Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast
The longest-running Fantasy Hockey Podcast in the world. Analytical, self-aware, occasionally prophetic. #FHIFE
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No. 47 - kēpiNG KAHRL-suhn
It's the 47th episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, and what would be more fitting than to continue offering our insight into the latest fantasy news and cutting edge analysis that we've offered for the last 46 episodes? Nothing. Nothing would be more fitting.This episode is full of hot young guys-- though that doesn't sound right. Ok, this episode features a lot of coverage of prospects who are streaking. There we go.But before Elan and Brian get to them, they cover all the latest news in the world of fantasy hockey that you need to know as a contending fantasy hockey owner. Goalie injuries in Detroit and Philadelphia, the momentary reappearance of a couple point-producing grinders, the trials and tribulations of an elite setup man in a new city, and unforgivable player pronunciations.Then we get to the meat of the episode: a crop of players making their NHL debuts and first impressions while being given some lofty opportunities on their team's depth chart. We cover newbies coming on strong in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, and San Jose.Amongst our players of note this week are a goal-scoring bottom-sixer in Washington, a credible even-strength producer on the blueline, a scorchingly efficient power-play QB, an emerging model of balanced production in Calgary, a perfect ten hitter, and a struggling is-he-or-isn't-he elite 'tender.Players mentioned on this episode include Jimmy Howard, Peter Mrazek, Jonas Gustavsson, Jason Spezza, Johan Franzen, Joe Thornton, Steve Mason, Justin Abdelkader, Teemu Pulkkinen, MELKER!!! Karlsson, Evander Kane, Toby Enstrom, Zach Bogosian, Dustin Byfuglien, David Pastrnak, Milan Lucic, Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick, Colton Sceviour, Brett Ritchie, Calvin Pickard, David Savard, Eric Fehr, Joni Ortio, Trevor Daley, Pat Maroon, Alex Goligoski, Kevin Shattenkirk, and more.If you enjoy the show, please support us 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 Keeping Karlsson broadcast!You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
58 min
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No. 46 - Sustainable or Fleeting
We are officially at the halfway mark of the regular season, and the 46th episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is designed to help you make sure you're in midseason form.Elan and Brian take you through the biggest fantasy news of the week, leading off with our take on whether David Perron will prosper in his new Pittsburgh home, and which Penguins will feel the effects of his arrival on the depth chart. Injuries and outjuries in Chicago, Toronto, and St. Louis also get coverage, as well as a detailed outline of the rough road ahead for Toronto and the inevitable regression of a very fast starter in St. Louis. Also, Paul Stastny's doing stuff!We then move onto goalies, where Brian opens up about the soul-searching that's led him to consider (re-)adding a goalie to our top tier, and recommends a surging 'tender who's waking up from a season-long slump.Elan brings back last season's ever-popular Sustainable or Fleeting game, where he and Brian run down several hot hands and work through the evidence to decide whether they'll keep cracking or flame out. The segment includes a suprising new d-man in Columbus, a we-should've-known forward in LA, an actual Flame, an efficient Red Wing, and a Keeping Karlsson favourite in (of course) Winnipeg. We also quickly run through three players who suddenly find themselves in fortunate positions on their team's top lines, and discuss who's likely to make the most of their opportunity.The episode's penultimate segment is our patented lightning round, featuring a blue chip G prospect, a barely-relevant defenseman, and the NHL's most quietly efficient even-strength goal-scorer. And finally, we close off with a snoozer that Pierre McGuire was wrong about.Players discussed on this episode include David Perron, Evgeni Malkin, Steve Downie, Kris Versteeg, Joffrey Lupul, Teuvo Teravainen, Patrick Sharp, Nazem Kadri, Peter Holland, Jonathan Bernier, Jaden Schwartz, Jori Lehtera, Paul Stastny, Carey Price, Kari Lehtonen, Colton Sceviour, Josh Bailey, Danny Briere, Johnny Gaudreau, Kevin Connauton, Jimmy Hayes, Vincent Lecavalier, Mathieu Perreault, Anze Kopitar, Tomas Tatar, Andrey Vasilevskiy, James van Riemsdyk, Nick Bonino, Jamie McBain, Mike Hoffman, and more.If you enjoy the show, please support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson. Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group, take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live Keeping Karlsson broadcast, and have their fantasy team personally audited by us every month-- learn more about supporting the show here. You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes.Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
57 min
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No. 45 - Devan's Heaven
A wonky internet connection can't hold us back-- the 45th episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is out!On this episode, Elan and Brian look at the re-emergence of a castoff in the Arizona crease, the Devils coaching change and how it might affect your willingness to have New Jersey players on your roster, and the addition of Derek Roy to the Edmonton Oilers.Brian also explains the concept of Quality Starts, and how it can help you make strategic goaltending decisions when it comes to deciding on whether to protect or go after your goalie categories.We also bust the mind-boggling myth that Patrick Sharp isn't doing alright, and shine a light on a couple Preds and Blue Jackets who are also doing just fine for themselves these days, thank you very much. A ton of players who've got about 20 points in about 32 games happen to come up all at once, and the guys do their best to find the differences between them and their outlooks for the rest of the season.And, of course, we catch a defenseman snoozin' on an otherwise-successful team.Players discussed on this episode include Devan Dubnyk, Mike Smith, Darcy Kuemper, Jake Allen, Jaromir Jagr, Michael Ryder, Damien Brunner, Evander Kane, Patric Hornqvist, Derrick Pouliot, Simon Despres, Cory Schneider, Patrick Sharp, Ryan Callahan, Mark Arcobello, Derek Roy, Scott Hartnell, Jeremy Morin, Nick Foligno, Jordan Staal, Eric Staal, Mike Fisher, Colin Wilson, Craig Smith, Mike Ribeiro, Tyler Bozak, Nick Foligno, Matt Duchene, Kris Versteeg, Cam Ward, Brian Campbell, Mathieu Perreault, Mark Scheifele, Chris Thorburn, Anton Khudobin, Nick Leddy, Johnny Boychuk, and more.If you enjoy the show, please support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson. Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group, take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live Keeping Karlsson broadcast, and have their fantasy team personally audited by us every month-- learn more about supporting the show here. You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes.Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
