The 48th edition of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey show sees Elan and Brian trying to go into the All Star Break on a positive note.
Our headlines kick off with a terrible, horrible, no-good very bad injury to one of the league’s most exciting playersof the last 2 months, caused by one of the league’s least relevant and under-talented regular skaters of the last several years. I guess we’re a little upset about it? We also cover areturning d-man in Winnipeg, goalie creases in Nashville, Montreal, and New Jersey, and a coupleoutjuried scorers for the Predators and Coyotes.
We give our takes on the Dubnyk trade, and what it means for several other goalies not even named Dubnyk, as well as the latest batch of forwards making surprise appearanceson top scoring lines and in box scores.
In another round of Sustainable or Fleeting, Elan and Brian take on a couple Oilers finding chemistry(?), a faded Star showing flashes of scoring brilliance, the Senators’ second-best rookie, and a top line that has finally started playing like one.
Players of note this week include a healthy scratch who leads his team in goal-scoring, a winger who consistently transcends his sidekick designation, arecord-setting workhorse goalie, and yet another Florida Panther.
The show rounds off with our quickest Lightning Round ever, featuring brief updates on a sputtering rookie D, an understated forward finding his game again, and one of three Zajacs in the Devils organization.