The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast

The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast

Ray Ferraro & Darren Dreger, two of the biggest names in the game join forces for The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast. Providing expert insight, analysis and opinions on what's happening on and off the ice in an entertaining personality-laden style that you won't find anywhere else.

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July 14, 2022 41 min

ALL the adjectives for the Season Finale! A marathon 16-hour drive while fighting COVID symptoms (but testing negative) couldn’t stop Dregs, while Ray flew in just in time from TSN's Free Agent Frenzy to record this special BONUS episode for you. With NHL off-season moves in full swing, the guys breakdown the latest (and most shocking) news from free agency, and look ahead to next season. 

How about Columbus!? The guys discuss ...

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The end of an epic Stanley Cup Final means another hockey season is in the books! Ray and Dregs are winding down Season 3 of the podcast as well, BUT, not before another episode (or maybe two)! The guys put a bow on a busy NHL season as only they can, with candid takes and in-depth banter that you expect from two of the best in the biz! 

Ray and Dregs discuss the brilliance of the Colorado Avalanche championship team, and how it mi...

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We all played a collective game of “Where’s Waldo?” at the conclusion of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. First, finding the puck on Nazem Kadri’s (eventual) OT winner, then counting the players on the ice after Jon Cooper hinted at a missed Too Many Men call in his bizarre post-game presser. In any case, Game 5 is here, and it’s sure to be beautiful!  The guys have you covered for everything Avalanche/Lightning including what Ray ...

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What a whirlwind month for Bruce Cassidy: A hard-fought 7 game series vs. Carolina, to losing his job as Bruins Head coach, to being re-hired across the country! Bruce discussed the “gut punch” of his firing in Boston, lessons from a hard conversation with Bruins GM Don Sweeney, and new beginnings with old friends in Vegas.

PLENTY is covered in Headlines this week. The guys chime in on a fast Avs start in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup ...

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When you're on Nathan MacKinnon's team, you can't just eat, you have to be "eating to win a championship". That is, according to former Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert. Calvert talks the bittersweet emotions of watching the Avs make the Stanley Cup final, his new venture, CAL Sports Management, and has a bone to pick with Ray for chirping his breakaway on live TV!

Ray and Dregs discuss the Lightning ‘fli...

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Defence?? Who needs it!? Dregs is in Denver covering a MacKinnon/McDavid shooting gallery in the ‘Wild Wild West’, while Ray says “Igor’s Better” in the East. Conference Finals chatter abounds as the guys delve into a crazy (and controversial) start to the final rounds.

NHL on TNT’s Keith Jones has a fern, Dregs is between two lights, and Ray’s alone in a concrete jungle, as all three join the show from their hotel rooms. The trial...

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Mike Smith and Jacob Markstrom add their names to Battle of Alberta folklore… With goals against they’d rather forget! Ray and Dregs discuss if Connor McDavid is the best player we’ve ever seen, Nazem Kadri’s epic performance in the face of ignorance, and the unmatched will of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Jessica Campbell is making history as the IIHF’s first female coach. The Saskatchewan native joins the show, discussing her fascinat...

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Ray and Darren delve into the wild start to the Battle of Alberta - how it was fun for everyone - except if you were a goalie.  They talk expectations for Game 2 including for the goaltending to look much better on both ends of the ice and what playing style it will take to get through. The guys discuss the Tkachuk family and why no one should be slamming Brady for cheering on his brother Matthew in the playoffs - and having fun wh...

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Which teams advance, and who’s hitting the golf course early?? The first round still has plenty of drama left to unfold. The guys go ‘full contact’, talking headbutts, Darnell Nurse’s suspension, Jacob Trouba’s hit on Sidney Crosby, and much more!

NHL on TNT’s Rick Tocchet joins the show and shared tons of playoff insight, including thoughts on officiating, and constant scrums. He dished on the differences between coaching and his ...

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With the NHL playoffs in full swing, Ray and Dregs discuss Ray’s OT intermission snacks during a Penguins/Rangers Game 1 marathon, the sustained brilliance of Sidney Crosby, and all of the goalie drama! From injuries, to incredible (and unexpected) performances, and playoff EBUG’s!? In-depth analysis of what’s already been a crazy first round from two of the best in the biz!

