Episode 65: The Squeeze Play

March 15, 2017

In this week's episode, Mike discusses a fantasy hockey strategy that allows you to exceed the games played limits in Yahoo and ESPN. He'll also talk to you about which teams, goalies, and skaters are performing at unsustainable levels. You'll hear about Alex Ovechkin's goalless streak, which NHL teams pull their goalie the most, and how Chris Stewart could help you win the fantasy hockey playoffs.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Patric Hornqvist, Artem Anisimov, Jordan Weal, Jay McClement, Gustav Olofsson, Brock Nelson, Craig Anderson, Nick Foligno, Jacob Trouba, Martin Hanzal, Mark Stone, Michael Stone, Denis Malgin, Aaron Ekblad, Brandon Manning, Ryan Murray, John Gibson, Melker Karlsson, Carl Hagelin, Devante Smith-Pelly, Henrik Lundqvist, Travis Zajac, Cedric Paquette, Vladislav Namestnikov, Tyler Johnson, Toby Enstrom, Carey Price, Nick Ritchie, Kyle Turris, Mark Borowiecki, Nikolay Goldobin, Keith Kinkaid, Rick Nash, Matt Calvert, Benoit Pouliot, Daniel Winnik, Jason Demers, Dan Girardi, Jason Chimera, Brett Connolly, T.J. Oshie, Brian Flynn, Drew Miller, Ryan White, Paul Martin, Mikko Koivu, Rickard Rakell, Ryan Ellis, Dominic Moore, Viktor Stalberg, Nick Holden, Bryan Rust, Michael Grabner, Victor Hedman, Alexander Steen, Mathieu Perreault, Anton Stralman, Riley Nash, Cal Clutterbuck, Cody Ceci, Alexander Burmistrov, Dale Weise, Andrew Desjardins, Andy Andreoff, Aaron Dell, Jeff Zatkoff, Jhonas Enroth, Roberto Luongo, Jimmy Howard, Antti Niemi, Michael Hutchinson, Michal Neuvirth, Louis Domingue, Ondrej Pavelec, Kari Lehtonen, Jean-Francois Berube, Jeremy Smith.

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Episode 64: The Ides of March

March 8, 2017

In this week's episode, Mike highlights which line combinations are expected to see a drop in point production in the final weeks of the season. He'll also talk to you about which teams, goalies, and skaters are performing at unsustainable levels. You'll hear about Jack Eichel's production, Troy Stecher's lack of shots, Kyle Turris' finger, and the new rules changes being discussed by the NHL's general managers.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Shane Prince, Ryan Murray, Ryan Spooner, Alexander Radulov, Tomas Plekanec, Jacob Markstrom, Loui Eriksson, Andre Burakovsky, Bryan Rust, Kris Letang, Ryan Sproul, Josh Anderson, Christian Folin, Dmitry Kulikov, Ondrej Pavelec, David Schlemko, Johnny Boychuk, Kevin Klein, Ryan Ellis, Kyle Okposo, Scott Darling, Mike Cammalleri, Antoine Roussel, Kevin Connauton, Artem Anisimov, Nick Shore, Roberto Luongo, Michael Grabner, Pavel Zacha, Artemi Panarin, Alexander Burmistrov, Travis Hamonic, Cody McLeod, Daniel Winnik, Jason Demers, Jason Chimera, Dan Girardi, Mikko Koivu, Ryan White, Drew Miller, Brett Connolly, Brian Flynn, Nick Holden, Jay McClement, Rickard Rakell, Kyle Brodziak, Matt Cullen, Anton Stralman, Riley Nash, Cal Clutterbuck, Dale Weise, Cody Ceci, Andrew Desjardins, Aaron Dell, Craig Anderson, Jeff Zatkoff, Joonas Korpisalo, Jhonas Enroth, Jimmy Howard, Antti Niemi, Michael Hutchinson, Kari Lehtonen, Louis Domingue, Jean-Francois Berube, Jeremy Smith.

