The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast
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Ray Ferraro and Darren Dreger have all your big stories from the NHL! Auston Matthews gets 50 & 51 in a homecoming game against the Coyotes. Mitchell Marner playing very well lately (somewhat) in his linemate's shadow. Kyle Dubas met with the media and explained that a rebuild is not really a possibility the way the Penguins are currently constructed. Rangers, Panthers and Bruins appear to be the class of the East... who can challenge them? Wild game between Boston and Edmonton ended in OT by Charlie McAvoy. Sabres' D-Man Rasmus Dahlin joins the fellas to talk about a disappointing season in Buffalo despite some recent success, growing up admiring Peter Forsberg and switching from forward to defence at age 14. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro and Darren Dreger look at some goings-on in Tim Hortons Headlines. NHL Stadium Series was a huge success. Massive spectacle and great games. Rangers back on track. Can Patrick Roy fix the Isles with their current roster? '26 all-star game to be hosted by the Isles... great setup or logistical issue being outside of Manhattan? Jagr sweater retirement in Pittsburg delivered some fantastic moments. Auston Matthews pushing for 70 goals? Where does he fit in the Hart Trophy conversation? Craig Conroy's ongoing dilemma with the Noah Hanifin situation... does he need to set a deadline? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro & Darren Dreger examine some big headlines in the NHL include breaking news on CBJ GM Jarmo Kekäläinen being relieved of his duties. An unsurprising development as part of a tumultuous season in Columbus. The Morgan Rielly suspension continues to provide drama as several parties are upset about the length suspension being leaked early. Phil Kessel visiting Vancouver to see if he might be a fit for a surprising contender. Flyers President Keith Jones joins to discuss they Flyers (somewhat) surprising season: what the return of Sean Couturier has meant and the significance of getting things right in the dressing room. Also, praise for Torts and the side of him many don't see. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro & Darren Dreger deep dive on the Morgan Rielly/Ridley Greig incident. What will it mean for the Leafs to be without Rielly? Lots for Brad Treliving to consider as Joe Woll is poised to return and Boston seems to be within reach. Oilers Kane/Perry/Draisaitl line is set to ruffle some feathers, the Winnipeg Jets are struggling to find their game since the All-Star break and are the Rangers in or out of the "contender" conversation? Ask Ray & Dregs Anything covers goal-horns, buyouts and Arizona arena location problems. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro & Darren Dreger look at the goings-on across the league over the past few days. An unfortunate injury for Mikhail Sergachev, Brenden Dillon suspended 3 games, Oilers streak is done at 16. What should Edmonton's top trade priority be? What about Toronto? Former Minnesota Wild coach Dean Evason joins the guys to talk about how he's spending his time away from the game, how soon he wants to be back and that his ulitmate goal is still to win a Stanley Cup. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Darren Dreger welcomes a returning Ray Ferraro to chat about all things All-Star, McLellan out as coach in LA and the subsequent moves behind the Kings bench... as well as a further debrief on last week's big trades for Winnipeg and Vancouver. Torts with an honest assessment of Scott Laughton's play as his name makes the rounds in trade rumours and thoughts on next year's 4-Nations Cup instead of an all-star game. Plus a thoughtful discussion in Ask Ray and Dregs anything about what type of chirping and chatter goes too far on and off the ice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
O-Dog returns to join Darren Dreger on a day where a LOT of news broke while we were recording. Jets and Canucks shifting power in the west with the Monahan and Lindholm deals. Big pressure in the Toronto market to keep up with the proverbial Joneses. Todd McLellan is fired from his position in LA to be replaced for the rest of the season by Jim Hiller. A deal has been finalized between the IIHF and NHL to have players return to the Olympics and some thoughts about the NHL All-Star fantasy draft on Thursday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jeff O'Neill filling in for a vacationing Ray Ferraro. He and Dregs dig in on: an unfortunate situation in LA. O-Dog explains what it's like to be on "coach watch" as a player. Leads of 2 or 3 goals don't seem to matter that much anymore... Sens proving it most recently. Head-scratching call in Leafs/Jets game continues the debate about what constitutes goalie interference. Rick Tocchet calls out the Vancouver media for their coverage of an honest comment about Elias Pettersson... and O-Dog tells us why going to the all-star game proved to be very expensive for him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro & Darren Dreger break down the biggest headlines from the past few days in the NHL. Winnipeg Jets coach Rick Bowness in conversation to give an update on his wife's health and reflect on the reasons for the Jets success to this point in the season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro & Darren Dreger examine the week's headlines. Corey Perry signs a 1-year deal in Edmonton. Lane Lambert out as coach on the Island replaced by Hall-of-Famer Patrick Roy. Jacob Chychrun trade rumours continue to swirl... the Sens have some decisions to make on their back end. The Boston Bruins have won 5 straight... were we wrong to ever doubt them? Plus the Junior hockey entanglement out west needs to be addressed. Plus we answer listener questions in Ask Ray & Dregs Anything. