You’re reading that right guys, it is our last Five Hole Fantasy Hockey Episode for a bit. We are however putting out daily episodes for The Locked On Fantasy Hockey Podcast! Short Daily episodes to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the Fantasy NHL. We will link the LOFH Pod here so you guys can meet us over there! Same un-adulterated FHFH, different album art!
In this episode, we recorded it on Sunday, and it’s a bit behind, Tarasenko did not come back from the weekend, and did not have a great game against MIN. Landeskog is hurt now, you can find our takes on that in our newest Locked On episode. A couple other things have changed since Sunday. I sat on this episode a little to long, didn’t edit, didn’t want it to be over! I blame myself. But it is a fun listen, we took a more relaxed approach, had a few drinks, talk some hockey. In it to Win it!
Follow us on Twitter, we’re still active on the @FHFHockey handle, you can follow the new podcast @LO_FantasyNHL, we’d love to have you on our new journey. And if daily episodes aren’t enough: we have a Five Hole Fantasy Hockey Discord chat, where you can talk waiver wire strategy, join our dynasty league, mull over trades, make fun of Sam Reinhart’s face, and get your fix for round the clock fantasy chat.
Thank you so much to each and every person who even listened to one episode, from Zac and I working 13 hours alongside one another in the kitchen, huddled over fantasy apps, talking adds, drops, trades, strategy, making Fantasy hockey instagrams for fantasy rankings, and daily streamers. To buying a microphone… figuring out how to get our bullshit out to the masses, to watching FHFH grow, finding a home in the Fantasy hockey community with all you beautiful people, and gaining friends, networking, and pouring hours into something we still love to this day. It’s been amazing, and it’s not over! We’re just going to leave FHFH dormant for a while as we go daily for Locked On. Thanks again, to all of you, especially the OG’s who know who you are, here from season one, when Dezi was asleep in the bassinet while Zac and I hid in the corner of my apartment, to the new listeners, who can probably hear Dez talking about Lightning Bugs, and jumping around upstairs from time to time.
Looking Back, it’s been one of the most fun thing’s I’ve ever done. Five Hole is our baby, we hate to leave our kickass logo that was whipped together on my phone one day, and this podcast that we built from scratch. But at the same time, we are so excited to be a part of Locked On, and we hope you guys meet us there for more FHFH with a different name.
We really do, Love you guys.
In this quick episode, we pick up where we left off in Episode 69 you can find it on the Web here if you missed it.
Covered in this episode:
- Injury Updates
- Notable Line Changes
- "Are they Real?" - A segment discussing the sustainability of players who are on your watchlist, your roster, and on your waiver wire.
- Weekend Prep: Which teams should you target this weekend for streaming options to maximixe starts?
- Week Ahead Prep: What teams have the best and worst schedules? Who can we cut bait on, who should we be targeting for week-long streaming options?
If you want to get in touch, whether it be to Follow us on Twitter or you want to join our Discord group chat to chat fantasy hockey with a bunch of great people, or you want to join our FHF Dynasty league starting next April.
Thanks for listening, love you guys!
-Some piping hot starts from some teams and players have us wondering if it is for real? Can Victor Olofsson score 60+ PPG this year? (Spoiler: No.) Will Edmonton and Buffalo continue their PP success? When will James Neal cool off? WILL James Neal cool off?
-Some ice cold starts from other Fantasy Hockey owns have us contemplating dropping guys, or selling low on a Sebastian Aho, Alexander Barkov, P.K. Subban, any Dallas Stars not named Roope Hintz, and tons more. Should we drop them?! Should we sell low?
All of these players discussed, tons more too. Should we sell high? Will they continue their success ROS?
Other things discussed:
- Notable Line changes at ES and on the PP
- The week's schedule, who's worth streaming in?
- Hot streaks/Cold streaks
- Who is on our watchlist this week?
- I'm sure i'm forgetting some other topics but it is bursting at the seams with juicy fantasy hockey information!
