-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’s off to catch a flight, but not before he shares some more interesting hockey stories including:
-Why was Cam banned from playing hockey in Finland?
-Cam shares what he did with the jerseys he wore and shares a hurtful story about a friend who stole his New York Rangers jersey (among others).
-A story of Cam giving a loyal fan one of his game worn jerseys and what Cam received in the mail years later.
-Cam’s thoughts on Olympic inspiration Mark McMorris.
-Thoughts on the Greatest Team ever fan voting (Edmonton Oilers 1984-85 won the vote)
-Why Cam tried hypnotism to get him focused on the ice
-Why Cam thinks there will never be another hockey dynasty.
We also announce the winner of the t-shirt/puck contest. Thanks for all the t-shirts you purchased to help support the podcast. It’s appreciated.
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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)
Finishing up Cam Connor’s time with the Edmonton Oilers, Cam talks about some of the players he played with from Mark Messier to Kevin Lowe to Wayne Gretzky and Lee Fogolin.
Cam also discusses his coach, Glen Sather, as well as the eccentric owner of the Oilers – Peter Pocklington, including the advice a psychic gave him to stay away from Pocklington.
We finish up the podcast with thoughts on the current Edmonton Oilers team including Connor McDavid.
Cam Connor also played for the Edmonton Oilers during their rookie NHL year and with a team of future all stars.
The episode starts with reading some feedback from listeners and answering listener questions, including tips on fighting and how Cam became an Assistant Coach for the New Haven Nighthawks.
Other topics include:
-The importance of media training and public speaking for the top hockey stars
-Cam’s multiple injuries playing for the Edmonton Oilers
-What got Cam in hot water during his time in Edmonton
-Why Cam may be the only professional athlete to skip team picture day (and why he regrets that now)
-What was Glen Sather like as a coach?
-How was the team received in its first year?