Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast

The longest-running Fantasy Hockey Podcast in the world. Analytical, self-aware, occasionally prophetic. Doing our part to make sure Fantasy Hockey Is For Everyone.

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No. 420 - 32 Beats: Detroit Red Wings ft. Prash...
In the 11th installment of our 2022 32-Beats series, Prashanth Iyer joins Elan to break down the 2021/22 Red Wings season and discuss what we can expect in 2022/23
63 min
No. 419 - 32 Beats: LA Kings ft. Andrew Knoll
In the 10th installment of our 2022 32-Beats series, Andrew Knoll joins Ben to break down the 2021/22 Kings season and discuss what we can expect in 2022/23
59 min
No. 418 - Running Down A League
Elan and Brian are inspired by the recent Joc Pederson vs. Tommy Pham fantasy drama to summarize and scrutinize four of the most controversial fantasy hockey commissioner decisions they had to make this season for the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Fantasy Patron League (KKUPFL), and also weigh on in additional tense (and kind of funny) league drama shared by our listeners.
113 min
No. 417 - 32 Beats: Buffalo Sabres ft. Joe Yerdon
In the 9th installment of our 2022 32-Beats series, Joe Yerdon joins Ben to break down the 2021/22 Sabres season and discuss what we can expect in 2022/23
73 min
No. 416 - 32 Beats: Philadelphia Flyers ft. Cha...
In the 8th installment of our 2022 32-Beats series, Charlie O'Connor joins Elan to break down the 2021/22 Flyers season and discuss what we can expect in 2022/23
74 min
No. 415 - 32 Beats: Ottawa Senators ft. Ian Mendes
In the 7th installment of our 2022 32-Beats series, Ian Mendes joins Ben to break down the 2021/22 Senators season and discuss what we can expect in 2022/23
59 min
No. 414 - 32 Beats: New York Islanders ft. Kevi...
In the 6th installment of our 2022 32-Beats series, Kevin Kurz joins Ben to break down the 2021/22 Islanders season and discuss what we can expect in 2022/23
37 min
No. 413 - Keeping Karlsson Playoff Pool Round 3...
One of the 5 KKPP R3 drafts take place live for your listening pleasure.
51 min
No. 412 - Fantasy takeaways from the first two ...
it's the halfway point of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which is a perfect time for Elan and Brian to evaluate some of the biggest post-season heroes and zeroes so far. They cover the standout performances and their fantasy implications.
96 min
No. 411 - 32 Beats: San Jose Sharks ft. Sheng Peng
In the 5th installment of our 2022 32-Beats series, Sheng Peng joins Elan to break down the 2021/22 Sharks season and discuss what we can expect in 2022/23
51 min
No. 410 - 32 Beats: New Jersey Devils ft. Shayn...
In the 4th installment of our 2022 32-Beats series, Shayna Goldman joins Ben to break down the 2021/22 Devils season and discuss what we can expect in 2022/23
34 min
No. 409 - 32 Beats: Vancouver Canucks ft. Harma...
In the 3rd installment of our 2022 32-Beats series, Harman Dayal joins Elan to break down the 2021/22 Canucks season and discuss what we can expect in 2022/23
71 min
No. 408 - Bonus Ep: Playoffs update + CBJ/WPG T...
An impromtu show that Elan asked Brian to do with him because he missed talking to him.
49 min
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.
54 min
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.
78 min
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?
112 min
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.
106 min
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.
98 min
Short Shifts - Impromtu Scoreboard Watching
Lewis and Elan chat about fantasy hockey in a last minute bonus show
44 min
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.
117 min
Short Shifts - Season Finale Mailbag
Ben and Lewis answer listener questions to wrap up the 2022 season of Short Shifts.
50 min
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.
29 min
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.
105 min
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.
38 min
Short Shifts - Playoff Stream Scheme Spectacular
The most ambitious crossover in fantasy hockey podcasting
37 min
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.
120 min
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.
37 min
Short Shifts - Fleury, Talbot, Copp, Rakell, La...
Ben and Lewis dig into the biggest fallout coming out of Monday's trade deadline.
30 min
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.
