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 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 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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Podcast Episode 26: That Paul Coffey tweet and other classic stories

Cam shares the story that went viral on Twitter – Paul Coffey’s act of kindness towards one of the Humboldt Broncos families.

We celebrate the podcast going Top 20 of all genres on iTunes Canada!

Cam talks about celebrating Halloween with the Montreal Canadiens and how he just might post these hilarious pictures from the 1970s dynasty team.

A few listeners asked Cam if any teachers played a role in his life – either positive or negative. Unfortunately, most of his memories are from suffering abuse from multiple teachers, starting in grade 1 and he shares those memories.

Cam talks about the need to overcome fear to succeed in sports, but also in life.

He shares a sad tale about a friend who worked on trains – this is one of Cam’s classic stories that only he can tell so well.

Cam was at a recent Edmonton Oilers game and gives his feelings on how the team is doing and whether he thinks they will make the playoffs this year. He specifically mentions Connor McDavid and Milan Lucic.

Also a discussion on how it’s tough to play a physical role in the NHL these days.

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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 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 19: Why Was Cam Connor Banned from Playing Hockey in Finland and other hockey tales

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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