The Suspendables Episode Archive

#120: Russ Remembers When NHL Rookie Hazing Was Still a Thing

October 6, 2021

This week’s the boys discuss the amazing feedback from last week’s emotional interview with Corey Hirsch. Russ talks about his friendship with former Today host Billy Bush, the invitation to his 50th birthday and the infamous recording on Donald Trump’s bus. The guys discuss fame and celebrity which definitely has its down side.With the NHL…


#119: Our Special Guest: Former NHL Goalie COREY HIRSCH!

September 29, 2021

In this episode, we’re joined by Canucks broadcaster Corey Hirsch, former NHL goalie, Russ’s former teammate and 1994 Olympic silver medalist. The boys tell some great stories in this one – stories about former NHL coach Mike Keenan and Marc Crawford; golfing with actor Jason Bateman; an incredible story about Russ’ wife and an awkward…


#118 Nobody Does Retirement Better Than Russ!

September 22, 2021

This week, we learn that Russ isn’t real strong at appropriately responding to Jim’s texts. Some great news on some high calibre, upcoming guests. The boys swap some great stories about Chris Chelios, who’s coming on the show soon. They talk about Zdeno Chara signing with the Islanders and how retiring from the game is…


#117 That’s the Prime Minister on the Phone!!

September 15, 2021

The NFL is back and Russ was at the LA Rams home opener on Sunday night. He watched Aaron Donald’s father almost as much as the actual game. He also shares his discussion with Minnesota Vikings star linebacker Eric Kendricks, his soon-to-be son-in-law. They get into the fun of tailgating and Jim remembers his hilarious…


#116 Carolina Gets Revenge on the Habs

September 8, 2021

In this episode: The boys talk about the new documentary on a 1990’s United Hockey League team run by an alleged gangster who gave the team to his 17 year old son to run. The boys swap some old car stories, although Russ says he’s not really a car guy…sure you’re not, Russ. It’s no…


#115 Our Special Guest: Former Edmonton Oilers’ Captain RON CHIPPERFIELD!

September 1, 2021

This week we’re joined by Ron Chipperfield, who was Wayne Gretzky’s captain in his early days with the Oilers. Russ talks about almost getting into a recent scrap with his “little” brother and the time he and his wife booked the suite from the movie “Pretty Woman.”. Ron discusses what Wayne was like as he…


#114: What It’s Like to Play for the Montreal Canadiens

August 25, 2021

In this episode, we read your emails and give a few listener shoutouts. The boys discuss the difficult hockey news from the past week. Russ describes what it was like to play for the Montreal Canadiens and then, later, be around their Hall of Fame alumni. He talks about his pickup hockey games with some…


#113: Our Special Guest: Hockey Night in Canada’s RON MACLEAN!

August 18, 2021

We’re joined today by Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean. They discuss Kevin Bieksa’s rising star in broadcasting and how Wayne Gretzky will fare as he jumps into the hockey media. Ron talks about how Hockey Night in Canada handled things after Don Cherry. Speaking of his old partner, Ron tells some classic Grapes stories.…


#112 Russ is the Best Guy to Play Blackjack With

August 11, 2021

Russ talks about his pal, Jon Cooper, who was named as Canada’s Olympic hockey coach. Is it tough to coach a team of strangers at a short hockey tournament, even though it’s a team of all stars? We talk about the summer Olympics that just wrapped up, how Canada did and which sports are being…


#111: Our Special Guest: Former NHL’er RAY WHITNEY!

August 4, 2021

We’re joined today by Ray Whitney, the 65th best scorer in NHL history. Today, Ray is golfing his face off and also part of the NHL Department of Player Safety team. Ray discusses how DOPS makes its decisions and his role in them. Ray talks about how he was robbed of his one career NHL…


#110: Our Special Guest: Hall of Famer BRIAN LEETCH!

July 21, 2021

On this week’s show, the boys welcome Brian Leetch – Hall of Famer, two-time Norris Trophy winner, first American-born winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, one of only five NHL defensemen to score 100 points in a season, Calder Trophy winner, and the guy that Mark Messier once referred to as the “Greatest New York…


#109 Lightning Strikes Twice!!

July 14, 2021

Tampa Bay wins the cup! Russ talks about his buddy, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, and the hilarious video Cooper sent him after the big victory. They talk about Nikita Kucherov’s antics, swagger and comments as well and the big Tampa Bay Stanley Cup boat parade. Who and what would Russ think about if he…