Welcome to The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast - where TSN's Ray Ferraro and Darren Dreger sit down with many accomplished names from the game discussing a wide range of topics in hockey. 

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From this week's edition:

Ray chimes in on Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, his methods and current state of the team:

“There generally is a momentum to this sort of stuff...It started in training camp. It’s fine—they’ve got back-to-back 100-point years. They haven’t won a playoff series, they can’t get by Boston. This is a really important year. What I find most unnerving is that they made a decision, at the management level, to go with a certain kind of team. Everybody knows it’s a smaller, skilled team. A puck possession team—they have to skate. Well, I think there’s a thought that Mike Babcock doesn’t quite see the game the same way…”

Winnipeg Jets are overcoming adversity despite losing key components of its blue line:

Darren: "Is it smoke and mirrors? I mean, obviously they have good players—Connor Hellebuyck has been terrific pretty much all season long in goal. They've enjoyed a great run of late."

Ray: "Winnipeg's changed their style a little bit. Without their defencemen, they're not as willing to accept the rush. They're trying to stay up in the neutral zone a little bit to compact the play outside the blue line..."

Throat Punches from Ray and Darren:

"The NHL and their ongoing saga of how to determine what is a goal and what isn't a goal..."

"To me, it's a throat punch for the league. It's a blind spot and it adds nothing but uncertainty around the front of the net."

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Ray & Dregs Podcast Episode 8: Craig MacTavish and Shjon Podein

Four-time Stanley Cup champion Craig MacTavish joined the guys and talked about why he was the last player in the NHL to not wear helmet, his 9 game coaching stint in the KHL and much more. And Ray's old teammate Shjon Podein joins the guys with some awesome stories from their time together playing in St. Louis and beyond.