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.
#78 WHEN RUSS WAS CANADA’S CAPTAIN AT WORLD JUNIORS
Russ talks about another former Montreal Canadiens forward – enforcer Chris Nilan and his battles. The guys discuss the many negative temptations that are offered to pro athletes. The story of former Oiler Esa Tikkanen and his love of vodka. What’s the toughest part about being a pro athlete? Wayne Gretzky’s rookie card may be worth $1 million. The boys swap cool stories about former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Russ recalls the night Team Canada head coach Brian Kilrea gave him the captaincy at the World Juniors. He also says the Leafs had a chance to hire Kilrea, the former Ottawa 67’s coach – and he says they should have – but they didn’t. They discuss all these celebrity, exhibition boxing matches. Russ has some interesting stories about John McEnroe and Caitlyn Jenner.
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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