NHL Fantasy on Ice

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Pete Jensen and Nick Alberga have the 24/7/365 pulse of the fantasy hockey world. Whether you play daily fantasy or are in a season-long league or pool, the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast brings the knowledge and advice to give you an edge over your competition. The hosts and their guests also dip their toes into the ever-growing world of sports betting.

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400 episodes

All Star wrap & Fantasy waiver wire pickups: Week 18

* Pete, Nick and Anna wrap up All Star weekend and break down the best fantasy pickups for Week 18 of the fantasy season. Plus, they look ahead to the Trade Deadline and what moves to make in fantasy prior to all the moves being made. 

30m
Feb 05
All Star Special - Day 1, featuring Aleksander Barkov.

* Pete, Nick and Anna are joined by Florida Panthers reporter Jameson Olive (7:15), Denis Bernstein from The Fourth Period and SiriusXM (22:23), Captain of the Florida Panthers Aleksander Barkov (43:33), Pete Blackburn from Bally Sports (53:33) and NHL.com http://NHL.com's David Satriano (1:07:33). Plus, they answer a bunch of listener questions (33:50). 

1h 23m
Feb 02
Fantasy waiver wire pickups: Week 17

* Pete and Nick are joined by Anna Dua to break down the best fantasy pickups for Week 17 of the fantasy season. The crew discusses the Hurricanes' array of strong depth players, Dan Vladar outperforming Jacob Markstrom for the Flames this season, some concerns for the Panthers and Islanders and why you should get a piece of Sabres' secondary scorers Victor Olofsson and Owen Power in fantasy. Other players and topics covered include Logan Couture, Kirill Marchenko, Filip Chytil, the Bruins' mini slump, whether the Avalanche will come out of the Western Conference again, injury replacements for Auston Matthews, Sam Bennett, Kyle Palmieri, the Senators value for the stretch run and more.

30m
Jan 30
Bruins dominance, NHL Trade Deadline rumblings with guest Pete Blackburn; Week 16 fantasy mailbag

* Pete and Nick are joined by Pete Blackburn from Bally Sports to go around the NHL and discuss various storylines surrounding the Stanley Cup futures, awards market and NHL Trade Deadline. They lead off with the Bruins' dominance and how expectations have changed compared to the preseason, the ongoing rivalry with the Hurricanes and potential arms race for players like Bo Horvat before the March 3 deadline. They also banter about big surprises around the League like the Sabres, who are on the cusp of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Eastern Conference, Erik Karlsson, big disappointments like Jonathan Huberdeau and his current team (Flames) and former team (Panthers). Other players and topics covered include Sam Reinhart, Spencer Knight, Kirill Marchenko, Matty Beniers' potential injury, Pyotr Kochetkov's value after Frederik Andersen's injury concern, Andrew Mangiapane, Torey Krug, Boone Jenner, Owen Power, Ridly Greig and more. 

35m
Jan 26
Action Network Collab: Week 16

* Pete Jensen is joined by Michael Leboff from Action Network to react to the Canucks' coaching change from Bruce Boudreau to Rick Tocchet and break down where the value may lie during the 16th week of NHL action. Listen to Line Change! with Michael Leboff and Nick Martin of the Action Network every Tuesday and Thursday of the NHL season: https://apple.co/3s0c2Nh

30m
Jan 23
Fantasy waiver wire pickups: Week 16; Canucks' coaching change reaction

* Pete and Nick are joined by "Waiver Wire" James Harding to run through all the best pickups around the NHL for the 16th week of the fantasy season. They react to the Vancouver Canucks firing Bruce Boudreau and hiring Rick Tocchet and identify potential beneficiaries of the coaching change, namely Brock Boeser, Thatcher Demko (once he returns from injury) and Conor Garland. The crew also debates replacement options after the long-term injuries to valuable wings Cole Caufield and Max Pacioretty and discuss whether the Panthers' recent resurgence is sustainable. Other players and topics covered in this show include J.T. Compher, Anton Lundell, tapping into the NHL-leading Bruins with Pavel Zacha and Matt Grzelcyk, Sam Montembeault's hidden value from the Canadiens, Jalen Chatfield, Victor Olofsson, Jeff Petry, Adam Henrique, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and more.