58 min
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No. 44 - Deck the Hall
It's the second annual Chanukwanzaasmas edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, and you know what that means: zero holiday references and the same pure, mostly unadulterated fantasy hockey discussion and analysis that you've come to expect from two guys who own Erik Karlsson in their keeper pools.Our 44th episode kicks off with headlines upon headlines, where we discuss the untimely slump of a recently-annointed top-tier defenseman, the debatable suckiness of a pre-season goalie favourite, three injuries in the crease and the opportunities they might offer to some unheralded tenders, the decimated blue-lines in Pittsburgh and Winnipeg, the ups and downs of an early Calder favourite, a coaching change in Edmonton, line shuffling in Dallas, and the ungraceful falls of some over-achieving goalies.We then have a short discussion on the merits of owning players who only contribute to a single peripheral category, and also bring up a team full of buy-low opportunities that could bear fruit for years to come if you act right this minute. In players of note, Elan and Brian give credit to an understated superstar, warn of a top-100 player whose point pace is slipping, address the questions they constantly get about trading away a goal-scoring star, and shout out an always under-the-radar but still effective depth scorer.The show rounds off with a snoozer from Elan, and a couple of sub-categorized snoozers from Brian, including a tribute to a former fantasy stalwart riding off into the sunset.Players discussed on this episode include Andrei Vasilevskiy, Steve Mason, Victor Hedman, Cory Schneider, Christian Ehrhoff, Olli Maatta, Simon Despres, Brian Dumoulin, Scott Harrington, Derrick Pouliot, Jacob Trouba, Keith Kinkaid, Tobias Enstrom, Paul Postma, Grant Clitsome, Dustin Byfuglien, Jonathan Drouin, Taylor Hall, Vladimir Tarasenko, Brett Connolly, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Peter Mrazek, Rob Zepp, Ray Emery, Justin Schultz, Eddie Lack, Ryan Miller, Kari Ramo, Jonas Hiller, Jonas Enroth, Mathieu Perreault, Mark Scheifele, Alex Edler, Matt Martin, Josh Gorges, Darcy Kuemper, Cody Eakin, Jason Spezza, Erik Cole, Alex Goligoski, Trevor Daley, Nicklas Backstrom, Justin Williams, Brayden Schenn, Jason Pominville, Tyler Toffoli, Roman Josi, Shea Weber, and Tomas Vokoun.If you enjoy the show, please support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson. Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group, take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live Keeping Karlsson broadcast, and have their fantasy team personally audited by us every month-- learn more about supporting the show here. You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes.Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 43 - Has Somebody Beat the Wis?
Elan and Brian are back on their respective mics for a 43rd episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast.Buffalo is flying high and the Blue Jackets are red hot, prompting Elan and Brian to quibble about the updated fantasy outlooks of their goal-scorers and goaltenders. The guys also look at a couple shifting blue lines, and add yet another name to consider for the ever-growing top tiers of fantasy defencemen. Coaching changes in Ottawa, goaltending in Chicago, and an under-the-radar Jet round out this week's fantasy headlines.In players of note, the guys discuss the long-awaited emergence of a top St. Louis forward, the potential return to relevance for a nearly-forgotten goal scorer, and the concern of impending decline for a future hall-of-famer. Yet another Panther makes the list as he looks to definitively break a "slump" that's lasted more than an entire season, while a centerman in the West has broken out of a slump that was much smaller in length but not in fantasy impact.Elan and Brian also strike through a few goalies quickly in the lightning round before tagging two sagging forwards with the snoozer label.Players discussed on this week's show include Jhonas Enroth, Tyler Ennis, Sergei Bobrovsky, Scott Hartnell, Brandon Dubinsky, Jack Johnson, James Wisniewski, Boone Jenner, Kris Letang, Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton, Mika Zibanejad, Mike Hoffman, Bobby Ryan, Chris Phillips, Mikael Granlund, Alex Killorn, Evander Kane, Mathieu Perreault, Mark Scheifele, Michael Hutchinson, Ondrej Pavelec, Scott Darling, Antti Raanta, T.J. Oshie, Jaden Schwartz, Michael Grabner, Jaromir Jagr, Tomas Fleischmann, Mikko Koivu, Kari Lehtonen and Anders Lindback. Yes, Anders Lindback.If you enjoy the show, please support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson. Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group, take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live Keeping Karlsson broadcast, and have their fantasy team personally audited by us every month-- learn more about supporting the show here. You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes.Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 42 - Changing Trains
The Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast's time on air gets a bump but our players discussed per 60 minutes stays constant on our 42nd edition of the show.Shifting and evolving goalie tandems around the league are a running theme in our headlines, along with a couple injuries throwing a couple already-chaotic line combinations into further instability. Elan and Brian also deflate the tires of a centerman we pumped up last week, break our deafening silence on a leading Calder candidate, have a look beyond the stars and into Detroit's depth, and get on and off the trains belong to a couple up-and-down defensemen.In outjury discussion, Elan forces Brian to re-rank the top tier of defensemen, and we officially add a couple more to the company of Karlsson, Weber, and Subban.We also look at a handful players who woke up just in time to avoid earning the dreaded Keeping Karlsson snoozer label, though not all are able to escape such fate. Players discussed on this week's show include Ilya Bryzgalov, John Gibson, Antti Raanta, Scott Darling, Kari Lehtonen, Jussi Rynnas, Kari Ramo, Jonas Hiller, Martin Brodeur, Jake Allen, Nick Spaling, Corey Perry, Patric Hornqvist, Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Jurco, Riley Sheahan, John Klingberg, Trevor Daley, Mark Giordano, Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak, Aaron Ekblad, Victor Hedman, Erik Karlsson, P.K. Subban, Reilly Smith, Stephen Weiss, Paul Stastny, Christian Ehrhoff, Tomas Hertl, Dustin Brown, Andre Burakovsky, Filip Forsberg, Dustin Brown, Justin Williams, Clarke MacArthur, Mika Zibanejad, and Mike Ribeiro. Phew.If you enjoy the show, you can support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson. Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group, take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live Keeping Karlsson broadcast, and have their fantasy team personally audited by us every month-- learn more about supporting the show here. You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes.Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
52 min
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Brock from Daily Faceoff's Q1 Report
