Edmonton Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 1980 Brawl

In anticipation of tonight’s Edmonton Oilers vs Pittsburgh Penguins game, here’s a throwback clip from 1980 of an epic brawl that I got to witness first hand. Watch the crowd reaction and how pissed off Glen Sather gets.

This all happens because Kim Clackson whacked Wayne Gretzky on the side of his head with his stick.

I share a quick memory with lowetide here: https://lowetide.ca/…/13/game-56-2018-19-oilers-at-penguins/

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Podcast Episode 30: Bench brawls, Steve ‘Mental Case’ Durbano & Muhammad Ali’s Shorts

We’re back for Episode 30!

Cam Connor’s name has been brought up over the past week as hockey fans and analysts predict that Montreal Canadiens could be facing the Toronto Maple Leafs in the playoffs this year. The last time those two teams played was in 1979 when Cam scored the double overtime goal in the playoffs, so Cam talks about the goal and addresses the goalie Mike Palmateer’s insulting comments after Cam scored on him.

Cam talks about Steve ‘Mental Case’ Durbano and what a crazy fighter he was and how even the toughest fighters didn’t want to fight him.

A story about Serge Beaudoin and his wife’s hair catching on fire.

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Cam shares some fun Houston Aeros stories.

Kris asks whether there is a strategy for who sits where in the dressing room (are name plates strategically placed)?

Given the recent video of the university bench brawl, Cam talks about that bench brawl and remembers the three major bench brawls he was in, with one including the Slapshot brothers and Paul Holmgren.

We end the podcast with a story about Dave Semenko fighting Muhammad Ali and giving Cam Ali’s boxer shorts.

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Podcast Episode 29: Is Connor McDavid hurting his career; what’s really going on with the Edmonton Oilers and Cam answers listener questions

Cam Connor discusses what’s wrong in Edmonton (fired coach, fired GM) and even has a small inside scoop on what’s wrong in the lockerroom.

Cam talks about whether Connor McDavid is wasting his time in Edmonton.

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He also answers some listeners questions:
-Any thoughts of playing in Indianapolis? Cam mentions a few stories including a parking lot fight, bank robbery and running into the Indianapolis team at a diner.
-A question about how the Carolina Hurricane players celebrate when they win
-Since this was recorded during All Star Weekend, Cam talks about playing for the WHA All Star game and what an honor that was
-Kris asks Cam if he has any Ted Bundy stories and Cam shuts him down
-Cam’s thoughts on the Dallas Star’s CEO rant to the media
-One way/two way/three way contracts
-What’s the secret to Cam’s 98 year old father’s longevity and success?
-Why don’t goalies use the poke check anymore?

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Podcast Episode 28: The Best of 2018

Here are some of our favorite stories from 2018. New episodes to follow soon. Hope everyone has a great 2019.

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Podcast Episode 27: Cam reviews the NHL season so far, hazing stories and connects to some old teammates

Listeners have asked for Cam Connor to talk about some current hockey so he shares his thoughts on the NHL season so far and talks about some of the current players, including Jonathan Toews, Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor.

Cam shares his thoughts on hazing and talks about his experiences with hazing.

Should the Edmonton Oilers have fired their coach Todd McClellan? Thoughts on Ken Hitchcock.

What does Cam think about the Ottawa Senators players in the Uber video scandal?

During an Oilers game, Cam ran into an old New York Rangers teammate – Don Maloney – in the pressbox and Cam shares his thoughts on another teammate – Ron Chipperfield – who is a fan of the podcast.

A story on how Connor McDavid quietly made a large donation to a local charity.

Cam brings up an out-of-the-box idea for power plays (it’s so wacky that it made Jason Strudwick laugh out loud live on TV), but Cam sticks by it.

Cam makes a last minute Grey Cup prediction.

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Paul Coffey and his act of kindness

Because of such high fan interest, I’m reposting this from my twitter account (@CamConnorNHL):

I have to share a story about Edmonton Oilers Paul Coffey and what a great man he is (because he is too humble to ever share this himself). At the Humboldt Broncos jersey event I attended a few nights ago, there was an auction to raise money for scholarships named in honour of the Humboldt players.

One of the most prized items up for auction was a guitar (pictured below, not my photo) that had the faces of all the Humboldt players that had passed from the bus tragedy. Understandably, two of the families of the players went into a bit of a bidding war for the guitar.

Eventually one family had the highest bid (around $6,000 I believe) and won the guitar. Later that evening, they also auctioned off the guitar that Tom Cochrane sang Big League with (pictured below).

Immediately, Paul Coffey bid $10,000 (knowing he probably wouldn’t be outbid) and won the guitar. He gave it right to the family who was outbid to ensure they also had a momento to take home with them. True class.

I speak about Paul’s act of kindness on Episode 26 on my podcast.

 

Podcast Episode 24: Cam Connor shares the details on his $67 million lawsuit & thoughts on the Stanley Cup playoffs

Our last podcast of the hockey season is a doozy as Cam shares the sad story of being sued for $67 million and losing.

Also his thoughts on:
-The Washington Capitals winning the Cup
-Alexander Ovechkin celebrating his Cup win, was it too much?
-How will Las Vegas Golden Knights do next year?
-A listener asks for more Scotty Bowman questions so Cam explains why Bowman would whisper during practices
-How a power outage caused Cam to miss his flight (on gameday) during his time with the Montreal Canadiens
-Since this was recorded on Father’s Day, Kris asks Cam what it’s like to be a hockey playing father on the road while his kids are young
-Cam announces that he has confirmed his first teammate interview, to be aired sometime this summer, so make sure you subscribe for notifications.

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