In the 22nd episode of Fantasy Hockey Life, Jesse (@fanhockeylife) and Ben Burnett (@avgtimeonice) discuss the second half of a recent expert mock draft. Pull up a seat and listen to analysis of team-building, late-round strategy, and how to value your categories on draft day.
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Jesse and @sassclown reunite the old @Candchockey crew to talk Penguins and Sharks. Will we ever really be able to trust Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang? How excited can Souriyo get while talking about his favorite Sharks? Tune in to find out.
In episode 20, Jesse and Ben Burnett review the first half of an experts’ mock draft. Will they finally draft a goalie in the first? (Spoiler: no they won’t.) Have a listen as you prepare for your own drafts.
In this episode, Brandon Altomonte (@brandon_alto from Fantrax HQ) joins the cast to talk about rankings, draft strategy, and early differences in our rankings.
Jesse and Ben go way too deep on the Ottawa Senators and then talk about the underestimated team that always makes Gritty proud, the Philadelphia Flyers. Tune in and have a listen!
The Nashville Predators have been perennial contenders in recent years. They hung on for first place in their division, but injuries meant a step back from prior heights. With star free agent Matt Duchene in the fold, can you trust their players to step up in fantasy hockey this year? The New Jersey Devils have quickly gone from one of the most boring teams in real life and fantasy to one of the most exciting. How guy are the guys on Jack Hughes? Ben Burnett joins Jesse for two more previews of the season to come.
It’s hard for Minnesota to be Wild about the changes the franchise has experienced in the past year. Montreal has breakout stars like Max Domi and Jesperi Kotkaniemi, but what do they have for your fantasy team? Tune in to two more 2019 season previews on Episode 16 of Fantasy Hockey Life as you start your draft prep season.
Episode 15 is all about the two New York teams. Ben Burnett joins Jesse to talk about the fast-rebuilding Rangers, the team that just landed the offseason’s top free agent, Artemi Panarin. The Islanders lost their star John Tavares a year ago and then proceeded to put up more standings points than they had since 1984. Few stars to talk about this episode, but lots of guys you’ll want to keep in the back of your mind on draft day.
The real-life Edmonton Oilers have turned four #1 overall draft picks in a decade into a total of one playoff appearance, and the Florida Panthers finished next to last in attendance last year. But in fantasy, there are 3 top 20 picks between them. Plus an interview with Dave Betten of the Stream Scheme Podcast!
This first episode of Fantasy Hockey Life on Fantrax is dedicated to helping new players get into the sport. Hardcore players will love my continuing series on team reviews/previews, but this episode is the one to share with your buddy at work, significant other, or other friend who is thinking about playing fantasy hockey for the first time but is not sure how to do it (or if they even want to.) I break down the game from the very basics to elementary strategy — just what the new player will need to get up and running. Grow fantasy hockey with me! Share this with a friend and start a league with them on Fantrax today.