With the first quarter of the NHL season come and gone, Brock Seguin from DailyFaceoff.com joins Elan for a special bonus episode of Keeping Karlsson to give the Daily Faceoff Q1 report. In this show Brock presents the top 5 players who have exceeded his expectations so far and the 5 that have been the biggest disappointments. He then advises on some buy low candidates, and the guys finish off the show by predicting who they each think will win the Art Ross trophy at the end of the season. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 41 - Blue Lines and Blues Net
The NHL season is at the quarter post, and as the initial wave of fast fantasy starters crests and heads for the trough, a new group readies to take their places in both NHL and fantasy lineups.The 41st edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast begins with fantasy hockey headlines, where Elan and Brian break down a key goalie injury and potential signing, the return(?) of a former fantasy main-stay in Detroit, a couple of newly healthy blue-liners in New York, line shuffling in Toronto, a struggling defenceman in Edmonton and an emerging tandem situation in Winnipeg.That's followed by putting some of the more interesting fantasy players of the last 7 days under the magnifying glass, and checking in on a handful of guys who are quietly seeing their fortunes turn for better and for worse. Minnesota's powerplay, Chicago's top six, and the top nine in Long Island all catch our attention. We also shout out a depth defenceman in a small market who isn't scoring but is making up for it in peripherals.Finally, the show wraps up with a look at a pair of players who may have made sense to have on your roster at Game 1, but probably don't belong there 20 games later.Players discussed on this week's show include Brian Elliott, Martin Brodeur, Stephen Weiss, Ryan McDonagh, Joffrey Lupul, Tyler Bozak, Nazem Kadri, Justin Schultz, Ondrej Pavelec, Michael Hutchinson, Marco Scandella, Alex Tanguay, Jiri Hudler, Matt Niskanen, Jason Zucker, Mikko Koivu, Nino Niederreiter, Ryan Strome, Nikolai Kulemin, Brandon Saad, Kris Versteeg, Michael Stone, Johnny Boychuk, Nail Yakupov and Damon Severson.If you enjoy the show, you can support us by becoming a patron of Keeping Karlsson. Keeping Karlsson patrons can join our patron-only Facebook group, take part in (and receive audio from) a monthly live Keeping Karlsson broadcast, and have their fantasy team personally audited by us every month-- learn more about supporting the show here. You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff, and supported by our patrons. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 40 - Klinging to Hope
Elan is back and Brian never left, so that means we've once again got a full roster on this week's episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast.The last week has seen some significant line shuffling in Dallas and Pittsburgh, where a handful of depth guys are getting opportunities to step into scoring support roles. Elan also voices his concern about another elite goalie whose numbers have yet to fully recover at the 1/4 mark of the season, and wonders about whether a couple of low-scoring teams are finally turning the corner, and consequently, whether some players on these teams might be moving towards fantasy relevance.Brian brings attention to some high-frequency shooters, goalscorers, and a buy-low defenseman, and then presents twoplayers on opposite ends of their careers that have been questioned as snoozers in recent days and weeks. Players covered on this show include John Klingberg, Cody Eakin, Beau Bennett, Brandon Sutter, Patric Hornqvist, Tomas Tatar, Cam Atkinson, Gabriel Landeskog, Patrik Elias, Henrik Lundqvist, Mike Smith, Devan Dubnyk, Alex Killorn, Alex Pietrangelo, Alex Goligoski (lot of Alexes this week..), Pascal Dupuis, Nick Bjugstad, Jimmy Hayes, Vincent Trochek, Jussi Jokinen, Antoine Roussell, Jeff Carter, Matt Moulson, Boone Jenner, Brendan Gallagher, and more.If you enjoy the show, please check out our brand new Patreon group to learn how you can support Keeping Karlsson in a new way. You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
47 min
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Bonus! On Winnipeg, with Garret Hohl
A secret: in our "Around the NHL" episode released this week, there was extra audio footage that was left on the cutting room floor. But then we kept tripping over it, so Brian finally picked it up and whipped it into podcast shape.On this bonus episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey podcast, we turn our attention to the Winnipeg Jets. Brian chats with Arctice Ice Hockey editor and Hockey-Graphs.com contributor Garret Hohl about the sustainability of Winnipeg's goaltending situation, the conspicuous lack of goal-scoring from their core group, and the (in)stability of their blue-line.Players discussed in this bonus episode include Ondrej Pavelec, Michael Hutchinson, Evander Kane, Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Mathieu Perreault, Dustin Byfuglien, Zach Bogosian, Jacob Trouba, Tobias Enstrom, and more.If you enjoy the show, please check out our brand new Patreon group to learn how you can support Keeping Karlsson in a new way. You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
20 min
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No. 39 - Home and Away
Elan's on a secret overseas mission in search of new fantasy hockey talent, so Brian goes solo-- sort of-- on this week's edition of the Keeping Karlsson fantasy hockey podcast.This episode has all of the usual segments and player analysis, but also features two in-depth interviews on the fantasy fortunes of teams that you told us you wanted to know more about.First up is Kyle Alexander from Raw Charge and Bolts Statistics, who helps give the lowdown on which emerging talents in Tampa Bay are going to keep up their surprising early season production, where Victor Hedman fits in alongside elite fantasy producers, and what the heck is the story behind Jonathan Drouin's healthy scratch.Then, Rob Tufts from St. Louis Gametime gives us the downlow on whether the Blues' red-hot STL line can possibly sustain their current paces, how Brian Elliott and Jake Allen could split starts the rest of the way, and the evolving depth chart configuration on their blue line.Players covered in this week's show include Zach Parise, Benoit Pouliot, Taylor Hall, Valeri Nichushkin, Jakub Voracek, Jonathan Drouin, Victor Hedman, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ondrej Palat, Vladislav Namestnikov, Alex Pietrangelo, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jori Lehtera, Alex Galchenyuk, Christian Ehrhoff, Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, Jaden Schwartz, Brian Elliott, Jake Allen, Kris Letang, Filip Forsberg, Tomas Vanek, Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider, Jake Muzzin, Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman, and Tanner Pearson.If you enjoy the show, please check out our brand new Patreon group to learn how you can support Keeping Karlsson in a new way. You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 38 - Twelve Upvotes and Counting
