Five Hole Fantasy Hockey

62 EpisodesProduced by TJ Branson, Zac VogelWebsite

A couple of angry chefs who devote most of their time in the kitchen listening to hockey radio and talking about hockey. We decided one day to make a podcast where we drink heavily and discuss Fantasy Hockey tips. We talk streamers, rankings, draft strategy, weekly adds and drops, trends, and most i… read more

62 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Episode 61 | Sleepers and Regressions

August 13th, 2019


Whats goin on guys? Hope you’re well!

Here it is! Sleepers, Regressions!

Who is going to take a step back from their last seasons performance? Why are they going to regress? We’d love to tell you all about it!

Next up is …

Episode 60 | Breakouts and Bouncebacks

August 1st, 2019


Alright folks, the title gives this one enough credence!

Who’s it going to be? Who is going to bounce back? Who is going to take a step forward, or …

Episode 59 | Press F to pay respects to CBJ R.I.P.

July 8th, 2019


Free agent frenzy has fizzled out, time to figure out what it means.

  • -Trades, signings, all the fun stuff of a HUGE offseason is ready to be …

Episode 58 | Post-Draft Hiccups

June 25th, 2019


Today’s Episode is a 2 parter, Zac and TJ tackle all the happenings of the weekend and their fantasy implications, including:

  • PK Subban trade
  • Kevin …

Episode 57 | The Arms Race (Pre-Draft Edition)

June 19th, 2019


New look, same great Fantasy Hockey content!

Get a jump on your competition, do some summer reading, get your knowledges!

We’re back after our playoff break with loads to cover, trades, signings, playoff implications for …

Crossover | Episode 1

April 23rd, 2019


Back at it with something a little different this time around.

Doc and Littlefoot join Zac and TJ for something with a non Fantasy bend, we freeball about the playoffs, and pretty much anything that comes up.

Get on over …

Episode 56 | Full-Tilt like a Peterbilt

February 26th, 2019


Just another day in the NHL? Nah.

Just about everyone on the trade bait board gets moved. With a couple exceptions, of course.

Teams stocking up in …

Episode 55 | DTD With Poop in Pants

February 22nd, 2019


A later episode this week, preparing you for next weeks matchup. I just got back from a vacation in Montreal, didn’t have time to record up there like I’d hoped but we are back!

Recorded Thursday, around 5pm, so none of …

Episode 54 | 2nd Half Last Laugh

February 8th, 2019


TJ and Zac dive into:

- Who is due for a bounceback rest of season - Who is due to regress - What teams and players to target come playoffs

Was Recorded on Wednesday night, 2/6/19, so Thursday’s games were not taken into …

Episode 53 | Football is Over!

February 4th, 2019


The 2 week matchup is finally over, and it’s time to get back to normal life.

-Couple of "Big" Trades this week -Some line shakeups -Trends: Who's on …

Episode 52 | Just a Little Bye-Curious

January 21st, 2019


Say Samu Maenalanen 5 times fast! This episode was a blast, the NHL gave us plenty to talk about, with all the trades, big name returns, and line shakeups we really didn’t need to scrape the barrel for content in the …

Episode 51 | Almost Bye Weeks

January 15th, 2019


In this episode TJ takes a trip around the NHL and finds value with each team. We do the usual in most GP, least GP and Line changes, and then take a look at how some of the injuries/trades/returns have affected the …

Episode 50 | The Forsberg Awakens

January 8th, 2019


In this episode, TJ and Zac dive into each team as is the custom. We take a look at all the big injuries, big returns, hot and cold streaks, …

Episode 49 | New Year, New Streams

January 1st, 2019


What’s going on guys, quick eppie here while fighting a hangover. Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve. Jumped on the mic to get a few thoughts out of my head and onto the airwaves, if you want to …

Episode 48 | Ondrej Kase Money

December 18th, 2018



Recorded on Sunday night, Dezi has been brutally sick today (Monday) so I Just now am getting to the upload bit. Sorry boys! Dez is on the mend however so that is a plus

This week we dive into:

-Team …

Episode 47 | Boulevard of Broken Streams

December 12th, 2018


We take a look at every team:

-line combos -fringe streamers -hot and cold streaks -goalie woes -call ups and trades

Finding value in new opportunities

Episode 46 | IR-replaceable

November 30th, 2018


i said Melker Karlsson’s name right on the first try, so there’s that

Episode 45 | The Chronicles of Rittich

November 13th, 2018


Today we go over more goalie stuffs, answer some twitter questions and have a peek at the weekly schedule. TJ struggles with Miro Heiskanen‘s name …

Episode 44 | Eternal Sunshine for the Spot-Start Kind

November 7th, 2018


What’s up guys, we’re here for a bonus episode this week, laying down some story lines that have played themselves out.

