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.

Fantasy Sports
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
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.
126 min
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
69 min
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.
108 min
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.
60 min
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.
123 min
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.
75 min
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.
59 min
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.
69 min
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.
49 min
No. 363 - 32 Beats: Vegas Golden Knights ft. Da...
In the 15th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series, David Schoen joins Ben Burnett to break down the 2020/21 Golden Knights season and discuss what we can expect in 2021/22.
67 min
No. 362 - 32 Beats: Arizona Coyotes ft. Craig M...
In the 14th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series, Craig Morgan joins Elan to break down the 2020/21 Coyotes season and discuss what we can expect in 2021/22.
47 min
No. 361 - 32 Beats: Washington Capitals ft. Sam...
In the 13th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series, Samantha Pell joins Ben Burnett to break down the 2020/21 Caps season and discuss what we can expect in 2021/22 and beyond.
52 min
No. 360 - KKUPFL Season 7: Tatar You Ready?
KKUPFL Season 7 is open for registration! Hear what we've got in store for the KKUPFL's best season yet, plus fantasy notes on Tatar, Jaskin and Nurse.
74 min
No. 359 - Fantasy Hockey Life 2021 draft with C...
Elan and Brian leave the prospect talk to the experts as they share an episode of the great Fantasy Hockey Life podcast where Victor and Jesse interview Cam Robinson all about the fantasy upsides of the prospects taken in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
88 min
No. 358 - 32 Beats: LA Kings ft. Lisa Dillman
In the 12th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series, Lisa Dillman joins Ben Burnett to break down the 2020/21 Kings season and discuss what we can expect in 2021/22 and beyond.
38 min
No. 357 - Offseason Action: Central Division
Elan and Brian hunt down all the fantasy angles on the new faces and depth chart spaces in the NHL's 2021-22 Central Division.
52 min
No. 356 - Offseason Action: Atlantic Division
Elan and Brian hunt down all the fantasy angles on the new faces and depth chart spaces in the NHL's 2021-22 Atlantic Division.
65 min
No. 355 - Offseason Action: Metropolitan Division
On this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian convene for the second in our four-episode series covering all the fantasy implications of player movement coming via the draft, trade and free agent market.
53 min
No. 354 - Offseason Action: Pacific Division
Elan and Brian hunt down all the fantasy angles on the plethora of recent player movement in the Pacific Division.
70 min
No. 353 - 32 Beats: Columbus Blue Jackets ft. A...
In the 11th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series, Alison Lukan joins Elan to break down the 2020/21 Blue Jackets season and discuss what we can expect in 2021/22.
53 min
No. 352 - 32 Beats: Florida Panthers ft. David ...
In the 10th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series, David Dwork joins Elan to break down the 2020/21 Panthers season and discuss what we can expect in 2021/22.
67 min
No. 351 - 32 Beats: Boston Bruins ft. Fluto Shi...
In the 9th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series, Fluto Shinzawa joins Elan to break down the 2020/21 Bruins season and discuss what we can expect in 2021/22.
60 min
No. 350 - 32 Beats: Edmonton Oilers, ft. Allan ...
In the 8th installment of our 2021 32-Beats series, Allan Mitchell, aka Lowetide, joins Elan to break down the 2020/21 Oilers season and discuss what we can expect in 2021/22.
54 min