Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast

Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast


The best fantasy hockey podcast hosted by two guys who own Erik Karlsson in their keeper pools.


No. 120 - Werenski or Die  

Afraid you’ve missed a single hockey news item or note from the past week? Or that you’re misreading the numbers while trying to make sense of the outlandish player performances to date? Let this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast be your antidote!
Pearson-mania all over again? Matthews a top ten scorer? Is there an impressive Canuck? Is Brouwer a more interesting human being than fantasy own? Do we have a Jack Campbell sighting on the horizon? Time to panic about Panik? Jimmy How-muchlongercanhepos [...]

No. 119 - Auston Translation  

Boxscores! Line juggling! On-ice events! Terrible goaltending performances! They’re all finally here after a long season of waiting, and the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is here to catch you up on all that you need to know about the first five days of NHL regular season play.
First off, what the heck should you do with your team post-draft? Should you tinker with adds/drops or stand pat? Elan and Brian dish out some advice on early season management strategies, describing how they evaluate and react to the first handful of [...]

No. 118 - Dinged Crosby  

Two sleeps until the NHL regular season begins, but the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast is already in full swing with a new episode jam-packed with all of the latest hockey news and fantasy spin. 
We start with two awful real-life injuries that have an urgent fantasy impact, suggesting which Penguins and Panthers may get or take a bump while Crosby and Huberdeau are on the shelf.

Bonus Episode: Prospects Talk with Peter Harling  

Yet another pre-season bonus episode of Keeping Karlsson to lead up to the start of the season which is less than 2 weeks away!
Elan is joined by Peter Harling, managing editor of Dobber Prospects and co-host of the Dobber Prospects podcast, to discuss a tonne of rookies and prospects going into this season. A must-listen for anyone in a deep keeper league and even for people looking for a sleeper pick with the potential to make an impact as soon as this upcoming s [...]

No. 117 - Sold (The KKUPFL Auction Incident)  
On this week’s episode Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, we try something different, giving you a behind the scenes, unedited and uncut look at the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantrax League’s Championship Division auction draft.

Elan and Brian have a quick chat to open the show about lessons they may or may not have learned from their super competitive auction draft experiences. We then share the live broadcast of the KKUPFL Tier 1 auction draft, hosted by Elan and Jeff Good, which Brian repeatedly tries to join only to have to suddenly leave when players he wants get nominated. We laugh, we cry, we talk about the fantasy value of players as they’re drafted, we heap criticism upon Brian’s real-time decisions whenever possible.

No. 116 - Fancy Fantasy 2016: Which ‘Advanced’ Stats Can Help Me Win My Hockey Pool?, plus Not-so-intangibles with Stefan Wolejszo  

As called for by annual tradition, it’s time for the 2016 edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast’s Advanced Stats Primer!
‘Which advanced stats are the ones that’ll give me a leg up in my pool?’ is one of the questions we get most often, and this is the episode where Elan and Brian run down the list of new-ish numbers that the [...]

No. 115 - The Hazy Projector  

This eternal offseason rolls on, as does the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!
But Elan and Brian have plenty more to bring to the table for you to mull over while we wait for the fantasy season to kick into gear. On this episode, they submit their list of players whose projections differ wildly across various sources, and help settle the scores on these skaters in dispute using all the data on hand.

No. 114 - Smörgoåliesbord!! 2016  

The episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast you’ve been waiting all summer for: it’s Smörgoåliesbord 2016! *kermit-style wildly waving arms and hands motions*   Elan and Brian tell you all about goalie tiering: what it is, why you need to do it for yo [...]

Bonus Episode: What are Goalies?, with Nick Mercadente  

It’s another bonus episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!
Are goalies really the Papa Shangos of the NHL? Hockey-graphs contributor and goaltending analyst Nick Mercadante joins Brian for an hour-long chat to try and demystify hockey’s masked men. The two of them review the pitfalls of conventional goaltending evaluation, the benefits of Nick’s new goalie evaluation metric adjGSAA/60 (aka Mercad/60), goalie ageing curves, and projecting goaltender performance. 

No. 113 - Draft Prankings 2016  

Dear Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey,
We here at the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast really appreciate your pre-draft rankings. Not that we have any intention on following them! But we do enjoy ripping them to shreds, and then balling them up like newspaper to feed our fantasy analysis fire. 

