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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 each Sunday during the season,

some Sundays during the off-season.

Oct 19, 2020

This week in anguish:

- Famously, on the day both his wife and mother died, Theodore Roosevelt inscribed a large, black "X" in his diary with the words, "The light has gone out of my life." In more recent news, Troy Stecher is no longer a Vancouver Canuck. 

- Although all roads lead back to Troy, we talk about various...

Sep 6, 2020

This week in anguish:

- Can probably best be summed up by the many potential episode titles that didn't quite make the cut...

- If Not Zen, A Little More Sanguine

- Sunday Mourning

- One Fat Lehner Glove Away

- Holding Hands Around the Goalie

- Half of a Master Plan

- That’s Barely Outshot (In Canuck Language)

- I Do...

Aug 31, 2020

This week in anguish:

- We talk through one of the most remarkable weeks for the hockey world in living memory. 

- We draft a letter to Francesco Aquilini, asking him to commit to supporting the initiatives of the Hockey Diversity Alliance.

- We educate ourselves about Black hockey history and racism's deep roots in the...

Aug 24, 2020

This week in anguish:

- The Canucks' fortunes soar as high as they have in almost a decade this week, while Tristan still found time in Games 3 and 4 to plumb those old familiar depths of despair.

- Two seconds: Proud as fudge of Travis Green. Enjoy him for a bit. Frankly correct. Turn the music up. 

- We revel in the...

Aug 16, 2020

This week in anguish:

- Is happily gobsmacked to be up 2-0 on the Blues, and especially to learn that Bo Horvat is able to do...that. 

- Acknowledges that underlying everything that's going well for the Canucks right now is one Quintin Hughes, just stirring the drink. 

- A micro-transcription of 27:50-27:56: