The Suspendables with Jim Jerome & Russ Courtnall

Welcome to The Suspendables with funny man, Jungle Jim Jerome, and world renowned former NHL player, Russ Courtnall, as they unleash the laughs, the stories and the outrage, with their irreverent and sometimes unusual (yet compelling) perspectives on all things IN A MAN'S WORLD.

#111: Our Special Guest: Former NHL’er RAY WHITNEY!

We’re joined today by Ray Whitney, the 65th best scorer in NHL history. Today, Ray is golfing his face off and also part of the NHL Department of Player Safety team. Ray discusses how DOPS makes its decisions and his role in them. Ray talks about how he was robbed of his one career NHL fight and also the hardest hit ever received. Hint: the hitter was a Hall of Famer. The guys discuss fighting in the NHL and how it still has a role in the game. They talk about the time Ray got on the wrong side of Zdeno Chara. They also discuss:
  • Ray’s days with the 80’s Oilers when he was their stick boy and his Dad was their practice goalie
  • Some hilarious pranks Ray pulled on teammates
  • A classic story of revenge on teammate Aaron Ward
  • How Ray didn’t get along so well with most of his coaches
  • memories of winning the 2006 Stanley Cup
  • and the player Ray thinks needs to be in the Hall of Fame before they even think of looking at him

Recent Episodes

#117 That’s the Prime Minister on the Phone!!

September 15, 2021

The NFL is back and Russ was at the LA Rams home opener on Sunday night. He watched Aaron Donald’s father almost as much as the actual game. He also shares his discussion with Minnesota Vikings star linebacker Eric Kendricks,…

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#116 Carolina Gets Revenge on the Habs

September 8, 2021

In this episode: The boys talk about the new documentary on a 1990’s United Hockey League team run by an alleged gangster who gave the team to his 17 year old son to run. The boys swap some old car…

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#115 Our Special Guest: Former Edmonton Oilers’ Captain RON CHIPPERFIELD!

September 1, 2021

This week we’re joined by Ron Chipperfield, who was Wayne Gretzky’s captain in his early days with the Oilers. Russ talks about almost getting into a recent scrap with his “little” brother and the time he and his wife booked…

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#114: What It’s Like to Play for the Montreal Canadiens

August 25, 2021

In this episode, we read your emails and give a few listener shoutouts. The boys discuss the difficult hockey news from the past week. Russ describes what it was like to play for the Montreal Canadiens and then, later, be…

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#113: Our Special Guest: Hockey Night in Canada’s RON MACLEAN!

August 18, 2021

We’re joined today by Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean. They discuss Kevin Bieksa’s rising star in broadcasting and how Wayne Gretzky will fare as he jumps into the hockey media. Ron talks about how Hockey Night in Canada handled…

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#112 Russ is the Best Guy to Play Blackjack With

August 11, 2021

Russ talks about his pal, Jon Cooper, who was named as Canada’s Olympic hockey coach. Is it tough to coach a team of strangers at a short hockey tournament, even though it’s a team of all stars? We talk about…

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