Elan and Brian rendez-vous'd late on a Saturday night and well into Sunday morning to bring you this latest episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey podcast.There's been a rash of injuries to top-6 players, and we'll let you know which of their teammates are being helped or hurt by the ensuing lineup shuffle. And there are a couple players that poolies are down on right now, but you shouldn't be; likewise, there are others who many are feeling good about, but we'll let you know whether or not that fuzzy feeling is warranted, particularly for one player on whom you should absolutely not sell high.We also give you a couple buy-low and sell-high goalie candidates and explain the reasoning to do so by going beyond their current boxcars.Headlines, injuries, line changes, outjuries, players of note, and a snoozer to boot-- it's another info-packed edition of the show that'll give you the edge you need to stay atop your fantasy league.Players mentioned in this episode include Vladimir Tarasenko, Marian Gaborik, Brandon Saad, Cory Franklin Schneider, Tanner Pearson, Carl Soderberg, Elias Lindholm, Marcus Johansson, Sergei Gonchar, Evgeni Kuznetsov, Roberto Luongo, Wayne Simmonds, Mikael Granlund, Tomas Vanek, Elias Lindholm, Mark Giordano, Darcy Kuemper, Justin Faulk, and more.If you enjoy the show, please check out our brand new Patreon group to learn how you can support us in a new way. You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 37 - Let's Make the Headlines
This week's episode of Keeping Karlsson begins with headlines, followed by headlines, and then we enter into a headlines segment before finishing it off with players of note and our patented lightning round.We mention a goalie on whom the bravest poolies will think about selling high, a much-maligned star who will absolutely break out of an uncharacteristic slump, a buzzy top prospect that's quickly hit a wall, a young line whose members are all producing at an impressive rate, budding(?) goalie controversies, and a couple good candidates to fill a low-stakes rotating roster spot on your fantasy team. Brian also cops to a possible team-management mistake, though that's shortly after a very firm and righteous told-you-so regarding one of our most-queried about players on twitter this week.Players talked about on this week's show include Alex Ovechkin, Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh, Ryan Callahan, Jonathan Drouin, Nikita Kucherov, Dany Heatley, James Wisniewski, Nick Foligno, Curtis McElhinney, James Neal, Mike Ribeiro, Mikhail Grabovski, Ray Emery, Steve Mason, Chad Johnson, Jaroslav Halak, Ryan Miller, Nazem Kadri, Daniel Winnik, Johnny Gaudreau, and Michael Raffl.If you enjoy the show, please check out our brand new Patreon group to learn how you can support us in a new way. You can also support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
46 min
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Bonus Episode: Interview with Hockey Prospectus...
Brian briefly reviews a copy of Hockey Prospectus 2014-15 (spoiler: very favourable), and talks with contributing writer Ryan Wagman about how he makes his fantasy hockey decisions.We chat about fantasy hockey management styles, useful advanced stats (and a couple new ones, too), sophomore slumps, and the way that analytics may or may not change hockey's actual on-ice product.Players discussed include Ales Hemsky, Tukka Rask, Nazem Kadri, Trevor Daley, Nick Bjugstad, Matt Moulson, Tomas Plekanec, Tomas Hertl, Matthew Nieto, Joe Thornton, and more.Full disclosure: Hockey Prospectus provided us with a free copy of the guide for review. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 36 - (Don't) Believe the Hype
On this week's episode, Elan and Brian cut through the hype on several overachievers, and get as close as they ever do to buying into the hype that surrounds one newly-minted NHLer.Starting off with a look at this weeks injuries and outjuries, we focus in on one particular lineup returnee climbing his team's depth chart faster than expected at the cost of one of his teammates, and draw attention to a defenceman who could get a chance to suddenly step into a new and important role. We also address the sadly difficult question of which team's players you need to avoid the most.Listen on to find out which player was the most frequent topic in our Twitter mentions this week, which player isn't taking advantage of a plum line assignment, which goalie is redeeming himself early on, and which players have landed themselves on our first Keeping Karlsson-patented Snoozers list of 2014-15.Players covered on this episode include Johnny Boychuk, Bobby Ryan, Linden Vey, Pekka Rinne, Semyon Varlamov, Lubomir Visnovsky, Zdeno Chara, Cory Conacher, Dustin Brown, Bobby Ryan, Tomas Hertl, Anders Lee, Matthew Nieto, Jonathan Drouin, Tyler Toffoli, Dougie Hamilton, Nikolai Kulemin, and more..(And hey, psst... please check out our brand new Patreon group to learn how you can support the show in a new way.)If you enjoy the show, you can support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us or write us (keepingkarlsson@gmail.com) with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
47 min
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Bonus Episode: Interview with Brock Seguin
Elan sits down with Brock Seguin, Editor-In-Chief at DailyFaceoff.com to talk about everything he’s doing at that great site. They discuss how Brock keeps the starting goalies and line combos updated, how he put together the DFO draft kit, and some other lesser known features of the site. Elan also asks about some of the more bold projections Brock made in the DailyFaceoff draft-kit, who he targeted in his hockey pools, and who he thinks are some current buy-low and sell-high candidates.Enjoy the bonus content! We’ll be back with our next regular episode next Sunday as usual. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 35 - Whoa There
Don't make that add, drop, or trade just yet -- on this episode, Elan and Brian take a look at why some guys are way up, why others are way down, and why you shouldn't get caught with your head spinning all around.This week's edition of Keeping Karlsson kicks off with a prescription for deep breaths, especially regarding two goalies who have been particularly testing their owners after slow starts. In the headlines, we also cover injuries to a couple key contributors, the Leafs' blueline situation, and a new face in the Avalanche net.We then take a look at some underlying numbers that are just a little bit wackier than they should be at this point of the year, naming early candidates for you to consider selling high or buying low. Elan and Brian also share their views on how patient you need to be with the team you picked on draft day.The show closes with the return of the Lightning Round™, where the guys give the lowdown on the names that appeared the most in our Twitter mentions this week.Players covered this week include Victor Hedman, Jason Garrison, Brock Nelson, Tukka Rask, Damon Severson, Troy Brouwer, Gabriel Landeskog, Rick Nash, Calvin Pickard, Patric Hornqvist, Tanner Pearson, and more.If you enjoy the show, you can support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us or write us (keepingkarlsson@gmail.com) with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff.Referenced on this week's show:Petry, Gardiner, and questionable lineup decisions, by @tsnscottcullenBrock Nelson's disappointing individual offense so far, by @garik16 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 34 - On the Regular
