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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Podcast Episode 22: Goon vs Enforcer and Cam shares some real talk

Cam and Kris are back and are sifting through the View from the Penalty Box mailbag.

Cam starts with his thoughts on the playoffs so far, including the Winnipeg Jets and Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Topics include:
-What’s the difference between a Goon and an Enforcer?
-How to tell when a player fakes a penalty
-Hockey player Pierre Larouche
-Thoughts on Brad Marchand licking other playings
-Is there a place for hazing in hockey?
-Why did he sleep in a dressing room over night (and froze doing so)?
-Cam talks about his regrets AFTER hockey and shares some real talk.

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Podcast Episode 20: Top 5 (or more!) Best Players Cam Played With

-Cam runs into Wayne Gretzky and shares his encounter with the Great One.

-Cam remembers his first NHL goal

-A listener asks how to improve the Edmonton Oilers (take a drink when Cam can’t pronounce Magnus Paavarji’s name)

-Cam’s thoughts on Connor McDavid (and his parents) being heckled by ‘fans’ in Edmonton

-Cam shares his ‘list’ of the top players he had the privilege to play with.

-Was there a player in the WHA that deserved to have played in the NHL?

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Podcast Episode 18: Hockey Injuries – Some of the worst Cam Connor has had and has seen in his career

Cam and Kris talk about some new developments with their podcast and Cam answers a whole bunch of questions on everything from fighting to altering equipment to fight better to what’s a better stick – wood or composite?

Cam’s asked if he would ever write a book.

Cam goes into some of the worst hockey injuries he has witnessed including Barry Dean’s wrist being skated over by a player on his own team.

Potentially one of the worst hockey injuries ever, when a player took a slapshot to the face and the puck was embedded in the player’s nose. Find out which player this was.

Cam ends with talking about all his injuries and how his body is today.

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Podcast Episode 17: Cam Connor talks Concussions

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In today’s episode, Kris talks about knocking out his front tooth over the weekend and compares it to how, in all Cam’s years of fighting, he never lost a tooth. What was his secret? And why isn’t his nose all banged up either?

Kris brings up an interesting fact that Cam played pro hockey without wearing socks in his skates – he skated barefoot. Who recommended this tactic and who recommended he run around in his hockey skates in his backyard during the summer?

Cam shares a hilarious story about Frank Beator who was wanted by the police who showed up between periods to come get Frank, but Frank outsmarted them. You’ll never guess where he hid.

A listener question about who Cam thinks is the toughest player currently playing in the NHL.

Cam then goes into the background of concussions in the 1970s/80s and how the term concussion was never ever discussed and goes into details about the ‘tough it out’ culture when he played.

To end the episode, Cam opens up about his struggles with concussion symptoms to this day.

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