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Podcast Episode 47: Cam Connor does a 2 hour Slap Shot movie watch along

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We bring you a special 2 hour episode where Cam Connor revisits the movie Slapshot and provides a running commentary of the movie.

Through stories, Cam remembers this era and in fact watched the Slapshot movie in a theatre with Gordie Howe, so Cam provides a bit of Howe’s perspective as well. Let’s just say Gordie wasn’t too happy how hockey players were portrayed.

We hope you enjoy this episode and all the stories and memories shared.

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Podcast Episode 46: Why Cam had to turn off the recent Canada juniors game; Helping his friend get to play one pro hockey game

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We have a short episode, but wanted to record an episode so we could announce what our next special episode will be about. Also, SORRY for the audio issues, we had to borrow a microphone to record this. Next episode will be back to our normal mic so thanks for your understanding.

Topics include:

-What made Cam turn off the TV during the Canada game at the World juniors tournament

-Memories of a stressful all star tournament and the stress had nothing to do with hockey

-A great story about helping his friend, John Mazur, play one game in the WHA and we talk about his uncle Spider Mazur

-Tom Laidlaw wanting to be a truck driver when his hockey career ended

-How good the hockey players were in the 1950s and 60s when there were only six teams

-Announcement about our next episode which will be a format change.

Connect with Cam Connor:
Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CamConnorNHL.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CamConnorNHL
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Podcast Episode 45: Did Mike Tyson inspire Cam to take a fight at age 65; Roddy Piper asking Cam to compete as a WWF tag team; Best hockey books and more…

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Here’s the Bobby Orr book Cam mentioned as his favorite: Bobby Orr: My Story

We have a packed episode where Cam covers everything from Mike Tyson, to bench brawls and remembers some of the players he played with. Topic list below:

Connect with Cam Connor:

Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CamConnorNHL
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CamConnorNHL
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Topics Include:

-Talking about Mike Tyson’s recent fight

-Would Cam ever take a fight at age 65 and who would he choose as his opponent?

-Who was a better fighter in their prime: Roddy Piper or Cam Connor? 

-Remembering the WHA record breaking Phoenix Roadrunner bench brawl and what happened when the radio announcer said something about Cam during the brawl (when he thought his microphone was turned off)

-Does physical hockey draw better crowds?

-Cowboy Bill Flett horse racing against Glen Sather

-Cam discusses his favorite hockey book, Bobby Orr – My Story

-Questions on Bobby Lalonde, Kevin Morrison, and Steve West

-How hard it is for a minor league player to make the NHL

-Pat Conacher overcoming a tough injury

-Hockey player Jim Troy and his connection with the WWF/WWE

-Roddy Piper asking Cam to join pro wrestling as a tag team

-Did Cam accept $500 to ride a brahma bull a few years ago?

-Were WHA players purposefully kept out of the NHL?

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Podcast Episode 44: NHL during COVID, thoughts on Guy Lafleur and hockey in the UK

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After a bit of break, Cam’s back and he discusses hockey during COVID including Tampa Bay Lightning winning the Stanley Cup and lots of hockey opinions and stories.

Connect with Cam Connor:

Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CamConnorNHL
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Topics Include:

-A look back at the NHL summer playoffs and what he thought about having hockey during COVID

-How hard is it to play without fans in the crowd

-His pick, Tampa Bay Lightning, winning the Stanley Cup this year and should there be an asterix next to their win?

-How does Cam think hockey will work when it returns and how will be the players be mentally and physically?

-What about the junior players that aren’t playing right now but want to make the NHL?

-Thoughts on his teammate Guy Lafleur and the health struggle he’s facing.

-Cam shares a couple of Guy Lafleur stories including the last time he saw him in person, as well as playing with Guy during the Heritage Classic in 2003

-Remembering Eddie Shack

-Cam talks about doing a lot of hockey interviews in the UK recently and does he think hockey can make an impact in the UK?

-Next episode is answering a whole bunch of listener questions, so stay tuned.

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Episode 43: Cam interviews his toughest opponent, Kim Clackson

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In episode 43, Cam interviews his first guest of the podcast.

Over 45 years later, Cam reconnects with Kim Clackson, a player Cam considers one of the toughest to ever play hockey.

Listen as Cam and Kim recount playing junior hockey together in the early 1970s and playing (and fighting!) against each other for years in the WHA.

Cam asks Kim if he was ever scared to fight and Kim talks about his hockey career, epic fights, regrets, and even 14 bench brawls in one season.

