51 episodes

Cam Connor played in the NHL, winning the Stanley Cup, but he's known for two things: being one of hockey's toughest enforcers and telling a great story.In this podcast, with his son Kristofer Connor, listen to Cam share some classic hockey stories, including being one of two players to play with Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe, growing up with his best friend Rowdy Roddy Piper and how he saw the hockey world - his view from the penalty box.

View From the Penalty Box (Classic Hockey Stories‪)‬ Cam Connor (Hockey)

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 114 Ratings

Cam Connor played in the NHL, winning the Stanley Cup, but he's known for two things: being one of hockey's toughest enforcers and telling a great story.In this podcast, with his son Kristofer Connor, listen to Cam share some classic hockey stories, including being one of two players to play with Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe, growing up with his best friend Rowdy Roddy Piper and how he saw the hockey world - his view from the penalty box.

    VFTPB 51: Cam shares when he spotted a UFO; What happened to the Oilers; Montreal/Toronto Game 6

    VFTPB 51: Cam shares when he spotted a UFO; What happened to the Oilers; Montreal/Toronto Game 6

    We have a fun podcast today where Cam Connor covers a range of topics including:

    -An update on the Montreal Canadiens/Toronto Maple Leafs playoff series
    -What will it be like for the Habs and Leafs to finally play in front of a crowd
    -How's Cam enjoying the press he's been doing the past week?
    -Cam talks about his recent social media posts including a new photo he found of Gordie Howe
    -What happened to the Edmonton Oilers? What would Cam do if he was in charge?
    -Why does he disagree with the Oilers GM that they need more scoring power
    -What he learned from Glen Sather about playing with a superstar
    -A listener asks when was the last time he interacted with Scotty Bowman and what was Bowman's coaching style compared to Glen Sather?
    -Cam recounts a story in the Nevada Desert in the dead of night when we encountered a UFO, listen to the story and see what you think.

    Connect with Cam Connor:

    Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com.
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViewfromthePenaltyBox/
    Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/camconnornhl
     
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    • 34 min
    VFTPB 50: Cam gets Candid about that Double Overtime Goal

    VFTPB 50: Cam gets Candid about that Double Overtime Goal

    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.

    Connect with Cam Connor:

    Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com.
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViewfromthePenaltyBox/
    Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/camconnornhl
     
    Merchandise (25% OFF with this link) http://www.viewfromthepenaltybox.com/merch 
     

    • 59 min
    VFTPB 49: Tom Wilson 'hit'; Cole Caufield comparisons & Remembering Bart Wilson

    VFTPB 49: Tom Wilson 'hit'; Cole Caufield comparisons & Remembering Bart Wilson

    -Cam had to comment on the Tom Wilson/Artemi Panarin incident, which Cam calls a "chicken sh!t 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.

    Connect with Cam Connor:

    Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com.
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViewfromthePenaltyBox/
    Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/camconnornhl
     
    Merchandise (25% OFF with this link) http://www.viewfromthepenaltybox.com/merch 

    • 30 min
    VFTPB 48: Remembering teammates that passed; Roddy Piper documentary; NHL/COVID

    VFTPB 48: Remembering teammates that passed; Roddy Piper documentary; NHL/COVID

    Cam's excited about the upcoming Roddy Piper documentary airing on A&E on Sunday, April 25. Cam was interviewed for the show and shares his thoughts on what we can expect.

    Other topics include:

    - NHL during COVID; Vancouver having 20 players getting COVID and what's it like to watch without fans in the stands.

    -Will the Toronto Maple Leafs finally face the Montreal Canadiens in the playoffs?

    -Remembering Cam's New York Rangers teammate Mark Pavelich

    -Cam is asked if he had any memories of meeting Walter Gretzky

    -Remembering Cam's Edmonton Oilers teammate Bobby Schmautz

    Connect with Cam Connor:

    Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com.
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViewfromthePenaltyBox/
    Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/camconnornhl
     
    Merchandise (25% OFF with this link) http://www.viewfromthepenaltybox.com/merch 

    • 30 min
    VFTPB 47: Cam Connor watches Slap Shot and provides a 2 hour commentary!

    VFTPB 47: Cam Connor watches Slap Shot and provides a 2 hour commentary!

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

    Through stories, Cam remembers this era and in fact watched the Slap Shot 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.

    Connect with Cam Connor:

    Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com.
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViewfromthePenaltyBox/
    Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/camconnornhl
     
    Merchandise (25% OFF with this link) http://www.viewfromthepenaltybox.com/merch 

    • 2 hr 3 min
    VFTPB 46: Why Cam had to turn off the recent Canada juniors game; Helping his friend get to play one pro hockey game

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

    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.

    Connect with Cam Connor:

    Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com.
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CamConnorNHL.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViewfromthePenaltyBox/
    Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/camconnornhl
     
    Merchandise (25% OFF with this link) http://www.viewfromthepenaltybox.com/merch 

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

Puck Chaser ,

Love This Podcast

I love Cam’s stories. As a former NHLer, he has insight into the game that only a professional player could have. I love hearing all the behind the scenes details of life as an NHL player. I grew up a Hershey Bears season ticket holder in the 70s and 80s, so I always really enjoy Cam’s stories about how crazy the minors were during that time. Cam has the ability to tell the stories of his amazing experiences without all the unnecessary profanity that so many other hockey podcasts rely on for shock value. I’m no prude and as a former construction worker and former hockey player, referee and coach, I’ve heard and used every combination of curse words imaginable. That being said, it’s so refreshing to hear the stores without every other work being an expletive. Chris has the ability to spark Cam’s memory and bring out the best stories and has some good stories of his own. Thank you Cam and Chris for producing this fun podcast and keep up the great work!!! I look forward to many more amazing stories from one of hockey’s toughest players. And if you’re ever in the Hershey PA area, I’d love you buy you both a beer! Go Bears!

Mattie C Sports ,

Nothing But Respect For Cam

Cam went on my show (MattieC’s Sports For You & Me) and what an amazing person with great hockey stories. This guy is a true fans player, and old school guy. Loved the stories of Montreal,Edmonton, the WHL, and hockey life. I recommend this great podcast if you want great NHL stories and experiences Cam went through!!!!

Habs 86 ,

Interesting and entertaining

As a lifelong Canadiens fan I am familiar with Cam Connor and fondly recall his OT winner vs. the Leafs in 1979. But that was about all I remember about the man. Although I generally fall into the hockey is a finesse game camp, there is no denying that there was a certain honor among the rough and tumble hockey players of yesteryear, a fundamental decency paradoxical with the rough and tumble nature of the game. Connor is a great storyteller and really captures the life of a pro hockey player of the 1970s and 80s.

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