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.


September 29, 2023 44 mins

Ray and Dregs with your Friday hockey headlines!

How will Vasilevskiy's absence affect the start of the season for Tampa Bay? Preseason getting a little bit testy, Steve Staios joins the Ottawa Senators, Bedard showing early flashes of brilliance and McDavid & Draisaitl stepping up their commitment to winning!

Then, in ask Ray & Dregs - NHL point-system re-visited, how do analytics play into PTO decisions and hole-in-one....

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The boys are back from their summer adventures and there's lots to catch up on in headlines. Addressing the Babcock situation in CBJ, Sens ownership no longer a distraction, Stamkos disappointed to not be extended (yet) and what kind of impact Patrick Kane can have with a new team this season.

Then we are joined by the captain of the Stanley Cup Champions, the Vegas Golden Knights - Winnipeg's own, Mark Stone. He talks about Vegas...

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In the SEASON FINALE, the guys provide their insight on a very active Day 1 of NHL Free Agency. Fresh off of ‘Free Agent Frenzy’ on TSN, Dregs talks the annual July 1st theatrics on the panel, and growing to love the comedic side of the show. Ray gives a shout-out to TSN legend Gino Reda, and spoke on enjoying the festivities from the comfort of his couch!

In Headlines, the guys delve into a busy Day 1 of NHL Free Agency. Brad Tre...

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A BUSY week in the NHL off-season continues as teams wrap their drafts, and turn their focus to free agency. For Ray that means manning the ship at home as wife Cammi Granato puts in the hours as a member of Canucks management. Good thing the Ferraro kids like banana bread!

In Headlines, the guys discuss the lack of trades at the NHL Draft, and the salary cap keeping teams from making moves. Flyers defender Travis Sanheim’s no-tra...

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Dregs’ phone is on high-alert as the NHL Insider monitors trade-action ahead of the draft. While Dregs is in Nashville for the NHL Draft, Ray is home on the west coast trying his hand at baking; as the guys ‘cook’ up another episode!

In Headlines, the guys discuss the ALMOST-unanimous vote for Connor McDavid winning another Hart Trophy as league MVP, discuss the need for change with making the NHL trophies more current, and Jack A...

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In this special edition of the pod, the guys dig into the #AskRayandDregsAnything mailbag, answering YOUR questions!! 

The guys lead things off with the Hockey Hall of Fame inductees, including Ray’s former teammate Pierre Turgeon. Ray proposes a 10-year time-limit on receiving the honour, and discusses the tough process of being selected. Reports of prominent Calgary Flames players seeking new teams, are also discussed.

Ray &...

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Ray ‘kicks-off’ Episode 74 from Dallas on a soccer trip for his son’s team. He discusses the ‘tanned-water’ that is iced coffee and the Texas heat forcing him to befriend his former foe. The guys are also apparently JELL-O traditionalists as they lament the mixed dessert bowls from childhood; perhaps they just need to try JELL-O shots?? 

In Headlines, the guys cover latest NHL off-season news and rumours! Big name trade-targets ar...

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New Philadelphia Flyers GM, and former NHL centreman, Daniel Briere joins the pod! Briere spoke on the transition from his playing career to an NHL front-office, the overwhelming feeling of starting his tenure as GM, and the advantage of having worked his way up within the Flyers organization. Plus, the Ivan Provorov trade, rumours surrounding Laughton and Konecny, and more!

In Headlines, the guys discuss an already active off-sea...

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The grind of the NHL season comes to an end with the Vegas Golden Knights being crowned champions. As always, the litany of injuries that hockey players endure in the playoffs comes to surface once the season ends; for the Florida Panthers the list was a long one. Ray & Dregs lead things off with their thoughts on Paul Maurice’s post-game comments, and the improbable run for his Panthers.

In Headlines, the guys discuss a domin...

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Former NHL Goalie, and ‘Henrik Lundqvist career backup’, Martin Biron joins the pod! Biron provided insight on the Stanley Cup final goalie-duel between Adin Hill and Sergei Bobrovsky, why Devon Levi’s ‘embracing chaos’ philosophy should provide stability in the Sabres crease, and he identifies two intriguing goalies for NHL GM’s to target this off-season. Marty also reflected on his journey in the game, his French-Canadian roots (...

