Episode 18: Exceeding Games Played Limits in Fantasy Hockey

February 23, 2015

Is your rotisserie league coming down to the wire? Wish you had just one more day worth of stats to give your team that added boost? Then listen up; Mike and Patrick introduce you to the fantasy hockey strategy known as the squeeze play. They break down for you how to achieve a 1% bump in your rotisserie categories without breaking the rules. Patrick guides you through the web that is the NHL schedule for the coming week. Don't miss out on important injury updates in this episode as well as interesting nuggets about Patric Hornqvist and the Anaheim Ducks.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Rick Nash, Jamie Benn, Malcolm Subban, Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg, Antti Raanta, Scott Darling, Corey Crawford, Martin Jones, Chad Johnson, Jake Allen, Karri Ramo, Ryan Miller, Cory Schneider, Jaroslav Halak, John Tavares, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot, Steve Mason, Rob Zepp, Justin Peters, Semyon Varlamov, Jonas Gustavsson, Ben Scrivens, Tim Jackman, Antoine Roussel, Brandon Dubinsky, Sidney Crosby, Jared Boll, Steve Downie, Marc-Andre Fleury, Cam Ward, Jonas Hiller, Jhonas Enroth, Patrick Kaleta, Sergei Gonchar, David Clarkson, Sami Vatanen, Kimmo Timonen, Viktor Fasth, Robin Lehner, Clarke MacArthur, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Beleskey, Joffrey Lupul, Michael Grabner, Hampus Lindholm, Sergei Bobrovsky, Matt Carle, Christian Ehrhoff, Steve Mason, Dmitry Kulikov, Tyler Seguin, Jared Cowen, Jussi Jokinen, Patrik Hornqvist, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Patrick Maroon, Kyle Palmieri, Devante Smith-Pelly, Ryan Kesler

Opening song credit: 

Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

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Episode 17: Which Fantasy Hockey Categories Correlate Most Strongly With Winning?

February 16, 2015

After a week off, Patrick and Mike return to report on their investigation into which fantasy hockey categories correlate most strongly with winning in Yahoo default leagues. Think you know what it takes to win these leagues? Your beliefs are put to the test! The results are interesting and include a rather curious point about shooting percentage. Patrick breaks a dense NHL schedule in the coming week that includes one team that plays five games. Don't miss out on important injury updates in this episode as well as interesting nuggets about the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Alex Ovechkin, Frederik Andersen, John Gibson, Ilya Bryzgalov, Dustin Tokarski, Keith Kinkaid, Carter Hutton, Pekka Rinne, Chad Johnson, Ben Bishop, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Eddie Lack, Devan Dubnyk, Darcy Kuemper, Niklas Backstrom, Sergei Bobrovsky, Kyle Okposo, Zac Rinaldo, Daniel Carcillo, Tim Jackman, Brett Connolly, Matt Beleskey, Blake Comeau, Dan Boyle, Trevor Daley, Patrick Marleau, Olli Jokinen, Jussi Jokinen, Matt Read, Cody Hodgson, Tyler Seguin, Patrick Eaves, Ales Hemsky, Chris Neil, Joffrey Lupul, Jason Zucker, Steve Mason, Martin Hanzal, Taylor Hall, Evander Kane, Matt Cooke, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot, Braydon Coburn, Kris Versteeg, Patrick Sharp, Kimmo Timonen, Dmitry Kulikov, Brad Marchand, Zach Bogosian, Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Tobias Enstrom, Matt Moulson, Jaromir Jagr, Anders Lindback, Jhonas Enroth, Cody Franson, Mike Santorelli, Brendan Leipsic, Ryan Ellis, Mattias Ekholm, Jonathan Quick, Willie Mitchell, Patrick Kane, Brandon Saad, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Eddie Lack, Jacob Markstrom, Cory Schneider

Opening song credit: 
Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
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Episode 16: When Do You Know if Your Goalie is Good?

February 1, 2015

In this first week after the All-Star break, Mike and Patrick shake your foundation of goalie knowledge by determining how many shots goalies need to face before we know their true talent level. This idea had huge fantasy implications this past Summer in the arguments over whether the San Jose starting goalie would be Antti Niemi or Alex Stalock. The correct answer this Summer (and now) was Antti Niemi - and Mike and Patrick tell you why. You'll hear about a goalie scout who deleted articles about Sergei Bobrovsky, what parts of a lamb are the best to eat, and why bed and breakfasts are superior to hotels. Don't miss out on important injury updates in this episode as well as interesting nuggets about the Montreal Canadiens and Alexander Semin.

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We mentioned this graphic during today's podcast regarding the career SV% values of players as they face more shots.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Antti Niemi, Alex Stalock, Sergei Bobrovsky, Anders Lindback, Dustin Tokarski, Keith Kinkaid, Chad Johnson, Jake Allen, Daniel Carcillo, Mathieu Perreault, Semyon Varlamov, Marc-Andre Fleury, Ben Bishop, Cam Ward, Cam Talbot, Thomas Greiss, Niklas Svedberg, Jaroslav Halak, Jonathan Quick, Jhonas Enroth, Jonas Hiller, Nikita Nikitin, Taylor Hall, Matt Halischuk, Craig Anderson, Eric Brewer, Mark Borowiecki, Ryan Murray, Joffrey Lupul, Leo Komarov, Artem Anisimov, Tyler Toffoli, Steve Mason, Patric Hornqvist, Kris Letang, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Zac Rinaldo, Maxim Lapierre, Marcel Goc, Mike Richards, Martin Brodeur, Evgeni Nabokov, Brayden Schenn, Alex Ovechkin, Carey Price, Alexander Semin, Roberto Luongo

Opening song credit: 

Live on WFMU on Evan "Funk" Davies show - Nov 20, 2013 (Valley Lodge) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

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