Podcast Episode 38: Bill Peters & Abuse in Hockey; A Coach Confronts Steve Durbano; & Taping Nickles to Your Knuckles?

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View From the Penalty Box episode 38 is now up and it’s a heavy one, but ends with a couple great classic hockey stories.

Stories include:

-How is Cam’s Stanley Cup prediction team doing two months into the season?
-Bill Peters abuse allegations and Cam’s thoughts on abuse in hockey
-Has Cam ever seen a coach become physical with a player before?
-Sean Avery’s claims against Marc Crawford
-Daniel Carcillo’s claims against Darryl Sutter
-Cam talks about how coaches went from having all the power to now players mostly do
-Where is John Tonelli?
-A great story of how Coach Bill Dineen searched for Steve Durbano in the nightclubs to avenge an earlier fight Durbano had against Terry Ruskowski. Durbano slashed Ruskowski’s eye and Dineen was pissed!
-Why did Guy Lafleur retire and then rejoin the NHL?
-Are enforcers typically mild mannered outside of hockey?
-Did players really tape nickles or glass onto their knuckles before a fight?
-Cam remembers one of the few players he was afraid to fight: Bob Gassoff

Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

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?

You can find us anywhere you listen to podcasts.

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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 26: That Paul Coffey tweet and other classic stories

Cam shares the story that went viral on Twitter – Paul Coffey’s act of kindness towards one of the Humboldt Broncos families.

We celebrate the podcast going Top 20 of all genres on iTunes Canada!

Cam talks about celebrating Halloween with the Montreal Canadiens and how he just might post these hilarious pictures from the 1970s dynasty team.

A few listeners asked Cam if any teachers played a role in his life – either positive or negative. Unfortunately, most of his memories are from suffering abuse from multiple teachers, starting in grade 1 and he shares those memories.

Cam talks about the need to overcome fear to succeed in sports, but also in life.

He shares a sad tale about a friend who worked on trains – this is one of Cam’s classic stories that only he can tell so well.

Cam was at a recent Edmonton Oilers game and gives his feelings on how the team is doing and whether he thinks they will make the playoffs this year. He specifically mentions Connor McDavid and Milan Lucic.

Also a discussion on how it’s tough to play a physical role in the NHL these days.

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Podcast Episode 25:Cam Connor makes his Stanley Cup predictions and gives some heartfelt advice on how to coach kids

Cam Connor and his son Kristofer are back and talk about what they did this summer – Cam did a lot of golf and Kris recalls his golf trauma. Kris has a story about Steve Martin & Martin Short.

Kris is asked why he stopped working for the Edmonton Oilers and he talks about one incident that wasn’t what he was expecting.

After a great year picking Las Vegas Golden Knights to do well, Cam makes his next prediction and this time it’s who he thinks will win the Stanley Cup. Can he make it two years in a row doing well with his picks?

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Kris mentions how he was in San Diego and this sparks Cam’s memories on playing in San Diego, including a story about a fan who jumped the glass and pulled out a knife.

Cam talks about goalie Jack Norris and why he wouldn’t let Cam shoot pucks on him and why.

This gets the podcast off topic with a story about what you never do to gorillas and why Kris quit working at the zoo (his first job) after being put in the bear’s den with bears still inside.

As hockey season approaches, Cam shares his experience of coaching minor hockey for close to 20 years. Advice on how to coach young athletes and why he hates ‘puke’ practices.

Make sure you listen to the end as he shares a really heart warming story that reminds us about the importance of a coach.

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Podcast Episode 23: Thoughts on the Stanley Cup finals, a hockey player who eats glass & $100 bets

Cam shares his thoughts on the 2018 Stanley Cup finals and who he thinks will win between the Las Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals.

Cam and Kris attended a screening of the Flin Flon movie and offer their review. Cam shares his thoughts on seeing Flin Flon forty years later.

Stories include:
-What hockey player would eat glass?
-A story about Barry Dean, his car being repossessed and what happened in the desert.
-Brian Maxwell, his $100 bets, and why he is the fastest beer drinker in the world
-A listener asks who the last hockey player Cam spoke to, Cam says Wayne Gretzky, Rich Preston and Tom Laidlaw and shares who Rich Preston thought would win the Cup.
-The importance of Marc Andre Fleury to the Pittsburgh Penguins
-A listener asks if there are any more stories about Fred Shero.

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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.