With our 50th episode coinciding with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens finally meeting (after over 40 years in the playoffs), a lot of fans have remembered Cam Connor’s double overtime winning goal.
We thought Cam would get candid with his time in Montreal and scoring that goal, including
-crooked agents that persuaded Cam to go to the WHA (instead of Montreal) -signing the largest contract of a junior player coming out of Canada -What was Cam’s NHL salary and what did the WHA offer? -How his guaranteed contract turned out not to be guaranteed -Recalling his time spent being coached by Scott Bowman and why was he so nasty to Cam? -Did Cam think he would play at all during the playoffs? -Was that goal truly a fluke? -What was Ken Dryden’s role in having Cam play during the playoffs? -What did Cam analyze about Palmateer? -How does Cam feel about the polarizing feedback of this goal? -Cam goes into depth about that controversial Dave Hodge interview on Hockey Night in Canada, does Cam wish he ended the interview instead of finishing it and why was Hodge so rude to Cam?
As always, Cam also makes his Stanley Cup prediction.
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.
Was just sent this by a fan and it made my day. Not many, if any, videos exist of me giving interviews and here’s a big one where I discuss my double overtime goal with Canadiens de Montréal. I sure do miss those days.
Part 2 discusses Cam’s time with the Montreal Canadiens. We cover some fascinating topics including:
-Pranks while in the lockerroom and who was the prankster of the Canadiens?
-What cringeworthy thing did Cam do to former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, after the Habs won the Cup?
-What’s it like to win the Cup, especially in Montreal?
-Cam discusses his well-known double OT goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs (over the Toronto Maple Leafs)
-The controversy of Cam’s name not being on the Stanley Cup
-Playing with the Habs Alumni legends team at the first Heritage Classic