We’re back for Episode 30!
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.
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.
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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!
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Happy Holidays and see you in the new year.
A must listen episode where Cam Connor shares his thoughts on what was the NHL’s rival league – the World Hockey Association (WHA). Was it really a rival league, what made the WHA work and what led to it’s downfall.
This episode includes what may be Cam’s best story yet – a story of an epic bench brawl involving the Hanson Brothers (from the movie Slapshot), Barry Dean, Paul Holmgren, and Curt Brackenbury. Yes, the WHA was really that tough of a league.
Cam answers questions about participating in the Sports All Star edition of Wipeout Canada; advice for someone trying to make the NHL and did the WHA really play with BLUE pucks?
Also, who did Cam say was a tasmanian devil to fight?
Part 2 includes Cam’s time with the legendary Gordie Howe and Howe’s two sons in the WHA.