100 episodes

This Week in Anguish is the Canucks podcast that feels your pain out loud.

A weekly conversation about the only thing that really matters with co-hosts Tristan and Ardella Thompson.

New episodes released weekly during the season and occasionally during the off-season.

This Week in Anguish Tristan and Ardella Thompson

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This Week in Anguish is the Canucks podcast that feels your pain out loud.

A weekly conversation about the only thing that really matters with co-hosts Tristan and Ardella Thompson.

New episodes released weekly during the season and occasionally during the off-season.

    Ep 155: A Donut Analogy He'd Like You To Consider (2022/05/03)

    Ep 155: A Donut Analogy He'd Like You To Consider (2022/05/03)

    This week in anguish: - 51 years of season-summating headlines, handily hi-lited for your edification. 
    - A last fond look back at our bygone betters, the boys of 2002.
    - Talking over the year-end media availabilities, but really just lamenting our inability to give Brock a hug. 
    - A whistlestop tour of Transcarpathian ethnicities, featuring all your favourite Horvats. 
    - How Did We Not Know that Dale Tallon pulverized baby Bobby back in the day?
    Thanks for listening! This episode supports the Hockey4Youth foundation and HerosHockey. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 154: Opposite of Unsung (2022/04/25)

    Ep 154: Opposite of Unsung (2022/04/25)

    This week in anguish: - Ever keen to emulate his NHL heroes, Tristan decided to try out this fun new Covid protocol he'd been hearing so much about.
    - This meant we hadn't recorded in two semi-meaningful weeks, leading to this episode having a pretty prodigious conversational PSI.
    - You know how people complain about coaches ruining the game with too much structure? Think of this episode as a protest against that. We freewheel for an hour and forty. Firewagon podcasting...is that a thing?
     
    Thanks for listening! This episode supports the Hockey4Youth foundation and HerosHockey. 

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ep 153: S'up, Playa? (2022/04/11)

    Ep 153: S'up, Playa? (2022/04/11)

    This week in anguish:
    - Breaking down all of Bouce Broudeau's win-the-weeks.
    - "Hope, persusade, whatever," and other inspirational advice for Patrik Allvin.
    - Beating the Maple Leafs at franchise records we have carefully hand-selected.
    - Checking in on the miraculous regular season finish of the 2001/02 Canucks.
    - Spencer Martin and our expensive goalie severance packages.
    - Chase Gray saves the orca and the Canucks embarrass themselves with their "offers" to indigenous artists.
    - How Did I Not Know about Markus Naslund and Peter Forsberg's charitable superteam?
    - Tristan describes things he saw in Canucks mic'd up videos. What to see Weekend at Petey's for yourself? How about gurning Bo Horvat? 
     
    Thanks for listening! This episode supports the Hockey4Youth foundation and HerosHockey. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 152: Cheerless Champion (2022/04/02)

    Ep 152: Cheerless Champion (2022/04/02)

    This week in anguish:
    - Is a Frankenstein's miracle of audio stitchery after one of us had issues with their recording. (It was Tristan. It's always Tristan.) If it seems like some sentences end a bit before they should
    - We cemented our eternal Connecticut Whale credentials in truly Canuckticut fashion by losing a heartbreaking, do-or-die final game to a bunch of jerks from Boston.
    - Ardella has quizzes! First: ranking the many Marches of the post-2011 Canucks. Who you got? Travis 3? Willie 1? All your favourites are here.
    - Then: forget March Madness and make way for March Melancholia. Gasp with delight as the Sad Sixteen are whittled down to the Oful Ocho before the Forlorn Four give way to the Troubled Two. Only one will stand as your Cheerless Champion of the sixteen discouraging things that happened this March off the top of Ardella's head!
    - We take stock of the two sad times we tried and failed to turn ourselves into the team that beat us, the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.
    - The true inventors of the hockey stick, the greatest Canucks win of all time, and Ardella gets belted by one small difference between beer league and the bigs.
     
    Thanks for listening! This episode supports the Hockey4Youth foundation and HerosHockey. 
     
     

     
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 151: All the Stops (2022/03/25)

    Ep 151: All the Stops (2022/03/25)

    This week in anguish: - It finally hits us that the homestand, this season, and maybe even this core are in danger of dying with a whimper.
    - Like a stone plooshing into a pond, this realization ripples out into three wavefronts of worry, each one more sacrilegious than the last.
    - We say goodbye to Tyler, tally the Travises, and tie our hopes, once again, around Troy.
    - Like light from a dying star slowly reaching the earth, this week's lackadaisacal editing schedule puts Tristan in the awkward position of sewering Halak at his moment of greatest Canuck trimph.
    - Ardella reads over a hundred pages of graduate-level research on the hockey organ. Diapasons of laughter ensue. Charge!
    - Whale win! Whale win! Your 2022 PHF regular season champion Connecticut Whale are sharpening their baleen while they await the identiy of their first Isobel Cup opponent.
     
    Thanks for listening! This episode supports the Hockey4Youth foundation and HerosHockey. 

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep 150: Shaking the Eeyore-ness Out of Him (2022/03/09)

    Ep 150: Shaking the Eeyore-ness Out of Him (2022/03/09)

    This week in anguish: - Unimaginably, the Canucks (and Brad Hunt) have won yet another week.
    - Do you know who Nils is, Bruce? Tread carefully.
    - JT Miller rockets up the body language power rankings.
    - The paltry archaeological evidence of Dancing Demko.
    - The Canucks' new Pride jersey, more comments on the Black History Month jersey, and a plea for 41 jerseys a year.
    - Claude Vilgrain played 145 non-Olympic international games for Team Canada from 1986-1988. How? Huh? Against whom? And other queries resolved.
    - David Bauer's principles lose Canada the 1964 silver medal.
    - This Week in Connecticut revels in past dominance and anticipates a consequential showdown.
    - The First Invitational Sesquicentennial Canucks Games-Played Quiz.
     
    Thanks for listening! This episode supports the Hockey4Youth foundation and HerosHockey. 

    • 1 hr 21 min

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