Hello, and welcome!, to a brand new episode of the million-times-downloaded Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! The road to two million downloads begins now. Will we get there before the end of the season?

With the benefit of having a full week of games played since the NHL trade deadline, Elan and Brian share their picks for the players who've seen their values rise the highest and fall the lowest as a result of all the dominos falling not seven days ago. The guys review the latest line combos on all affected teams, and pick out situations that they're liking and not liking for both team and player.

Your intrepid hosts also discuss the aptitude of a Hurricanes top sixer, the unreliability of forwards in Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh, the baffling case of one particular Blue Jacket holding down top power play deployment, the disappearance of a recently emerged blue-liner in Montreal, the quiet triumphs of an under-the-radar Penguin forward and Blues defenseman, and their serious, deep concerns about whether Ottawa or New Jersey will ever score again.

Players discussed on this episode include Thomas Chabot, Jimmy Vesey, Mika Zibanejad, Anthony Mantha, Anthony Duclair, Bryan Little, Nik Ehlers, Patrik Laine, Alex Tuch, Mark Stone, Brandon Pirri, Yanni Gourde, Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, J.T. Miller, Tuukka Rask, Jaroslav Halak, Danton Heinen, Marcus Johansson, Jake DeBrusk, Mat Barzal, Josh Bailey, Brock Nelson, Jakub Vrana, Jordan Staal, Teuvo Teravainen, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Nick Foligno, Jared McCann, Zach Aston-Reese, Jake Guentzel, Brendan Gallagher, Paul Byron, Jeff Petry, Shea Weber, Jordie Benn, Carter Hart, Brian Elliott, Cam Talbot, Shayne Gostisbehere, Travis Sanheim, Frank Vatrano, Sami Vatanen, Kyle Palmieri, Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier, Drew Stafford, Jesper Bratt, Mikael Granlund, Kevin Hayes, Jordan Binnington, Jamie Benn, Alex Pietrangelo, Devan Dubnyk, Ryan Donato, Mike Smith, David Rittich, Mikael Backlund, Michael Frolik, Travis Hamonic, Erik Karlsson, Evander Kane, Kevin Labanc, Gustav Nyquist, Shea Theodore, Darcy Kuemper, Derek Stepan, Lawson Crouse, Vinnie Hinostroza, Alex Kerfoot, Alex Edler, John Gibson, Rickard Rakell, Zack Kassian, Craig Smith, Alex Biega and more.

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