The Suspendables Episode Archive

#99 Wayne Gretzky Joins Us For Episode 99!

May 5, 2021

Our special guest is Wayne Gretzky! Wayne has zero issues with anyone who wants to wear #99. He talks about how his parents completely wasted their money buying him braces Wayne shares many heartfelt and funny stories about his father, who passed away in March. He talks about why he would sneak home unannounced when…

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#98 The Highs and Lows of Playing in Montreal

April 28, 2021

This week the guys talk about social media abuse is rampant and how one sport is taking serious action against it. Russ recalls how it felt getting booed by his home crowd in Montreal Then scoring a Game 7 overtime winner vs Hartford! Dealing with a fluke shoulder injury that changed everything in Montreal Jason…

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#97 Breaking Gordie Howe’s Record!

April 21, 2021

The boys talk about the retirement of quarterback Alex Smith and his inspirational comeback from a shattered leg and multiple surgeries. Jim talks about his father’s battle with Huntington’s Disease. What it meant to Russ to be an NHL player. What Gordie Howe didn’t like about the game. They discuss Columbus head coach John Tortorella…

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#96 Reviewing the Masters and the Trade Deadline

April 14, 2021

Today we get into our pet peeves, the things that really drive us crazy. Russ’s favourite neighbour moves away…he was a Great One We talk about another great edition of The Masters, and how cool and humble Hideki Matsuyama is. Wait, how many hole in ones has Jack Nicklaus had? Our producer, Steve Warne (also…

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#95 The NHL Trade Deadline and Our Adventures with Tony Danza

April 7, 2021

The boys discuss the Vancouver Canucks COVID outbreak this week and a few of their own thoughts on vaccines. The Texas Rangers home opener is allowed a full house for their home opener. Connor McDavid gets the maximum NHL fine for an elbowing penalty against Montreal. Wait, the maximum is only $5000??!! What’s it like…

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#94 Dirty Deeds

March 31, 2021

Russ has a theory on why Jimmy cannot sell his house in the hottest market ever. Jim talks about his days as a realtor and, during one showing, an embarrassing, painful episode After the Aaron Ekblad injury, Russ remembers some bad injuries he’s witnessed, along with some of his own Has Russ ever witnessed a…

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#93 Wild Golf Trip Stories!

March 24, 2021

Russ talks about a fundraiser for his friend… We discuss Thomas Hickey’s incredible battle though adversity to play his first game for the Islanders in almost two years. How do you stay motivated on a hockey team that’s already way out of the playoff race? They address Erik Karlsson’s recent comments that he doesn’t want…

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#92 Fellow “Hound Line” Member Gary Leeman

March 17, 2021

Our special guest is Russ’ former Leaf teammate, Gary Leeman. This week, the guys talk about: The time Pete Mahovlich stepped in to save Jimmy from a beating. What Gary is up to these days and where he’s living Jimmy’s memory of hanging with Gary in Truro Nova Scotia. Gary and Russ talk about staying…

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#91 Farewell, Walter…

March 10, 2021

An emotional show this week as the boys discuss their friend, Walter Gretzky —Canada’s Hockey Dad—who passed away last week at the age of 82. They discuss: Russ meeting Walter at the 1991 Canada Cup when he and Wayne played together for Team Canada. Walter had great sympathy at that tournament for 18 year old…

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#90 Hockey Hall of Famer Kevin Lowe Joins Us!

March 3, 2021

This week the boys relive some great stories and the Edmonton Oilers’ dynasty of the 1980’s. The time Jim moved in with Kevin. Memories of hitting golf balls off Jim’s car Jim takes a week to list off Kevin accomplishments Kevin remembers his final year of playing, signing a 3 year deal with the Oilers,…

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#89 Duthie…JAMES Duthie

February 24, 2021

Russ and Jim are joined this week by TSN Hockey host and author, James Duthie. The boys talk about Duthie’s latest book Beauties: Hockey’s Greatest Untold Stories. They zoom in on some fantastic stories about Luc Robitaille, Marc Bergevin, Gordie Howe, Darcy Tucker, Pat Quinn, Brian Kilrea and others. They discuss how TSN is pulling…

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#88 Digging into Russ’ Past

February 17, 2021

Today, Jim quizzes Russ about the info his Wikipedia page What was Russ like as a kid? Russ talks about days on the school yard and life playing prep school hockey in Notre Dame in Saskatchewan He remembers his late father’s promise Russ also talks about leaving home at 14. Was he homesick? He talked…

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