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Oral History

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Nom de l'objet : Oral History
Catégorie de l'objet : Documentary artifact
Numéro d'accession : 2019.12.10
Date de début de production : 2019-03-31
Date de fin de production : 2019-03-31
Description : 25 minutes and 24 seconds of colour digital video footage with audio. Recording is of Bruce Rainnie interviewing Hall of Famer Cam Russell for the Legends of the Hall television program on Eastlink TV. .mp4 file, 1.9 gb.
Commentaires : 032033119Legends of the Hall: Cam Russell00:00 - 02:30 - Introductions, Bruce asks why Cam thinks this part of Nova Scotia (Cole Harbour) is turning out such great hockey players. Cam talks about having great coaches and volunteers and saying he is a result of their hard work. Bruce asks how old Cam was when Pro hockey became part of his radar. Cam says it never was, he talks about never watching a full NHL game until he was drafted into the NHL.02:30 - 03:55 - Cam talks about being the same height since he was in pewee, being one of the biggest guys. Bruce asks if he knew to play the game physically and Cam talks about always being a skill guy, and always being a very competitive guy, wanting to be the best at what he did.03:55 - 05:00 - Bruce asks about Cams time with Pat Burns as coach. Cam talks about specific memories with Pat, and how they respected him, liked and trusted him.05:00 - 07:00 - Bruce asks what it was like to get drafted 50th overall to the Chicago Blackhawks. Cam says it was exciting, but he didnt know a whole lot about the NHL. Cam talks about some of the most skilled players he played with. Bruce asks what it was like to play in the old Chicago stadium. Cam talks about certain nights feeling like an MMA match.07:00 - 08:55 - Bruce mentions Cam as being a bit of a fighter in the NHL and asks what the feeling was playing a team like Detroit. Cam talks about there being some anxiety there but it was who he was and was exciting. Bruce asks if it was scary, Cam says it was, and he says he would through up before every game, during the national anthem, not just because of the fighting.08:55 - Break - On Screen - Cam was chosen in the 3rd round (50th overall) of the 1987 NHL entry draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He played all but 35 of his 396 career NHL games with Chicago.09:40 - Cam talks about getting hit in the throat and thats why his voice is raspy. Cam talks about having 16 surgeries from hockey injuries. He played 9 years with Chicago in the NHL and the last year with Colorado. Cam retired from the NHL at 30 years old.11:35 - Bruce asks what led Cam from retirement to the Moosehead franchise. Cam talks about the Mooseheads hosting the Memorial cup in 2000, a coach being fired, the head coach called Cam and asked if he would help for the Memorial cup. He was then the assistant coach of the Mooseheads for the first three years, he then took a year off to spend time with his kids, came back as a consultant, then head coach for 4 years, then head coach and GM and now GM (general manager).  Cam talks about Jr. hockey being such an exciting brand of hockey.14:15 - Bruce asks about getting Nathan MacKinnon on the Mooseheads. Cam says they were drafting fourth overall, on draft day they moved up from 4th to 2nd and didnt get Nathan until the end of the summer at a golf tournament the deal came through. Cam talks about them giving up quite a bit for a 16-year-old. Cam talks about the past few years they had a low in the team and lost a lot of fans, they needed a boost and felt Nathan would be that for them.16:05 - Bruce asks, as a GM what are Cams prime principals for building a team. Cam says its different every year.17:10 - Break - On Screen - Cam has served as assistant coach, head coach, and general manager of the Halifax Mooseheads.17:40 - Bruce asks, as a defenceman, who was the scariest guy coming at him with the puck. Cam talks about being more scared of the guys who would dump the puck in the corner and chase him into the glass. Cam talks about playing against Wayne Gretzkys line in his last year in the NHL, and how he was incredible. Cam talks about it being a great way to finish.19:45 - Cam talks about the group that helped win the Memorial Cup, and how it is an incredible feeling, indescribable feeling that Ill never forget. Cam talks about getting to host the 2019 Memorial Cup, and how they thought about it 3 or 4 years prior, and to start building the team then.21:55 - Cam talks about Halifax being a great city for events like the Memorial Cup, and how the community is great for events like this in all sports. Bruce wishes him luck for the 2019 Memorial Cup.23:00 - End - Bruce asks what the biggest part is to the Cam Russell Story for kids. Cam says he plays the game because he loves it, and how his parents were so supportive. Closing remarks.  
Fonctions : Broadcast on Eastlink TV on March 31st 2019
Établissement : Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame  Facebook-Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame  Twitter-Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame  YouTube-Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame
Ville de l'établissement : Halifax
Province de l'établissement : Nova Scotia

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