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.

Recent Episodes

#93 Wild Golf Trip Stories!

March 24, 2021

Russ talks about a fundraiser for his friend… We discuss Thomas Hickey’s incredible battle though adversity to play his first game for the Islanders in almost two years. How do you stay motivated on a hockey team that’s already way…

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#92 Fellow “Hound Line” Member Gary Leeman

March 17, 2021

Our special guest is Russ’ former Leaf teammate, Gary Leeman. This week, the guys talk about: The time Pete Mahovlich stepped in to save Jimmy from a beating. What Gary is up to these days and where he’s living Jimmy’s…

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#91 Farewell, Walter…

March 10, 2021

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

February 24, 2021

Russ and Jim are joined this week by TSN Hockey host and author, James Duthie. The boys talk about Duthie’s latest book Beauties: Hockey’s Greatest Untold Stories. They zoom in on some fantastic stories about Luc Robitaille, Marc Bergevin, Gordie…

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#88 Digging into Russ’ Past

February 17, 2021

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…

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