With just 6 weeks remaining until the our fantasy playoffs begin, Elan and Brian pinpoint the teams with the best schedules over the regular season homestretch, and check in on their stars, slumpers, and hidden gems to carry you into your fantasy post-season.
Short Shifts - Oilers, Stone, Fleury, Brown
Ben and Lewis wrap up the fantasy workweek by discussing the Oilers, Knights and much more!
Short Shifts - Rask, Marner, Murray, Laine
On a brand new episode of Short Shifts, Ben and Lewis analyze the impact of Rask's decision to retire on the Boston crease. Then they delve into Marner and Murray's scorching hot streaks, Vanecek's injury status, Laine's rising stock, and more!
No. 393 - First Half Fantasy All-Stars and No-S...
Elan and Brian assemble their team of First-Half Fantasy All-Stars and No-Stars using one simple rule: each roster must have exactly one player from each round of the snake draft from Brian's Tier 2 KKUPFL division.
Short Shifts - Marchment, Mrazek, Week 16 Add/D...
Ben and Lewis take you into the All-Star break with the latest headlines and add/drop advice for the long fantasy week 16.
No. 392 - Scotty Always Knows
Scott Cullen joins Elan to dive into all of the headlines, injuries, outjuries and streaks from the past week of NHL action.
Short Shifts - Kane, Raymond, Strome, Andersson
Ben and Lewis wrap up the week discussing Evander Kane's potential in Edmonton, then update the injury status of MacKinnon, Batherson, and Vrana. They cover the new Leafs lines and finish with hot streaks in Chicago and Calgary, and Erik Johnson's cold run.
Short Shifts - Husso, Backstrom, Stutzle, Mangi...
In a brand new Short Shifts, Ben and Lewis discuss backup goalies on the rise in STL and MIN, the Capitals center swap, and injuries to Karlsson and Batherson. Then some hot streaks for Stutzle and Formenton, and whether a nice Flames schedule makes ice-cold Mangiapane worth an add.
No. 391 - Wheeler's Steal
Can Tyler Toffoli carry a top line? Is Clayton Keller for real? Does Blake Wheeler have new life? Will Tony DeAngelo keep this up? All that, plus all the latest in fantasy relevant hockey news, on this episode of Keeping Karlsson.
Short Shifts - Schedule update, Ehlers, Tuch, V...
Ben is joined by Jesse Severe of the Fantasy Hockey Life podcast to break down the latest in fantasy hockey news.
Short Shifts - Penguins, Petersen, Petry, Perron
Ben and Lewis are back behind the mic to discuss the schedule benefits of the new NHL COVID policy, then discuss the sea change in the Penguins top-six with a ranking of players in new situations, and more!
No. 390 - Band Reputation
Elan and Brian start with every single NHL player in fantasy hockey-- from 0% to 100% rostered-- and pinpoint one hot streak and cold streak from each 5% rostered band on Yahoo that catches their eye.
Short Shifts - Injuries abound, York, Dubois, N...
The injury bug is biting, and Ben and Lewis have advice for lineup plugs and who to stash or cut loose.
Short Shifts - Kane, Rask, McCann, Petersen
Ben and Lewis tackle the mountain of news that's cropped up since Sunday's KK mega show.
No. 389 - Fiala Good Inc.
Elan and Brian are back with another Sunday mega-show to get you prepped and ready for your fantasy hockey weeks.
Short Shifts - Kucherov, Rask, Bouchard, Penguins
Ben and Lewis wrap up the fantasy work week with exciting outjury news from Tampa, along with a 3rd line hot streak, and more!
Short Shifts - McDavid, Flyers/Devils injuries,...
Ben and Lewis are back and bringing you the fantasy headlines you need to win your week.
No. 388 - Jeannot What I Mean? + Draft w/ Fanta...
Elan and Brian make some difficult calls on cutting or keeping players with light schedules in the near future. We share our decision-making guidelines for how to know whether it's worth holding or moving on someone when you're not getting games from them, and also cover the latest shuffles and shimmies across NHL depth charts
Short Shifts - Point, Rask, Thomas, Tuch
Lewis and Elan shake off the cobwebs to bring you all the latest in a topsy-turvy week of NHL action.
Bonus: Patroncast No. 82 - Sneak Peek
Our holiday gift to you is this hearty helping of our December Patroncast! Hear Elan and Brian answer the patrons' questions on team management, player trends, fantasy philosophy and life in general on this snippet of December's 2.5 hour patrons-only bonus episode.
No. 387 - It's a Mid-season Smörgoåliesbord!
Elan and Brian take all we've learned about goalies and teams from the first 3 months of the NHL's 2021-22 season, and use it to put goalies into freshly ranked tiers. Who's up, who's down, and what do we expect the rest of the way?
Short Shifts - Francouz, Pastrnak, Eller, Norris
Ben and Lewis sift through the rubble of the COVID protocol to find actionable advice and score you a win this week.
Short Shifts - COVID Update, Kuznetsov, M. Smit...
Ben and Lewis discuss schedule adjustments and rapid-cancelation strategy, then cover some outjuries and hot streaks.
No. 386 - Closed Door Meeting
Elan and Brian continue to seek some kind of stability and meaning in the ever-shifting depth chart landscapes across the NHL, pulling all the pieces and data together to analyze the best fantasy hockey options and moves at this juncture of the season.
Short Shifts - Guentzel, Kadri, Terry, Nichushk...
Ben is joined by Victor Nuno of the Fantasy Hockey Life podcast and TheHockeyWriters.com to discuss all the latest midweek fantasy headlines.