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Episode 63: Strength of Schedule

February 8, 2017

In this week's episode, Mike discusses the strength of schedule for the remainder of the season for all 30 NHL teams. He'll also talk to you about which teams, goalies, and skaters are performing at unsustainable levels. You'll hear about Brent Burns, the Columbus Blue Jackets' power play, Shayne Gostisbehere, and the Washington Capitals.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Ondrej Pavelec, Travis Konecny, Tyler Myers, Austin Czarnik, Harry Zolnierczyk, Tyson Barrie, Evgeni Malkin, Carl Hagelin, Frans Nielsen, Kyle Quincey, Robby Fabbri, Sami Vatanen, Niklas Kronwall, Matthew Benning, Zach Bogosian, William Carrier, Cam Ward, Patrice Bergeron, Jon Merrill, Steve Ott, Roman Josi, Brendan Smith, Tyler Toffoli, Ben Smith, Jason Demers, Mikko Koivu, Daniel Winnik, Drew Miller, Brett Connolly, Matt Cullen, Nick Holden, Brian Flynn, Dominic Moore, Justin Williams, Jason Chimera, T.J. Oshie, Rickard Rakell, Artem Anisimov, Tommy Wingels, Andrej Sekera, Bryan Little, Darren Helm, Chris Stewart, Jay Beagle, Ryan White, Dan Girardi, Alexander Steen, Scott Hartnell, Mark Scheifele, Shawn Matthias, Kevin Shattenkirk, Bryan Rust, Paul Martin, Kyle Turris, Anze Kopitar, David Savard, Mattias Ekholm, Cal Clutterbuck, Luke Glendening, Riley Nash, Dale Weise, Mathieu Perreault, Morgan Rielly, Cody Ceci, Andrew Desjardins, Aaron Dell, Juuse Saros, Devan Dubnyk, Braden Holtby, Philipp Grubauer, Jeff Zatkoff, Jhonas Enroth, Anton Khudobin, Jared Coreau, Roberto Luongo, Jimmy Howard, Corey Crawford, Michael Hutchinson, Antti Niemi, Louis Domingue, Kari Lehtonen, Jake Allen, Shayne Gostisbehere, Brent Burns, Brandon Manning, Connor McDavid, Zach Werenski, Evander Kane.

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Episode 62: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

January 18, 2017

In this week's episode, Mike discusses the new rule on goalie pants that goes into effect on February 4. He'll also talk to you about which teams, goalies, and skaters are performing at unsustainable levels. Mike breaks down the week ahead and tells you an interesting story abou the 2000 playoff game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Ben Chiarot, Victor Hedman, Garnet Hathaway, Antti Raanta, Markus Nutivaara, John Carlson, Kris Letang, Ryan Callahan, Johnny Boychuk, Kevan Miller, Sergei Bobrovsky, Matt Read, Joonas Donskoi, Micheal Ferland, Colin Wilson, Roman Josi, Dylan Demelo, Patrik Laine, Tuukka Rask, Jamie Oleksiak, Travis Hamonic, Ryan Getzlaf, Troy Brouwer, Robin Lehner, James Neal, Mark Streit, Jacob Josefson, Seth Griffith, Robert Bortuzzo, Jason Demers, Daniel Winnik, Nick Holden, Brian Flynn, Mikko Koivu, Dominic Moore, Matt Cullen, Artem Anisimov, Drew Miller, Brett Connolly, Alexander Wennberg, Dan Girardi, Rickard Rakell, Kyle Turris, Michael Grabner, Bryan Rust, Chris Stewart, Scott Hartnell, Mike Fisher, Justin Williams, Sean Couturier, Andrej Sekera, Chris VandeVelde, Brian Campbell, Jason Chimera, Mark Scheifele, Kyle Brodziak, Sam Gagner, Jonathan Toews, Dmitry Orlov, Colton Parayko, Anze Kopitar, Dale Weise, Tyson Barrie, Deryk Engelland, Riley Nash, Cody Ceci, Morgan Rielly, Luke Glendening, Juuse Saros, Aaron Dell, Devan Dubnyk, Braden Holtby, Corey Crawford, Jeff Zatkoff, Eddie Lack, Jhonas Enroth, Jared Coreau, Anton Khudobin, Roberto Luongo, Philipp Grubauer, Jimmy Howard, Marc-Andre Fleury, Antti Niemi, Al Montoya, Michael Hutchinson, Louis Domingue, Michal Neuvirth, Kari Lehtonen.