37m
Jan 23
Week 15 fantasy mailbag; Josh Norris, Evander Kane return

* Pete and Nick are joined by Ben Zweiman of DraftKings Nation to go around the NHL and discuss season-long fantasy, DFS and betting trends. The guys cover the returns of Evander Kane and Josh Norris this week and the Boston Bruins dominance in fantasy and far reach in the the NHL Awards market. Other players and topics covered include Devon Toews and Sam Girard from the Avalanche with the Cale Makar injury concern, Brett Pesce and Brady Skjei of the Hurricanes, Pavel Zacha's new contract, the hidden value of the Blackhawks with Seth Jones, Max Domi and Lukas Reichel, potential returns of Chris Kreider and Max Pacioretty, Nikolaj Ehlers' ceiling, Zach Hyman's breakout season, the Filip Gustavsson-Cam Talbot trade revisited, the trajectory of the Islanders and more.

33m
Jan 19
Fantasy waiver wire pickups: Week 15

* Pete and Nick are joined by Anna Dua to run through all the best pickups around the NHL for the 15th week of the fantasy season. They discuss the ripple effect of Evander Kane's upcoming return on the Oilers, Valeri Nichushkin's impact on the Avalanche's bounce-back appeal and the inconsistency of the Red Wings this season. Other players and topics discussed are the trade value of Patrick Kane after he returned from injury, how Ivan Provorov could be worth adding ahead of a potential trade, the Devils' secondary players worth adding like Tomas Tatar, Ryan Graves and Damon Severson, whether rookies Juuso Parssinen of the Predators and Samuel Ersson of the Flyers have staying power, Evan Rodrigues, Yanni Gourde, Daniel Sprong, Dylan DeMelo and more.

34m
Jan 17
Week 14 fantasy mailbag; Frederik Andersen's value; halfway point storylines; guest Chris Meaney

* Pete and Nick are joined by Chris Meaney of FTN Network to go around the NHL and discuss the biggest storylines in fantasy and betting. They dive into the three-goalie situations in Carolina (with Frederik Andersen nearing a return) and Buffalo with fantasy strategies, break down the Patrick Kane trade and injury rumblings and the impact of Chris Kreider's injury on Alexis Lafreniere. Other topics covered in this episode include the MVP and Calder Trophy races, where the Predators' goalie tandem of Juuse Saros and Yaroslav Askarov could rank in the years to come, Alexander Barabanov's sneaky fantasy appeal from the Sharks, Robby Fabbri as a potential spark for the Red Wings, buy-low defensemen Moritz Seider vs. Aaron Ekblad, Quinton Byfield's promotion to the Kings' top line, whether the struggling and depleted Avalanche still have a chance at the Central Division title and more.

33m
Jan 12
Action Network Collab: Week 14; Awards races at halfway mark

* Pete Jensen is joined by Michael Leboff from Action Network to take a look at the week ahead and break down where the value may lie during the 14th week of NHL action. They also react to big-picture betting storylines and NHL Awards races at the halfway point of the season. Listen to Line Change! with Michael Leboff and Nick Martin of the Action Network every Tuesday and Thursday of the NHL season: https://apple.co/3s0c2Nh

28m
Jan 09
Fantasy waiver wire pickups: Week 14

* Pete and Nick are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding to run through all the best pickups around the NHL for the 14th week of the fantasy season. The guys debate recently returned Capitals forwards Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom and the sustainability of the Sabres and rookie goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. Other players and topics covered include the ceilings of Max Pacioretty with the Hurricanes and Ondrej Palat with the Devils, the Jets’ fantasy appeal after the return of Nikolaj Ehlers, Blake Wheeler and Cole Perfetti, the upcoming return of Tyler Bertuzzi for the Red Wings, the sneaky offensive players on the Flyers like Owen Tippett, Cam York and Morgan Frost and how Eeli Tolvanen and Adam Larsson are thriving in the deep Kraken offense.

28m
Jan 09
Week 13 fantasy mailbag; Eichel's return, Pacioretty, Add/Drops

* Nick is joined by Jake Hahn of SiriusXM's NHL Radio to answer fan questions on Jack Eichel, Max Pacioretty, Cole Caufield, Jakub Vrana and Thatcher Demko. They look at potential landing spots for Patrick Kane and try to predict how high Connor Bedard will go in fantasy drafts next season. 

