Podcast Episode 47: Cam Connor does a 2 hour Slap Shot movie watch along

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We bring you a special 2 hour episode where Cam Connor revisits the movie Slapshot and provides a running commentary of the movie.

Through stories, Cam remembers this era and in fact watched the Slapshot movie in a theatre with Gordie Howe, so Cam provides a bit of Howe’s perspective as well. Let’s just say Gordie wasn’t too happy how hockey players were portrayed.

We hope you enjoy this episode and all the stories and memories shared.

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Podcast Episode 46: Why Cam had to turn off the recent Canada juniors game; Helping his friend get to play one pro hockey game

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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.

Topics include:

-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.

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Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CamConnorNHL.
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Podcast Episode 45: Did Mike Tyson inspire Cam to take a fight at age 65; Roddy Piper asking Cam to compete as a WWF tag team; Best hockey books and more…

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Here’s the Bobby Orr book Cam mentioned as his favorite: Bobby Orr: My Story

We have a packed episode where Cam covers everything from Mike Tyson, to bench brawls and remembers some of the players he played with. Topic list below:

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Topics Include:

-Talking about Mike Tyson’s recent fight

-Would Cam ever take a fight at age 65 and who would he choose as his opponent?

-Who was a better fighter in their prime: Roddy Piper or Cam Connor? 

-Remembering the WHA record breaking Phoenix Roadrunner bench brawl and what happened when the radio announcer said something about Cam during the brawl (when he thought his microphone was turned off)

-Does physical hockey draw better crowds?

-Cowboy Bill Flett horse racing against Glen Sather

-Cam discusses his favorite hockey book, Bobby Orr – My Story

-Questions on Bobby Lalonde, Kevin Morrison, and Steve West

-How hard it is for a minor league player to make the NHL

-Pat Conacher overcoming a tough injury

-Hockey player Jim Troy and his connection with the WWF/WWE

-Roddy Piper asking Cam to join pro wrestling as a tag team

-Did Cam accept $500 to ride a brahma bull a few years ago?

-Were WHA players purposefully kept out of the NHL?

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Episode 43: Cam interviews his toughest opponent, Kim Clackson

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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.

Hope you enjoy!

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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 39: Cam opens up about a health scare; Cheating in hockey; Kassian/Tkachuk fight

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Topics Include:

  • Cam talks about losing both parents in three months and shares a couple hockey stories about his mom
    • One story includes a street fight Cam had where his mom tried to help being armed with a wooden spoon
  • Mid-point check in to the hockey season – how’s Cam’s Cup pick, Tampa Bay Lightning doing?
  • Cam’s thoughts on the Kassian/Tkachuk ‘fight’ and why is he so disappointed in George Parros?
  • What bugs Cam about his videos on Youtube, including the recent one with Tom Rowe
  • A listener asks if there is cheating in hockey, similar to cheating in baseball with the Houston Astros
  • Cam remembers teammate JC Migneault and how JC had one of the worst injuries Cam has seen in hockey
  • We end the episode with Cam sharing his story about a health incident that he didn’t want to share until his parents passed

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Podcast Episode 36: Cam’s Surprising Hockey Idol; Brashear Working at Tim Hortons and Survivor Snakes

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Stories include:

  • A one month check in on the current NHL season, would Cam Connor change his Stanley Cup pick? What times have caught his eye?
  • A Paul Baxter update – we got some bad intel and he is doing great!
  • Remembering Ted Green
    • How tough was Ted?
    • How did Ted get a steel plate in his head and why did he keep playing hockey?
    • Cam talks about Ted’s inventor side and the products he invented.
  • Donald Brashear working at Tim Hortons
  • Tom Laidlaw and all those snakes on Survivor
    • Cam rants on ‘the old guy’ name calling
  • A listener asks for stories on Jeff Brubaker, Archie Henderson and Gary Rissling
  • Cam answers a question on whether players on opposing teams should hang out the night before, go for dinner, etc…
  • How goaltending has changed over the years.
  • Who was the best goalie Cam ever played with?

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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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View From the Penalty Box podcast Episode 35

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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 34:Cam recalls a fight that could have banned him for life and new hockey season predictions

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We’re back for episode 34. Topics include:

-Recapping the St Louis Blues Stanley Cup win (since we were on summer hiatus)

-Early predictions for the upcoming hockey season, what team will Cam choose?

-Tom Laidlaw on Survivor, how does Cam think he’s doing

-Cam says goodbye to his Dad

-What was the dirtiest arena to play in? Cam’s choice involves rats, garden hoses and cockroaches.

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-Hockey fighting tales and Cam recalls a fight that would have barred him for life if it happened now

-What advice did Cam recently give Nugent Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers

-Fighting with Paul Baxter

-What travel advice did Gordie Howe give Cam that he still follows today

-Was it easy for fans to sneak into the dressing room back in Cam’s day

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New View From the Penalty Box Podcast coming soon

View from the Penalty Box podcast with Cam Connor

The View from the Penalty Box podcast is back and our first episode will be posted on October 8. Any questions or stories you want to hear, send us an email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com.

Really appreciate our listeners, it’s been fun connecting with everyone over the past three years.

If you haven’t heard us yet, we can be found on any platform you listen to podcasts.

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