It's official: the 2014-15 regular season is underway, and Elan and Brian are excited to finally be tucking into the names and numbers popping up across the box scores of the NHL's opening matchups.We kick off the regular season by highlighting some of the more surprising stat lines posted in each team's first couple games, and take note of some unfortunate injuries and their respective ripple effects. Elan and Brian also give their takes on listener questions involving devilish veterans and strategic goaltending decisions, and run down their inaugural sets of notable players. Players covered include Pascal Dupuis, Brock Nelson, Johnny Boychuk, Darcy Kuemper, Semyon Varlamov, Eric Gelinas, Brad Richards, Sami Vatanen, Anton Khudobin, Patrick Maroon... and many more.If you enjoy the show, you can support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us or write us (keepingkarlsson@gmail.com) with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 33 - Sitting, Waiting, Watchlisting
It's three days before the regular season, NHL teams are making their final cuts, and you've got your fantasy lineup set for opening night. What can you do between now and then? On this (finally) final pre-season episode of Keeping Karlsson, Elan and Brian have a couple suggestions for how to make the most of your fantasy team's post-draft period. We discuss the players most affected by yesterday's Isles trades, the likelihood of one particular preseason performer making a regular season impression, and a potential tweak to our show's name.Elan and Brian also take a look at players who went widely undrafted across fantasy leagues, and zoom in on a handful of potential diamonds in the free agency rough that you'll want to have on your watchlist as the season begins.If you enjoy the show, you can support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us or write us (keepingkarlsson@gmail.com) with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for future episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff.Brian's team:Elan's Team: Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 32 - Preseason Potluck
With the preseason puck dropped, Elan and Brian take on a smattering of topics, beginning with the ways in which recent signings and injuries might directly and indirectly affect NHL lineups and, in turn, your fantasy team. Brian also humbly clarifies some commentary and advice from last week's Smörgoåliesbord, elaborating on even-strength save percentage and Carey Price's fantasy value, and putting a spotlight on Pekka Rinne and Jimmy Howard.We also get to a few of the fun listener questions we've been getting this pre-season, explaining how to handle PIMs as a category in your league, debating the merits of drafting defensemen early vs. late, and making a decision between young guns like Ondrej Palat and Tomas Hertl. Elan and Brian cap off the show by each sharing a player that they think might be undervalued in your fantasy draft.If you enjoy the show, you can support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us or write us (keepingkarlsson@gmail.com) with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for upcoming episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff.Referenced on this week's show:Kyle Okposo's Huge Career Year Likely Wasn't a Fluke (Adam Gretz, SBNation)Hockey Analysis - Even-Strength Save Percentage Rankings 2013-14 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 31 - Smörgoåliesbord 2014
If you've noticed a conspicuous absence of goalie talk on the last few shows, it's because we saved it all for this episode: it's the Keeping Karlsson Smörgoåliesbord 2014! In the 5th episode of our fantasy preseason miniseries, Elan and Brian talk about nothing except the crucial G spot that can make or break your fantasy hockey team. This episode features a quick rundown of the stats that best reflect a goalie's ability, and throw out a couple newer advanced stats that can help you make your draft-day and keeper decisions. From there, we share our goalie tiers, from elite goalies, goalies you should avoid at all costs, and all the ones in between.If you enjoy the show, you can support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us or write us (keepingkarlsson@gmail.com) with your feedback, fantasy hockey questions, and topic requests for upcoming episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff.Referenced on this week's show:Beware Steve Mason...Forecasting Future Goalie Performance with Four Year Hockey MarcelsUpdating and Improving Hockey Marcels Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 30 - Sure Shots and Probably Nots
As the offseason draws to a close, Keeping Karlsson's fantasy pre-season miniseries rolls on with a primer on the newest players to have joined our list of sure shot, keeper-justified, first round draft pick-worthy fantasy producers. We also take a look at a couple skaters who've lost this hallowed status as a result of their fantasy performances last year, and who you might want to consider taking a round or three later than usual in your draft this year.Brian and Elan also search for clues on the players who surprised us last year in ways both good and bad, and then dig in to figure out whether their numbers will improve, regress, or stay the same through another full season. If you enjoy the show, you can support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to tweet us or write us, at keepingkarlsson@gmail.com, with any feedback, fantasy hockey questions, or topic requests for upcoming episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff.Referenced on this week's show:Let's lower our expectations for Joe Pavelski in 2014-15War On IceProgressive Hockey Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 29 - How to Draft Well
In part three of our fantasy pre-season miniseries, we get obsessive about how to make the most of the biggest event of your fantasy year: draft day. Elan and Brian share the big and little drafting strategies they use to build the best roster possible, including tiering your picks, thinking about playing positions, when to take sleepers, making close calls, and more.We also answer listener questions about ranking prospects, NHL equivalency numbers, and connecting Corsi and shot-blocking.Resources referenced on the show this week include:Projecting Junior Hockey Players and Translating Performance to the NHL (Behind the Net)Improving AHL Equivalencies: AHL to NHL Shot Metrics Translations (NHL Numbers)Prospect Projection Errors: Putting Error Bars on NHL Equivalencies (NHL Numbers)If you like the show, you can support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to write us, at keepingkarlsson@gmail.com, with any feedback, fantasy hockey questions, or topic requests for upcoming episodes. Thanks for listening!Keeping Karlsson is presented by Daily Faceoff. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 28 - How Can Advanced Stats Help Me Win My ...
