In episode 43, Cam interviews his first guest of the podcast.
Over 45 years later, Cam reconnects with Kim Clackson, a player Cam considers one of the toughest to ever play hockey.
Listen as Cam and Kim recount playing junior hockey together in the early 1970s and playing (and fighting!) against each other for years in the WHA.
Cam asks Kim if he was ever scared to fight and Kim talks about his hockey career, epic fights, regrets, and even 14 bench brawls in one season.
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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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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)