Episode 31: The Hockey Whisperers

October 26, 2015

The Halloween season is upon us and the LWL crew talk about their pumpkin carving plans. After talk of knives and pies, Mike and Patrick jump into a discussion on fantasy hockey team shooting percentage. There are lots of backup goalie starts in the week ahead and Patrick breaks down the NHL schedule for you. You'll hear interesting notes about what Barry Trotz is doing in Washington, how a new team rule is affecting the Colorado Avalanche, and what the hiring of John Tortorella means for Brandon Dubinsky.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Tuukka Rask, Corey Crawford, Sergei Bobrovsky, Mike Condon, Antti Raanta, Peter Budaj, Dustin Tokarski, Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick, Anders Lindback, Jonas Gustavsson, Jonas Hiller, Joni Ortio, Karri Ramo, Scott Darling, Reto Berra, Semyon Varlamov, Al Montoya, Carter Hutton, Thomas Greiss, Jaroslav Halak, Jeff Zatkoff, Alex Stalock, Kevin Poulin, ,Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ben Bishop, Philipp Grubauer, Jimmy Howard, Petr Mrazek, Craig Anderson, Andrew Hammond, Michal Neuvirth, Jason LaBarbera, Max Pacioretty, Connor McDavid, Brandon Bollig, Deryk Engelland, Mark Borowiecki, Chris Neil, Zach Parise, James Neal, Justin Faulk, Jakub Voracek, Dustin Brown, Nazem Kadri, Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk, Taylor Hall, Evander Kane, Brent Burns, Rick Nash, Jaden Schwartz, Kevin Shattenkirk, Paul Stastny, Robby Fabbri, Duncan Keith, Joe Vitale, Kevan Miller, Matt Greene, Mike Green, Josh Jooris, Niklas Kronwall, Steve Mason, Mike Hoffman, Brad Richards, Aleksander Barkov, Antoine Vermette, Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo, Clarke MacArthur, Jake Gardiner, Michael Ferland, Victor Hedman, Pascal Dupuis, TJ Brodie, Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton, Matt Beleskey, Stephen Gionta, Jason Demers, Nick Bonino, Tanner Glass, John Scott, Mike Brown, Ryan Johansen, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Brandon Dubinsky, Brandon Saad, Nick Foligno.

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 30: Don’t Sweat the First Few Weeks of the Season

October 18, 2015

We can smell you panicking. We're barely two weeks into the season and the Left Wing Lock team tries to reassure you that it's too early to panic. Mike and Patrick argue over the pronunciation of gif and give you some top notch personal hygiene tips. And that's just the beginning. They'll walk you through the NHL schedule to squeeze out every fantasy point imaginable, give you a rundown of all the latest injury news, and let you know how the new face-off rules are affecting the Nashville Predators. You won't want to miss an interesting nugget about Claude Giroux, so stay tuned through the end of this week's episode.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Jimmy Howard, Petr Mrazek, Jonathan Quick, Jhonas Enroth, Carey Price, Mike Condon, Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Raanta, Steve Mason, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer, Roberto Luongo, Pekka Rinne, Brandon Prust, Andy Andreoff, Mike Brown, Tanner Glass, Steve Downie, Chris Neil, Mark Borowiecki, Jared Boll, Cody McLeod, Luke Gazdic, Sidney Crosby, Victor Hedman, Slater Koekkoek, Paul Stastny, Logan Couture, Dwight King, Riley Nash, Beau Bennett, Clayton Stoner, Simon Despres, Curtis McKenzie, Alexander Wennberg, Robby Fabbri, Joe Morrow, Johan Franzen, Marcus Johansson, Justin Williams, Tyson Barrie, Brad Stuart, Nikita Nesterov, Jordin Tootoo, Seth Jones, Tomas Plekanec, Alexander Semin, Colton Parayko, Kevin Shattenkirk, Brent Burns, Scott Gomez, Claude Giroux, Milan Lucic, Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, ,Patrice Bergeron, Paul Gaustad, Mike Ribeiro.

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 29: Phil Kessel Stripped of the C

October 11, 2015

Yahoo Fantasy Hockey removed dual-position eligibility from many players this past week and fantasy hockey managers are angry! Mike and Patrick discuss this unacknowledged change to start off this week's podcast. They then walk you through the weekly schedule to find goalie starts and the best places to grab penalty minutes. This episode includes some fresh injury announcements and mentions of players who are nearing a return. The team follows up on the ice time situation of Nashville defensemen and shares the pre-season data on 3-on-3 overtimes. The end of the podcast has an exciting announcement about the rebranding of leftwinglock.com.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Phil Kessel, Chris Kreider, Brad Marchand, Jeff Skinner, Johan Franzen, Tomas Tatar, Mats Zuccarello, Eddie Lack, Cam Ward, Curtis McElhinney, Sergei Bobrovsky, Karri Ramo, Jonas Hiller, Joni Ortio, Scott Darling, Corey Crawford, Michael Hutchinson, Ondrej Pavelec, Anders Nilsson, Al Montoya, Devan Dubnyk, Darcy Kuemper, Antti Raanta, Alex Stalock, Patrick Marleau, Ben Bishop, Kevin Poulin, James Reimer, Jonathan Bernier, Jacob Markstrom, Richard Bachman, Ryan Miller, Brian Elliott, Jake Allen, Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider, Brandon Prust, Antoine Roussel, Luke Gazdic, Chris Stewart, Steve Downie, Zac Rinaldo, Cody McLeod, Ryan White, ,Jakub Voracek, Dale Weise, Zbynek Michalek, Robin Lehner, Chad Johnson, Nathan Lieuwen, Alexander Wennberg, William Karlsson, James Wisniewski, Zdeno Chara, Matt Irwin, Zach Bogosian, Raffi Torres, Jakob Silfverberg, Shea Weber, Roman Josi, Mike Smith.

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 28: Trading Something for Nothing

October 5, 2015

This week's episode starts off with the guys recounting how Mike traded Jaroslav Halak for nothing last season. The NHL is back (starting Wednesday) and so that means we'll be talking about how to use the NHL schedule to your advantage in fantasy hockey. We'll have information on back-to-back starts and where you can get goalie starts from your backups. We have some injury updates to share as well as some big news about the Edmonton Oilers' goalie situation.

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Players mentioned in this episode: ,Jaroslav Halak, Devan Dubnyk, Victor Hedman, Eddie Lack, Anton Khudobin, Ryan Miller, Pekka Rinne, Phil Kessel, Jack Eichel, Mike Smith, Anders Lindback, Sergei Bobrovsky, Curtis McElhinney, Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Raanta, Corey Crawford, Scott Darling, Thomas Greiss, Jimmy Howard, Petr Mrazek, Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Martin Brodeur, Jonathan Bernier, James Reimer, Michael Hutchinson, Ondrej Pavelec, Nick Foligno, Jiri Hudler, Corey Perry, Patrick Kane, Scott Hartnell, Matt Read, Cody Hodgson, Dustin Brown, Bobby Ryan, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Andrew Hammond, Zach Bogosian, Danny DeKeyser, Thomas Hickey, Raffi Torres, Jakob Silfverberg, Marko Dano, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Bryan Bickell, Jonas Gustavsson, Niklas Svedberg, Jeremy Smith, Malcolm Subban, Tuukka Rask, Zack Kassian, Brandon Prust, Shea Weber, Roman Josi, Ben Scrivens, Anders Nilsson, Cam Talbot, Martin Jones.

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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