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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.

    Top Headlines Ahead of NHL Regular Season + Concussion Discussion

    Top Headlines Ahead of NHL Regular Season + Concussion Discussion

    This is NOT a drill! Well, It kind of is... But, only for a few more days! Coaches are putting the final touches on their rosters as the puck is set to drop in under a week on the new NHL season!  

    Our interview with Kent Hughes stirred the pot last week as the Habs GM’s quote on Juraj Slafkovsky made waves in Montreal. Ray and Dregs talked the first overall pick and why the Canadiens have no cause for concern. Headlines continued with an interesting tidbit on Habs HC Marty St. Louis’ coaching tactics, whether Darryl Sutter is ‘throwing shade’ at Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk, and Ray takes us inside the mind of an NHL player during the pre-season.

    After recent events with Miami Dolphins QB, Tua Tagovailoa, the guys discuss concussions and the need for more oversight in keeping players safe across all sports. Ray recounts multiple knee surgeries during his playing career and the delicate balance between safety, and a player's autonomy in deciding to play the game. 

    Ask R+D sees questions on Hart Trophy dark horses, Michael Bunting’s future as a Toronto Maple Leaf, and the New Jersey Devils playoff chances. Plus, Memorabilia: Ray’s dream item, and Darren’s visit to Mario Lemieux’s basement.

    Season 4 Episode 3 is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky: who are asking: 'Are You Over Beer?', 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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    The NHL Pre-Season Grinds On + Interview with Habs GM Kent Hughes

    The NHL Pre-Season Grinds On + Interview with Habs GM Kent Hughes

    The guys discuss the latest NHL headlines from around the league including the massive hit and resulting injury to Trevor Zegras last night and debate whether players watching in the pressbox should be able to be inserted during games to cover off injured players - instead of what currently happens where forwards play D.

    Montreal Canadiens GM Kent Hughes joins Ray and Darren and talks how he got the gig, his working relationship with Jeff Gorton, the positive vibes around the team now, his unconventional hiring of 'bantam coach' Marty St-Louis, how the evaluation process worked out on them ultimately choosing to draft Juraj Slafkovsky first overall, and much more.

    Kris Abbott stops by and chats about being at the Dome for the special moment of Judge's 61st homer last night and talks early NHL Stanley Cup and Hart Tropy winner odds. The guys wrap up make their first 'game of the week ' picks on the Rams v. 49ers match-up. And yeah, we'll be keeping score and seeing who is the real soothsayer in this crew.

    Season 4 Episode 2 is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky: who are asking: 'Are You Over Beer?', 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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    NEW is Always Better! NHL Teams to Watch + Improved R+D for Season 4!

    NEW is Always Better! NHL Teams to Watch + Improved R+D for Season 4!

    Dregs packed up the ‘cabbage’ and booted summer to the curb, while Ray is still in ‘soccer dad’ mode, but ready for a new season! The NHL is BACK, and Ray Ferraro and Darren Dreger give you the goods in a NEW format for the Ray and Dregs Hockey Podcast. We’re taking a page out of Kellogg’s Raisin Bran and giving you double the SCOOPS, with TWO podcasts every week! 

    In Episode 1, the guys breakdown all the teams to watch ahead of massive changes in NHL rosters this off-season. The Colorado Avalanche took some hits, Ray examines their goaltending, and which players need to step up with Nazem Kadri jumping over to the Calgary Flames. Of course, the Flames are amongst topics discussed, a huge roster overhaul makes them the most compelling team to watch this season. Also, the albatross Toews and Kane contracts, and their not-so-secret dissatisfaction with the direction of the Chicago Blackhawks. Plus, a fiery Maple Leafs Head Coach, Sheldon Keefe, has Ray recounting his playing days and tough coaching styles.

    Kris Abbott brought a ‘Mediterranean’ flavour to the show after a jet-setting summer. He talks Aaron Judge on the cusp of history, the NFL’s wild and whacky start to the season, and much more, as the betting aficionado will be joining the pod regularly once again!

    Ask R+D sees questions on the asking price of Jacob Chychrun, and how he’d look on the Ottawa Senators, Bo Horvat’s contract talks with the Canucks, and Ray’s preference to see a 3-2-1 point system in the NHL. 

    Season 4 Episode 1 is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky: who are asking: 'Are You Over Beer?', 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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 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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