35m
Jan 05
Fantasy waiver wire pickups: Week 13

* Pete and Anna are joined by "Waiver Wire" James Harding to identify the best players to add for the 13th week of the fantasy season. The crew discusses the goalie situation in Carolina, how to tap into the LA Kings, the upside of Ryan Hartman and the emerging Detroit Red Wings. They also answer a bunch of listener questions and look at ways to take advantage of this week's schedule in fantasy. 

30m
Jan 03
Fantasy waiver wire pickups, mailbag for Week 12

* Pete and Nick catch up after the holiday break with all the best pickups and trends around the NHL. They discuss Erik Gustafsson’s upside on the Capitals’ first power play with John Carlson injured, the value of Coyotes players like Nick Schmaltz and Shayne Gostisbehere and preview the NHL Winter Classic between the Bruins and Penguins. They touch on players nearing returns from injuries soon, including Morgan Rielly, Nathan MacKinnon, Tom Wilson, Max Pacioretty, Ondrej Palat and more. Other players and topics discussed are Jordan Kyrou’s breakout calendar year, the goalie situations in Carolina and Washington, Alex Iafallo, Aatu Raty, Jake Walman and more.

28m
Dec 29, 2022
Week 11 fantasy mailbag; MVPs, surprises at holiday break

* Pete and Nick take fan questions about players around the NHL as we approach the holiday break. They discuss fantasy MVP candidates based on average draft position including Tage Thompson, Zach Hyman, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Pyotr Kochetkov, the Maple Leafs goalie tandem of Ilya Samsonov and Matt Murray and others. Other players and topics discussed include the state of the Panthers, Alexandar Georgiev's strong first half for the Avalanche, players to stash ahead of injury returns like Tom Wilson, the sneaky play of the Sabres' goalie tandem, Michael Rasmussen's huge game on Dylan Larkin's line, Moritz Seider's buy-low window in fantasy, Dillon Dube's upside in the Flames' top six, a rookie debate between Jack Quinn vs. Kent Johnson and more.

27m
Dec 22, 2022
Action Network Collab: Week 12

* Nick Alberga is joined by Nick Martin from Action Network to take a look at the week ahead and break down where the value may lie during the 12th week of NHL action. Listen to Line Change! with Michael Leboff and Nick Martin of the Action Network every Tuesday and Thursday of the NHL season: https://apple.co/3s0c2Nh

24m
Dec 19, 2022
Fantasy waiver wire pickups: Week 11

* Pete and Nick are joined by "Waiver Wire" James Harding to identify the best players to add for the 11th week of the fantasy season. The crew discusses bargain players with sneaky fantasy upside around the NHL, including Sam Steel of the Wild and Conor Timmins of the Maple Leafs and the upside of Jakub Vrana of the Red Wings and Josh Norris of the Senators ahead of their upcoming returns. Other players and topics discussed include Brandon Hagel, Anthony Cirelli, Craig Anderson vs. Pheonix Copley, Lukas Dostal, K'Andre Miller, the Rangers' Kid Line, Blake Wheeler injury replacements, J.T. Compher, Evan Rodrigues, Ryan Hartman and more.

27m
Dec 19, 2022
Impact of Ovechkin’s 800th goal; Week 10 fantasy mailbag

* Pete and Nick are joined by Jake Hahn of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio to discuss Alex Ovechkin’s latest milestone, his chances at the Rocket Richard and Capitals teammate beneficiaries including Dylan Strome, Conor Sheary, Charlie Lindgren and Anthony Mantha. Other topics covered include Bo Horvat vs. Brock Boeser with all the trade rumblings surrounding each Canucks forward, concerns about the Flames offense, rookie goalie Pyotr Kochetkov making a case for the starting job in Carolina, whether to cut ties with most LA Kings players during their slump, the impact of Jason Zucker’s injury on the Penguins’ top six, Craig Anderson’s strong play at 41 years old for the Sabres and more. NHL Fantasy on Ice is presented by SKIP, the official food delivery app of the NHL! 

