The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast
The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast
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Ray & Dregs dig into what's making news around the NHL. Patrick Kane signs a 1-year deal with the Red Wings, things get crazy between the Senators and Panthers including a truly memorable penalty call and Dean Evason pays the price for some uninspired play in Minnesota. In Ask Ray & Dregs Anything the guys visit LTIR cap loopholes, if they have been considered for any front office jobs and which of the Leafs "Core 4" will be the first to move on? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Friday Headlines: Rick Bowness makes a surprise return to the Jets bench full time, Jim Montgomery with an inspiring pre-game speech to the B's during the Dads' trip. Oilers' GM Ken Holland and Wild GM Bill Guerin both looking for fixes for their respective teams. Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey in conversation to discuss his continuing offensive output, new & returning players impacting the team and shares a couple of stories about how Dustin Byfuglien helped break him into the league. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray & Dregs dig into Tuesday's Headlines: Laine scratched in Columbus, and apparently not too happy about it. Quinn Hughes has taken his game to another level for the Canucks, did the captaincy factor into his emergence? William Nylander's heater continues, but Ray thinks this is simply his new normal. The Oilers defensive woes continue in a loss to the Florida Panthers who have not skipped a beat after their surprising Cup Finals run. Is South beach a potential landing spot for Patrick Kane? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Thursday's Headlines, Ray and Dregs dig into some positive vibes finally flowing in Edmonton, how impressed they are with Quinn Hughes and the Vancouver Canucks and some teams that might rise or fall as contenders as the season continues. Then, newly minted Hall-of-Famer Ken Hitchcock regales the fellas with stories of everything from his first big gig in Kamloops, all the way to Brett Hull raising hell in practice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro & Darren Dreger look at everything making news this week in the NHL including some fabulous stories from Ray about newly minted Hall-of-Famers Mike Vernon and Tom Barrasso. Then in Ask Ray and Dregs Anything, was Draisaitl's cross-check suspension-worthy and is William Nylander pricing himself out of Toronto? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro and Darren Dreger speak with Canadiens' forward Cole Caufield about a variety of topics including his OT winner vs the Red Wings. Headlines include Jay Woodcroft's job security in Edmonton, John Klingberg's instability, and Connor Bedard's 4-point night. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray & Dregs check in on how the Oilers will have to adjust during Connor McDavid's injury absence, as well as Evander Kane's comments on HNIC. Alex Debrincat and the Detroit Red Wings have been shot out of a cannon to start the season... is it sustainable? Poitras surprising with the Bruins, but maybe not surprising because Boston's culture is so strong. Thoughts on the length of the Rasmus Andersson suspension? In Ask Ray and Dregs Anything we look at the possibility of playoff expansion and what would "Goalie Ray" have for artwork on his mask? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Headlines, Ray & Dregs discuss the Oilers early struggles - and on the other side of the coin - the Vegas Golden Knights showing no signs of the dreaded "Stanley Cup Hangover". Alex Ovechkin has started slow in D.C. No cause for concern or is there a team-wide issue at play? The de-centralized draft discussion and Winnipeg's attendance issues also on the docket. Ryan Callahan in conversation to discuss the end of his playing career, his transition to broadcasting and a couple of fabulous stories; memories of Torts and a detailed recollection of his trade from NYR to TBL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray and Dregs with your Tuesday Headlines! Some chatter around Connor Bedard and his media availabilities. Teammate Taylor Hall thinks he doing too much, the fellas question his absence from the TO media scrums. Auston Matthews is off to a hot start... how much is starting the year healthy contributing to his torrid goal-scoring pace? Vegas' hot start flies under the radar while the Oilers struggles grab the attention. Paul Maurice with some wonderful advice for rookies playing their first game... and Ray shares some great stories from his pro debut. In Ask Ray and Dregs Anything, an informative discussion around player agents and how a player might choose his representation. Also, which father/son NHL duos play the most like one another? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Headlines, the guys update the pride tape situation and the possibility of a pushback from individual players. Canucks beat up the Oilers and the Leafs outlast the Habs in a shootout in early season action. Martin Biron in conversation to discuss the Buffalo Sabres' immediate future and the significance of their recently signed player extensions. Then, a look at goaltending situations around the league and Marty relates to Thatcher Demko with a story about a night he had trouble keeping his pre-game meal down. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray is super excited to be broadcasting Connor Bedard's first NHL game. The Jets surprise everyone by signing Hellebuyck and Scheifele to 7-year extensions. Dissecting the divisions. Risers and fallers? Who makes the playoffs? Ray feels the Maple Leafs have a clear path to winning the Atlantic. Pittsburgh, Carolina & Jersey all in the mix in the Metro. Dallas & Colorado to compete for the Central crown... but Vegas and Edmonton out of the Pacific expected to be the class of the West. In Ask Ray & Dregs anything... does Ray still take cold showers? And how did he enjoy playing for Al Arbour? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Will the forthcoming cap increase affect how next year's RFAs handle extension negotiations this season? What does the start of the year look like for Ottawa with Shane Pinto and Josh Norris' statuses uncertain. Brendan Gallagher might be a 4th line player in Montreal. A bevy of 19-year olds are pushing to make difficult decisions for GMs. Minten, Poitras, Benson among them. Ask Ray & Dregs Anything checks in on the Lightning's goalie situation, where Dregs gets his "insider Info" from and if Ray has collected any cherished memorabilia over the years. Then a breakdown of TSN's top 50 players list, with a focus on how Ray would have ranked the top 5. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In today's headlines: Bedard shining in pre-season... his toolbox appears to be full. Zegras signs a bridge deal in Anaheim... he wants to focus on playing a 200-foot game. Are the LA Kings being overlooked in the western conference? What are the expectations for the '23/'24 Washington Capitals and can they stay healthy as Ovechkin continues to chase the all-time goal-scoring crown? Steve Staios, Ottawa Senators President of Hockey Operations joins Ray & Dregs in conversation to discuss; getting his feet wet in his new role, Ken Holland's influence, the immediate future of the Sens and remembering some (not so) great times in his early days as an "original Thrasher". See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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... or not? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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' winning formula, overcoming his injury issues and taking the Cup back home. Ask Ray and Dregs Anything solicits a couple of great golf stories and opinions on taking training camps "on the road". See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 Treliving’s first free agent signings as Maple Leafs GM saw the additions of Ryan Reaves, and John Klingberg. Ray shares his view that the Leafs are worse-off now than they were to end the season, and questions how adding a purely offensive defenceman in Klingberg will move the needle. Dregs talks Tyler Bertuzzi and discussions with the Leafs. The Sens have their goalie! Ray gives his opinion on Joonas Korpisalo, and a long-term bet on a goalie who’s game has a lot of question marks. When speaking on the Senators, the conversation naturally shifts to Alex DeBrincat; the US-born winger looking for 'Meier-Money' and a move back to his home-country. Plus, a surprising stat that might explain some of the scorer's goal decline this season. Dregs dishes on Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon having more than a ‘seat at the table’, and the guys talk bold moves made by the Canes. Can GM Don Waddell land the big ‘fish’ of the off-season, Erik Karlsson?? Plus, eye-popping Islanders signings, Rangers & Bruins’ 1-year deals, & more! Kris Abbott joins the show after celebrating another trip around the sun. Kris took some ribbing as the guys had some fun with just how old he turned! The summer sports slowdown means Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest gets the spotlight; Joey Chestnut’s dominance, analyzing (or over-analyzing) the rules of the contest, and how the pod would fare if they competed. In Ask Ray & Dregs Anything, Ray is asked which active-player he would pick as a linemate, and Dregs tips his hat to Bob Cole, and fellow ‘insider’ Woj. Ray gets subtly roasted by a listener from Norway who asks which of wife Cammi’s many accomplishments he most would've wanted on his hockey resume. After 4 seasons of the Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast, there are changes afoot for Season 5! Ray & Dregs reflect on the journey so far, and wrap-up the season finale with their appreciation for YOUR support. Thank you for continuing to listen and support the podcast, see you next season! Follow us here! Twitter: https://twitter.com/rayanddregs IG: https://www.instagram.com/rayanddregs/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rayanddregs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheRayDregsPodcast Website: https://www.rayanddregs.com Season 4 Episode 78 is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky, who are asking, "Are You Over Beer?", also brought to you by Betano.ca - now available in Ontario, and by DUER: Use code 'RNDPANTS' to save 15% off pants at DUER.ca. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.