Thanks for listening guys, you can find us @FHFHockey on Twitter you can join our Dynasty League starting in April by joining out Discord Chat or if you just want to talk some Fantasy Hockey with a bunch of great dudes, you're welcome there too!
Love you guys - TJ and Zac
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when my fear is gone I will turn and face fear's path, and only I will remain." - Paul Atreides
Above is a quote from Frank Herbert's DUNE. I think it pertains perfectly to what we talk about in this episode. Don't be afraid of your rostered players who've gone 2-3 games without registering a point! Don't drop players for a shiny new toy in Vegas, maybe drop someone for the shiny toy in Buffalo though, and DEFINITELY don't drop anyone for the fool's gold in Chicago.
"The slow blade penetrates the shield." - Gurney Halleck
We're only a few days into the season, be the slow blade, walk without rhythm, see that hope clouds observation, swim in strange water!
DUNE QUOTES FOR NO REASON! BUT THEY'RE RELEVANT! HE WHO CONTROLS THE WIRE CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE!
Love you guys!
Thanks for tuning in! If you want to reach out to us you can find us either hanging on our FHFH Discord Chat where all are welcome, or @FHFHockey on Twitter
Drafting season is over so we dropped the ADP analysis, because well, everyone has their teams already!
We dig into each team in the Western Conference, find the target players, some players to add to your watchlist and some general story lines and line combination information.
Almost time for injury reports and all that good stuff! Look for us again next week to prep you into your second half of the week, or second matchup however your platform cuts it up.
Check out our Discord Chat to either join the first ever FHFH Dynasty league which we will start slow drafting after the Fantasy Hockey season ends, or you can join the Discord just to hang out with us and like minded individuals in the chats!
You can also find us on Twitter @FHFHockey give us a follow there and reach out!
See you guys then!
We got a hefty episode for you guys today!
In this Episode:
-Talk about every team in the Atlantic and Metro
-Give our top options from each team
-Give Depth and Secondary options
-Talk Goalies, who's the starter, who's in a tandem?
-Dig into the ADP and find either an overpay or value
-Talk some serious value picks found on certain teams
Stay tuned for the next episode, for the Western conference! Be sure to check out our rankings episodes that aired earlier if you missed them to prep for upcoming drafts.
Check us out on Twitter @FHFHockey and we'd love to have you guys in our Discord Chats which is hot off the press and happy to chat.
Love you guys!
Let's start off by saying this one is extremely NSFW. Like, really really NSFW here.
Think of it like The Dude's bowling tapes, but instead of the sounds of a bowling alley, it's the sound of several guys pissed off because their queues got messed up by the guy directly ahead of them in a draft here.
What we got is a H2H Categories league, G, A, BLK, HIT, PIM, SOG, PPP, W, GAA, SV%. 12 teams, and in the stream we are joined by Kyle from Get the Puck Out Podcast and John and Grant from Hungry for Hockey Talk Podcast with a small appearance by Travis from Hockey Talky
Don't forget to check out our Defense and Goalie Rankings episode!
We kind of go over who is picked, but it's mostly just ASMR of all of us in the heat of a draft, reconfiguring strategy in real time. For a full draft list check out our Twitter @FHFHockey I have put up pictures of the round by round picks there.
The final installment of our rankings episodes for this offseason is here!
We talk about who is in our top 10 of each Defenseman and Goalies, include some honorable mentions as is the custom, and throw in a couple dark horses, and a couple players to temper expectations about.
For anyone in the FHF Listener Leagues, invites will be going out tomorrow at some point! Be sure to check your spam folder just in case a Yahoo! or ESPN email is filtered out. This means that registration is now closed! We are extremely impressed with the turnout this year, and are absolutely stoked to get things going!
Be sure to check us out on Twitter if you want to reach out or comment on the episode please feel free. We're always happy to chat with Fantasy Hockey minds. Enjoy your days!
