Don't hit that snooze button! Instead, give your head a shake, open up your favourite podcasting app, and push play for the 57th weekly edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast.
Star players are snoozing left and right at the worst possible time, going AWOL for your most important weeks of the season. On this episode, Elan and Brian work through the snoozing studs to figure out which ones are worth waiting for, and which ones need to be swapped out for the hot hand, pronto. Particularly close attention is paid to seemingly contagious point droughts wreaking havoc in New York, Nashville and Pittsburgh.
And there are plenty of hot hands to be found. We look to a recently-recalled winger in Columbus, a blossoming young scorer in Winnipeg, a "hot" Florida forward taking a big step forward, a Sabre that's offering a glimmer of his past self, and a new first line arrival in Edmonton.
This show also includes a look at the goaltending situations in Vancouver and Ottawa. Has Brian finally bought in to the Hamburglar hype?
And, of course, this edition features the latest injuries and outjuries, and all of their collateral effects on your fantasy roster and lineup decisions.
Players discussed on this episode include Derek Stepan, Patrick Marleau, Melker Karlsson, Chris Kunitz, Mike Ribeiro, Colin Wilson, Martin St. Louis, Rick Nash, David Perron, Evgeni Malkin, Andrew Hammond, Eddie Lack, Marko Dano, Mark Scheifele, Brandon "Pirri" Pirri, Ryan Miller, Patric Hornqvist, Kris Versteeg, Sami Vatanen, every other Ducks defenseman, Kevin Hayes, Boone Jenner, Tomas Plekanec, Tyler Bozak, Mikael Granlund, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Cam Talbot, Matt Moulson, Benoit Pouliot, and Taylor Hall.
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