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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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    • 4.6 • 155 Ratings

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.

    Battle of the ‘Goalie Gaffes’ + Team Germany AC Jessica Campbell

    Battle of the ‘Goalie Gaffes’ + Team Germany AC Jessica Campbell

    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 fascination with skating technique, the difference between playing and coaching, and how she deals with the glare of being different in the hockey world.  Coolbet Kris brings his unique perspective for spotting JUICY betting odds. This week he’s eyeing penalty minutes for David Perron and Nazem Kadri, early Conn Smythe favourites, and a surprise pick for  Canada vs. Sweden in the IIHF Men’s Worlds. Ask R&D has Ray putting on his foodie hat, reminiscing about Long Island’s restaurants, and the authentic New York meals he’s enjoyed with NHL on ESPN’s broadcast crew. Use #AskRayandDregsAnything to hear your question on an upcoming podcast!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Whole Lotta Goals - The Battle of Alberta & 2nd Round of NHL Playoffs

    A Whole Lotta Goals - The Battle of Alberta & 2nd Round of NHL Playoffs

    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 while doing so. Ray discusses whether Tampa is now fully switched into '3-peat mode'. The guys look at the Leafs offseason and what their on-ice priorities should be going into next year. and what's going on with the coaching rumor mill and Vegas and all the big coaching names on the market and teams waiting for Trotz to decide where he's going first.

    #AskRayandDregsAnything sees questions on whether there's a benefit to lack of travel in a series like the Battle of Alberta and get into the late start times and if that throws a wrench into a player's gameday preparations, and what Ray's biggest surprise of the playoffs thus far is.

    Coolbet Kris joins and talks about the over-under being 6.5 goals, and that typically being a higher number for the 2nd round of the playoffs and some value on betting the 'under' where the goaltending is stronger. Also touch on the PGA Championship and Rory's first round, and a few interesting live betting options, and Darren gets the guy's opinions on whether the O-Dog actually shot 65 - or not.

    This week's episode 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 everything at DUER.ca.

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    • 47 min
    ‘Headbutting’ the First Round + NHL on TNT’s Rick Tocchet

    ‘Headbutting’ the First Round + NHL on TNT’s Rick Tocchet

    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 new gig on TV, working with longtime friend Wayne Gretzky, and taking credit for Mario Lemieux’s suggestions while coaching for the Penguins.

    The completion of the NHL Draft lottery means offseason decisions will be coming in hot. In #AskRayandDregsAnything the guys answer questions on the vault that is New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello, the likelihood the New Jersey Devils will keep the 2nd overall pick, and the strength of this year’s draft. 

    Coolbet Kris is off the grid, taking a well-deserved vacation. While he sips mixed drinks (Canadian Club of course), the guys fill-in to discuss their thoughts on playoff odds. 

    Season 3 Episode 33 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 everything at DUER.ca.

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    • 53 min
    Spicy Pork and Broccoli + Ducks Head Coach Dallas Eakins

    Spicy Pork and Broccoli + Ducks Head Coach Dallas Eakins

    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 this week. He reflects on Ryan Getzlaf’s legacy after retirement, the misconceptions surrounding Trevor Zegras, his affinity for Darryl Sutter playoff press conferences, and much more.

    Potential Mark Scheifele landing spots are debated during #AskRayandDregsAnything.TSN’s Bryan Mudryk chimed in from Europe, his hilarious question had the guys reminiscing about their start in broadcasting.  

    Coolbet Kris joined the show to reaffirm his confidence in his Tampa Bay bet, despite a lot of hometown opposition. Plus, he discussed how the NHL’s goaltending carousel affects the odds and betting strategy during games.  

    This week's episode 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, by Kintec Footwear and Orthotics - Book a consultation at Kintec.net and by DUER: Use code ‘RND’ to save 15% off pants at DUER.ca.

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    • 51 min
    Locked-In for the Playoffs & Broadcaster/Ex-NHL’er Mike Johnson

    Locked-In for the Playoffs & Broadcaster/Ex-NHL’er Mike Johnson

    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 with the Oilers. Plus does Auston Matthews have the respect he deserves from his fellow NHL’ers?

    #AskRayandDregsAnything questions include if Jack Campbell can be a Stanley Cup winning goaltender, why Canada doesn’t replicate USA Hockey’s Development Program, and what toys Dregs has ready for ‘cabbage’ season!

    Coolbet Kris joins the show to discuss the betting implications of Matthews hitting 60 goals, Flames division win, and the emotional roller coaster of being a Jays fan.

    This week's episode 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, by Kintec Footwear and Orthotics - Book a consultation at Kintec.net and by DUER: Use code ‘RND’ to save 15% off pants at DUER.ca.

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    • 56 min
    NHL Playoff Outlook & Minnesota Wild D-Man Jake Middleton

    NHL Playoff Outlook & Minnesota Wild D-Man Jake Middleton

    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 questions on the Canucks playoff push, Chris Pronger’s Twitter thread on player finances, A Lightning/Leafs playoff series, and more. 

    Coolbet Kris joined the show to talk live in-game sports betting, and the Raptors chances against the Sixers in Game 3.

    This week's episode 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, by Kintec Footwear and Orthotics - Book a consultation at Kintec.net and by DUER: Use code ‘RND’ to save 15% off pants at DUER.ca.

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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

Kingfish13 ,

The two best in the game

These guys are 1-2 in the game

Go_Habs! ,

Awesome podcast, except for the ads!

C’mon guys, why all the ads? Do you need the money? Put your podcast behind a paywall if you need to, but the ads are a HUGE turnoff. Jeff & Elliott barely mention GMC or whoever sponsors them. Your takes are great when you keep them hockey related, but I don’t need to hear how over-beered you might be, or about the SUV Lexus IS letting you drive, or the jewelry you got your wife from the othe sponsor! Rant over.
GREAT HOCKEY PODCAST!

JCW@1 ,

Hello from Colorado

Enjoy this pod. Smart, experienced guys. Much better than 32 Thoughts.

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