In the second episode of our mini fantasy offseason series, we dig into advanced stats and unearth the ones that give you the biggest edge in winning your fantasy hockey pool. Elan and Brian take on Corsi, Relative Corsi, player usage charts, zone starts, and PDO, explaining what they are, how they're calculated, and how you can use them to your advantage.Also, Brian's laptop fan makes an appearance.If you like the show, you can support us by telling a friend, subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes, and following us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson). Feel free to write us, at keepingkarlsson@gmail.com, with any feedback, fantasy hockey questions, or topic requests for upcoming episodes. Thanks for listening!..and, as promised, more advanced stats resources for your own use and research:Where to Find NHL Stats, A Novice's GuideHockey AnalysisBehind the NetSome Kind of Ninja - Player Usage ChartsHockey Abstract - Player Usage ChartsAn Introduction to Fancy Hockey Stats, from JibblescribbitsThe Faker's Guide to Advanced Stats in the NHL, from GrantlandNice Time on IceShift Chart/r/watchingthegame Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 27 - Recapping Offseason Moves
We're both finally done celebrating our respective 2013/14 Fantasy Hockey Championships, and so we're back with the first of a string of episodes leading up to the first regular season puck drop in October. This week, Elan and Brian discuss a number of players who were involved in offseason moves are whether they are likely to be helped or hindered by their change in scenery. Players discussed include Paul Stastny, Jarome Iginla, Tom Gilbert, Jussi Jokinen, Devan Dubnyk, Ryan Miller, Jonas Hiller, Nikolai Kulemin and James Neal.Please help support the show by subscribing to and reviewing Keeping Karlsson on iTunes. You can also follow us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson), and feel free to send a note to keepingkarlsson@gmail.com with any feedback or and ask fantasy hockey questions that you've got for upcoming shows. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 26 - Both Kinds of Playoffs
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 madeThoughts on what’s wrong with standard fantasy hockey formatsKeeper decision between Backes, Kessel, Zetterberg, E. Kane, O’Reilly, Gaborik and StastnyBetting on who will win the cupPlease 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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 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. ParenteauInjuries (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 closeTeams resting players before the playoffsMoves the guys have made to make their finals and what moves they plan to make next weekStephane 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 HaulaPlease 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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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No. 24 - 2 Weeks Remaining
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 KuznetsovMinnesota’s goalie situation with Kuemper and BryzgalovHow 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 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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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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.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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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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.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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 21 -Trade Deadline Edi...
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.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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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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.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.SHOW NOTESOkay Maybe You Can Start Worrying About Stewart Now - http://www.stlouisgametime.com/2014/1/29/5359856/okay-maybe-you-can-start-worrying-about-stewart-now Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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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.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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 18 - Owning the Pod(ca...
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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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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.----more----SHOW NOTESJoin the Keeping Karlsson Olympic Fantasy Pool!"Schedule Compression Is a Lie," by Tyler Dellow (mc79hockey.com)Forecasting Goalie Performance with Four-Year Hockey Marcels, by garik16 (hockey-graphs.com) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 16
The guys bring a slightly new format for episode 16 of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast. The show begins with headlines from the past week in fantasy hockey. In this segment Elan and Brian give their take on Ben Scrivens’ 59 save shutout, Tomas Fleischmann and P.A. Parenteau’s healthy scratches, Stamkos coming back and how that will affect the other lightning players, and the Sedin and Kane injuries.Next comes updates on the hosts’ pools, with special attention given to Darcy Kuemper, Steve Mason, Scott Hartnell, Kyle Okposo, Phil Kessel and Jarome Iginla.Questions from Reddit and Twitter are discussed involving players including David Perron, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek and Cory Schneider. This is followed by some sleepers and snoozers, where the hosts analyze the likes of Travis Zajac, Mikael Granlund, Lars Eller and Chris Kreider.The show ends with a lightning round covering Nathan MacKinnon and Sergei Bobrovsky.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.----more----SHOW NOTESNet Crashers PodcastSCORE-ADJUSTED FENWICK AND REMAINING STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 15
Elan and Brian are back with another jam-packed episode of the Keeping Karlsson fantasy hockey podcast. As always, the guys discuss their weeks and moves they have made, answer listener questions and discuss a few players of note. Players discussed in this week’s episode include Ondrej Pavelec, Kyle Okposo, Patrick Kane, Alex Goligoski, Sergei Gonchar, Joe Pavelski, Loui Eriksson, Niklas Backstrom, Dennis Wideman, Jiri Tlusty, Andrew Ladd, Chris Kunitz, Jordan Eberle, Zach Parise, Michael Del Zotto, Kris Versteeg, Patrick Wiercioch, Jacob Trouba, Gustav Nyquist and Ryan Clowe.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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 14
