Puck Poolies with Matt Larkin & Steven Ellis

Puck Poolies with Matt Larkin & Steven Ellis

It’s everything you could want in fantasy hockey podcast with a lot more. Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis share their expertise on the most important pickups and trade targets every week, answer listener questions to help with lineup decisions, bring in guests to talk fantasy puck and even set fantasy lineups for topics other than hockey. This is Daily Faceoff’s Puck Poolies. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

April 9, 2024 56 mins

This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 55! 2024 NHL Draft sneak preview


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- 2024 NHL Draft lookahead: Fantasy forecast for Celebrini, Demidov & more

- Special Guest Michael Buble's fantasy playoff strategies

- Listener questions, including: Joey Daccord's long-term fantasy value

- Starting Lineup: Scariest movies...

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This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 54! Projecting next season's breakout players


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- 2024-25: Players we'll be reaching on in drafts next fall

- Dom Luszczyszyn's biggest fantasy disappointment of the season

- Listener questions: Wyatt Johnston vs. Quinton Byfield long-term

- Starting Lineup: Steve...

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March 27, 2024 50 mins

This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 53! Keeper League Risers


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Keeper Leagues: Which NHL affiliated prospects have risen the most this season?

- Listener questions: How many more elite fantasy seasons does Zach Hyman have in him?

- Starting Lineup: Best childhood TV shows


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This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 52! Fantasy Playoff Special



- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Fantasy Playoffs: Key difference makers for pools of all sizes

- Special Guest Nick Alberga's advice for H2H playoffs and roto stretch run

- Prospect Report: Ryan Leonard

- Listener questions: Matt helps Steven pick his keepers for next year

- Starting Lineup...

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This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 51! NHL Trade Deadline Fantasy Fallot


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Trade Deadline Recap: Whose value changed the most in fantasy?

- Special Guest Chris Meaney's crucial fantasy playoff pickups 

- Prospect Report: Jack Thompson

- Listener questions, including: When will Connor activate star mode?

- Starti...

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March 5, 2024 32 mins

This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 50! NHL Trade Deadline Preview


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Trade Deadline Preview: Trade candidates whose values might change- - -

- Prospect Report: Clay Stevenson

- Listener questions, including: Jake Guentzel's trade value

- Starting Lineup: Players Steven wants to fight


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This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 49! Keeper League buy lows


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Keeper League Buy Lows: Players to grab on the cheap if you're a seller team or planning for next year

- Special guest Ken Campbell on Hughes vs. Makar in keeper leagues

- Prospect Report: Zach L'Heureux

- Listener questions, including: More wins ROS: Skinner or ...

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February 20, 2024 47 mins

This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It’s episode 48! Fantasy Hockey breakups


– Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

– Fantasy Hockey Breakups: It’s time to give up on these widely owned players

– Special guest Anna Dua on league-winner goalies, Canadian food and more

– Prospect Report: Logan Stankoven

– Listener questions, including: More likely to be traded: Juuse Sa...

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February 13, 2024 42 mins

This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 47! Help for your fantasy hockey trade deadline.


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Players to trade for and trade away

- DFO Fantasy's Brock Seguin on his fave fantasy trade targets

- Prospect Report: Marco Kasper

- Listener questions, including: Whose fantasy value will suffer because of the real-life Trade Deadline?

- Sta...

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January 30, 2024 35 mins

This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 46! The Mid-Season Top 300


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- The Midseason Top 300: McDavid vs. MacKinnon, Juuse Saros and more

- Prospect Report: Rutger McGroarty

- Listener questions, including: How viable is Sam Ersson as Philly's goalie?

- Starting Lineup: Steven's imaginary music festival


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January 23, 2024 38 mins

This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 45! Hot Takes for the second half


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Hot Takes for second half: Joseph Woll, the Buffalo Sabres and more

- Special guest Nick Alberga on what to do with Sam Reinhart and more

- Prospect Report: Massimo Rizzo

- Listener questions, including: Time to get off the Cam Talbot Train?

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January 16, 2024 41 mins

This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 44! First-half Fantasy MVPs


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- First half fantasy MVPs: Forward, defenseman, goalie

- Special guest Pete Jensen plays commish to solve bad GM behavior

- Prospect Report: Yaroslav Askarov

- Listener questions, including: Oettinger or Shesterkin as a keeper?

- Starting Lineup: Biggest All-Star G...

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January 9, 2024 39 mins

This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 43! World Juniors fantasy fallout


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Which players' keeper-league values changed from the 2024 World Juniors?

- Listener questions, including: Mason McTavish or Adam Fantilli long term?

- Starting Lineup: Best imaginary music festival lineup


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This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 42! Fantasy Hockey Holiday Gifts


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Holiday special: stocking stuffer waiver adds, sell-high gifts, buy-low wish list

- Special guest Anna Dua on Joseph Woll replacements, burgerless burgers and more

- Prospect report: Jacob Fowler

- Listener questions, including: Can you still trust Dylan Co...

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December 5, 2023 60 mins

It's episode 41! Goalie Platoons 'Would You Rather'


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Woll or Samsonov? Ullmark or Swayman? Goalie Platoon Would You Rather

- Special guest Ken Campbell on real-life trade candidates, old vs. new school fantasy players and more

- Prospect report: Riley Heidt

- Listener questions, including: Pettersson or Bedard for next five years?

- Starting Lineup: Best Christmas son...

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This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 40! The Category League Special


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Under 50% owned players to help in specific stat categories

- Tip of the week: Impatience can be your friend early in the season

- Prospect report: Joel Blomqvist

- Listener questions, including: Which real-life trade candidate could help you in net?

- Starti...

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November 21, 2023 49 mins

This week on Puck Poolies, with Matt Larkin and Steven Ellis:


It's episode 39! Mythbusting some early season fantasy narratives


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Mythbusters: deciding which surprising stories are legit, from Boeser to Byfield

- Tip of the week: Twitter (!?) is the best fantasy hockey resource

- Prospect report: Gabe Perreault

- Listener questions, including: Woll vs. Markstrom

- S...

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It's episode 38! Trade Tips special.


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Key trips for making trades in fantasy

- Special guest Shayna Goldman's favorite trade targetrs

- Prospect report: Matthew Savoie

- Listener questions, including: Give up on Trevor Zegras?

- Starting Lineup: Best video games of all-time, part 2


And more!


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It's episode 37! Early-season Buy Lows


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Perfect targets during the first great buy-low window of the season

- Tip of the week: Don't overrate AHL callups

- Prospect report: Checking in on Connor Bedard, Leon Carlsson and Adam Fantilli

- Listener questions, including: Sell high on Joseph Woll?

- Starting Lineup: Best video games of all-time


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October 31, 2023 30 mins

It's episode 36! Fantasy Hockey Halloween Spooktacular!


- Pickups of the week: Shallow, medium & deep leagues and WTF

- Which players' slow starts are scaring us the most?

- Tip of the week: Prime time for early-season goalie battles

- Prospect report: Jagger Firkus

- Listener questions, including: Is there any hope for Jonathan Huberdeau?

- Starting Lineup: Best Halloween candies


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