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.
-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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-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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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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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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We’re back from the holiday break.
In this episode, Cam Connor lists the top 5 fighters he has ever fought and shares some stories of these players and the fights that happened.
-What was it like to play hockey outside in a Winnipeg winter?
-Remembering hockey legend Johnny Bower, including a hilarious story of why Eddie Shack would only sign Johnny Bower’s name when giving autographs and not his own name
-Playing road games in Indianapolis, including when Cam was eating breakfast and saw a hostage taking involving a bank manager with a rifle to his head.
-A question about whether we would ever make a View from the Penalty Box t-shirt.
-Cam’s asked if he’s ever seen a fight like Joe Thornton’s where a chunk of his beard was ripped off, which reminds Cam of a story where Bobby Hull’s toupee was ripped off in a fight.
Spoilers below on the top 5 fighters Cam fought, if you would rather find out on the podcast, don’t scroll down…
In no particular order…
Behn Wilson. Cam talks about fighting Behn Wilson with a broken hand, which leads into a story about Tiger Williams and how he wasn’t a great fighter.
‘Bad News’ Gilles Bilodeau. One of the strongest fighters Cam has ever fought, but more of a goon.
Jack Carlson of the Carlson/Hanson Brothers and what made Jack the toughest of the three brothers.
Kim Clackson. They fought as opponents and even fought in the dressing room as teammates when Kim had skates on and charged at Cam who had bare feet. Cam kept trying to fight without getting his toes sliced off!
Cam ends the podcast with who he would rank as the toughest player he ever fought.
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As we take a break for the holidays, we’re leaving you with some of Cam’s best stories from 2017.
Where else can you find stories on:
-John Cena, John Gotti, Wayne Gretzky, Montreal Canadiens, winning the Stanley Cup, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Ken Dryden, former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, bench brawls, Slapshot, playing in the WHA and NHL, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers and the controversy about having Cam Connor’s name on the Stanley Cup, and more!
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Happy Holidays and see you in the new year.
We’ve received a lot of questions, so episode 15 is dedicated to answering some of these questions.
-Cam recounts a fight where he ended up getting chased by a guy carrying a double-bladed axe!
-Cam is asked about an epic fight he witnessed between Kim Clackson and Dave Semenko (who was defending Wayne Gretzky’s honor)
-A Paul Baxter story that Cam regrets to this day, and what may have been the first ever incident of a lawsuit based on “assault on the ice”
-How Cam felt being inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
-Question about Kevin Bieksa’s Superman punch
-Cam talks about his teammate Mike Backman, who got into an on ice fight and received 58 stitches from ONE punch.
-Advice on stitches and what to put on a scar so it doesn’t scar as bad
-Cam’s asked about his big playoff goal (NY Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers)