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.
-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
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?
-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!
-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.
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.