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.

#88 Digging into Russ’ Past

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 about his Hounds teammates Wendel Clark, Gary Leeman, Gord Kluzak and other ND players who made the NHL
Russ tells a great story of when he realized he had at a chance to get to the show
The unusual way Russ found out he’d made the 1991 Canada Cup…and he made it ahead of two NHL superstars.
He remembers playing for Canada at the 1984 World Juniors and then heading straight to play at Olympics. So why were his older Team Canada teammates initially annoyed with him?
Why did playing in a city like New York have advantages over playing in Montreal and Toronto?

Russ tells a very emotional story about his dear friend Ron who recently passed away…and you won’t believe the incredible thing Wayne Gretzky did for him.
Is the NHL’s intense schedule affecting the quality of the performances?
Wait, Russ’ dream foursome includes Winston Churchill?

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#92 Fellow “Hound Line” Member Gary Leeman

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#91 Farewell, Walter…

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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…

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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…

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#89 Duthie…JAMES Duthie

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

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