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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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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.

    Season 3 Finale: SUPER SPECIAL BONUS FREE AGENCY EPISODE!!!

    Season 3 Finale: SUPER SPECIAL BONUS FREE AGENCY EPISODE!!!

    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 their reaction to Johnny Gaudreau shocking the hockey world and choosing the Blue Jackets. Headlines continues with Vegas Golden Knight cap woes, giving away Max Pacioretty, and the ‘swinging for the fences’ approach. Meanwhile, do the Carolina Hurricanes have this whole cap thing figured out? Plus much more on a crazy start to the off-season, Nazem Kadri's eventual destination, and the big winner the Ottawa Senators!?

    Ask R&D sees questions on NHL player mindset during different transaction periods, Ottawa Senators playoff chances (YES, you read that correctly), and a special collection of Ray Ferraro hockey cards! Plus, the guys talk off-season plans and reflect on THREE seasons of the Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast.

    THANK YOU for listening and supporting the podcast. See you back for Season 4!

    Season 3 Episode 41 is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky: who are asking: 'Are You Over Beer?', Coolbet.co the free to play sports and casino games website, by Boston Pizza - pick it up or get it delivered right to your door, let Boston Pizza do the cooking tonight, and by DUER: Use code ‘RND15’ to save 15% off pants at DUER.ca.
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    • 41 min
    NHL Season Conclusion + Hockey Canada Sexual Assault Allegations

    NHL Season Conclusion + Hockey Canada Sexual Assault Allegations

    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 might change this off-season. Goaltending is a hot topic as Darcy Kuemper adds ‘Stanley Cup Winner’ to his resume and tough off-season decisions can’t wait with the NHL Draft around the corner. Darren’s phone is buzzing away as hockey’s #1 insider checks the pulse on HEATING up trade talks in the NHL. Kevin Fiala to LA was the first domino to fall as the cap continues to force GM’s to lose key players. 

    Hockey Canada continues to face backlash over their handling of an alleged sexual assault by eight players in 2018. TSN’s Rick Westhead first reported on the story, and now sponsors are taking action by pulling their longstanding support of the organization. The guys take pause on a story that goes beyond hockey and address the disturbing allegations, accountability for the organization, and the education needed to prevent similar incidents the future.

    Coolbet Kris is out east celebrating his birthday, and the Wi-Fi gave him no choice but to unplug! The guys are left to ‘stomach’ Joey Chestnut and the American tradition of Nathan’s hot dog eating contest.

    Ask R+D sees questions on a talented Winnipeg Jets forward who’s name keeps coming up in trade-talks… Blake Wheeler, inevitably leading to more discussion on Pierre-Luc Dubois. Ray’s asked about which goalies he loved to score on most, and what injuries he played through. Plus, Dregs in a bar fight!? Ray’s not the only one who’s had to battle through injuries in his career!

    Season 3 Episode 40 is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky: who are asking: 'Are You Over Beer?', Coolbet.co the free to play sports and casino games website, by Boston Pizza - pick it up or get it delivered right to your door, let Boston Pizza do the cooking tonight, and by DUER: Use code ‘RND15’ to save 15% off pants at DUER.ca.
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    • 47 min
    Lightning Try To… Delay A Stanley Cup ‘Reaction’ + New Panthers HC Paul Maurice

    Lightning Try To… Delay A Stanley Cup ‘Reaction’ + New Panthers HC Paul Maurice

    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 heard between the benches and in his headset, other missed calls, and potential rule (and hockey net?) changes in the NHL. 

    Florida Panthers Head Coach Paul Maurice has that new coach glow, or in this case tan! Maurice discussed why he felt it was time for a change after 9 seasons behind the bench for the Winnipeg Jets, gave us the play-by-play on his hiring in Florida, including a 10-hour interview with GM Bill Zito, plus detailed his off-season preparation, and the opportunity ahead of the Panthers. 

    Maurice takes the place of Jack Adams finalist, Andrew Brunette. Brunette and his future with the Panthers (or another team) are amongst topics discussed in Headlines this week. Pending RFA Pierre-Luc Dubois informed the Jets he wants to test free agency in 2024, which has the guys speculating on how Winnipeg proceeds, and if Dubois is developing a ‘reputation’ after wanting out of Columbus too. 

    Ask R&D sees questions on Ray’s playing career, what it would have meant to have a 'day with the cup', and his memorable European teammates. A Leafs fan asks: “what could’ve been?” with Nazem Kadri, and who would you rather have ripping one-timers on the powerplay? Brett Hull or Ovy?

    Coolbet Kris is on hiatus soaking up the sun, so the guys are left to discuss a hefty payday for anyone who has Tampa pulling off the unlikely comeback, and the over/under in what’s been a high-scoring series.

