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.
#79 HAS RUSS TURNED HIS BACK ON WHITE CLAWS??
In this week’s episode, the boys discuss reports that the NHL plans to go with a 56 game schedule and an all-Canadian division. They get into life as a hockey parent, with an update on Russ’ son as he breaks into pro hockey. The guys have some positive thoughts about Paul Coffey, who became the first defence man to get 1000 assists, 25 years ago this week. They have some fun drinking stories and (look out, White Claw), Russ has a new go-to drink. The time Jim had Mario Lemieux over to his house where Jim’s mom was quite taken with him. How does a hockey coach “lose the room?” Russ gives a specific NHL example he lived through.
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.…LISTEN
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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