Anaheim Ducks Head Coach Dallas Eakins joins the podcast ...

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Former NHL player and current broadcaster Mike Johnson brings his unique perspective to this week’s show. Johnson spoke on the magnitude of playing for the Habs organization, meeting Guy Lafleur, the Leafs impressive scoring this season, and much more.

Ray and Dregs deliberated their NHL Awards ballots and what looks like a 2-man race for the Hart Trophy. They discuss the impact of Evander Kane and the potential for an extension wi...

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Ray and Dregs welcome Jake Middleton to the podcast. The Minnesota Wild D-man talked about his trade deadline suitcase debacle, the Wild’s locker room pranksters & antics, and his “blue-collar” style of play.

Headlines covers the playoff race in the west, the now confirmed playoff teams in the east, what is happening with the Vegas Golden Knights, and an offseason that is ripe for big changes.

#AskRayandDregsAnything sees quest...

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April 15, 2022 43 min

Ray and Dregs are flying solo this episode as there’s plenty to talk about with under 10 games to go until the NHL regular season wraps and the Stanley Cup Playoffs in sight.


In Headlines the guys talk about the dangerous Colorado Avalanche, college players in free agency, if the Rangers are getting enough respect, how competitive the East looks, the playoff hunt in the West coming down to the wire, Ryan Hartman and Evander Kane dr...

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Panthers forward - and serious Hart Trophy candidate - Jonathan Huberdeau joins the guys this episode. Jonny talks how his game has evolved this year to be more defensive and how much he is enjoying finally being on the PK. He chats with Ray & Darren why he prefers to pass instead of score and loves making the guys around him better instead of being selfish, how the team has turned into the 'Comeback Cats' ,the huge dea...

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Former teammate of Ray’s and Executive Director of the NHL Alumni Association Glenn Healy joins the guys this episode. Heals goes over some of the chatter at this week’s GM meetings, talks about the NHL Alumni Association and a bit about what they’re doing for former players, player wellness, his illegal pads, playing days with the Islanders and Rangers, of course the guys exchange some stories plus much more.

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March 21, 2022 44 min

We’ve officially reached the NHL Trade Deadline. After a busy day in the studio, Ray and Dregs sit down to sort through the trades that have been made, discuss which teams they think fared the best, who may have fallen short in fulfilling their deadline wish-list, what team’s have become even more dangerous as Stanley Cup contenders plus much more.

This week's episode is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky: who...

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March 17, 2022 64 min

It is trade deadline week and Ray & Dregs are covering all the latest stories swirling around the NHL. Topics include the evolving trade market as the deadline nears, Ben Chiarot heading to Florida, the Avalanche’s latest additions, if Claude Giroux is likely to end up elsewhere, where the Calgary Flames are at after acquiring Calle Jarnkrok, who the Leafs could potentially be asking about, the probability of Fleury being dealt...

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Dregs is outnumbered by Italians on the Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast this week. NHL Alum & TSN Hockey Analyst Carlo Colaiacovo joins the guys and talks about the NFL and his love for the Buffalo Bills, how he ended up in sports media following his playing career, what it was like near trade deadline as a player, shares some pranks he played on teammates, what he thinks the Leafs need plus much more.

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Gord Miller joins the Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast to talk about his connections in the Ukraine and the state of the country, the IIHF’s statement and removal of both Russia and Belarus from IIHF tournaments, different leagues are handling the current events in Europe, if Ovechkin’s stance impacts his legacy, the upcoming World Championship, how you can help efforts in the Ukraine plus more.

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General Manager of the Calgary Flames Brad Treliving chats about where the Flames are at and the team’s focus on staying in the moment, Darryl Sutter’s impact, the role guys like Tanev and Markstrom have played, finding the pieces to create the best team possible, acquiring Tyler Toffoli, their approach nearing trade deadline, his path from playing to co-founding the Western Professional Hockey League to NHL management plus much mo...

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