Fantasy Hockey Podcast: La Crème Nikita (with guest Steve Laidlaw)

by Elan Dubrofsky on April 10, 2017
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  • Fantasy Hockey Podcast: La Crème Nikita (with guest Steve Laidlaw)

Well, here we are– the final 2016-17 regular season episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast! (Elan wants you to know that, if you're a first time listener, this episode of the show is more lightly edited than usual, so expect a few uncharacteristic fumbles and pauses that normally don't make it to air outside of the live broadcast)

Elan and Brian wrap up regular season business by combing the league leaders lists for a whole bunch of categories and coming up with a few interesting stories from the season to hone in on, including the unveiling of a recent 2nd overall pick's true star power down the stretch, the same for a slightly less recent 3rd overall pick, an historic season for a goal-hungry rookie, a debate between two Russian forwards who are good for at least 75 points, a Hurricane who broke the 60 point mark, a few goalies who've made a solid case for changing tiers, and the other underappreciated Bruin.

DobberHockey's Managing Editor Steve Laidlaw came by to tell us about his 2016-17 fantasy all-stars at every position, and then some. He detailed his methodology for picking his all-stars, and also offered a look into his crystal ball for what this heralded group can offer next year, and how soon/late you should make a move for them in your 2017-18 drafts.

Then, in a Keeping Karlsson first, the guys are joined by 6 KKUPFL champions to live-draft an 8 team, 6 player playoff pool. They also share some of their playoff pool drafting strategies later on in the show. And finally, they mourn the final week losses of a handful of teams, while celebrating the victories of a joyously long list of champion listeners. Congrats to everyone who won their pool this year!

Oh, and also, join our playoff pool! All you need to do is become a $1 patron of the show, and you'll also get full patron perks along with that $1/month, including access to the famous patrons-only Facebook group! 

And last thing– promise!– our shows through playoffs and offseason are bi-weekly, so expect your next episode to come in two weeks, right around April 24. Thank you for listening all season long, and hope to see you in our playoff pool and patrons-only Facebook group!

Players discussed on this episode include Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Jack Eichel, Leon Draisaitl, Nikita Kucherov, Vladimir Tarasenko, Auston Matthews, Jeff Skinner, Claude Giroux, Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, Adam Larsson, Mark Borowiecki, Cam Talbot, Sergei Bobrovsky, Robin Lehner, Devan Dubnyk, Matt Murray, Carey Price, Craig Anderson, Brad Marchand, Nicklas Backstrom, Conor Sheary, Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine, Mikael Granlund, Viktor Arvidsson, David Pastrnak, Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson, Victor Hedman, Anton Stralman, Dougie Hamilton, Zach Werenski, Cam Atkinson, Justin Schultz, Kris Letang, Braden Holtby, Peter Budaj, Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Marchessault, Rickard Rakell, Patrick Eaves and more.


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