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.
Today we’re joined by media consultant and longtime broadcast executive Mark Maheu. We discuss the evolution of the sports media landscape and where advertisers are spending their money. We get into the NHL’s very lucrative TV deal with Rogers and…LISTEN
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