16 Add/D...
Ben and Lewis take you into the All-Star break with the latest headlines and add/drop advice for the long fantasy week 16.
No. 392 - Scotty Always Knows
Scott Cullen joins Elan to dive into all of the headlines, injuries, outjuries and streaks from the past week of NHL action.
Short Shifts - Kane, Raymond, Strome, Andersson
Ben and Lewis wrap up the week discussing Evander Kane's potential in Edmonton, then update the injury status of MacKinnon, Batherson, and Vrana. They cover the new Leafs lines and finish with hot streaks in Chicago and Calgary, and Erik Johnson's cold run.
Short Shifts - Husso, Backstrom, Stutzle, Mangi...
In a brand new Short Shifts, Ben and Lewis discuss backup goalies on the rise in STL and MIN, the Capitals center swap, and injuries to Karlsson and Batherson. Then some hot streaks for Stutzle and Formenton, and whether a nice Flames schedule makes ice-cold Mangiapane worth an add.
No. 391 - Wheeler's Steal
Can Tyler Toffoli carry a top line? Is Clayton Keller for real? Does Blake Wheeler have new life? Will Tony DeAngelo keep this up? All that, plus all the latest in fantasy relevant hockey news, on this episode of Keeping Karlsson.
Short Shifts - Schedule update, Ehlers, Tuch, V...
Ben is joined by Jesse Severe of the Fantasy Hockey Life podcast to break down the latest in fantasy hockey news.
Short Shifts - Penguins, Petersen, Petry, Perron
Ben and Lewis are back behind the mic to discuss the schedule benefits of the new NHL COVID policy, then discuss the sea change in the Penguins top-six with a ranking of players in new situations, and more!
No. 390 - Band Reputation
Elan and Brian start with every single NHL player in fantasy hockey-- from 0% to 100% rostered-- and pinpoint one hot streak and cold streak from each 5% rostered band on Yahoo that catches their eye.
Short Shifts - Injuries abound, York, Dubois, N...
The injury bug is biting, and Ben and Lewis have advice for lineup plugs and who to stash or cut loose.
Short Shifts - Kane, Rask, McCann, Petersen
Ben and Lewis tackle the mountain of news that's cropped up since Sunday's KK mega show.
No. 389 - Fiala Good Inc.
Elan and Brian are back with another Sunday mega-show to get you prepped and ready for your fantasy hockey weeks.
Short Shifts - Kucherov, Rask, Bouchard, Penguins
Ben and Lewis wrap up the fantasy work week with exciting outjury news from Tampa, along with a 3rd line hot streak, and more!
Short Shifts - McDavid, Flyers/Devils injuries,...
Ben and Lewis are back and bringing you the fantasy headlines you need to win your week.
No. 388 - Jeannot What I Mean? + Draft w/ Fanta...
Elan and Brian make some difficult calls on cutting or keeping players with light schedules in the near future. We share our decision-making guidelines for how to know whether it's worth holding or moving on someone when you're not getting games from them, and also cover the latest shuffles and shimmies across NHL depth charts
Short Shifts - Point, Rask, Thomas, Tuch
Lewis and Elan shake off the cobwebs to bring you all the latest in a topsy-turvy week of NHL action.
Bonus: Patroncast No. 82 - Sneak Peek
Our holiday gift to you is this hearty helping of our December Patroncast! Hear Elan and Brian answer the patrons' questions on team management, player trends, fantasy philosophy and life in general on this snippet of December's 2.5 hour patrons-only bonus episode.
No. 387 - It's a Mid-season Smörgoåliesbord!
Elan and Brian take all we've learned about goalies and teams from the first 3 months of the NHL's 2021-22 season, and use it to put goalies into freshly ranked tiers. Who's up, who's down, and what do we expect the rest of the way?
Short Shifts - Francouz, Pastrnak, Eller, Norris
Ben and Lewis sift through the rubble of the COVID protocol to find actionable advice and score you a win this week.
Short Shifts - COVID Update, Kuznetsov, M. Smit...
Ben and Lewis discuss schedule adjustments and rapid-cancelation strategy, then cover some outjuries and hot streaks.
No. 386 - Closed Door Meeting
Elan and Brian continue to seek some kind of stability and meaning in the ever-shifting depth chart landscapes across the NHL, pulling all the pieces and data together to analyze the best fantasy hockey options and moves at this juncture of the season.
Short Shifts - Guentzel, Kadri, Terry, Nichushk...
