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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#116 Carolina Gets Revenge on the Habs

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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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