  • Goalie Controversies?
    • Pekka …

Episode 43 | Vrana go bro?

November 5th, 2018


Real quick episode, super to the point.

Covering weeklong adds, daily streams, best matchups, goalie strategy for back to backs.

Get over to iTunes …

Episode 42 | Everyone is hurt!

October 31st, 2018


Happy Halloween y’all.

Missed last week as Dezi had a pretty brutal sickness and needed a bunch of attention. But we’re back with a midweek episode to get you guys up to date on line changes, injuries, and trends to get …

Episode 41 | Toront-OH MY GOD

October 16th, 2018


So much is happening!

Toronto can’t stop scoring goals, Vegas can’t seem to start, will the Erik Karlsson/Brent Burns top Power play ever heat up?

We …

Episode 40 | Week 1

October 9th, 2018


Hockey is here! Hope you guys are doing well in your leagues, we’re here to help for the 2nd week. Whether it’s the back half of a yahoo matchup, or the 2nd in ESPN, or whatever!

Today we …

Episode 39 | Getting into the Swing of Things, Week 1 Preview

October 3rd, 2018


Hockey starts tomorrow! We’re sure by now most if not all of us have made it through our drafts, so we decided to get into form with a more …

Episode 38 | Sleepers, Value Picks and Watch-List

September 21st, 2018


A touch on the EK65 and Patches trades then we jump into the sleepers segments. Right aroound 15:00 for anoyone that wants to skip straight to sleepers.

Real quick rundown of guys to have on your watchlist both going …

Episode 37 | DON'T TOUCH THE CAT (Mock Draft)

September 12th, 2018


Holy Hell boys, what an absolute shitshow these next couple hours are going to be. At the very least I hope it’s entertaining. SUPER NOT SAFE FOR …

Episode 36 | Goalie Rankings

September 4th, 2018


Two Episodes in 2 days… it’s been a long weekend for us!

Enjoy our top 10 goalie rankings going into the year, and let us know how yours might differ.

Find us on Social Media @FHFHockey, and give us a rating on iTunes if …

Episode 35 | Metro Divsion Power Plays

September 4th, 2018


Hey guys, TJ here flying solo on this one.

Dove into each Power Play in the Metro and talked about each player on each unit. Ranking them as we go …

Episode 34 | Defenseman Rankings

August 17th, 2018


Man i’m tired as a mug, been trying to get Dez to sleep for 3 nights now while my wife is away, we recorded this on Tuesday and it’s finally edited here at 1:30am early Friday morning. Gonna keep it short and sweet:

We …

Episode 33 | Center Rankings

August 11th, 2018


Here it is, Part 2 of our forward rankings! With how deep center depth goes, we took it from a top 10 to a top 20 this time around. Not much more to say here guys, we ranked centers… it’s in the title. Kinda like when …

Episode 32 | Winger Rankings

August 7th, 2018


Alright folks, get your keyboards out, and get ready to get angry! It’s Rankings time!!!

Everyone has their own idea of who is #1, and we’d love to …

Episode 31 | Draft Strategy

July 31st, 2018


TJ and Zac go over their strategy for drafting, round by round. It changes up a little bit for Category leagues vs your points only leagues, so we …

Episode 30 | The Implications

July 5th, 2018


For being regarded as a really boring draft class, we definitely had a good amount of drama. John Tavares, Ryan O’Reilly, James Van Riemsdyk, how does their new team change the landscape for them? For the team they …

Episode 29 | Quick NHL Draft Epi

June 24th, 2018


Immediate(ish) Reactions from the NHL Draft weekend.

Real Quick Epi here boys, throwing all my thoughts onto the airwaves before Zac and I do the deep dive of the Draft and the Trades early next week.

Until then: This …

Episode 28 | Regression Candidates

June 21st, 2018


So i’ve been sitting on this episode for over a week now, and finally got around to editing it. I will have a short solo Draft Reaction episode out …

Episode 27 | Bounceback Candidates

May 24th, 2018


In this week’s episode, we decide to go through a list of players we think are due for a bounce back year. Some big names, some middle of the road guys, and give a nice drunken take on how they sucked this year and it …

Episode 26 | Jagermeister, Tito's and Premature Goalie Rankings

May 15th, 2018


We know it’s way too early to be grading goalies for next year, but out of any position we think the Tendys may be the easiest to rank. Maybe…

Episode 25 | Zac's Back

May 9th, 2018


Zac is back and we are back to business as usual! Kind of.

To be honest here boys we barely talk about Fantasy Hockey. It’s basically an hour of me and Zac shooting the shit and getting back into it. We treated this …

Tom Wilson for the Hart-Throb Trophy

March 27th, 2018


Championships are either over or smack dab in the middle! I can’t tell if I’m stress drinking or if its just habitual. Crack one open and get all the info you can to win the week.

