In the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast’s 31 Beats series, Elan and Brian are on a league-wide odyssey to explore the fantasy present and future landscapes of each of the NHL’s 31 teams, gathering info by interviewing the people who know them best: beat writers!
On Beat #7, The Athletic’s Hailey Salvian joins us with a fresh and healthy perspective on the little team that maybe will, the Ottawa Senators. She shares her insight on how high Brady Tkachuk can go, why Thomas Chabot quite as offensive last year (and if he’ll stay that way), how the Sens will bring along two blue-chip blueliners simultaneously, what reasonable expectations might be for Anthony Duclair, sorting out the glut of Sens prospects that may or may not be NHL ready, and predicting how the crowded Ottawa crease could play out in the short- and long-term. Hailey also generously offers personal advice to Elan’s mom’s friends.
Follow Hailey on Twitter @hailey_salvian, and check out her work at The Athletic.
Players discussed on this episode include Brady Tkachuk, Thomas Chabot, Erik Brannstrom, Colin White, Anthony Duclair, Drake Batherson, Alex Formenton, Vitali Abramov, Logan Brown, Rudolf Balcers, Craig Anderson, Anders Nilsson, Marcus Hogberg, Joey Daccord, Kevin Mandolese, Filip Gustavsson a