Love you guys
It's all you can eat Wing night! Top tens of your Left and Right wingers! We rank the top 10 fantasy wingers at each position, explain ourselves, defend ourselve and call it a day. We also added in a few honorable mentions and Dark Horse pics for both LW and RW.
Next week is Defenseman and Goalies, so be sure to stay tuned. Keep an ear open for our mock draft episode coming soon with some of the best names in fantasy hockey and some of the coolest dudes out there.
Leave your ranking hate mail @FHFHockey and leave your love mail in the ratings and review section of whatever Pod app you're using!
Love you guys! (I've just realized today that when i've been making the heart text symbol for like months now, that the website uses a syntax that doesn't recognize the greater-than-symbol. If you've been wondering why there is just a random #3 at the end of every description... that's why)
Who's ready to get pissed off?!
Man do I love ranking season. It's the only time outside of Thanksgiving that it's a guarantee that i'm going to make somebody mad.
This time we rank Centers! We go 20 deep as Centers are a deeper pool than say your wingers, goalies or dmen, so we tried to compensate that fact by doubling our workload and research!
Next week we got Wingers coming at you, and then following is our Defenseman and Goalies episode. We also want to get a mock draft in at some point before the drafting season gets into full swing so if you're interested in joining a mock draft let us know @FHFHockey on Twitter and we would be happy to have you if there is room.
Give us a follow there if you want to yell at us about our stupid frigging rankings and our stupid frigging faces spewing absolute garbage because we didn't rank your favorite player higher or whatever. I'm joking i'm joking, of course you're going to agree with our rankings, no one ever complains about rankings ever! If we do happen to make you mad or something, please refrain from rating our podcast today, but if you liked our content please take a second to leave us a review :)
We are also recruiting for our FHF Listener leagues, we just filled up another Categories league today, and are hoping to drum up enough interest to get another solid 10-12 player league filled up. Our one points league is still looking for a few members as well, so hit us up on the Twitter linked above, or send us an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org we would love to have you!
Enjoy your days! We love you!
Whats goin on guys? Hope you're well!Here it is! Sleepers, Regressions!Who is going to take a step back from their last seasons performance? Why are they going to regress? We'd love to tell you all about it!Next up is the sleepers, everyones favorite.- Obvious Sleepers- 3rd Wheel Sleepers (REM Sleepers, or Donuts as we will call them henceforth)- Deep SleepersReally fun episode, had a great time putting this one together we hope you enjoy it too!Find us on Twitter if you've got anything to add, or any questions, we're always happy to chat.Thanks for listening guys!Love yas <3
Alright folks, the title gives this one enough credence!Who's it going to be? Who is going to bounce back? Who is going to take a step forward, or Breakout?Tonight we go over dozens of candidates primed to fit the bill.Give us a shout on twitter if we missed someone you're curious about, if we spent too little time on someone (maybe you wanted some more insight) we'd be happy to get into it on twitter, and it's the best way to reach us!We are also going to begin scouting for our FHF Listener leagues! Last year we had an incredibly solid crew and are looking to add some more managers! If you're interested in signing up, or renewing your GM contract from last year be sure to get in contact with us to reserve your spot!<3
Free agent frenzy has fizzled out, time to figure out what it means.-Trades, signings, all the fun stuff of a HUGE offseason is ready to be dissected. -Panarin, Duchene, Pavelski, Bobrovsky, Zuccarello, Barrie, Kadri, Jimmy Vesey (jk), Simmonds, Varlamov, Lehner, Smith, Talbot, Burakovsky, Donskoi, Nyquist, Kerfoot, and Shaw, they all have some new homes! -And what about their old homes?! -Who fills the gap? -Who benefits, who gets downgraded?!-What will the lines look like?-Who is on the power play?So many moving parts, you gotta love the offseason.Reach out to us on Twitter if you want to dive deeper into the implications behind some of the moves that went down, or if you just wanna shoot the crap, we're down.Thanks for listening! We love you guys!<3
Today's Episode is a 2 parter, Zac and TJ tackle all the happenings of the weekend and their fantasy implications, including:PK Subban tradeKevin Hayes SigningJT Miller tradeMarleau tradeHayden for QuennevilleHughes and Kakko for next yearAnswer some Twitter questionsThe 2nd part (around 40 minutes in) we are joined by our buddies at DL Hockey to talk some straight up Hockey, what all the trades mean from a non-fantasy lens, and talk a bit on some teams that are strapped for cap. Dezi makes his first triumphant return since his baby-swinging newborn days, and tells us about his Hiccups and Lightning bugs outside the studio window!Enjoy the show!We love yas!<3Be sure to leave a review and rate the show if you guys are diggin' it, and give us a Follow on Twitter @FHFHockey and check out The boys at DL Hockey who are new to Twitter, show them some love!
