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.
-Cam had to comment on the Tom Wilson/Artemi Panarin incident, which Cam calls a “chicken shit move”.
-Followers had been reaching out to Cam saying Cole Caufield’s story is similar to Cam’s, but he doesn’t really agree
-The sad news about his Montreal Canadiens teammate Gilles Lupien’s terminal cancer diagnosis
-Following up on the A&E Roddy Piper Biography, how did Cam think it went? What he thought when he saw his Phoenix Roadrunners jersey in the documentary and more.
-Cam ends the podcast with a heartfelt story of the passing of Bart Wilson (brother of Behn Wilson) and why it meant so much for Cam to reconnect with Bart through this podcast and why Bart inspired Cam with his story.
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.
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.