So many third wheels, you'd think we're talking tricycles on this brand new episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast.
First, Elan and Brian take a look at whether a coaching change Anaheim actually brings either coaching or a change to the fortunes of struggling Ducks who've lost their quack.
Then, they sift through the latest news, injuries, outjuries, streaks and slumps in the NHL, highlighting the most important and integral info for the success of your fantasy hockey team. Specifically, the guys produce a laundry list of third wheels– otherwise unremarkable players who are playing alongside two bona-fide scoring stars– and rank them in order of desirability for this week and beyond.
Elan deploys his weekly team ranking request on the hot-again Montreal forward group, and he also continues to fight the cognitive dissonance caused by Josh Bailey production. Also, we consider the Western Conference playoff picture, what John Tortorella might enjoy dreaming about, Patrik Laine's next contract, the crease sadness in Edmonton and New Jersey, the legitimacy of Canadiens dynasties, and drafting differences over the last two decades.
Players discussed on this episode include Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Rickard Rakell, John Gibson, Oscar Klefbom, Darnell Nurse, Alex Chiasson, Cam Talbot, Mikko Koskinen, Drake Caggiula, Brent Seabrook, Patrick Kane, Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Kyle Palmieri, Blake Coleman, Nico Hischier, Andrew Shaw, Jonathan Drouin, Phillip Danault, Brendan Gallagher, Max Domi, Tomas Tatar, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Kyle Turris, Alex Edler, Ben Hutton, Troy Stecher, Josh Leivo, Eric Staal, Nick Bjugstad, Bryan Rust, Jared McCann, Danton Heinen, David Pastrnak, Jaroslav Halak, Tuukka Rask, Michael Dal Colle, Anthony Beauvillier, Josh Bailey, Brock Nelson, Ryan Pulock, Jason Pominville, Sam Reinhart, Seth Jones, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner, Josh Anderson, Patrik Laine, Jack Roslovic, Anders Nilsson, Craig Anderson, Aaron Ekblad, Vincent Trocheck, Brian Boyle, Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Anze Kopitar, Andreas Johnsson, Zach Hyman, William Nylander and more.
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