Bonus Episode: Projecting Projections with Neil Parker  

It’s another bonus episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!
This time around, Brian brings DobberHockey and Rotowire scribe Neil Parker on the show to talk about how the projection sausage is made, this year’s DobberHockey fantasy guide, using advanced stats to make decisions, and to debate the merits of a whole mess of projections for players around the league.

No. 112 - Elite No More?  

On last week’s edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian chatted about players on the verge of becoming must-pick guys in the first couple rounds of your draft. This week, they have a look at the other side of that coin: players who no longer deserve the honour of those early round draft picks.
The show kicks off with your fantasy spin on the latest news from around the NHL, including the thrilling conclusion of VeseyWatch and its implications [...]

Bonus Episode: Auction Draft Strategies Part 2 with Jeff Good  

With the summer series coming to an end we’ve decided to squeeze in a bonus episode before we go back to our weekly format. Back on episode 74 Keeping Karlsson Patron and auction draft expert Jeff Good came on to share some of his auction expertise. With drafts fast approaching we decided to have Jeff back to build on last year’s discussion. There’s definitely lots of useful information here for anyone interested in participating in an auction draft at some point.

No. 111 - Newly l33t  

As we draw ever nearer to September, the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast knows it’s absolutely time for the seeds of draft prep to start being sown. 
On this brand new episode, Elan and Brian begin by sifting through the latest hockey headlines for fantasy relevance, including an opening behind the bench in Colorado, a new Duck whose career may be ready to quack, an opportunity in Arizona for a redeemed Vrbata, and the guys that may beat the Wis on the Tampa depth chart.

No. 110 - Fantasy Hockey Architecture 201  

Last summer, Elan and Brian offered up a crash course on how to design an awesome fantasy hockey league. On this week’s episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, they follow up with their latest revelations in Fantasy Hockey Architecture, and announce the categories, rosters, and transactions specifics for Season 2 of the Keeping Karlsson Ultimate Patron Fantasy League (KKUPFL).

No. 109 - Brassard Bonanza  

On this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian reach what they assume to be the conclusion of fantasy-worthy players changing teams and signing new contracts.
The guys run down the remaining free agent signings and trades that may have flown under your radar, explaining how some seemingly innocuous free agent signings and player swaps could still have implications for your fantasy team.

No. 108 - Hall Passed  

The biggest two weeks of the summer means a huge new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast!
This week, Elan and Brian get into the crazy trades of 6.29 (never forget), UFA signings, and the countless ripple effects on depth charts and fantasy projections across the league. Players discussed on this episode include Taylor Hall, Adam Larsson, Shea Weber, PK Subban, Andrei Markov, Leon Draisaitl, Oscar Klefbom, Milan Lucic [...]

No. 107 - You’ve Got a Friend  

On this live episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian rejoice in the news of pre-draft player trades and signings! 
The guys consider fantasy takeaways from the roster of the Stanley Cup winning Pittsburgh Penguins, the Ducks whose fortunes could be most affected by having Randy Carlyle behind the bench, goalie signings in Toronto and Carolina, and some of the latest player movement in Carolina, Buffalo, Florida and Arizona. We also talk about the fantasy impact of friendships! < [...]

No. 106 - Haute Couture  

On this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, recorded live!, Elan and Brian zero in on players who didn’t perform up to expectations last year, and question whether they deserve your forgiveness or not as you set up your draft list for next year. 
Players discussed on this episode include Logan Couture, Victor Hedman, Alex Steen, Joonas Donskoi, Zach Parise, Claude Giroux, Shayne Gostisbehere, Jonathan Drouin, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Matt Murray, Marc-Andre Fleury, Mikael Granlund, Jason Pominville and more.

No. 105 - Sweet chin music  

On this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, Elan and Brian gab about whether Tarasenko is getting less ice time than he should be, developing goalie situations in San Jose and St Louis, a stud whose playoff scoring was stunted, the HBK line, a smattering of Panthers, the fantasy outlook of several members of the 2014 draft class who are coming off impressive rookie campaigns, and Kyle Palmieri, because why not?
Players discussed on this episode include Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Steen, Troy Brouwer, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Martin Jones, James Reimer, Brian Elliott, Jake Allen, Phil Kessel, Carl H [...]

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