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Speak Uneasy by The Holy Mess (Bandcamp: The Holy Mess)

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Episode 61: Potstickers for Good Luck

January 3, 2017

In this week's episode, Mike discusses how the Columbus Blue Jackets got to first place in the league with a specific emphasis on their power play. We'll also talk to you about which teams, goalies, and skaters are performing at unsustainable levels. Mike breaks down the week ahead and gives you some updates on the Washington Capitals penalty kill, the Detroit Red Wings power play woes, and which NHL record Brent Burns will likely shatter.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Alexandre Burrows, Ryan White, Jamie Benn, Greg Pateryn, Andrei Markov, Andrew Shaw, David Desharnais, Alex Galchenyuk, Steven Stamkos, Justin Faulk, P.K. Subban, Johan Larsson, David Backes, Josh Gorges, Marko Dano, Marcus Kruger, Elias Lindholm, Radko Gudas, Aleksander Barkov, Riley Sheahan, Matt Murray, Cedric Paquette, Vladislav Namestnikov, Brayden Point, Vernon Fiddler, Tyler Toffoli, Clayton Stoner, Troy Brouwer, Taylor Hall, Brian Dumoulin, Matt Read, Kris Letang, Brayden McNabb, Jacob Josefson, Paul Stastny, Tyler Bozak, Jason Demers, Nick Holden, Alexander Wennberg, Dan Girardi, Artem Anisimov, Matt Cullen, Mikko Koivu, Andrej Sekera, Bryan Rust, Sean Couturier, Chris VandeVelde, Kyle Turris, Marian Hossa, Chris Stewart, Viktor Stalberg, Anders Lee, Kevin Shattenkirk, Trevor Lewis, Scott Hartnell, Jonathan Toews, Keith Yandle, Jussi Jokinen, Mathieu Perreault, Tyson Barrie, Deryk Engelland, Jacob Trouba, Anze Kopitar, Mattias Ekholm, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Alex Goligoski, David Savard, Cody Ceci, Dmitry Orlov, Chris Neil, Morgan Rielly, Luke Glendening, Torey Krug, Riley Nash, Colton Parayko, Aaron Dell, Juuse Saros, Devan Dubnyk, Corey Crawford, Anders Nilsson, Carey Price, Curtis McElhinney, Sergei Bobrovsky, Jeff Zatkoff, Eddie Lack, Jhonas Enroth, Philipp Grubauer, Anton Khudobin, Tuukka Rask, Darcy Kuemper, Jimmy Howard, Cam Ward, Antti Niemi, Michael Hutchinson, Kari Lehtonen, Thomas Greiss, Louis Domingue, Michal Neuvirth.

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Speak Uneasy by The Holy Mess (Bandcamp: The Holy Mess)

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Episode 60: Fantasy Sports Playoff Ethics