In week 14 of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian discuss a number of players who you need to know about in order to stay on top of your hockey pool. These players include Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov, Cody Hodgson, Derek Stepan, P.A. Parenteau, Viktor Fasth, Philipp Grubauer, Nathan Horton, The Sedins, Niklas Kronwall, James Wisniewski, Devan Dubnyk, Brian Elliot, Alex Tanguay, Kyle Turris, Frans Nielson, Martin Hanzal, Mike Richards, Charlie Coyle, Sam Gagne, Wayne Simmonds and Ryan Garbutt.This episode also introduces a couple of new segments, the first being players who are silently having career years and the other about how to deal with slumping players.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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 13
Elan and Brian go all out in a jam-packed episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast. A whole bunch of players are discussed in this episode including Jordan Staal, Nino Niederreiter, Tomas Plekanec, Francois Beauchemin, Niklas Backstrom, Paul Stastny, Tobias Enstrom, Henrik Lundqvist, Jamie McGinn, Mike Fisher, Cody Hodgson, Ondrej Palat, Andrew Shaw, Andrej Sekera, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Valtteri Filppula, Jaden Schwartz, Erik Johnson, Andre Benoit, Tyson Barrie, Evander Kane, Joe Pavelski, Darcy Kuemper, John Tavares, Tomas Vanek, Vladimir Sobotka, Michael Del Zotto, Tyler Toffoli, Nick Bonino and Gustav Nyquist. They also discuss the strategy and morality behind benching goalies.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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 12
After a one week break Elan and Brian are back with episode 12 of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast. In this week’s show they discuss a number of players including Mike Fisher, Mikael Granlund, Matt Irwin, Curtis McElhinney, Justin Braun, Mark Scheifele, Cody Hodgson, Dennis Wideman, Jack Johnson, Mason Raymond, Braden Holtby, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot, Benoit Pouliot, John-Michael Liles, Cory Conacher, Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, Ryan Suter and Anton Khudobin. They also discuss how to start approaching the end of the season.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.SHOW NOTESYoung Players and Corsi%, by Travis Yost via nhlnumbers.comYoung Players and Corsi%, Part II, by Travis Yost via hockeybuzz.comReplacing Steven Stamkos: How the Tampa Bay Lightning Weathered the Storm, by Benjamin Wendorf via nhl-graphs.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 11
Week 11 of the Keeping Karlsson fantasy podcast starts off with a bang as Elan and Brian gloat about how amazing their teams performed in the previous week. Next they discuss moves they’ve made since the last episode, involving players including Michael Raffl, Valeri Nichushkin, Mark Scheifele, Tyler Johnson, Jake Muzzin and Jack JohnsonNext, Elan discusses a trade he made that was vetoed, involving Erik Karlsson and Alex Ovechkin. The guys discuss what they think warrants a fair veto. This is followed by a discussion of some players of interest including James van Riemsdyk, Petr Mrazek, Jonas Gustavsson, Nathan Horton, Dustin Penner and Kyle Palmieri.This is followed by listener questions both from the fantasyhockey sub-reddit and Twitter. Players discussed here include Henrik Lundqvist, Braden Holtby, Max Pacioretty, Ryan Johansen, Gabriel Landeskog, Marian Gaborik, Alexander Semin, Shane Doan, Patrice Bergeron, Clarke MacArthur, Valeri Nichushkin and Chris Stewart.Next Brian discusses some players he’s mentioned in previous episodes and looks into how they’ve been doing. These include Mark Streit, Teemu Selanne, Bryan Little, Pascal Dupuis, Martin Jones and Ben Scrivens. The show then concludes with a lightning round where Dwight King, Charlie Coyle and Andy Greene are discussed.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.SHOW NOTEShttp://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/hockey/opinion/2013/12/30-thoughts-western-conference-tougher-on-jets.htmlhttp://twitter.com/icemancometh Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 10
Episode 10 of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is jam-packed with loads of useful advice and tips to help you win your hockey pool. Elan and Brian start off the show as always by talking about how they did in their most recent matchups. Next they talk about moves they’ve made in the past week including players such as Cody Eakin, Valeri Nichushkin, Roman Josi, Josh Gorges, Davis Desharnais, Kris Versteeg and Nick Foligno.Next a few players of note are covered including Dustin Brown, Tomas Hertl and Bryan Little. The guys also discuss where Patrick Kane fits in the ranking of elite fantasy assets.Afterwards, some listener questions are addressed, both from the Fantasy Hockey Subreddit as well as from Twitter. Players discussed here include Kris Letang, Martin Jones, Ben Scrivens, Mike Cammalleri, Loui Eriksson and Ryan Strome.The show ends with the snoozer and rapid fire segments where Brian gives his thoughts on Mark Streit, Teemu Sellane, Nick Bonino and Nathan Gerbe.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.----more----SHOW NOTES:Strome ArticleGerbe’s DataThanks to:Extra SkaterFrozen PoolLeft Wing Lock Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 9
Thanks for checking out episode 9 of Keeping Karlsson, the best fantasy hockey podcast hosted by two guys who own Erik Karlsson in their keeper pools. This episode starts off as always with Elan and Brian discussing their past weeks. The discussion focuses mainly on them complaining about Semyon Varlamov’s 8 goals against disaster versus the Edmonton Oilers.Next the guys talk about the moves they’ve made since the last episode. Players discussed in this segment include Brandon Dubinsky, Cody Eakin, Martin Havlat, Curtis McElhinney, Henrik Zetterberg and David Desharnais.The majority of the show is spent responding to listener tweets, emails and Reddit questions. Players discussed include Jack Johnson, Kris Russell, Slava Voynov, Jonathan Quick, Pekka Rinne, Matt Moulson, Alex Semin and Sergei Bobrovsky. Other topics discussed include the Edmonton Oilers’ offence and whether it is worth trading an elite player for two lesser players.Brian then presents his weekly #snoozers segment, this week taking a look at Michael Bournival and Martin Brodeur. The shows ends with the analysis of some players of note including Nick Foligno, Roman Josi, Tomas Tatar and Devin Setoguchi.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.Thanks to:Extra SkaterFrozen PoolLeft Wing Lock Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 8
