The 2011 Maple Street Press Canucks’ Annual is the only Canucks-specific season preview magazine on the shelves. With 112 ad-free pages of exclusive Canucks’ content, including interviews, articles, advanced statistics, and pictures, it’s definitely a must-have for any Canucks fan. Also, I, Harrison Mooney, edited it.

But don’t let your eyes fill with stars on my account. Check out who else in is this bad boy:

The Canucks’ annual features an exclusive interview between Vancouver Sun beat writer Ian Walker and Kevin Bieksa, as well as contributions from Justin Bourne of Puck Daddy, Remy Greer, Thomas Drance, and Cam Davie of Canucks Army, Yankee Canuck, Kent Basky and Cam Charron of Nucks Misconduct, Katie Maximick and Richard Loat from Canucks Hockey Blog, the great Tom Benjamin who blogs over at Canucks Corner, Dani Toth of Benched Whale, Jeff Angus of Dobber Hockey, and Daniel Wagner, Qris Johnson and myself from Pass it to Bulis. In short, there is no shortage of talented Canuck writers; this is a star-studded lineup.

The magazine is available for pre-order right here (do it!), and the tangible version hits newsstands in Vancouver on September 13. You’re going to want to pick up a copy.

But, in the meantime, PITB is giving three away in a contest, and there are three ways to enter.

  1. Follow us on Twitter and tweet/retweet the following: RT & Follow @passittobulis to win a copy of the 2011 Maple Street Press #CanucksAnnual season preview magazine! http://wp.me/p1uAg8-24b
  2. Like us on Facebook.
  3. Write a poem in the comments about Roberto Luongo. Make it funny, make it poignant, make it a limerick — we don’t care how you do it. Just move us. Best poem wins.

Do all three. We’ll select three winners on August 30 — the first two randomly, the third through tears of wonder — and those winners will receive a free copy of the magazine, to have and to hold (and to read) in the mail.

The rest of you will just have to buy it.

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29 comments

  1. Steve_May
    August 25, 2011

    There once was a goalie, Luongo
    Who the media played like a Bongo
    He really was agile
    Yet he was called fragile
    Yet they continued to tease, so wrong-o.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      August 25, 2011

      omg can I declare a winner right now?

      On second thought, I’ll wait.

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  2. Earl
    August 25, 2011

    The city complains
    “Win big game!” but he can’t hear
    Gold medal in ears

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  3. beninvictoria
    August 25, 2011

    born on the banks of a river in Quebec,
    his goaltending talents could not be held in check,
    drafted fourth by New York at the draft,
    then traded by a manager quite daft.
    became a star in the everglades,
    got married to a smokin’ babe.
    traded again to the Great Northwest,
    at stopping pucks he became the best.
    led his country to gold at home,
    patrolling the crease, eternally alone.
    from the media he has no shelter,
    with snarky comments he is peltered.
    from ill timed births, to a case of the squirts
    to gold medal berths, he has proven his worth.
    took us to the brink, in our home rink.
    a stanley cup we lack, so next year we are going back,
    no longer a loser, us fans in vancouver.

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  4. Donna
    August 25, 2011

    Roberto is his name,
    And hockey is his game.
    With a C on his chest,
    And Gold ’round his neck,
    Schneidz might snatch Playoff Glory.

    Pardon the rust…I haven’t written anything closely poetic since High School. :)

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  5. ConnieS
    August 25, 2011

    Is it that time again?….
    Luongo,
    the Poolie books are out.
    Regular season you are money
    Playoffs its a rout….

    Can’t help but feel a bit sorry
    to carry the weight as you do
    You can only stop the goals
    and not score them in a Game 7 Stanley Cup Final too….

    As the cool autumn winds
    make the graveyard gates creak
    This season we must all remember
    that of what we shall never again speak….

    The feelings of defeat and regret
    of the 6-pack every two nights that made me fat.
    Of the single tear that rolled down my face
    As Chara lifted the Cup knocking off his stupid hat.

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  6. ConnieS
    August 25, 2011

    Luongo’s Big Day… a Haiku.

    Luongo! we cry
    Please don’t let the first one in
    he did game over.

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  7. ArtemChubarov
    August 25, 2011

    The anonymous commenter felt bold
    “Roberto Luongo sucks” he did scold
    “He can’t win the big one”
    “He messed up the Canucks cup run”
    But then how, I ask, did he win gold?

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  8. Ryan Wogan
    August 25, 2011

    Up three zero
    An impenetrable wall
    He was our hero
    We were going to take it all

    Game four time to take it
    Looking for the sweep
    We thought we would make it
    Instead we would weep

    Down to the last game
    No longer could we stall
    This year wasn’t the same
    Louongo stood tall

    Slaying the Dragon
    Beating the Hawks
    We would then agree
    Louongo Rocks.

