The Suspendables

The Suspendables

Sep 16, 2020 53 min

#66 The Fat Lady is Singing

Rusty may have a dilemma. He played for Dallas and Tampa coach Jon Cooper is a friend but what an interesting story he is. What are guys like come playoffs? Russ used to hang with a First Lady. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians blames Tom Brady for some mistakes during their opening game loss... Did he do the right thing? Serge Savard had something to say about behaviour during the anthem. How is the NHL going to handle social injustice in months and years to come. There are lap dances that happened in the locker room? What!!!!
Sep 09, 2020 1 hr 8 min

#65 Papa Needs New Shoes!

A guy wins $15 million this week! Let's talk about that ! Jimmy says the money just keeps going up and up and up in the sports world and will keep going. Russ says, "Not so fast, partner." A lot of people say Courtnall's friend Steve Nash getting the NBA head job in Brooklyn is unfair. Rusty absolutely disagrees The head coach of the Dallas Stars says nobody has any idea how absolutely difficult it is to play with Covid restrictions. A drop dead funny interview with an old timer and the crazy stuff they did back in the old days of being a pro hockey player. If Russ knows anything's, it's this...Ray Whitney should be the next GM in Phoenix
Sep 02, 2020 58 min

#64 I Got Your Back, Pal

The boys talk about the impenetrable bond that hockey players have and when the chips are down they'll do anything for a guy. Russ read his own press clippings one day and then took on the the poor reporter who wrote the story. There are 2 days in Courtnall's life that completely changed the course of his future. If you could pick, what sport would you want your kid to play? What's the hardest thing a pro athlete has to deal with when he makes the big leagues ? A bar...a pool table...lots of drinks...what could possibly go wrong ? Rusty weighs in on dirty'll learn something here. Jimmy tries to high roll it at a bar in LA. Other names that come up on the show...Wayne Gretzky, Wendel Clark, Kevin Lowe, Edmonton Oilers, White Claw, Matthew Tkachuk, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames, LA Kings, Pat Burns, Mackenzie Hughes, Fed Ex Cup, PGA Golf, Guy Carbonneau, Montreal Canadiens
Aug 26, 2020 48 min

#63 About as Close as We'll Ever Get to the PGA

Rusty has a friend! Steve Lowery drops in and talks about his days on the tour, winning 3 times - all playoff victories! He still loves the game but thinks there should be some changes. Some hilarious antics by Payne Stewart and the best mispronunciation of a name ever! You're gonna love the rule he has with the regular foursome he plays with. Playing in the days of Tiger Woods.
Aug 19, 2020 51 min

#62 Oh, Yeah? You Wanna Bet on That?

Playoffs baby! Russ gives us his thoughts and picks. Is Covid going to change Russ's life after things calm down? What's it like watching hockey with guys who played in the NHL? What lengths have people gone to trying to meet their favourite player and...what have players done beyond the call of duty to surprise fans? Russ will get you tickets for any game you want! Russ had a chat with Shaquille O'Neal about fighting. Jimmy out for a stroll late one night...more like early one morning...with longtime New Jersey Devil defenceman Ken Daneyko.
Aug 05, 2020 1 hr 0 min

#61 Just Do Your Job!

What's with all the coaches behind the bench? Russ isn't sure what they do. What happens inside the room when a player is off his game? Slow down rookie or it'll cost you! Playoffs aren't quite up to speed yet with enough grit. Russ talks about growing up without a father. Jimmy and Russ both think sports shouldn't be used as a platform for social injustice.
Jul 29, 2020 51 min

#60 Clear the Track!

Former Leaf Eddie Shack passes away. Russ tell some stories about him. Russ talks about his first NHL fight and it was against a superstar What will the level of play be like in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Why goalies are all different but some are a little "out there". NHL players tend to invest in restaurant and horses. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is a big hit with Russ who shares a hilarious story Russ has some interesting thoughts on John Tortorella and Scotty Bowman
Jul 22, 2020 1 hr 9 min

#59 Guess Who's Coming For Dinner?

Russ shows up with a surprise guest. Former MLB star and 2 time World Series Champion Pat Burrell. Burrell tells us stuff he's never told anyone before. The boys tackle many questions from listeners. Which ump/ref did you hate? The fights they had. Trouble they got in breaking curfew. Why did they retire? Drinking during games! How they handled members of the media they didn't like. Endorsement deals. Would you rather have a championship ring or be in The Hall of Fame ? And tons of other stuff!
Jul 15, 2020 51 min

#58 NHL Coaches Gone Wild

• Russ describes an incredible story about a Habs teammate who showed to practice badly hungover. You won't believe what Pat Burns did about it. • The boys talk NHL coaching and Russ tells some great stories about run-ins with 3 of his former NHL head coaches, saying that one of them was a jerk to him. Another one actually slashed his players when they were slacking at practice. • Russ remembers the feeling of being just 2 victories away winning the Stanley Cup. • Why Russ wasn't exactly at his best when he played his first NHL game • A great, hilarious add-on to Russ' story about the family having a picnic on the 13th green at his home course.
Jul 08, 2020 47 min

#57 Got the Contracts?

Russ gives us the ins and outs of negotiating contracts and how some bad luck left a lot of money on the table much he made and advice for young NHL'ers An absolutely riveting story about retired player Gary Nylund and how he put his own life on the line to safe someone else's Did players really smoke in the dressing room during games? He loved his linemate Kostopolous. The Pat Mahomes contract The NHL's Return to Play plan All this and much ! Much more !!
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