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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)

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    • 4.8, 112 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 43: Cam reunites with the toughest player he ever fought: Kim Clackson

    VFTPB 43: Cam reunites with the toughest player he ever fought: Kim Clackson

    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!
    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/.
     
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    • 44 min
    VFTPB 42: Hockey in July; Scariest Stick Fight Cam's Ever Seen; Tributes to John Hughes & Tom Webster

    VFTPB 42: Hockey in July; Scariest Stick Fight Cam's Ever Seen; Tributes to John Hughes & Tom Webster

    What's Cam been up to during this pandemic and what are his thoughts on hockey in July? He also shares his thoughts on the passing of his former coach, Tom Webster, and his teammate John Hughes.
    Topics Include:
    -A big change in Cam's professional career.
    -How have Cam and Kris been dealing with the pandemic.
    -Thoughts on the NHL considering to resume play in July in empty arenas.
    -Connecting with teammate Bart Wilson (Behn Wilson's brother).
    -A listener asks about Gord Gallant and Cam recalls a story about Gallant fighting Peter McNamee.
    -Another listener asks if Cam has memories playing against the Chicago Blackhawks.
    -He broke his hand playing the Blackhawks on Keith Brown's head (after a run in by Terry Ruskowski).
    -Another story about fans throwing beer bottles at the Montreal Canadiens players.
    -What's Cam's favorite hockey jersey?
    -Thoughts on Stan Mikita.
    -Remembering Tom Webster and his role guiding the Tulsa Oilers.
    -Remembering John Hughes.
    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/.
     
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    • 40 min
    VFTPB 41: Zamboni Driver plays in the NHL; Jets player gets robbed & stripped to his underwear and why the US winning a gold medal in hockey was bad for Cam's career

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

    Cam was particularly touched by the Zamboni driver, David Ayres, playing in an NHL game so he discusses this moment and asked if anything like that ever happened when he 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.
    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/
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    • 34 min
    VFTPB 40: The Battle of Alberta and how Gary Bettman has taken the toughness out of hockey

    VFTPB 40: The Battle of Alberta and how Gary Bettman has taken the toughness out of hockey

    After the big Battle of Alberta game between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, Cam had to post a quick podcast on his thoughts on the game and how Gary Bettman has taken away the toughness in hockey.
    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/
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    • 15 min
    VFTPB 39: Cam opens up about a health scare; Cheating in hockey; Kassian/Tkachuk fight

    VFTPB 39: Cam opens up about a health scare; Cheating in hockey; Kassian/Tkachuk fight

    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 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
    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/
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    • 40 min
    VFTPB 38: Bill Peters & Abuse in Hockey; A Coach Confronts Steve Durbano; & Taping Nickles to Your Knuckles?

    VFTPB 38: Bill Peters & Abuse in Hockey; A Coach Confronts Steve Durbano; & Taping Nickles to Your Knuckles?

    Stories include:
    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
    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/
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Cashnchrome ,

Mike C

I just started listening. Love the stories and the credibility behind them! Good work guys

Dholecek ,

Takes me back

I’m 50 years old and these stories remind me of the days going to games in Chicago where I grew up and seeing a lot of the players that Cam played with and against. The names, stories and insight are awesome!

Cleech74 ,

Baltimore Hockey Fan

Just found your podcast today, and really enjoyed the content contained within the first two episodes I’ve heard. Love hearing the stories from the tougher, old-time hockey eras, and a take on the new & current game from the seasoned veterans. I like the dynamic & on-mic energy of the father & son combo. As is usually the case, the enforcers of the game are usually mild-mannered when off ice, and are also good characters. You’ve gained another fan, today!🙂

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