Podcast Episode 41: Zamboni Driver plays in the NHL; Winnipeg Jets player gets robbed & stripped to his underwear and why the US winning a gold medal in hockey was bad for Cam’s career

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Episode 41 of the View From the Penalty Box is up. I was particularly touched by the Zamboni driver, David Ayres, playing in an NHL game so I discuss this moment and if anything like that ever happened when I played.

Other topics include:

  • A Winnipeg Jets player (WHA) who was walking to the arena, gets robbed, stripped down to his underwear and has to try to convince security that he’s actually a hockey player.
  • A listener asks if Cam has any stories about Mark Wells and the 1980s Olympic gold medal team. Cam talks about how the team winning gold was bad for his career and explains why. Talks about Mark Pavlich and the Smurfs line.
  • Cam talks about Edmonton Oilers player Tyler Benson and what the Oilers coach did for Tyler that made Cam proud.
  • Another listener asks who besides Cam is the only other player to play with both Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe.
  • Did they really throw a moose leg on the ice when the Flin Flon Bombers won a game?
  • A family member of Larry Hale writes in to talk about the legacy of Larry Hale.
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Podcast Episode 35: Witnessing a Coach’s drug bust; thoughts on Guy Lafleur/Larry Hale; and more classic stories

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Stories include:

-Cam talks about one of his coach’s who got taken out of the dressing room by thugs collecting on a drug debt

-Using a fake name in order to play hockey for Flin Flon and avoid Victoria

-Cam comments on Guy Lafleur’s heart operation and talks about how Guy drives his car and helicopter

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-A listener asks why Cam had a pet wolf

-Which players does Cam wish he kept in touch with?

-Remembering teammate Larry Hale and what did Larry tell Cam that he will never forget?

-Having to fight two players at once.

-Was Cam, or other players, jealous of how much certain teammates made in salary?

-Having to play a hockey game against a team of real lumberjacks

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Podcast Episode 33: Stanley Cup finals; Dave Tippett as Oilers coach & why Cam wears shoulder pads from 1980

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FIND US ON ITUNES AND SPOTIFY TOO. It’s the Stanley Cup finals and Cam Connor is back to discuss the most exciting week of hockey and make some more predictions. Check us out on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

The show starts with Cam talking about his recent Twitter photo of his shoulder pads from 1980 and he talks about why he still wears them. This reminds him that he just may have some Gordie Howe shoulder pads from back in his Houston Aeros days.

A&E/WWE flew to Edmonton to interview Cam about his friendship with wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper, so Cam talks about how the interview went, what got him choked up and why Rod is one of the reasons Cam made the NHL.

When watching the finale of Survivor, Cam got a glimpse of a former teammate who looks to be competing on the next season of Survivor – Tom Laidlaw – so Cam shares his thoughts on Tom and how he thinks he will do on Survivor.

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Cam talks about the Stanley Cup finals and who he thinks will take the Cup. He compares this final to when the Montreal Canadiens faced the New York Rangers in the 1979 Cup Finals and shares some stories about that time.

Question time from the listeners:
-A listener asks Cam’s thoughts on a player named Dennis Sobchuck and what went wrong in his promising career. Cam does remember Dennis, tells people to Google him and gives his thoughts on his career
-A listener shares his memories of when he was a young boy and Cam gave him his stick, which again gets Cam choked up (most have been an emotional day!). It reminds Cam of a story when a player brushed off a young fan and how that enraged him
-Another email from a listener who is travelling from New Jersey to go to an Oilers game and Cam makes him an offer.

-Cam shares a story about receiving fan mail while playing for the New York Rangers and why fans would send Ron Duguay’s mail to Cam.

-The importance of confidence, but not over confidence. Cam talks about Wayne Gretzky and Guy Lafluer as prime examples.

-Dave Tippett was just announced as the new coach for the Edmonton Oilers (it’s been a revolving door of coaches for the Oilers over the years). Cam shares his thoughts on Tippett and whether he thinks Dave is the one to turn the Oilers around. Could Dave Tippett be like Herb Brooks?

-We end the episode with Cam talking about his once teammate and roommate, John Davidson, being announced as the new President of the New York Rangers. Cam shares his thoughts on John and why he is so likeable.

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Podcast Episode 31: Stanley Cup Predictions, Tobi Rieder/Bob Nicholson Drama and Scams

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Cam Connor makes his annual Stanley Cup predictions. He did pretty well last year with Las Vegas Golden Knights, how will this year’s prediction turn out?

Topics include:
-Cam talks about the Edmonton Oilers drama between Bob Nicholson and Tobi Rieder. Who’s side is he on?
-Is hockey becoming a rich person’s sport? Will only the rich families be able to afford to put their kids in hockey?
-Thoughts on playing against Harry Howell in the WHA
-Cam answers a question about how he broke his hand and if he has memories of living in Phoenix? He does and it involves a whole bunch of scams including being hit by a drunk driver and offering him his car!

 

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-Should the NHL borrow from the WHA and have back-to-back games in the same city (to save on costs and the environmental impact of travel) (from a Globe and Mail article, link below)
-Cam is asked how he dealt with cliques in hockey and how that relates to a team’s success
-Did Cam ever fight his own teammate?
-How do you deal with a rival that gets traded onto your team and is now your teammate?
-Cam rants that the Edmonton Oilers fans deserve better.

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 15: Best of Cam Connor’s stories in 2017

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!

We’d love to read your emails over the break so contact us at:
Email: Viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com
Twitter: @CamConnorNHL

Happy Holidays and see you in the new year.

Podcast Episode 14: Cam Connor Answers Listener Questions

We’ve received a lot of questions, so episode 15 is dedicated to answering some of these questions.

Topics include:
-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)

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