View From the Penalty Box (Classic Hockey Stories)
VFTPB 33: Stanley Cup finals; Dave Tippett as Oilers coach & why Cam wears shoulder pads from 1980

VFTPB 33: Stanley Cup finals; Dave Tippett as Oilers coach & why Cam wears shoulder pads from 1980

May 29, 2019

It's the Stanley Cup finals and Cam Connor is back to discuss the most exciting week of hockey and make some more predictions.

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.

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 Lafleur 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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VFTPB 32: Playoff update; More crazy Steve Durbano stories; & Ken Holland as the Oilers new GM

VFTPB 32: Playoff update; More crazy Steve Durbano stories; & Ken Holland as the Oilers new GM

May 6, 2019

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?

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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VFTPB 31: Stanley Cup Predictions, Tobi Rieder/Bob Nicholson Drama and Scams

VFTPB 31: Stanley Cup Predictions, Tobi Rieder/Bob Nicholson Drama and Scams

March 25, 2019

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?

Topics include: -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? -Any progress on Cam writing a book? -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.

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Globe and Mail article referenced: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-very-modern-lesson-the-nhl-can-learn-from-the-old-school-wha-how/

VFTPB 30: Steve Durbano (Steve ‘Mental Case’ Durbano), bench brawls & Muhammad Ali’s Shorts

VFTPB 30: Steve Durbano (Steve ‘Mental Case’ Durbano), bench brawls & Muhammad Ali’s Shorts

February 11, 2019

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.

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VFTPB 29: What’s really behind the chaos with the Edmonton Oilers? Cam shares a small inside scoop.

VFTPB 29: What’s really behind the chaos with the Edmonton Oilers? Cam shares a small inside scoop.

January 28, 2019

Cam discusses what's wrong in Edmonton (fired coach, fired GM) and even has a small inside scoop on what's wrong in the lockerroom.

Cam talks about whether Connor McDavid is wasting his time in Edmonton.

He also answers some listeners questions: -Any thoughts of playing in Indianapolis? Cam mentions a few stories including a parking lot fight, bank robbery and running into the Indianapolis team at a diner. -A question about how the Carolina Hurricane players celebrate when they win -Since this was recorded during All Star Weekend, Cam talks about playing for the WHA All Star game and what an honor that was -Kris asks Cam if he has any Ted Bundy stories and Cam shuts him down -Cam's thoughts on the Dallas Star's CEO rant to the media -One way/two way/three way contracts -What's the secret to Cam's 98 year old father's longevity and success? -Why don't goalies use the poke check anymore?

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VFTPB 28: Best Stories of 2018

VFTPB 28: Best Stories of 2018

December 31, 2018

Here are some of our favorite stories from 2018. New episodes to follow soon. Hope everyone has a great 2019.

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VFTPB 27: Cam reviews the NHL season so far, hazing stories and connects to some old teammates

VFTPB 27: Cam reviews the NHL season so far, hazing stories and connects to some old teammates

November 26, 2018

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.

Cam makes a last minute Grey Cup prediction.

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VFTPB 26: That Paul Coffey tweet and other classic stories

VFTPB 26: That Paul Coffey tweet and other classic stories

October 29, 2018

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!

Kris and Cam talk about the Hockey Hall of Fame and what it was like for Cam to see a replica lockerroom from his time with the Montreal Canadiens.

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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VFTPB 25: Cam makes his Stanley Cup champ prediction and pointers for coaching kids hockey

VFTPB 25: Cam makes his Stanley Cup champ prediction and pointers for coaching kids hockey

October 8, 2018

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?

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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VFTPB 24: Cam shares the details on his $67 million lawsuit &  thoughts on the Stanley Cup playoffs

VFTPB 24: Cam shares the details on his $67 million lawsuit & thoughts on the Stanley Cup playoffs

June 19, 2018

Our last podcast of the hockey season is a doozy as Cam shares the sad story of being sued for $67 million and losing.

Also his thoughts on: -The Washington Capitals winning the Cup -Alexander Ovechkin celebrating his Cup win, was it too much? -How will Las Vegas Golden Knights do next year? -A listener asks for more Scotty Bowman questions so Cam explains why Bowman would whisper during practices -How a power outage caused Cam to miss his flight (on gameday) during his time with the Montreal Canadiens -Since this was recorded on Father's Day, Kris asks Cam what it's like to be a hockey playing father on the road while his kids are young

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