Keeping Karlsson: Nilsson Schmilsson

by Elan Dubrofsky on November 23, 2015

Fantasy Hockey Podcast: talking about backup situations and long-term future of some of the starting jobs around the league.


On the 83rd installment of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast, we increase the goalie content to start the show. InCREASE! HA!


'Tenders are struggling everywhere you look, and Elan and Brian break down the short- and long-term future of starter jobs in Anaheim, Colorado, Arizona, Edmonton and Chicago, including some reserved excitement for a Winnipeg call-up looking to make a strong first impression in his hopefully imminent first NHL start.


We then begin our tour around the NHL's hot streaks and line changes by lavishing unexpected praise upon a young Western Conference forward who has taken his share of beatings on the show over the last 13 months– we tell you what he's doing, why you should be happy about it, and why we might actually be believers this time around.


That roundup also includes a member of the family in San Jose, an ever-fluctuation Tampa top-six, minor shuffling in Winnipeg, surprising non-shuffling in Detroit, and obviously Edmonton, where we talk about a new entry into the top six, a recent exit out of it, and then go on to mention Draisaitl's name roughly one hundred and forty two times.


The show also covers some likely free agent defensemen who could be good multi-cat and streaming options for the next shot while, including a Ranger, a Capital, a Flyer and kind of a Cane but not really.


This episode also features a handful of snoozers peppered throughout– these are guys who are likely owned in your league, possibly even by you(!), whose worth to their owners needs to be seriously re-evaluated. We t


And finally, the show caps off with a Lightning Round featuring more players than initially promised, including Washington's scoring leader, a crowded second line in Florida, and a still-got-it scorer in Toronto.


Players discussed on this episode include Frederik Andersen, Cory Schneider, Anton Khudobin, Reto Berra, Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli, Vladislav Namestnikov, Nikita Kucherov, Mike Smith, Anders Lindback, Drew Stafford, Nik Ehlers, Teddy Purcell, Nail Yakupov, Leon Draisaitl, Jussi Jokinen, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Brandon Pirri, Shane Gostisbehere, P.A. Parenteau, Noah Hanifin, Melker Karlsson, Alec Martinez, Dan Girardi, Matt Niskanen, Joel Ward, Mark Giordano, Jason Pominville, Cam Talbot, Anders Nilsson, Calvin Pickard, Ondrej Pavelec, Michael Hutchinson, Connor Hellebuyck, Corey Crawford, Scott Darling, Joonas Donskoi, Dylan Larkin and more.