Another week of fantasy hockey has gone by and that means another episode of the Keeping Karlsson fantasy hockey podcast. The show starts off with Brian and Elan discussing how they did this past week as well as moves they made. Players discussed in this segment include Andy Greene, Roman Josi, Tobias Enstrom, Tyler Toffoli, Cody Eakin and David Desharnais.Next, the guys read some listener emails and tweets asking about Steven Stamkos, Vincent Lecavalier, David Perron, Ryan Miller, Dustin Penner, Jakob Voracek, Ryan Johansen and more.Brian then presents his snoozers of the week-- Roman Josi, Mikael Granlund and Pascal Dupuis-- and wraps up the show talking about Shane Doan, Marc Arcobello, Nick Foligno, Martin St. Louis and Tyler Seguin.If you want to help support the show, please subscribe to Keeping Karlsson on iTunes and follow us on Twitter @keepingkarlsson. You can also email us at keepingkarlsson@gmail.com to give us feedback and ask fantasy hockey questions that we’ll discuss on the show. And if you're REALLY in the helping mood, we'd love a 5 star iTunes review.Thanks to:Extra SkaterFrozen PoolLeft Wing LockArticles we mention in this week's podcast:Is Buffalo the worst team in the NHL’s three-point game era?, by James MirtleDavid Perron: MacTavish's Masterpiece?, by Jonathan Willis Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 7
It’s the end of the fantasy hockey week and then means it’s time for a new episode of the Keeping Karlsson fantasy hockey podcast. Brian and Elan start off the show by discussing how they both did this week; Brian got time-zoned and Elan made a big move. Players discussed in this segment include Mikko Koivu, Patrik Elias, Tobias Enstrom, Darcy Kuemper, Tyler Tofolli and Martin Havlat. Next the guys respond to some listener questions that came to keepingkarlsson@gmail.com and @keepingkarlsson on Twitter. These questions ask about players including Drew Doughty, Niklas Kronwall, Artem Anisimov, Pavel Datsyuk, Gabriel Landeskog and also about how to cope when you trade away players and they do well.Next comes Brian’s the in-depth analysis of a few players including Nick Bjugstad, Jimmy Howard, Zdeno Chara and the Keeping Karlsson snoozers of the week, Sean Monahan and Cory Conacher.The show ends with some rapid fire analyses of Gustav Nyquist, Kris Versteeg and Michael Stone.Enjoy this jam-packed episode! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 6
Episode 6 of the Keeping Karlsson fantasy hockey podcast provides a wealth of information that you can use to win your hockey pool. This week Elan and Brian discuss a number of players including Josh Harding, Jonas Brodin, Erik Johnson, Kimmo Timonen, Patrik Elias, Martin Hanzal, Damien Brunner, Jaromir Jagr, Antoine Vermette, Tyler Toffoli, Teemu Selanne, Mathieu Perreault, Tobias Enstrom, Nail Yakupov, Ilya Bryzgalov, David Clarkson, Martin Havlat, and Valeri Nichushkin. You won’t want to miss Brian’s pearls of advice.As always you can send any feedback to keepingkarlsson@gmail.com and you can follow us on twitter @keepingkarlsson. Also a 5-star review on iTunes would be nice! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 5
Brian and Elan are back with another dose of fantasy hockey advice gold with episode 5 of the Keeping Karlsson podcast. This week the guys cover a number of players who you should be keeping an eye on in your pool including: Josh Harding, Bryan Little, Evander Kane, Semyon Varlamov, Tyler Toffoli, Clarke MacArthur, Alex Killorn, Jake Muzzin, Radko Gudas, John Carlson, Michael Bournival, Vladimir Tarasenko, Stephen Weiss, Johan Franzen, Charlie Coyle, Scott Hartnell and Jiri Hudler. Brian also provides some great advice on how to go about making trades, and introduces a new advanced statistic to keep an eye on.If you like this episode, be sure to follow us on Twitter at @keepingkarlsson, send us feedback to keepingkarlsson@gmail.com and if you would be so kind, leave us a 5 star review on iTunes.Hockey Prospectus article that Brian mentions Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 4
Elan and Brian are back with another informative episode of the Keeping Karlsson fantasy hockey podcast. Last week the guys recommended Okposo, Hanzal and Sekera, all of whom had amazing weeks. Tune in to hear their thoughts this week on a number of players including: Umberger, Gionta, Killorn, Cammalleri, Lacavalier, Hornqvist, Plekanec, Pavelec, Bishop, Dubinsky, Johnson (Jack and Erik), and many more!Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@keepingkarlsson) and tweet us any fantasy hockey questions you'd like us to answer on the show. Also, if you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5 star review on iTunes. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 3
Elan and Brian provide extensive coverage of Week 3 of the 2013/14 fantasy hockey season. They discuss a number of players who they are considering trading, trading for, dropping or picking up including Mikhail Grabovski, Devan Dubnyk, Tim Thomas, Alex Goligoski, Kimmo Timonen, Andrej Sekera, Kyle Okposo, Alex Steen, Phil Kessel, Rich Peverley, and more.Resources:Extra SkaterFrozen PoolLeftWingLock Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 2
Week 2 of the NHL season is in the books. This week's podcast includes chatter about, but not limited to:How good is Tomas Hertl, and how should we say his name?Should Elan trade Varlamov for Lundqvist?What is PDO, and how can it help you evaluate your fantasy teamHow did we fare this week? (spoiler: Brian owns Dubnyk) Brian's roster moves involving Kris Versteeg, Roman Josi, Matthew Perreault, Jonas Brodin and Alex KillornDraft day regrets: Brassard, Heatley, Stastny, DesharnaisOn our watchlists: Khudobin, Chiasson, Boyes, HanzalElan's team, the Toronto Chalupa Batmans, as of today:Brian's team, the Flamingos, as of today:*Corrections:Tomas Hertl has 7 goals so far this yearBen Scrivens started and posted a shutout on Sunday night, so Brian's team ended up tying the week, giving the hosts a combined record of 1-0-1More on PDO:Simple explanation of PDO at Arctic Ice HockeyMore in-depth explanations of PDO at Backhand Shelf and PensburghSubscribe via iTunes: http://keepingkarlsson.podbean.com/feed/Contact: keepingkarlsson [at] gmail [dot] com@keepingkarlsson Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Keeping Karlsson Episode 1
Elan and Brian discuss the first week of the 2013/14 fantasy hockey season. Some topics include: - Was Elan smart to keep Elias over Thornton? - Toronto's goalie situation  - Which goalie tandom will have a winner emerge? - Potential free agent pickups: Hertl, Chaisson, Brunner, etc. - Who we both have as our keepers and some of our picks from this year's draft - Is Tyler Seguin the real deal? Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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