I’m still surprised that Malkin and …

Episode 23 | Tomato, Donato

March 22nd, 2018


Holy Hell Ryan Donato!

Can’t wait until his “New Player Waiver” Status is up? Kill some time with this epi.

The hangover is finally gone since Zac’s …

Episode 22 | Playoff Push/Start and Trade Deadline Re-Cap

March 6th, 2018


This week we go over the notable injuries, returns and line changes as a result of said injuries. We also touch on back to back for your goalie …

Scooby Dubnyk

February 28th, 2018


Trade deadline day has come and gone, Check out our Fantasy Hockey analysis of all the trades that went down. How will player X play on his new team, and how will their (now) former teams shake out when the line combos …

Let's Start Thinking Playoffs eh?

February 6th, 2018


On this week’s FHFH Radio: TJ does the usual round up, injuries, returns and their impact on the line combo’s. Any notable line changes throughout …

Konecny the Dots

January 30th, 2018


So the All-Star break is over! There’s no time to waste when it comes to getting back into the swing of Fantasy Hockey and we’re here to help.

A look through the lengthy injury list, and some of the returns. How does it …

Bye Bye Bye weeks

January 17th, 2018


The Bye weeks are almost over boys! We won’t have to deal with another one like this, because Bettman will likely change the bye week mandate next year.

But! In the meantime we still need to be prepared for it, who is …

Nino Need-to-Re-Write-It

January 10th, 2018


As is the custom whenever FHFH puts a new episode out… About halfway through editing, you find out the guy you’ve been suggesting for a lot of the episode is out until January 20th at the least. El Nino is out! But …

Speed Round

December 20th, 2017


Real quick epi, going over some of the big injuries and their replacements. TJ takes a quick look at the power play and penalty kill rankings, to …

The DeBrincats out of the Bag

December 13th, 2017


Week 10 has come, what are the teams to start loading up against?

The Flyers are out of their 10 game losing streak so we decided to crawl out of …

Sean Shooturier

November 7th, 2017


Five Hole Fantasy Hockey Radio is back!

After a one week hiatus, the hockey world has started to take shape.


Attention Deficit Hockey Disorder

October 18th, 2017


Turns out watching and recording at the same time isn’t the best plan. But now we know. TJ tries his best to pay full attention to the content, while …

Week 1

October 9th, 2017


FHFH is back, and so is Hockey!

With week 1 in the rearview, we look at the top performers, and craziness that this week brought.

Then we look forward in time!! take a look at every day’s matchups coming up, and find …

Soft and Hard

October 4th, 2017


TJ flying solo this week as Zac moves into his new house in North Carolina.

Real short Epi, as I don’t have my trusty co-host to argue with.

Today, …

All the PP's

September 20th, 2017


Zac and TJ try to touch every teams PP.

We go through each teams Power-Play, who’s were the most potent, who should be targeted first in drafts, and …

Mock Draft and Whistle Pig

September 6th, 2017


The full Five Hole crew sits down to run through a Mock Draft on Labor Day.

Lil T tries his best to draft players who are Down To Dance.

We all …

Ranking Defenseman, Goalies, and Jameson

August 29th, 2017


Five Hole Fantasy Hockey is back to finish our top 10 rankings of goalies and defenseman. All jacked up on Jameson and espresso TJ rants about how …

Forward Rankings and Dogfish 60 minute

August 24th, 2017


Zac and TJ rank forwards by fantasy relevance, for the LW, RW and Center Positions.

Drafts are only a few weeks away! Be sure to get in contact with us if you have any questions or suggestions for the show, we will be …

Prospects and Sleepers

August 16th, 2017


This week Zac and TJ talk some prospects who might make the jump to the NHL in the next couple of years, most of them being named Jake.

Zac and TJ …

Top Performers and Flyers Development Camp

July 25th, 2017


Zac and TJ dive into what we took in at the Flyers development camp 3-on-3 tourney.

(Over at 13:30 for anyone who hates the Flyers)

We then go …

"Special" Guests

July 12th, 2017


Paul and Chuck join hosts TJ and Zac in the studio to discuss the Fantasy Hockey topics that have been on their minds lately. We also drink a ton of …

Episode 3 - The Frenzy Ends

July 5th, 2017


All the biggest names are off the UFA board, what does that mean for their Fantasy Value? TJ dives into each big signing this week to find the hidden …

Episode 2 - Draft(s) Recap(s)

June 27th, 2017


Zac and TJ review the Entry Level draft, and the Vegas Expansion draft finding all your fantasy relevant players. They also go over the many trades …

Five Hole Fantasy Hockey - Episode 1

June 20th, 2017


It maybe the offseason, but it will be the busiest we’ve seen in years. Lots to talk about whether or not there are games on!

-Fantasy Hockey and Hockey IRL are discussed



-Expansion and Entry level …

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