The Suspendables Episode Archive

#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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#87 Russ’ Brother Saved Him from the Wrath of Dale Hunter

February 10, 2021

Jim crushes our producer Steve in NFL betting Russ lost on KC but he’s happy for Tom Brady Russ shares Paris’ perspective on what’s it’s like to be married to an NHL player? And what things are like after retirement? The Super Bowl streaker We’re got some stories on how to talk your way into…

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#86 Marty McSorley: “I Don’t Have to Be Mad to Beat You Up”

February 3, 2021

Our good friend Marty McSorley joins us with some fantastic hockey stories this week: The former Edmonton Oiler, LA King, Boston Bruin, Pittsburgh Penguin, New York Ranger, and San Jose Shark talks about the time he fought his future teammate, Mark Messier and, after their majors, rushed out to wait for him outside the penalty…

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#85 Russ Had Tougher Coaches Than Tortorella!

January 27, 2021

The boys review Kirk McLean’s great visit to the show last week Russ is getting ready for his physical for Life Insurance – measuring out his next White Claw Parenting, trying to keep kids clear of trouble and Jim’s memories of “the strap” Russ and Jim share facts and memories of former Toronto Maple Leafs’…

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#84 Russ is a Healthy Scratch, Former Canucks Goalie Kirk McLean Fills In

January 21, 2021

Former NHL goalie Kirk McLean – Russ’ old Canucks’ teammate – fills in for Russ as guest co-host today…. He talks about some of the differences in the game today versus his era. Kirk talks about the advancement in goaltending techniques: While today’s butterfly technique is superior, he is concerned about injuries. The boys talk…

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#83 Former ‘Hawks Goalie Turned NHL Analyst Darren Pang

January 13, 2021

In this episode, some great stories from St Louis Blues analyst Darren Pang. Both Panger and Russ played junior hockey for Brian Kilrea and they swap some great stories about him. The guy’s get into Panger’s Chicago days, discussing Denis Savard and Doug Wilson, his contentious relationship with Mike Keenan and Panger’s very unusual pre-game…

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