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!
Everything’s bigger in Texas– with the exception of the Dallas Stars’ offensive output in the 2019-20 NHL season. The Athletic’s Sean Shapiro joins Elan to explain how a high-octane offense sputtered for large stretches, which of the core producers has the best chance to reclaim lost scoring, how coaching and line combos factored into the bottom line, the way the blueline will shake out between two capable power-play quarterbacks, and which younger players and prospects are going to need to emerge to keep the team competitive.
Follow Sean on Twitter @seanshapiro, and check out his work at The Athletic.
Read Sean’s article on what would happen if the Stars, Cowboys and Mavericks all played each other.
Check out Sean’s book, 100 Things Stars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Listen for the secret hashtag that gets your name into a draw for a free copy!
Players discussed on this episode include Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, Joe Pavelski, Alex Radulov, Roope Hintz, Denis Gurianov, Radek Faksa, Blake Comeau, Andrew Cogliano, <