35m
Dec 15, 2022
Action Network Collab: Week 10

* Pete Jensen is joined by Michael Leboff from Action Network to take a look at the week ahead and break down where the value may lie during the 10th week of NHL action. Listen to Line Change! with Michael Leboff and Nick Martin of the Action Network every Tuesday and Thursday of the NHL season: https://apple.co/3s0c2Nh

25m
Dec 12, 2022
Fantasy waiver wire pickups: Week 10

* Pete and Nick are joined by Anna Dua to identify the best players to add for the 10th week of the fantasy season. The crew discusses young players like Jack Quinn, Alex Newhook and Rasmus Sandin, recent injury returns like Dmitry Orlov for the resurgent Capitals and beneficiaries of returning players like Jack Roslovic on a line with Patrik Laine. Other players are topics discussed include whether to drop Jonathan Quick and/or Adrian Kempe of the Kings, Alexander Barabanov, Dan Vladar, Filip Gustavsson and more. NHL Fantasy on Ice is presented by SKIP, the official food delivery app of the NHL!

29m
Dec 12, 2022
Week 9 fantasy mailbag; guest: Matt Larkin of Daily Faceoff

* Pete and Nick are joined by guest Matt Larkin from Daily Faceoff to go around the NHL and discuss all the biggest fantasy storylines and trends. The guys lead off with the fantasy ripple effect of Tage Thompson's five-goal game on his Sabres teammates like Dylan Cozens and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Thompson's outside Hart Trophy chances if the Sabres make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They also react to Nathan MacKinnon's injury with in-house and outside replacement options, including J.T. Compher and Alex Newhook from the Avalanche, Kevin Hayes of the Flyers, Andrew Copp of the Red Wings and more. Other players and topics covered include Dylan Strome's staying power for the Capitals, whether to add Cozens and drop more-proven players like Claude Giroux, Anze Kopitar or Vincent Trocheck, Valeri Nichushkin nearing a return for Colorado, Dan Vladar's strong play for the Flames, the best landing spot for Patrick Kane and the trade rumblings surrounding Brock Boeser. NHL Fantasy on Ice is presented by SKIP, the official food delivery app of the NHL!

32m
Dec 08, 2022
Action Network Collab: Week 9

* Nick Alberga is joined by Nick Martin from Action Network to take a look at the week ahead and break down where the value may lie during the 9th week of NHL action. Listen to Line Change! with Michael Leboff and Nick Martin of the Action Network every Tuesday and Thursday of the NHL season: https://apple.co/3s0c2Nh

25m
Dec 05, 2022
Fantasy waiver wire pickups: Week 9

* Pete and Nick are joined by "Waiver Wire" James Harding to identify the best players to add for the ninth week of the fantasy season. The crew discusses ways to tap into the Kraken's impressive scoring depth, Dylan Cozens' breakout season for the Sabres on a young line with J.J. Peterka and Jack Quinn and Jets rookie Cole Perfetti being a dark-horse Calder Trophy candidate. Other topics covered include the sneaky power-play production of defensemen Sean Durzi and Calen Addison, how the Hurricanes' forward lines could look with Teuvo Teravainen back and the eventual return of Max Pacioretty, whether to be patient with Victor Hedman, the Avalanche's rash of injuries, replacements for injured Darcy Kuemper and Thatcher Demko, the return of Anthony Cirelli for the Lightning and more. NHL Fantasy on Ice is presented by SKIP, the official food delivery app of the NHL!

28m
Dec 05, 2022
Guest: New York Jets quarterback Mike White; Week 8 fantasy mailbag

* Pete and Nick are joined by Anna Dua to answer fan mailbag questions and break down all the trends around the NHL. They react to the news that Kris Letang is out indefinitely after suffering a stroke and identify other players on the Penguins who can step up in his absence, as well as outside replacement options. Pete and Anna are also joined by NFL quarterback Mike White (11:23), who's a big Florida Panthers fan, to talk about his big performance last week for the New York Jets, his first season playing fantasy hockey and growing passion for the NHL. Other players and topics covered in this episode include the Kraken's impressive scoring depth, Cam Fowler, Sean Monahan, Jeff Skinner, Jeff Petry, whether to be patient with Bryan Rust, Filip Hronek vs. Moritz Seider for the rest of the season, the upside of Sam Reinhart and Anton Lundell playing on the same line again and more.

