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?
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…LISTEN
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…LISTEN
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…LISTEN
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