Hope you enjoy!

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Podcast Episode 42: Hockey in July; Scariest Stick Fight Cam’s Ever Seen; Tributes to John Hughes & Tom Webster

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What’s Cam been up to during this pandemic and what are his thoughts on hockey in July? He also shares his thoughts on the passing of his former coach, Tom Webster, and his teammate John Hughes.

Topics Include:

-A big change in Cam’s professional career.

-How have Cam and Kris been dealing with the pandemic.

-Thoughts on the NHL considering to resume play in July in empty arenas.

-Connecting with teammate Bart Wilson (Behn Wilson’s brother).

-A listener asks about Gord Gallant and Cam recalls a story about Gallant fighting Peter McNamee.

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-Another listener asks if Cam has memories playing against the Chicago Blackhawks.

-He broke his hand playing the Blackhawks on Keith Brown’s head (after a run in by Terry Ruskowski).

-Another story about fans throwing beer bottles at the Montreal Canadiens players.

-What’s Cam’s favorite hockey jersey?

-Thoughts on Stan Mikita.

-Remembering Tom Webster and his role guiding the Tulsa Oilers.

-Remembering John Hughes.

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Podcast Episode 41: Zamboni Driver plays in the NHL; Winnipeg Jets player gets robbed & stripped to his underwear and why the US winning a gold medal in hockey was bad for Cam’s career

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Episode 41 of the View From the Penalty Box is up. I was particularly touched by the Zamboni driver, David Ayres, playing in an NHL game so I discuss this moment and if anything like that ever happened when I played.

Other topics include:

  • A Winnipeg Jets player (WHA) who was walking to the arena, gets robbed, stripped down to his underwear and has to try to convince security that he’s actually a hockey player.
  • A listener asks if Cam has any stories about Mark Wells and the 1980s Olympic gold medal team. Cam talks about how the team winning gold was bad for his career and explains why. Talks about Mark Pavlich and the Smurfs line.
  • Cam talks about Edmonton Oilers player Tyler Benson and what the Oilers coach did for Tyler that made Cam proud.
  • Another listener asks who besides Cam is the only other player to play with both Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe.
  • Did they really throw a moose leg on the ice when the Flin Flon Bombers won a game?
  • A family member of Larry Hale writes in to talk about the legacy of Larry Hale.
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Podcast Episode 39: Cam opens up about a health scare; Cheating in hockey; Kassian/Tkachuk fight

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Topics Include:

  • Cam talks about losing both parents in three months and shares a couple hockey stories about his mom
    • One story includes a street fight Cam had where his mom tried to help being armed with a wooden spoon
  • Mid-point check in to the hockey season – how’s Cam’s Cup pick, Tampa Bay Lightning doing?
  • Cam’s thoughts on the Kassian/Tkachuk ‘fight’ and why is he so disappointed in George Parros?
  • What bugs Cam about his videos on Youtube, including the recent one with Tom Rowe
  • A listener asks if there is cheating in hockey, similar to cheating in baseball with the Houston Astros
  • Cam remembers teammate JC Migneault and how JC had one of the worst injuries Cam has seen in hockey
  • We end the episode with Cam sharing his story about a health incident that he didn’t want to share until his parents passed

Connect with Cam Connor:
Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com
Twitter: twitter.com/CamConnorNHL
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Podcast Episode 38: Bill Peters & Abuse in Hockey; A Coach Confronts Steve Durbano; & Taping Nickles to Your Knuckles?

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View From the Penalty Box episode 38 is now up and it’s a heavy one, but ends with a couple great classic hockey stories.

Stories include:

-How is Cam’s Stanley Cup prediction team doing two months into the season?
-Bill Peters abuse allegations and Cam’s thoughts on abuse in hockey
-Has Cam ever seen a coach become physical with a player before?
-Sean Avery’s claims against Marc Crawford
-Daniel Carcillo’s claims against Darryl Sutter
-Cam talks about how coaches went from having all the power to now players mostly do
-Where is John Tonelli?
-A great story of how Coach Bill Dineen searched for Steve Durbano in the nightclubs to avenge an earlier fight Durbano had against Terry Ruskowski. Durbano slashed Ruskowski’s eye and Dineen was pissed!
-Why did Guy Lafleur retire and then rejoin the NHL?
-Are enforcers typically mild mannered outside of hockey?
-Did players really tape nickles or glass onto their knuckles before a fight?
-Cam remembers one of the few players he was afraid to fight: Bob Gassoff

Available wherever you listen to podcasts.