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 (Episode 15):

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella admitting his difficulty in dealing with the media after each game:

"I'm not good at releasing the emotion, the adrenaline and everything you're caught up with in the game...I don't have enough time. If I could do those press conferences the next day, everything would be fine. Obviously you can't, they have a deadline or whatever. I'm not good at it and I don't think I ever will be. I'm trying. Really - I'm trying..."

Tortorella on taking part in the TSN Hockey Quiz as a short-lived panelist back in 2010:

"The thing that pisses me off about The Quiz is there are too many hypothetical questions. And that was my gripe with James (Duthie) - it would be a hypothetical and I'm not interested in hypotheticals. I have enough trouble answering a question that's right there, than worrying about a hypothetical. I had a blast, that was a blast for me. The most fun that I had there (at TSN) was before we went on the show...getting ready and having a slice of pizza with you guys, I really enjoyed the preparation of it. I HATED being on TV."

Also in this week's episode:

PWHPA Consultant and Hockey Hall of Famer Jayna Hefford on giving a chance for professional women's hockey:

"A lot of people think it’s that the women want million dollar salaries and that’s the farthest thing from the case. I think the priority here is the infrastructure...what we need is the resources, the infrastructure, the ability to allow the athletes to succeed and also to put the game on a level where it has an opportunity to succeed..." 

- In this week’s edition of 'Throat Punch,'' Ray nominates report candidate Corey Perry, while Darren nominates Mathieu Perreault

- 'Ask Ray & Dregs' answers questions on when we can expect the first female coach behind an NHL bench and the order of 'best pure player' Ray would rank Crosby, McDavid, Pastrnak and MacKinnon...


Ray & Dregs Podcast Episode 16: Tortorella and Hefford

John Tortorella joined the guys and talked CBJ's season, what he's still learning to do as an 'old' coach, and his continued hatred of press conferences. During 'Between the Benches' the guys chat with Hockey Hall of Famer Jayna Hefford on where women's hockey is going, and Jayna coaching team Canada during all star weekend in the women's 3-on-3 game.