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.

#80: You Always Remember Your First

Russ remembers some of his old coaches: the best, the worst, the one with the best motivational speech he ever heard and the one Russ believes put more players into the NHL than any other amateur coach. Jimmy tells a hilarious story about getting burned by former Hockey Night in Canada host Brian McFarlane. The boys talk about Russ’ son Lawton who got his first professional goal on the weekend. Russ recalls his first goal and whether he keeps any NHL mementos.
They get into the recent memorabilia theft at Walter Gretzky’s home. Was Islander goalie Billy Smith as crazy as they say? What two games in his career made Russ most nervous beforehand? What was the key to Russ’ high end skating speed? The boys also discuss Christmas during this weird time.

Recent Episodes

#83 Former ‘Hawks Goalie Turned NHL Analyst Darren Pang

January 13, 2021

In this episode, some great stories from St Louis Blues analyst Darren Pang. Both Panger and Russ played junior hockey for Brian Kilrea and they swap some great stories about him. The guy’s get into Panger’s Chicago days, discussing Denis…

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#82 Skrewy Did WHAT to the Soviet Coach?

January 6, 2021

With the World Juniors wrapping up, this week the boys discuss the Canada-Russia hockey rivalry. You won’t believe what happened when Russ and the Montreal Canadiens when they travelled to Russia for an exhibition game. Things got a little out…

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#81 Team Canada Shows No Mercy

December 30, 2020

This week we discuss Canada’s beat down of lesser hockey countries so far at the World Juniors. We look back at the amusing comments by the Swiss head coach a few years ago, knowing his squad had no shot when…

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#79 HAS RUSS TURNED HIS BACK ON WHITE CLAWS??

December 16, 2020

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…

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#78 WHEN RUSS WAS CANADA’S CAPTAIN AT WORLD JUNIORS

December 9, 2020

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.…

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#77 THEY PAID HOW MUCH FOR THE BROADCAST RIGHTS??

December 3, 2020

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…

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