The Suspendables Episode Archive

#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…

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#108 Only the Champs Get to Hoist the Stanley Cup

July 7, 2021

With the Cup being awarded this week, Russ and Jim talk about childhood hockey dreams along with their fun experiences and crazy stories with Lord Stanley’s mug. They talk about their pals, Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, and Chris Chelios, all getting into the NHL broadcasting business this fall. Russ gets a shoutout from Ron MacLean.…

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#107 Our Special Guest: The Amazing HAYLEY WICKENHEISER!

June 30, 2021

She’s the greatest women’s hockey player of all time, a Hockey Hall of Famer, an author, an Olympic softball player, Leafs executive and, oh yeah, we catch her the day before she begins her medical career and day one of her residency. Hayley Wickenheiser joins us this week! Jim spends a few days outlining Hayley’s…

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#106: Our Special Guest: Sportsnet’s KEN REID!

June 23, 2021

Ken talks about his journey to landing his dream job. We get the lowdown on what mens league hockey looks like in Ken’s hometown in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The guys get into all kinds of hockey talk, including a discussion about characters like Stephane Richer, Harold Ballard and Eddie Shack, who Ken wrote a recent…

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#105 Our Special Guest: Hockey Trivia Legend LIAM MAGUIRE!

June 16, 2021

We’re joined by NHL trivia expert Liam Maguire – a hockey historian, a published author, radio host, TV personality and probably the biggest Habs’ fan in the world Russ relives some Stanley cup Playoff memories. But Liam probably knows as much about Russ’s hockey career as he does. Liam talks about Montreal Canadiens history and…

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#104: The Habs Won the North? Seriously?

June 9, 2021

The boys offer up some thoughts on the Montreal Canadiens surprising playoff run so far. Russ spills the goods on Patrick Roy’s pre-game good luck charm. The time Bob Gainey lost it on his goalie, Jon Casey The best 3 athletes Russ ever saw The time Russ pulled a fast one on teammate Mark Tinordi…

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#103 Leafs Eliminated in Round One…Again!

June 2, 2021

A quick review of the Wendel Clark episode The fellas react after the Leafs’ Game 7 loss to Montreal. Why did the Habs win? Who does Russ cheer for when his two former teams face each other? Who does all the talking during intermissions at playoff time and what do they say? The boys talk…

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#102 Our Special Guest: Former Leaf Captain WENDEL CLARK!

May 26, 2021

Wendel and Russ reminisce about their days playing together in Toronto. Wendel talks about his childhood in Saskatchewan and why hockey won out over farming! A hilarious story about Bill Derlago Dave Lumley was always tight with a buck Memories of their head coaches Dan Maloney and John Brophy Russ always appreciated having such a…

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#101 Is This Finally the Leafs’ Year?

May 19, 2021

Russ’ daughter is named to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are upon us! The boys talk about some of the action so far. Russ, who played for both Toronto and Montreal, thinks the Leafs will win, but also reminds us that anything can happen in the playoffs, especially when you have…

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#100 It’s Our 100th Episode!!!

May 12, 2021

It’s our 100th episode!! Russ talks about the Gretzky interview and how the Great One told some stories he’s never told before The boys answer some emails and Jim gives a shoutout to every listener ever Russ talks about the sports autographs business The boys get into the Capitals-Rangers mess, sparked by the suspendable Tom…

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#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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