Ben is joined by Victor Nuno of the Fantasy Hockey Life podcast and TheHockeyWriters.com to discuss all the latest midweek fantasy headlines.
Short Shifts - Bishop, Seguin v Hall, Carter, B...
Ben and Lewis have all your fantasy midweek headlines!
No. 385 - Everybody Hurts
injuries are ravaging rosters across the NHL and fantasy leagues-- but with injury often comes opportunity, and so we visit all 32 NHL teams searching for the biggest positive and negative fantasy hockey impacts.
Short Shifts - Husso, Forsberg, Trouba, Gibson
Ben and Lewis wrap up the work week discussing the goalie complications in St. Louis and Denver, and who might emerge as viable options in the crease.
Short Shifts - Outjuries, Hall, Johnsson, Burns
Outjuries, hot streaks and cold streaks, all in a jam packed 20-minute Short Shift
Elan and Brian look at an unprecedented number of previously productive players who've lost their offensive spark, deployment or both, and wonder aloud: are these guys snoozers? (A snoozer is a Keeping Karlsson term for slumping players who may be undeservedly taking up roster space without their manager fully realizing it).
Short Shifts - Mailbag: Scheduling, Horvat, Gru...
Ben and Lewis open up the cornucopia and wipe some potatoes and gravy off listener mailbag questions.
Short Shifts - Sunday amendments, Varlamov, Dom...
Ben's joined by Keeping Karlsson host Elan Dubrofsky for this slightly longer shift.
No. 383 - Just Another Rather Very Interesting ...
After looking at the latest and most fantasy-relevant hot streaks, cold streaks and depth chart shuffles around the NHL, Elan and Brian play a game of Would You Rather? to try and nail down the value on some of this NHL season's most interesting players to date.
Short Shifts - Caufield, Quick, Zegras, Barzal
Ben and Lewis celebrate Kadri's PP1 ascendance, then cover Caufield's return to the NHL, and more!
Short Shifts - Sens hold/drop, Kadri, Canucks, ...
Ben and Lewis start with the Sens cancelations, and go full steam from there.
No. 382 - Despite All My Rage, I've Got Skinner...
Elan and Brian visit the bottom half of the NHL standings to scout for fantasy value, combing through point production, time on ice and overall hotness in our never-ending quest to find the diamonds in the rough (and separate them from the straight up rough) that'll bring you fantasy gold.
Short Shifts - Bobrovsky, Gostisbehere, Eberle,...
Ben and Lewis cover the injury timelines for Eichel and MacKinnon and much more!
Short Shifts - Kings, Fiala, Roy, Asplund
Ben and Lewis are on a tear in the early week show, covering headlines from MacKinnon's LBI, to Price's impending return to the blue paint, and the Kings' winning ways.
No. 381 - Top 16 Teams Rundown
Elan and Brian whip around the the best 16 teams in the NHL through 4 weeks, revealing their biggest and most noteworthy fantasy storylines that you need to know about to keep your fantasy hockey team in tip top shape and on a championship trajectory.
Short Shifts - Eichel Trade, Ducks, Hamilton, B...
Ben and Lewis return on a wild Thursday night, and like Bergeron and Nelson, they hope to provide a four-pack each of fantasy lamp-lighters.
Short Shifts - Caufield, Knights, Andersson, Lee
Ben and Lewis taking on each other in the KKUPFL, but they won't let their cage match stop them from bringing you the latest fantasy headlines.
No. 380 - Too Close for Compher
Can Alexis Lafreniere's fantasy relevance survive a line combo blender? Why is nobody on Dallas doing anything at all? Has Kyle Connor taken his game up another notch? All that, and more, on this week's episode.
Short Shifts - Injury Updates, Sharks, Copp, An...
Ben and Lewis are back with updates on injured stars in Tampa, Washtington, and LA.
Short Shifts - Mangiapane, Hot Wings, Dubois, L...
Lewis and Elan put on their oven mitts and pull some exceedingly hot streaks out for closer examination.
No. 379 - Giving 120%
Elan and Brian shine a light on players who've been struggling early on in this NHL season, and do their best to decide who's worth holding on to and who may be worth getting out from under.
Short Shifts - Karlsson, Shattenkirk, Red-hot F...
Ben and Lewis bring the heat to wrap up the week, with updates on some thrilling early-season hot streaks.
Short Shifts - Kucherov, Kane, Panthers lines, ...
