The Suspendables Episode Archive

#75 GOLF, WINE AND CIGARS, BOYS!

November 18, 2020

Russ has the house to himself and enjoys a lively Masters weekend of wine and cigars with former NHL players Shane O’Brien, Scottie Upshall. Russ and Jim discuss their pal, Dustin Johnson, winning his first Masters. What’s the toughest sports championship to win? Cha-Ching! The NHL unveils new reverse retro jerseys. What’s Russ’ favourite all…

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#74 BIG BIRD IS THE WORD

November 11, 2020

Russ and Jimmy are joined in this episode by 10 time Stanley Cup winner Larry Robinson! The boys discuss: Larry’s grass roots in hockey growing up just outside Ottawa. The time Larry CRUSHED Russ in a game. What is was like playing for Scotty Bowman? The 3 on 3 overtimes and the one rule change…

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#73 WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

November 4, 2020

Russ’ wife surprises him by building him a new bar. Russ actually helped choose Team Canada’s head coach for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Jim has an awesome story about Wayne Gretzky who was the general manager of that squad. The boys chime in on Bobby Orr who took some serious flak this…

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#72 RUSS’ BACKYARD PGA PARTY: WHAT HAPPENED??

October 28, 2020

On today’s episode, Russ talks about the PGA’s Zozo Championship and the 4 day party in his backyard right on the 4th hole. The guys get into the story of Mitchell Miller, an 18 year old draft Arizona Coyotes draft pick. He and the Coyotes are under fire after news broke this week about Miller’s…

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#71 HAROLD BALLARD SAVED TIM HORTON’S?

October 21, 2020

Russ is hosting a party at his place while a PGA event is going on just a few feet away. With NHL Free agency in full swing, Russ talks about his experiences as a free agent. Russ was at a family dinner at a high end restaurant when the champion Lakers walked in. This week…

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#70 OUR SPECIAL GUEST: RICK TOCCHET

October 14, 2020

Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet joins us and crushes it with some amazing stories. The time he and Cam Neely drank with actor Dennis Leary and got an amazing, unique souvenir out of it How Craig Berube, when he was still an enforcer, had an amazing strategy for slowing down opponents who started running…

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#69 IT’S OUR FIRST LISTENER APPRECIATION DAY!

October 7, 2020

On this week’s episode, Both Jim and Russ have hilarious stories about encounters with NHL Commissioner Garry Bettman. Russ has a guy in mind who should be actually handing out the Stanley Cup instead of Bettman. With the NHL draft being held this week, Russ looks back on his NHL draft memories when he was…

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#68 YOU NAME DROPPER!

September 30, 2020

What do Pat Flatley, Shane Churla, Ryan Walter, Gary Bettman, Bill Gates, Joe Montana, and Rick Bowness all have in common? They all made their way into the podcast ! Russ made Churla cry.Jimmy got man handled by Mariah Carey’s security team.Pound for pound Kenny Linesman was the toughest guy out there.Wait til you hear…

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#67 REVENGE PRANKS

September 23, 2020

Today, Jim and Russ look back at Canada’s incredible roster the 1987 Canada Cup. Russ has a hilarious story about a buddy who pranked him making him think he’d been invited to play for that team. Russ’ Revenge was sweet. Russ is not very programming or computer savvy. Not much for meetings either. Alex Ovechkin…

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#66 THE FAT LADY IS SINGING

September 16, 2020

Rusty may have a dilemma. He played for Dallas and Tampa coach Jon Cooper is a friend but what an interesting story he is. What are guys like come playoffs? Russ used to hang with a First Lady. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians blames Tom Brady for some mistakes during their opening game loss……

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#65 PAPA NEEDS NEW SHOES!

September 9, 2020

A guy wins $15 million this week! Let’s talk about that ! Jimmy says the money just keeps going up and up and up in the sports world and will keep going. Russ says, “Not so fast, partner.” A lot of people say Courtnall’s friend Steve Nash getting the NBA head job in Brooklyn is…

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#64 I GOT YOUR BACK, PAL

September 2, 2020

The boys talk about the impenetrable bond that hockey players have and when the chips are down they’ll do anything for a guy. Russ read his own press clippings one day and then took on the the poor reporter who wrote the story. There are 2 days in Courtnall’s life that completely changed the course…

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