We have a short episode, but wanted to record an episode so we could announce what our next special episode will be about. Also, SORRY for the audio issues, we had to borrow a microphone to record this. Next episode will be back to our normal mic so thanks for your understanding.
-What made Cam turn off the TV during the Canada game at the World juniors tournament
-Memories of a stressful all star tournament and the stress had nothing to do with hockey
-A great story about helping his friend, John Mazur, play one game in the WHA and we talk about his uncle Spider Mazur
-Tom Laidlaw wanting to be a truck driver when his hockey career ended
-How good the hockey players were in the 1950s and 60s when there were only six teams
-Announcement about our next episode which will be a format change.
We’re back for Episode 30 and it’s a Steve Durbano podcast episode and bench brawls!
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. If you haven’t heard of Steve Durbano, make sure to listen as he was wild and earned the nickname Steve ‘Mental Case’ Durbano.
A story about Serge Beaudoin and his wife’s hair catching on fire.
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.
We’re back with a new episode dedicated to the Humboldt Broncos.
Cam shares his thoughts on this tragedy and offers his insight and shares some stories on his time playing junior hockey and taking long bus rides in the Canadian north. Playing in the juniors has probably changed a lot since Cam played junior, but his stories are really fun to hear.
Kris gets Cam to share another embarrassing story of a fight with a goalie. What does Cam do in that fight that he’s embarrassed to talk about (but does)?
Questions and discussions center around:
-Are goalies fair game to bodycheck when they leave the crease?
-Cam’s thoughts on his prediction that the Las Vegas Golden Knights would make the playoffs?
-Who’s to blame when a hockey team with lots of potential doesn’t make the playoffs? The coaches, management or players?
Cam shares some behind the scene stories of his time with Wayne Gretzky, including the time Glen Sather asked him to take a young Gretzky out for drinks. He also mixes in a great Kevin Lowe story as well and comments on how impressive the new Rogers Place arena is in Edmonton.
Cam discusses why he took figure skating lessons and he reflects on what the city and people of Houston mean to him.
Welcome to the first episode of the View from the Penalty Box with former NHL hockey player Cam Connor. This episode is a quick introduction of what the View from the Penalty Box with Cam Connor is all about.
Cam discusses the recent passing of Dave Semenko; why Cam chose the WHA over the NHL/Montreal Canadiens; and talks about playing junior hockey in Flin Flon, Manitoba.