December 5, 2016

In this week's episode, Mike discusses fantasy hockey ethics and whether or not it is wrong to purposely lose a head-to-head matchup in an effort to get a particular playoff opponent. We'll also talk to you about which teams, goalies, and skaters are performing at unsustainable levels. Mike breaks down the week ahead and gives you some updates on the Washington Capitals top-six forwards, Justin Faulk's power play woes, and John Gibson's diarrhea.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Anton Khudobin, Devan Dubnyk, Carey Price, Anders Nilsson, Corey Crawford, Tuukka Rask, Jimmy Howard, Matt Murray, Craig Anderson, Mike Condon, Mike Smith, Philipp Grubauer, Jeff Zatkoff, Eddie Lack, Jhonas Enroth, Cam Ward, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ryan Miller, Pekka Rinne, Jake Allen, Cam Talbot, Cory Schneider, Louis Domingue, Calvin Pickard, Antti Niemi, Braden Holtby, Scott Darling, Peter Budaj, Jacob Markstrom, Corey Crawford, Al Montoya, Brian Elliott, Michal Neuvirth, Alexander Wennberg, Viktor Stalberg, Rene Bourque, Kevin Shattenkirk, Kyle Turris, Trevor Lewis, Jason Demers, Artem Anisimov, Michael Grabner, Tobias Rieder, Mikko Koivu, Sean Couturier, Matt Cullen, Phillip Danault, Mike Green, Marian Hossa, Victor Hedman, Mikael Granlund, Ryan Kesler, Jonathan Toews, Jaromir Jagr, Tomas Tatar, Carl Hagelin, Andre Burakovsky, Corey Perry, Anze Kopitar, Keith Yandle, Torey Krug, John Carlson, Duncan Keith, Rasmus Ristolainen, Colton Parayko, Matt Niskanen, Micheal Ferland, Matt Read, Alex Galchenyuk, Jonathan Marchessault, Josh Gorges, Erik Johnson, Patrick Sharp, Darnell Nurse, Justin Abdelkader, Ryan Ellis, Anthony Bitetto, James Neal, Ryan Callahan, Marc Methot, Bobby Ryan, John-Michael Liles, Scott Wedgewood, Matt Calvert, Trevor Van Riemsdyk, Taylor Hall, Bryan Little, T.J. Oshie, Jonathan Bernier, John Gibson, Justin Faulk.

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Speak Uneasy by The Holy Mess (Bandcamp: The Holy Mess)

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Episode 59: The Infirmary

November 21, 2016

In this week's episode, Mike takes the reins solo as Patrick seeks higher ground in Colorado. The focus of this week's show will be on injuries. We'll also talk to you about which teams, goalies, and skaters are performing at unsustainable levels. Mike breaks down the week ahead and gives you some updates on the Carolina Hurricanes ownership, Evander Kane trade rumors, and Aaron Ekblad's time on ice.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Chad Johnson, Brian Elliott, James Reimer, Philipp Grubauer, Radim Vrbata, Josh Manson, Cam Ward, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Jake Allen, Ryan Miller, Jacob Markstrom, Petr Mrazek, Braden Holtby, Michael Grabner, Sam Gagner, Kyle Turris, Marian Hossa, Shea Weber, Sean Couturier, John Carlson, Duncan Keith, Colton Parayko, Tyson Barrie, Derick Brassard, Mika Zibanejad, Johnny Oduya, Pavel Buchnevich, Colin Wilson, Bobby Ryan, T.J. Oshie, Lars Eller, Brad Richardson, Tomas Hertl, Johnny Gaudreau, Patric Hornqvist, Gabriel Landeskog, Matt Duchene, Steven Stamkos, Darren Helm, Taylor Hall, Andrew Hammond, Cody Eakin, Chris Kreider, Pekka Rinne, Justin Faulk, Mike Smith, Jason Spezza, Zach Parise, Travis Hamonic, Nick Foligno, Logan Shaw, Michael Sgarbossa, Dylan Strome, Aaron Ekblad, Evander Kane, Dustin Byfuglien.

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Speak Uneasy by The Holy Mess (Bandcamp: The Holy Mess)

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Episode 58: Florida’s Top Six

November 13, 2016

In this week's episode, Mike and Patrick discuss why Aleksander Barkov's point totals are so low this season. They also talk to you about which teams, goalies, and skaters are performing at unsustainable levels. Patrick breaks down the week ahead and discusses important injury news. You'll find out which teams have struggled on the power play and why you shouldn't have drafted TJ Brodie. Unless otherwise noted, all research performed using internal data at: leftwinglock.com.