New look, same great Fantasy Hockey content!Get a jump on your competition, do some summer reading, get your knowledges!We're back after our playoff break with loads to cover, trades, signings, playoff implications for next year, what does it all mean? We discuss our takes on all these and more. Find us @FHFHockey on Twitter and give us a follow, we're happy to chat, share cat pics, give advice, take advice whatever man, we're into it!And to go along with the new look is some new music! If you dig it as much as we do be sure to check out @CB_SON on soundcloud for more sounds!Love you guys <3
Back at it with something a little different this time around.
Doc and Littlefoot join Zac and TJ for something with a non Fantasy bend, we freeball about the playoffs, and pretty much anything that comes up.
Get on over to @FHFHockey on twitter to vote for what we should call this Frankensteins Monster crew, 4 for Spearing, or the Face Off Circle!
Love you guys!
Just another day in the NHL? Nah.Just about everyone on the trade bait board gets moved. With a couple exceptions, of course. Teams stocking up in the West, Columbus making an all out push, how does it move the needle for the players on the move? How does it impact the players left behind? We cover all the big moves, and how it impacts everyone affected. New teams, old teams, power play units, everything!If you are curious about some of the smaller moves, or if by chance there is something we left out feel free to hit us up @FHFHockey on twitter and we will be glad to give you our take on whatever is on your mind (within reason). And if you have questions you want answered on the next show, drop 'em on the timeline and we will talk about it next episode. If you're digging it, and are feeling generous, take a minute to leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you're listening from, please and thank you<3 we love you guys
A later episode this week, preparing you for next weeks matchup. I just got back from a vacation in Montreal, didn't have time to record up there like I'd hoped but we are back!Recorded Thursday, around 5pm, so none of Thursday's game stats are really taken into account. Ryan Donato with a couple points eh? Who'd have thought?!We touch on the trades that DID happen, and the trades that might happen, we aren't much for speculation so we will be back after the deadline is over to go over trades when they are said and done. Enjoy guys!If you guys have time, and are digging it, we would much appreciate a review on iTunes, and a follow @FHFHockey on twitter, if you guys want to get in contact with us. We are always happy to feature your questions on the show.<3 Love you guys!
TJ and Zac dive into:- Who is due for a bounceback rest of season- Who is due to regress- What teams and players to target come playoffsWas Recorded on Wednesday night, 2/6/19, so Thursday's games were not taken into account for stats etc. hope you guys enjoy this bonus episode this week, let us know what you think about the bounceback or regression players, if there are any more you want featured on Sunday's show, we'll be happy to discuss them thenGive us a follow @FHFHockey on Twitter and be sure to leave a review on itunes if you're digging it!We Love you!<3
The 2 week matchup is finally over, and it's time to get back to normal life.-Couple of "Big" Trades this week-Some line shakeups-Trends: Who's on the rise? Who's cold?-Weekly Schedule maximization-Team by team analysisHope y'all dig it. Good luck this week, only a handful of matchups left until we're in the playoffs.<3P.S. Sven Baertschi won't play tonight (Monday) so nix him from consideration. Tim Schaller will fill his spot on the top line with Horvat and Leivo.