With our 50th episode coinciding with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens finally meeting (after over 40 years in the playoffs), a lot of fans have remembered Cam Connor’s double overtime winning goal.
We thought Cam would get candid with his time in Montreal and scoring that goal, including
-crooked agents that persuaded Cam to go to the WHA (instead of Montreal) -signing the largest contract of a junior player coming out of Canada -What was Cam’s NHL salary and what did the WHA offer? -How his guaranteed contract turned out not to be guaranteed -Recalling his time spent being coached by Scott Bowman and why was he so nasty to Cam? -Did Cam think he would play at all during the playoffs? -Was that goal truly a fluke? -What was Ken Dryden’s role in having Cam play during the playoffs? -What did Cam analyze about Palmateer? -How does Cam feel about the polarizing feedback of this goal? -Cam goes into depth about that controversial Dave Hodge interview on Hockey Night in Canada, does Cam wish he ended the interview instead of finishing it and why was Hodge so rude to Cam?
As always, Cam also makes his Stanley Cup prediction.
-Cam had to comment on the Tom Wilson/Artemi Panarin incident, which Cam calls a “chicken shit move”.
-Followers had been reaching out to Cam saying Cole Caufield’s story is similar to Cam’s, but he doesn’t really agree
-The sad news about his Montreal Canadiens teammate Gilles Lupien’s terminal cancer diagnosis
-Following up on the A&E Roddy Piper Biography, how did Cam think it went? What he thought when he saw his Phoenix Roadrunners jersey in the documentary and more.
-Cam ends the podcast with a heartfelt story of the passing of Bart Wilson (brother of Behn Wilson) and why it meant so much for Cam to reconnect with Bart through this podcast and why Bart inspired Cam with his story.