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The Suspendables is a weekly podcast with former NHL star Russ Courtnall and his pal, comedian Jungle Jim Jerome. Listen in for classic, hilarious NHL stories; great discussion on the hottest NHL news; and interviews with some of hockey's biggest names. A new episode every Wednesday morning.

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    • 4.6 • 300 Ratings

The Suspendables is a weekly podcast with former NHL star Russ Courtnall and his pal, comedian Jungle Jim Jerome. Listen in for classic, hilarious NHL stories; great discussion on the hottest NHL news; and interviews with some of hockey's biggest names. A new episode every Wednesday morning.

    169: Our Special Guest...Former Calgary Flame JIM PEPLINSKI!

    169: Our Special Guest...Former Calgary Flame JIM PEPLINSKI!

    The boys sit down with Jim Peplinski this week. Peplinski had a 10-year NHL career with the Calgary Flames, a Stanley Cup champion in 1989; 1988 Olympic team; Jungle had a lot of questions: Why did he quit after 10 yrs?  How come he said no to coaching and a front office job? Why, when you had the choice to stay, did you give up the broadcasting gig? He also takes us inside on how the Calgary Flames dealt with Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers dynasty. Does he think it was the greatest rivalry in sports ? He’s got strong opinions on player salaries. What he would do with a team if it’s going bad? His answer will surprise you. And he would make a lot of changes when it comes to the game today. Of course, there’s plenty of hilarity as well (his nicknames for guys is award winning) in the journey of Pepper !!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    168: The Habs Name The Youngest Captain in Their History

    168: The Habs Name The Youngest Captain in Their History

    In this one, the boys discuss the Montreal Canadiens' choice for new captain and the commentary swirling around the selection. Russ reveals who his favourite NHL coach was. John Tortorella is already making headlines in Philly before camp even starts. Some hilarious stories about NHL player turned broadcaster Ray Ferraro who was Russ's roommate on the road. And Russ is pretty excited for his son-in-law, linebacker Eric Kendricks, as his Minnesota Vikings beat up Green Bay in week one. 

    • 46 min
    167: Russ Schools Jim on Canada-Soviet Union Summit Series

    167: Russ Schools Jim on Canada-Soviet Union Summit Series

    In this week's show, Russ has an amazing answer when Jim rips the Canada-Soviet Union Summit Series. Russ talks about what it's like for an NHL player in September, getting ready for an NHL training camp. Russ has some family stories, how he settled in LA and how former DJ Rick Dees taught him to play golf. We touch on the growth of women's hockey and the slow build.

    • 48 min
    166: Jim Is Out Here Messing Everything Up

    166: Jim Is Out Here Messing Everything Up

    What drives a guy like Sidney Crosby, who's done absolutely everything in the game, to keep playing? We talk about some of the great NHL single game points records in both the regular season and playoffs. Jim had a small glitch when interviewing Darryl Sittler about his 10 point night. Jim gets a used car and the transaction may not have gone as well as he hoped.  And the topper, Jim almost deleted our entire podcast listenership. We discuss the Tour Championship and Rory's $18 million win. Russ isn't really a Rory guy, to say the least. We also get into the LIV Golf tour.

    • 44 min
    165: World Junior Gold for Canada!

    165: World Junior Gold for Canada!

    In this one, we talk about the wild finish as Team Canada wins gold in overtime at the World Junior Hockey Tournament. Russ updates us on his trip last week to Costa Rica as his daughter Brooklyn played for Team Canada at the Women's U20 World Cup of Soccer. Russ isn't getting involved with Jim's current cold shoulder from the Great One. The 50th anniversary of Team Canada vs the Soviet Union Hockey series is coming up. We've got some hilarious golf stories. Russ talks about his pal PGA Patrick Cantley who has a great shot at the big $18 million prize in this weekend's Tour Championship. We've got stories on Bobby Orr, Jim McKenney and even a little something for fans of TV's "Yellowstone." Wait. Who's Riff?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    164: Our Special Guest...Hall of Famer KEVIN LOWE!

    164: Our Special Guest...Hall of Famer KEVIN LOWE!

    We're joined in this one by former Edmonton Oilers defenceman Kevin Lowe. Since we last had Kevin on, he's entered the Hockey Hall of Fame and last week retired from the role of Oilers' Vice Chair and Alternate Governor.  Kevin and Jimmy relive some great old NHL memories. We talk to Kevin about his long, stellar career as a player, coach and manager and what full retirement the game now has in store for him. We discuss growing up in Lachute. He chimes in on the Hockey Canada scandal, the excellence of Cale Makar and what he thinks about the debate over who's better? Gretzky or McDavid?

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
300 Ratings

300 Ratings

Dunn'er ,

Jungle Backstory?

Loving the PC guys. Great stories keep it up. But what is JJ back storey ? How does he know as many hockey players and high rollers? Was it from his stand up days? But still doesn’t explain lots of these relationships...

Bostonwannabe ,

Podcasts don’t get better than this

Jimmy and Russ have a dynamic that just works. Their guests are always great, P.J. Stock is just one of many must-listens. How it is that Russ got me addicted to White Claw without the company becoming the title sponsor is a mystery. Hello White Claw… Definitely put this podcast in your weekly rotation, you’ll laugh and you’ll cry, it’s that great. Do go back and start from the beginning.

ajay2107 ,

Not a bad listen

Not too bad of a show! It’s definitely nice to listen every so often. Definitely not a show directed towards a younger crowd. I’m constantly having to search guests names up/ learn more about Russ and Jim to keep up.

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