    Season 3 Episode 39 is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky: who are asking: 'Are You Over Beer?', Coolbet.co the free to play sports and casino games website, by Boston Pizza - pick it up or get it delivered right to your door, let Boston Pizza do the cooking tonight, and by DUER: Use code ‘RND15’ to save 15% off pants at DUER.ca.
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    • 47 min
    ‘Gut Punches’ of the Business w/ New VGK Head Coach Bruce Cassidy

    ‘Gut Punches’ of the Business w/ New VGK Head Coach Bruce Cassidy

    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 Final, the expected Lightning bounce-back, and how size has prevailed on defence. Off-season chatter includes cap maneuvers in the Weber/Dadonov deal, if Montreal goes Slafkovský or Wright, and why first overall might not be the only noise the Canadiens make on Draft Day. Plus, John Tortorella’s coaching style, and his tough task of turning around the Philadelphia Flyers. 

    Coolbet Kris likes the Tampa Bay Lightning with the odds shifting against their 3-peat, he discussed the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix weekend, and how one bettor hit an unlikely jackpot with Adam Hadwin at the US Open.

    Ask R&D puts the guys on the spot as a Bruins fan asks who they’d put in their Top-5 defensemen of all-time, and a Panthers fan wants to know who will be behind the bench next season. Ray’s son asks him about a ‘flood’ of emotion at Father’s Day dinner, and (of course) Bryan Mudryk has something to say.

    Season 3 Episode 38 is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky: who are asking: 'Are You Over Beer?', Coolbet.co the free to play sports and casino games website, by Boston Pizza - pick it up or get it delivered right to your door, let Boston Pizza do the cooking tonight, and by DUER: Use code ‘RND15’ to save 15% off pants at DUER.ca.
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    • 52 min
    “Eating To Win a Championship” w/ Retired NHL’er Matt Calvert

    “Eating To Win a Championship” w/ Retired NHL’er Matt Calvert

    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 ‘flipping a switch’ to make the Eastern Conference final a best-of-three, how a stacked Avs lineup matches up vs. either of the remaining world-class goalies. Plus, why Oilers fans should be proud of the season they had, but if the salary cap will keep them from being a team that gets those last ‘8 wins’. 

    Coolbet Kris celebrates hitting a prop bet on an otherwise meaningless Panarin goal, chats the wild changes in odds after the Lightning erased a 2-0 Rangers lead, and looks ahead to Stanley Cup final.

    Ask R&D sees questions on the off-season, how soon players book tee-times/vacations after being ousted in the playoffs, changes to the high-stick rule, and more!

    Season 3 Episode 37 is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky: who are asking: 'Are You Over Beer?', Coolbet.co the free to play sports and casino games website, by Boston Pizza - pick it up or get it delivered right to your door, let Boston Pizza do the cooking tonight, and by DUER: Use code ‘RND15’ to save 15% off pants at DUER.ca.
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    • 57 min
    Chirpin’ on the Conference Final Chaos w/ NHL on TNT’s Keith Jones

    Chirpin’ on the Conference Final Chaos w/ NHL on TNT’s Keith Jones

    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 trials of fitting between the benches are discussed, along with which teams have been chirping the most, and why Jones thinks the Avs/Oilers series will be a long one.

    Coolbet Kris has been all over Tampa these playoffs, he discusses their favourable odds after dropping Game 1. The value offered in player prop bets during a high scoring series, and (regrettably) taking Champions League betting advice from Ray’s 12-year-old son.

    Ray and Dregs talk ‘draws’ as Ask R&D has a couple friends of the show chime in on Speedos and other undergarments. Plus, a question on the direction of the Flyers brings up Johnny Gaudreau to Broad Street speculation. Have your question answered by tweeting at us, using #AskRayandDregsAnything  

    Season 3 Episode 36 is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky: who are asking: 'Are You Over Beer?', Coolbet.co the free to play sports and casino games website, by Boston Pizza - pick it up or get it delivered right to your door, let Boston Pizza do the cooking tonight, and by DUER: Use code ‘RND15’ to save 15% off pants at DUER.ca.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
606 Ratings

606 Ratings

Ryan_B_White ,

Exceptional. Highly Recommend

Exceptional hockey podcast and a great dynamic duo. Not only is it in depth, up to date, funny and accurate but it includes it’s listener questions consistently making us feel like part of the podcast. Keep up the great work Ray and Dregs. Cheers!

Big Bad Roberto ,

Really enjoy the stories and the guests

Great hickey pod

hockey scout ,

Add podcast

Great podcast if you like to listen to adds about yamaha and infinity and what ever else they’re selling. There’s some hockey talk too. It’s by far the worst hockey podcast, they sold out to adds. Very hard to listen to. Unfortunate because these two guys are good hockey people. I wish they didn’t sell out and just talked hockey but I guess they need to get paid because rich people are addicted to more money

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