 

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Players mentioned in this episode: Jonathan MarchessaultAleksander BarkovJaromir JagrJonathan HuberdeauJussi JokinenMike SmithLouis DomingueChad JohnsonBrian ElliottAl MontoyaAntti RaantaAndrei VasilevskiyDaniel SedinNick LeddyCalvin PickardMichael GrabnerShea WeberKevin ShattenkirkKyle TurrisDustin ByfuglienJohn CarlsonKeith YandlePatrice BergeronCorey CrawfordCarey PriceTuukka RaskDevan DubnykMatt MurrayJake AllenCam TalbotMartin JonesPekka RinnePetr MrazekJimmy HowardDennis SeidenbergMichal NeuvirthMatt DucheneAnze KopitarMathieu PerreaultJeff ZatkoffBryan BickellArtem AnisimovJustin FaulkJack Eichel, ,Jannik HansenMatthew TkachukTyler EnnisTyler MotteJoel ArmiaChris ProngerArtturi LehkonenSeth JonesMartin HanzalThomas VanekTravis HamonicMichael RafflMichael StoneMike FisherEvander KaneTyler MyersZach PariseOliver Ekman-LarssonHampus LindholmJacob TroubaTJ BrodiePatrick KaneRyan Suter,.

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Episode 57: Flopping Around Like a Duck

November 6, 2016

In this week's episode, Mike and Patrick talk to you about which teams, goalies, and skaters are performing at unsustainable levels. Patrick breaks down the week ahead and discusses important injury news. Mike confesses to a decades old crime.

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Players mentioned in this episode: John Gibson, Jonathan Bernier, Tuukka Rask, Anton Khudobin, Peter Budaj, Jeff Zatkoff, Jack Campbell, Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Raanta, Jake Allen, Carter Hutton, Braden Holtby, Philipp Grubauer, Nikolaj Ehlers, Damon Severson, Jimmy Howard, Corey Crawford, Carey Price, Michal Neuvirth, Brian Elliott, Petr Mrazek, Artem Anisimov, Michael Grabner, Nazem Kadri, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Kyle Turris, Keith Yandle, John Carlson, James Neal, Tyler Toffoli, Jason Spezza, Kris Versteeg, Alexander Edler, Michael Stone, Martin Hanzal, Tyler Myers, Mathieu Perreault, Andrew MacDonald, Mike Fisher, Zach Bogosian, Jonathan Drouin, Nick Ritchie, Ryan Getzlaf, Ales Hemsky, Ryan Murphy, Michael Del Zotto, Tom Gilbert, Mike Condon, Ben Bishop, Patrick Maroon.

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Speak Uneasy by The Holy Mess (Bandcamp: The Holy Mess)

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Episode 56: Possession and Luck Charts

October 31, 2016

In this week's episode, Mike and Patrick talk to you about how to use possession and luck charts in fantasy hockey. Listen in to find out which players are performing at unsustainable levels and to learn about all the latest injury updates. We speculate on what is causing the awful start of the Nashville Predators and tell you why owners of Steven Stamkos will be rewarded.

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Players mentioned in this episode: Jonathan Bernier, Keith Kinkaid, Antti Raanta, Matt Murray, Carter Hutton, Jacob Markstrom, Corey Crawford, Carey Price, Devan Dubnyk, Jimmy Howard, Jake Allen, Robin Lehner, Sergei Bobrovsky, Cam Talbot, Braden Holtby, Brian Elliott, Petr Mrazek, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Shea Weber, Evgeni Malkin, Eric Staal, John Carlson, Ryan Getzlaf, Zach Parise, Andrew Hammond, Jayson Megna, Robert Bortuzzo, Thomas Vanek, Nikita Kucherov, Michael Stone, Josh Jooris, Bryan Little, David Backes, Anton Khudobin, Kris Letang, Ales Hemsky, Jiri Hudler, Joonas Korpisalo, Ryan Murray, Patrick Sharp, Tuukka Rask, Michael Del Zotto, David Pastrnak, Hampus Lindholm, Joe Thornton, Evander Kane, Steven Stamkos.

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Speak Uneasy by The Holy Mess (Bandcamp: The Holy Mess)

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