The Suspendables Episode Archive

#60 CLEAR THE TRACK!

July 29, 2020

Former Leaf Eddie Shack passes away. Russ tell some stories about him. Russ talks about his first NHL fight and it was against a superstar What will the level of play be like in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Why goalies are all different but some are a little “out there”. NHL players tend to invest…

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#59 GUESS WHO’S COMING FOR DINNER?

July 22, 2020

Russ shows up with a surprise guest. Former MLB star and 2 time World Series Champion Pat Burrell. Burrell tells us stuff he’s never told anyone before. The boys tackle many questions from listeners. Which ump/ref did you hate?The fights they had. Trouble they got in breaking curfew. Why did they retire? Drinking during games!…

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#58 NHL COACHES GONE WILD

July 15, 2020

Russ describes an incredible story about a Habs teammate who showed to practice badly hungover. You won’t believe what Pat Burns did about it. The boys talk NHL coaching and Russ tells some great stories about run-ins with 3 of his former NHL head coaches, saying that one of them was a jerk to him.…

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#57 GOT THE CONTRACTS?

July 8, 2020

Russ gives us the ins and outs of negotiating contracts and how some bad luck left a lot of money on the table ..how much he made and advice for young NHL’ers An absolutely riveting story about retired player Gary Nylund and how he put his own life on the line to safe someone else’s…

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#56 THE JURY IS IN…RUSS IS CRAZY!

June 30, 2020

You do not want to room with Russ on the road. Just ask Brian Skrudland or Ray Ferraro. Yes, Courtnall got thrown in jail and should’ve again for the golf cart stunt. What’s up with the draft lottery? It’s stupid! Russ has so many remarkable experiences from hockey but probably his favourite happened when he…

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#55 SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN

June 16, 2020

We tackle the very disturbing story about abusive hazing that happened with Daniel Carcillo in his junior days in 2002. What’s the role of the coach with players away from the game? These are tough days but Russ tells a hilarious story from a party he was at. What does Tony Robbins have to do…

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#54 OH YEAH? DO YOU WANNA BET ON THAT?

June 16, 2020

Live sports came back and the competitors played better. No fans, no problem!The boys agree the Michael Jordan doc is the best…ever!Russ wins a lot of money golfing and so did Jimmy.Who doesn’t like a good rookie camp story? Fights and all.

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#53 BROTHER, HOW ART THOU?

June 9, 2020

The boys sit down with Russ’s brother Geoff Courtnall and he covers it all ..His life and hockey career.. a Stanley Cup champ.The brothers rise to NHL’ers. A coach with his own kids on the team. Suspensions What knocked him out of the game. His battle with some very dark days. Philanthropy And some absolute…

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#52 HE WILL NOT BE SILENCED…

June 3, 2020

Russ Courtnall knows first hand what it’s like to be a victim of racism and on this show he tells us of his children, his wife and how all of them have experienced this total injustice and…he’s had enough!

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#51 IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, IT’S WHO YOU KNOW

May 27, 2020

Russ plays golf with a couple of mega stars and has dinner with another one. Yes, there’s going to be a 3 on 3 professional hockey league. Think it’ll work ? The NHL is going to have some sort of season this year. Lessons Courtnall learned from the greats of the game. Some pro players…

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#50 WAYNE GRETZKY…LIKE YOU’VE NEVER HEARD HIM!

May 19, 2020

It’s our 50th show and WAYNE GRETZKY joins Russ and Jim this week! The Great One talks candidly about: What makes him nervous Advice for parents with kids The stunt he pulled on Mike Weir His dad Walter Brett Hull Paul Henderson Dustin Johnson His kids Janet Gretzky The Prime Minister Kid Rock And much,…

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#49 AND HOW DID THAT GO FOR YOU?

May 13, 2020

Russ gives us a list of the best trips he’s been on. NHL’er Brendan Leipsic carves up a bunch of players and wives on social media…not good. Jimmy’s mother was priceless. Rick Tocchet is the brunt of merciless jokes. Russ gives us his stand up comic routine. And the answer to: Which team is going…

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