Podcast 49: Tom Wilson ‘hit’; Cole Caufield comparisons and Remembering Bart Wilson


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-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.

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Podcast Episode 47: Cam Connor does a 2 hour Slap Shot movie watch along

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We bring you a special 2 hour episode where Cam Connor revisits the movie Slapshot and provides a running commentary of the movie.

Through stories, Cam remembers this era and in fact watched the Slapshot movie in a theatre with Gordie Howe, so Cam provides a bit of Howe’s perspective as well. Let’s just say Gordie wasn’t too happy how hockey players were portrayed.

We hope you enjoy this episode and all the stories and memories shared.

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Podcast Episode 46: Why Cam had to turn off the recent Canada juniors game; Helping his friend get to play one pro hockey game

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We have a short episode, but wanted to record an episode so we could announce what our next special episode will be about. Also, SORRY for the audio issues, we had to borrow a microphone to record this. Next episode will be back to our normal mic so thanks for your understanding.

Topics include:

-What made Cam turn off the TV during the Canada game at the World juniors tournament

-Memories of a stressful all star tournament and the stress had nothing to do with hockey

-A great story about helping his friend, John Mazur, play one game in the WHA and we talk about his uncle Spider Mazur

-Tom Laidlaw wanting to be a truck driver when his hockey career ended

-How good the hockey players were in the 1950s and 60s when there were only six teams

-Announcement about our next episode which will be a format change.

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Podcast Episode 45: Did Mike Tyson inspire Cam to take a fight at age 65; Roddy Piper asking Cam to compete as a WWF tag team; Best hockey books and more…

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Here’s the Bobby Orr book Cam mentioned as his favorite: Bobby Orr: My Story

We have a packed episode where Cam covers everything from Mike Tyson, to bench brawls and remembers some of the players he played with. Topic list below:

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Topics Include:

-Talking about Mike Tyson’s recent fight

-Would Cam ever take a fight at age 65 and who would he choose as his opponent?

-Who was a better fighter in their prime: Roddy Piper or Cam Connor? 

-Remembering the WHA record breaking Phoenix Roadrunner bench brawl and what happened when the radio announcer said something about Cam during the brawl (when he thought his microphone was turned off)

-Does physical hockey draw better crowds?

-Cowboy Bill Flett horse racing against Glen Sather

-Cam discusses his favorite hockey book, Bobby Orr – My Story

-Questions on Bobby Lalonde, Kevin Morrison, and Steve West

-How hard it is for a minor league player to make the NHL

-Pat Conacher overcoming a tough injury

-Hockey player Jim Troy and his connection with the WWF/WWE

-Roddy Piper asking Cam to join pro wrestling as a tag team

-Did Cam accept $500 to ride a brahma bull a few years ago?

-Were WHA players purposefully kept out of the NHL?

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Episode 43: Cam interviews his toughest opponent, Kim Clackson

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In episode 43, Cam interviews his first guest of the podcast.

Over 45 years later, Cam reconnects with Kim Clackson, a player Cam considers one of the toughest to ever play hockey.

Listen as Cam and Kim recount playing junior hockey together in the early 1970s and playing (and fighting!) against each other for years in the WHA.

Cam asks Kim if he was ever scared to fight and Kim talks about his hockey career, epic fights, regrets, and even 14 bench brawls in one season.

Hope you enjoy!

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Podcast Episode 41: Zamboni Driver plays in the NHL; Winnipeg Jets player gets robbed & stripped to his underwear and why the US winning a gold medal in hockey was bad for Cam’s career

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Episode 41 of the View From the Penalty Box is up. I was particularly touched by the Zamboni driver, David Ayres, playing in an NHL game so I discuss this moment and if anything like that ever happened when I played.

Other topics include:

  • A Winnipeg Jets player (WHA) who was walking to the arena, gets robbed, stripped down to his underwear and has to try to convince security that he’s actually a hockey player.
  • A listener asks if Cam has any stories about Mark Wells and the 1980s Olympic gold medal team. Cam talks about how the team winning gold was bad for his career and explains why. Talks about Mark Pavlich and the Smurfs line.
  • Cam talks about Edmonton Oilers player Tyler Benson and what the Oilers coach did for Tyler that made Cam proud.
  • Another listener asks who besides Cam is the only other player to play with both Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe.
  • Did they really throw a moose leg on the ice when the Flin Flon Bombers won a game?
  • A family member of Larry Hale writes in to talk about the legacy of Larry Hale.
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Podcast Episode 39: Cam opens up about a health scare; Cheating in hockey; Kassian/Tkachuk fight

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Topics Include:

  • Cam talks about losing both parents in three months and shares a couple hockey stories about his mom
    • One story includes a street fight Cam had where his mom tried to help being armed with a wooden spoon
  • Mid-point check in to the hockey season – how’s Cam’s Cup pick, Tampa Bay Lightning doing?
  • Cam’s thoughts on the Kassian/Tkachuk ‘fight’ and why is he so disappointed in George Parros?
  • What bugs Cam about his videos on Youtube, including the recent one with Tom Rowe
  • A listener asks if there is cheating in hockey, similar to cheating in baseball with the Houston Astros
  • Cam remembers teammate JC Migneault and how JC had one of the worst injuries Cam has seen in hockey
  • We end the episode with Cam sharing his story about a health incident that he didn’t want to share until his parents passed

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Podcast Episode 35: Witnessing a Coach’s drug bust; thoughts on Guy Lafleur/Larry Hale; and more classic stories

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Stories include:

-Cam talks about one of his coach’s who got taken out of the dressing room by thugs collecting on a drug debt

-Using a fake name in order to play hockey for Flin Flon and avoid Victoria

-Cam comments on Guy Lafleur’s heart operation and talks about how Guy drives his car and helicopter

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-A listener asks why Cam had a pet wolf

-Which players does Cam wish he kept in touch with?

-Remembering teammate Larry Hale and what did Larry tell Cam that he will never forget?

-Having to fight two players at once.

-Was Cam, or other players, jealous of how much certain teammates made in salary?

-Having to play a hockey game against a team of real lumberjacks

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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 32: Stanley Cup Playoffs update; More crazy Steve Durbano stories; & Ken Holland as the Edmonton Oilers new GM

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It’s been a busy few weeks for Cam Connor so he brings us up to speed on a few fun projects he’s been involved in, including one on Rowdy Roddy Piper’s biography special.

As Steve Durbano stories seem to be popular these days, Cam shares a few Steve Durbano stories, including one doozy of a story that Cam himself can’t believe is true.

Cam talks about the playoffs so far and makes a new prediction.

As the podcast was being recording, news that the Edmonton Oilers may have signed Ken Holland as their new GM was announced, so Cam talks about his thoughts on Ken and will this be the missing piece the Oilers desperately need?

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Discussion on the San Jose Sharks/Las Vegas Golden Knights game 7 major call. Was it the right call?

Cam answers a question on his thoughts on Zdeno Chara and why doesn’t anyone take him out/put him in his place? Would Cam have tried to fight Chara back in his day? Kris then asks who the tallest player Cam played against and who was the smallest?

A funny story of when Kris was five years old and he got into Cam’s ammonia capsules/smelling salts.

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