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?

Recent Episodes

#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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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