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.

#84 Russ is a Healthy Scratch, Former Canucks Goalie Kirk McLean Fills In

  • Former NHL goalie Kirk McLean – Russ’ old Canucks’ teammate – fills in for Russ as guest co-host today….
  • He talks about some of the differences in the game today versus his era.
  • Kirk talks about the advancement in goaltending techniques: While today’s butterfly technique is superior, he is concerned about injuries.
  • The boys talk about how beautiful the facilities are at Rogers Place in Edmonton
  • The guys get into the Tiger Woods Documentary on HBO.
  • Kirk discusses the Courtnall family, their charity initiatives and which Courtnall brother had the best one-liners.
  • Kirk has a story about jetting with Russ to a Vegas casino where Russ hit it big in blackjack
  • They get into minor hockey memories and the madness of hardcore parents
  • Kirk discusses his path to the NHL, draft day and when his NHL dream started to become real
  • Kirk helped the Canucks get to Game 7 of the Stanley cup final in 1994 and talks about the experience
  • Kirk is a member of the famous Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland and his horse won the Queens Plate

Recent Episodes

#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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#87 Russ’ Brother Saved Him from the Wrath of Dale Hunter

February 10, 2021

Jim crushes our producer Steve in NFL betting Russ lost on KC but he’s happy for Tom Brady Russ shares Paris’ perspective on what’s it’s like to be married to an NHL player? And what things are like after retirement?…

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#86 Marty McSorley: “I Don’t Have to Be Mad to Beat You Up”

February 3, 2021

Our good friend Marty McSorley joins us with some fantastic hockey stories this week: The former Edmonton Oiler, LA King, Boston Bruin, Pittsburgh Penguin, New York Ranger, and San Jose Shark talks about the time he fought his future teammate,…

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#85 Russ Had Tougher Coaches Than Tortorella!

January 27, 2021

The boys review Kirk McLean’s great visit to the show last week Russ is getting ready for his physical for Life Insurance – measuring out his next White Claw Parenting, trying to keep kids clear of trouble and Jim’s memories…

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#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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