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Dregs is fresh off a West-coast trip to Kamloops for the Memorial Cup; which saw a Patrick Roy’s Quebec Remparts capture the championship. Ray is recuperating from the NHL season, but may not quite be settled back into home-life after fighting a losing battle with carrots…

In Headlines, the guys talk a Vegas Golden Knights team that appears to be running away with the Stanley Cup Final. Undisciplined play by the Panthers and if Pa...

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Before moving to Vegas to cover the Golden Knights in their inaugural 2017 season, Gary Lawless was part of TSN’s Winnipeg Jets coverage. Lawless spoke on his experience covering the Golden Knights, the ‘nothing expires in the fridge’ cap approach of George McPhee & Kelly McCrimmon, and the perfect Game 6 win over the Stars that clinched the team’s 2nd appearance in the Stanley Cup Final. Plus, why Mark Stone is the ‘Larry Bird...

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Sam Bennett is an absolute MENACE to play against, and if you need evidence of that, look no further than THE HIT on Jaccob Slavin in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final. Bennett spoke to Dregs on the monumental opportunity of advancing to the final round of the playoffs, the confidence a HOT Sergei Bobrovsky gives the Panthers, and Matthew Tkachuk's 'clutch' gene. Plus, his legendary playoff beard, and pro-golfer Brooks Koepka'...

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It’s ‘Viva Las Vegas’ for Ray as he continues his NHL on ESPN duties, however his luck ran out both on the golf-course and at the blackjack tables so he’ll be sticking to hockey for Episode 67. Plenty to discuss as Ray & Dregs serve up another instalment of the pod! 

In Headlines, the guys delve into the OVERTIME filled Conference Final matchups. The Golden Knights are in great shape with two consecutive OT wins at home, Ray d...

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Dregs was up bright and early putting in work for a top-shelf Father’s Day present, while Ray is getting set to cover the Western Conference Final for ESPN. The guys combine forces for another instalment of the pod!

In Headlines, the guys get you set for the FINAL FOUR in the NHL! A battle between ‘familiar foes’ takes place as the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers have a number of weird hockey connections, including that P...

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Ray’s group chats were FIERY, as he stoked the flames on the Oilers and Leafs 2nd round exits. Along with Ray’s friends, many Canadians were disappointed in the results of the weekend, the Stanley Cup will yet again be awarded to an American team. 

In Headlines, the guys cover Game 6 between the Oilers and Golden Knights, the play of Adin Hill in backstopping the Vegas win, Leon Draisaitl being unable to produce to the ridiculous ...

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Shane Hnidy brings his ‘golden-shoed’ pizzaz to the pod! The former NHL’er spoke to the guys after a CHARGED Game 4 between the Golden Knights and Oilers. Hnidy gave his thoughts on Pietrangelo’s slash on Draisaitl, an ‘old-school’ instigator penalty on Darnell Nurse, and the implications IF both players miss a pivotal Game 5. The Vegas Golden Knights broadcaster provided insight into the ‘style’ Bruce Cassidy likes his teams to pl...

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Another day, another podcast from a hotel-room for Ray as he gets set for ESPN duties. However, a surly hotel neighbour was less than thrilled, making a guest appearance in supremely petty fashion, you don’t want to miss it!

In Headlines, the guys delve into the latest from around the NHL. Connor Bedard’s landing-spot is now clear as the Chicago Blackhawks won the Draft Lottery. The hype surrounding the lottery, twitterverse consp...

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Ray is back home for a short rest from the NHL on ESPN grind, and Dregs continues his TSN Panel coverage as the guys cover the 2nd Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In Headlines, the guys discuss the Maple Leafs blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 2 loss to the Florida Panthers. Find out why Ray thinks the Panthers were handed a ‘get out of jail free’ card, and how the Leafs can prevent more ‘water bottle throwing’. 

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Having spent 16 seasons with 6 different teams as an NHL player, ‘Edzo’ knows the game. But, did you know he’s also a horse-racing enthusiast?? In fact, the Seattle Kraken and NHL on TNT broadcaster actually started his TV career in horse-racing! Olczyk spoke on his journey from the NHL to broadcasting, stories from playing and covering the game, and a short stint as Ray Ferraro’s teammate that included a ‘Grand Slam’ bet payday co...

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