On this Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, it’s a Hot Take-off — which is exactly what it sounds like! Or is it? What do you think it sounds like?

Elan and Brian are joined by Short Shifts Ben to reflect, rebut and rate a collection of patron- and listener-submitted hot takes. Each take gets rated on spiciness and plausibility, with the winning hot take earning its submitter a free platform to have Elan and Brian read a message of their choice on the next episode of Keeping Karlsson.

The stakes are high, the takes are hot (mostly), and Elan sings a song about robots! All that and more, on another special ‘Pause’ edition of the show.

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Players discussed on this episode include Patrik Laine, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Mika Zibanejad, John Tavares, Nikita Gusev, Alex Ovechkin, Brady Tkachuk, Shea Theodore, Tony DeAngelo, Quinn Hughes, Carter Hart, Jake Allen, Jordan Binnington, Martin Jones, Mike Smith, Travis Konecny, Claude Giroux, Filip Zadina, Morgan Rielly, Roman Josi, Igor Shestyorkin, Jack Eichel and more.

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