Ben and Lewis are reunited at last and waste no time diving into the thrilling early-week action.
No. 378 - Anze Hits Keep Coming
Elan and Brian read as deeply as we'll allow ourselves to read into the first 6 days of NHL action, highlighting the players whose crazy good or crazy bad performances have given us the most reason to question the expectations we had for them going into the year.
Short Shifts - Tkachuk, Vanacek, Rookies, OEL
Lewis and Elan are back to try and cram analysis of a mountain of fantastic hockey into a commute-sized show.
No. 377 - 32 Pre-Season Takeaways
It's the night before hockey, and so Elan and Brian do one last sweep around the league to find the pre-season outcomes that'll have the biggest fantasy impact in Week 1 and beyond.
Bonus Episode: Stream Scheme Season Premiere
Former Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League Ultimate Champion Dave Betten breaks down the best streamers for the week of Oct 11th - Oct 17th.
Short Shifts - Rookie Hype + Preseason Breakouts
Ben and Elan bring you the latest pre-season news and notes ahead of the final weekend of #DraftSZN.
It's the biggest pre-season event in fantasy hockey: the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League's Tier 1 auction draft! The game's most brilliant and talented minds take their first step towards the championship on this episode, as they auction draft against one another to build a roster that can take out the rest.
Short Shifts - It's Benning Too Long!
Short Shifts is back, and in the season 3 premiere, Lewis and Elan cover a heaping helping of preseason news and notes.
No. 375 - Yahoo!'s Rankings Are They Anyway?
There's always value to be found by combing through Yahoo!'s list top to bottom, which we do the legwork for you on this episode. If your competition is using the Yahoo! rankings as an in-draft guide for when to draft certain players-- as many do!-- we share several opportunites for how to squeeze top value by grabbing the best player when nobody's looking, and by looking the other way when the wrong guy is sitting at the top of the list.
No. 374 - Dom Luszczyszyn, Fantasy Super Model
Dom comes out to explain how his model works, and what's new and different this year. Together, Elan and Dom find the players whose projections that are causing the biggest disagreements between Dom's model and our patrons' mock drafts.
No. 373 - 32 Beats: Colorado Avalanche ft. Pete...
In the 19th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series Short Shifts host Ben Burnett welcomes Peter Baugh of the Athletic Colorado to break down the Avalanche ahead of the new fantasy season.
No. 372 - Smörgoåliesbord 2021-22
Elan and Brian analyze and organize Every. Single. Goalie. likely to play a game in the upcoming 2021-22 NHL campaign, placing them into tiers to get you armed with all the knowledge and strategy you'll need to pick the right G on draft day.
No. 371 - KKUPFL Mock Draft Analysis w/ Kevin H...
Elan is joined by patron analyst extraordinaire Kevin Hebert to talk through some insights from our KKUPFL mock slow drafts
No. 370 - 2022 Calder Candidates w/ Victor Nuño
Fantasy Hockey Life's Victor Nuño joins Elan to break down all of the potential rookie of the year candidates for 2021/22.
No. 369 - 32 Beats: New York Islanders ft. Arth...
In the 18th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series Short Shifts host Ben Burnett welcomes Arthur Staple of the Athletic New York to break down the New York Islanders. Perfect timing following the flurry of signings Isles GM Lou Lamoriello announced Wednesday.
No. 368 - Mocking Heads
Elan, Brian, Ben and Dave mock draft in a fun way that gives us get a fresh angle on the fantasy value of over 160 skaters heading into 2021-22.
No. 367 - 32 Beats: New York Rangers ft. Shayna...
In the 17th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series Short Shifts host Ben Burnett welcomes Shayna Goldman of the Athletic New York and Too Many Men podcast. Shayna, a fantasy columnist at the Athletic, gives Keeping Karlsson listeners a breakdown of the New York Rangers ahead of the 2021-22 season.
No. 366 - Hindsight 2020-21: Underachievers
Elan and Brian look at the players who failed to meet our projections the most last season, and drill down to see why they underperformed and whether we can expect any better this season.
No. 365 - Hindsight 2020-21: Projection Beaters
Elan and Brian look at the players who outperformed our projections the most last season, and drill down to see how they did it and whether they can keep it up for another full season.
No. 364 - 32 Beats: Tampa Bay Lightning ft. Joe...
In the 16th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series, Joe Smith joins Ben Burnett to break down the 2020/21 Lightning season and discuss what we can expect in 2021/22 and beyond.