35m
Dec 01, 2022
Action Network Collab: Week 8

* Pete Jensen is joined by Michael Leboff from Action Network to preview the upcoming slates and break down where the value may lie during the eighth week of NHL action. They also gauge the NHL Awards market as Jason Robertson joins the Hart Trophy and NHL Maurice Richard Trophy races and identify players to target for various props. Listen to Line Change! with Michael Leboff and Nick Martin of the Action Network every Tuesday and Thursday of the NHL season: https://apple.co/3s0c2Nh

27m
Nov 28, 2022
Fantasy waiver wire pickups: Week 8

* Pete and Nick are joined by Anna Dua to identify the best pickups for the eighth week of the fantasy season. The crew discusses recent injury returns like Nick Schmaltz, Jakob Chychrun, T.J. Oshie, the sneaky offensive depth of the Red Wings and Islanders and other pickups like Spencer Martin, Pavel Zacha, J.J. Moser and more. Other topics covered include whether to sell high on Filip Hronek, Seth Jones vs. Sam Girard for the rest of the season, the Linus Ullmark injury and Jeremy Swayman’s bounce-back appeal, Mark Giordano vs. Rasmus Sandin as an injury replacement for Morgan Rielly, whether to drop Gabriel Vilardi for Arthur Kaliyev and more.

29m
Nov 28, 2022
Action Network Collab: Week 7; Awards races at one-quarter mark

* Pete Jensen is joined by Nick Martin from Action Network to preview the games before and after Thanksgiving and break down where the value may lie during the seventh week of NHL action. They also gauge the NHL Awards market as we approach the 1/4 mark of the NHL season. Listen to Line Change! with Michael Leboff and Nick Martin of the Action Network every Tuesday and Thursday of the NHL season: https://apple.co/3s0c2Nh

24m
Nov 21, 2022
Fantasy waiver wire pickups: Week 7

* Pete and Nick are joined by “Waiver Wire” James Harding to identify the best pickups for the seventh week of the fantasy season. They highlight the success of young players Adam Ruzicka of the Flames and Juuso Parssinen of the Predators, the impact of Mike Matheson being on PP1 for the Canadiens and more. Other players and topics covered in this episode include Tyler Bertuzzi vs. Brock Boeser, whether to sell low on Jonathan Huberdeau, Boone Jenner, Alex Killorn, Owen Tippett’s appeal after the Travis Konecny injury, the upcoming returns of Nick Schmaltz and Jakob Chychrun for the sneaky Coyotes, intriguing goalie situations for the Penguins, Canucks and Kings, whether to drop Blake Wheeler and which players they are most thankful for in fantasy this season. NHL Fantasy on Ice is presented by SKIP, the official food delivery app of the NHL!

26m
Nov 21, 2022
Week 6 fantasy mailbag; goal scorer picks with Eric Young

* Nick and Anna are joined by Eric Young of FTN Network to talk anytime goal scorers to watch for Thursday’s slate and season-long including Kirill Kaprizov, Auston Matthews and David Pastrnak. The goalie injury bug has hit the NHL and the team discusses the absence of Marc-Andre Fleury and Elvis Merzlikins, along with goalies to pick up including Stuart Skinner, Antti Raanta and Pyotr Kochetkov. Can the Buffalo Sabres still make the playoffs? Either way notable players Tage Thompson, Alex Tuch, Rasmus Dahlin and Jeff Skinner are making a mark. Other players covered in this episode include Boone Jenner, Adam Ruzicka, Jason Robertson, Clayton Keller, Jakob Chychrun, Victor Hedman and more. NHL Fantasy on Ice is presented by SKIP, the official food delivery app of the NHL!

30m
Nov 17, 2022
Action Network Collab: Week 6

* Nick Alberga is joined by Michael Leboff from Action Network to take a look at the week ahead and break down where the value may lie during the 6th week of NHL action. Listen to Line Change! with Michael Leboff and Nick Martin of the Action Network every Tuesday and Thursday of the NHL season: https://apple.co/3s0c2Nh

27m
Nov 14, 2022