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro and Darren Dreger break down the most recent headlines in the NHL Then, they welcome Chicago Blackhawks forward Nick Foligno in conversation to discuss his role on his current team, observations of Connor Bedard and musings on his short stint in Toronto. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
CBJ tendy Elvis Merzlikins has asked for a trade out of Columbus but his cap hit and term might affect the timeline. Marc-André Fleury moves into 2nd place all-time in goaltender wins and does so with style points. Sam Reinhart is having an excellent season... a UFA at the season's end... will he be re-signing with the Panthers? Leafs head west for a gauntlet of a road-trip. Are they contenders or not? Who might be this season's Florida Panthers and surprise us all in May and June? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro and Darren Dreger look around the league to play trade-matchmaker and discuss buyers and sellers with the NHL trade deadline less than 60 days away. Torts goes off on the reporter who insinuated that Kevin Hayes may have influenced Cutter Gauthier's decision. Ducks say they aren't shopping Trevor Zegras but they are listening to interest. What teams might make sense as a landing spot for the talented forward? Hawks, Habs, Bruins, Rangers, Flames, Sabres. Preds? Get in line. TSN's trade bait board is littered with Flames including the very intriguing inclusion of Jacob Markstrom. Avs are rolling and might look to make additions if they are truly back in Stanley Cup mode. Oilers winning even when it's ugly and they are making some Western Conference teams vercous. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro & Darren Dreger break down a busy week of headlines across the NHL and beyond. Player agent J.P. Barry joins the guys to pull back the curtain a little on how negotiations play out, how the salary cap plays in and some insight into Nylander and Pettersson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro and Darren Dreger look at everything that's making news in the world of hockey to kick off 2024. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray and Dregs take a look back at some of 2023's biggest stories in the sport. From the 2 Connors to VGK's Cup win, the Babcock debacle to Sens ownership... it's all here. Then, Jeff O'Neill joins the fellas in conversation to discuss Team Canada's ongoing efforts at the Word Junior Hockey Championship in Sweden. His thoughts on a team that might benefit from a new hero stepping up in each individual game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray Ferraro and Darren Dreger break down the biggest NHL headlines headed into the Christmas break, plus an extended, holiday edition of Ask Ray & Dregs Anything! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray & Dregs dive into a busy week. DJ Smith fired in Ottawa, Jacques Martin takes over on an interim basis. He may find getting players to play his style of game a difficult task. The Buffalo Sabres have failed to meet expectations so far this season. Which is the bigger culprit, injuries or goaltending? Devon Toews not happy with some teammates after the Avs lose to the Blackhawks. Is Nikita Kucherov somehow underrated? Oilers might use Broberg as a sweetener to move Jack Campbell in a trade. Craig Berube joins the fellas in conversation to discuss if he knew his days were numbered in St. Louis, what happened with Jordan Kyrou in the past week and how soon he wants to get back behind a bench in the NHL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray and Dregs dig into some NHL headlines. Why was Craig Berube was fired from the St. Louis Blues as a .500 hockey club? Connor Bedard scored an amazing goal against the Oilers on Tuesday, but Connor McDavid answered back in a big way. Gabe Vilardi tallied 4 points in his return to Los Angeles with the Jets. Hockey Canada has left one forward spot open on the WJC squad... which current NHL-er are they hoping might be available on loan? Jamie Rivers joins Ray & Dregs in conversation to dig deeper into the Berube situation and the Blues coaching situation going forward. In Ask Ray and Dregs anything... the guys miraculously name the top 2 most penalty-filled games in NHL history - off the top of their heads! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.