On this episode of the Keeping Karlsson Hockey Podcast, we take advantage of a short holiday-mandated lull in action to shed all kinds of light on how Elan and Brian are faring in their Audio Almanac player projections at the near-halfway point of the 2018-19 NHL season.

Elan's on vacation, but Brian is joined by Alma-maniac and KKUPFL tracker extraordinare Marcas to revel/wallow in the most/least accurate pre-season player point projections thus far. The Average Time On Ice crew– Ben, Jade and Lewis– also get in on the fun as we all try to figure out what went right, wrong or completely sideways for our crystal ball hits and misses.

After that, Brian takes us through some of the bigger news items of the past week from around the league, and Marcas helps take stock of which players are helping their KKUPFL owners the most at this point of the season.

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Players discussed on this episode include Nolan Patrick, William Nylander, James Neal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Alex DeBrincat, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Ryan Spooner, Tanner Pearson, Jesse Puljujarvi, Tyler Toffoli, Colton Parayko, Milan Lucic, Marcus Johansson, Artturi Lehkonen, Sean Couturier, Connor McDavid, William Karlsson, Steven Stamkos, Brent Seabrook, Timo Meier, Thomas Chabot, Neal Pionk, Craig Anderson, Zach Parise, Mark Stone, Cam Atkinson, Dylan Larkin, Elias Lindholm, John Gibson, Frederik Andersen, Morgan Rielly, Mark Giordano, Jeff Skinner, Alex Ovechkin, Gabriel Landeskog, Nikita Kucherov, Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon, Jack Eichel, Rasmus Ristolainen, Alex Edler, William Carrier, Brandon Tanev, Laurent Brossoit, Anton Stralman, Alex Steen, Frank Vatrano, Carl Soderberg, Carey Price, Antti Niemi, Matt Nieto, Tyson Jost, Carey Price, Antti Niemi, Cody Ceci, Maxime Lajoie, Dustin Byfuglien, Josh Morrissey, Viktor Arvidsson, P.K. Subban, Alex Pietrangelo, Vince Dunn, Mackenzie Blackwood, Collin Delia, Casey DeSmith, Matt Murray and more.

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