103 min
Short Shifts - Chiarot, Chabot, Lehner, Allen, ...
NHL trade SZN rolls on, and so do Ben and Lewis!
23 min
Short Shifts - Jost, Kopitar, Toews, Batherson,...
Join Ben and Lewis as they make their way through the NHL fantasy headlines of the day.
23 min
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.
113 min
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.
25 min
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.
30 min
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.
107 min
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.
23 min
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!
25 min
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.
89 min
Short Shifts - Devils, Goalies, Boqvist, Schmaltz
Elan joins Lewis to talk strategy heading into a decisive stretch weekend of fantasy hockey!
33 min
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.
26 min
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.
100 min
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!
24 min
Short Shifts - Toffoli, Golden Knights, Boldy, ...
Ben and Lewis get the week started off right looking at the impact stories in fantasy hockey.
29 min
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.
108 min
Short Shifts - Oilers, Stone, Fleury, Brown
Ben and Lewis wrap up the fantasy workweek by discussing the Oilers, Knights and much more!
26 min
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!
20 min
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.
119 min
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.
29 min
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.
87 min
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.
26 min
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.
24 min
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.
102 min
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.
28 min
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!
28 min
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.
116 min
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.
26 min
Short Shifts - Kane, Rask, McCann, Petersen
Ben and Lewis tackle the mountain of news that's cropped up since Sunday's KK mega show.
24 min
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.
101 min
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!
24 min
Short Shifts - McDavid, Flyers/Devils injuries,...
Ben and Lewis are back and bringing you the fantasy headlines you need to win your week.
24 min
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
124 min
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.
35 min
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.
41 min
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?
107 min
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.
23 min
Short Shifts - COVID Update, Kuznetsov, M. Smit...
Ben and Lewis discuss schedule adjustments and rapid-cancelation strategy, then cover some outjuries and hot streaks.
24 min
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.
117 min
Short Shifts - Guentzel, Kadri, Terry, Nichushk...
Ben is joined by Victor Nuno of the Fantasy Hockey Life podcast and to discuss all the latest midweek fantasy headlines.
29 min
Short Shifts - Bishop, Seguin v Hall, Carter, B...
Ben and Lewis have all your fantasy midweek headlines!
20 min
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.
127 min
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.
23 min
Short Shifts - Outjuries, Hall, Johnsson, Burns
Outjuries, hot streaks and cold streaks, all in a jam packed 20-minute Short Shift
19 min
No. 384 - I'm A Snoozer, Baby (So Why Don't You...
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).
113 min
Short Shifts - Mailbag: Scheduling, Horvat, Gru...
Ben and Lewis open up the cornucopia and wipe some potatoes and gravy off listener mailbag questions.
27 min
Short Shifts - Sunday amendments, Varlamov, Dom...
Ben's joined by Keeping Karlsson host Elan Dubrofsky for this slightly longer shift.
32 min
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.
106 min
Short Shifts - Caufield, Quick, Zegras, Barzal
Ben and Lewis celebrate Kadri's PP1 ascendance, then cover Caufield's return to the NHL, and more!
25 min
Short Shifts - Sens hold/drop, Kadri, Canucks, ...
Ben and Lewis start with the Sens cancelations, and go full steam from there.
25 min
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.
114 min
Short Shifts - Bobrovsky, Gostisbehere, Eberle,...
Ben and Lewis cover the injury timelines for Eichel and MacKinnon and much more!
22 min
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.
21 min
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.
113 min
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.
28 min
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.
23 min
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.
116 min
Short Shifts - Injury Updates, Sharks, Copp, An...
Ben and Lewis are back with updates on injured stars in Tampa, Washtington, and LA.
28 min
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.
33 min
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.
110 min
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.
24 min
Short Shifts - Kucherov, Kane, Panthers lines, ...
Ben and Lewis are reunited at last and waste no time diving into the thrilling early-week action.
24 min
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.
100 min
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.
29 min
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.
110 min
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.
28 min
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.
39 min
No. 376 - 23 Weeks, 14 Managers, 1 Ultimate Cha...
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.
242 min
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.
32 min
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.
107 min
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.
100 min
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.
45 min