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  9. The Bookie
    August 25, 2011

    Bobby Lu disappeared that summer
    He was on a flopping trip

    The last goal, he allowed
    Won the Bruins the Cup

    They didn’t win another, ever
    But the next year he recovered

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  10. anon
    August 25, 2011

    People still buy preview magazines?
    Signed,
    – The Internet

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    • Daniel Wagner
      August 25, 2011

      They do when it’s 122 ad-free pages of exclusive content that can’t be found online.
      Signed,
      - People who don’t like to bring their laptops into the bathroom

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      • anon
        August 25, 2011

        Your magazine and toilet paper have something in common — they were both produced months before anybody got their hands on them. Key difference: toilet paper’s contents don’t go stale.
        Signed,
        – Technology.

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        • Trololololololol
          August 25, 2011

          Hey look everyone! A guy with an internet connection. Act impressed or something, for he comes from a futuristic time where everyone is a cynical asshole. If you ignore him, he will wander right back into his cave and lie dormant until his mother asks him to come upstairs for dinner.

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        • Daniel Wagner
          August 25, 2011

          You realize you’re trolling a blog, right? You know, on the internet?

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        • Harrison Mooney
          August 25, 2011

          You make a good point. Reading is for idiots.

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  11. Zen Wu
    August 25, 2011

    psst, Luongo,
    confidences are shared between friends
    unlike poems, which like pucks,
    always find a way to trickle in between the posts
    unawares, unsuspecting, from behind.
    Confidence, unlike it’s plural cousin,
    is never shared. Like me. I’ll never know
    what it’s like to be you, there, on the edge of winning.

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  12. TubaNat
    August 25, 2011

    I’m in love with Bobby Lou
    Until he goes and lets one through
    For then I scream ‘you bloody fool’
    and go outside and flip the pool

    p.s. Still love you Bob ;)

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  13. Grainne D
    August 25, 2011

    It All Rhymes

    In red and white or green and blue
    There’s always hate for Bobby Lu
    He won a gold medal with our national crew
    And we still hear “But he let Parise’s shot through..”
    This year Lu and Schneider knew what to do
    Presidents, Jennings- Lord Stanley too?
    Chicago Round 1, Nashville Round 2
    Outplayed the Sharks- the cup was in view!
    Who could defeat us? The Bruins-that’s who
    He’s achieved things only done by a few
    But until he hoists it, they’ll hate Bobby Lu
    But don’t worry Roberto, cause I’ll always love you

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  14. Bill Barilko
    August 25, 2011

    There once was a goalie under fire
    20 year contract but no buyers
    Impossible to trade
    And damn he gets paid
    For pumping the oppositions tires

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  15. Cathylu
    August 25, 2011

    Amazing save Lu
    Do it every time please
    The cup will be ours

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  16. invisibleairwaves
    August 26, 2011

    the goaltender he
    moves
    side to side
    post to
    post
    like a sentry standing guard
    makes
    the
    big
    saves
    and the small ones

    and like the roaring wind
    outside a rain-streaked window
    the crowd
    answers
    LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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  17. Chris Ward
    August 26, 2011

    Net god Bobby Lu
    With inflation rejected
    You we still revere

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  18. Zach Morris
    August 27, 2011

    Luongo
    Whether loved by all
    Or scorned for Schneider
    Always know
    No matter the loss
    No matter the pain
    I’ll pump your tires

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  19. Anastasia
    August 27, 2011

    Remember, remember the best Goaltender
    the Amazing, Talented and Great

    I see no reason why Luongo’s accomplishments
    should ever be forgot.

    The President’s Trophy is better than Morphine to prove Luongo’s greatness.
    By Stanley’s mercy he’ll brighten Vancity and shut the critics down.

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  20. Vivienne R
    August 27, 2011

    He won the gold
    And faced Boston’s Tim
    Yes, he had an off day
    “Trade him”
    The “fans” say.

    But ol’ Louie’s bold
    He’ll show up and stand tall
    His heart’s so strong
    Watch him prove them all wrong.

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  21. kaboomblahstick
    August 28, 2011

    Luuuu, Luuuu, the people say
    He is going to save the day!
    Winning’s not a hard goal to hit it
    But people always say his sidekick did it
    Unappreciated Superhero
    Without him the team’s in peril
    But we of Vancouver really don’t care
    “He’s selfish!” “He chokes!” “He pulls Burrows’ hair!” (okay, maybe not the last one ;)
    Gets front page on our comic books (er… newspapers)
    Complains about his nicks and nooks
    He gets so mad, just doesn’t show it
    Then one day, he’s gonna blow it (literally)
    2012 isn’t just a myth
    World’s going to end on June the 5th.
    Remember, don’t get Luongo mad
    When the end of the world comes, you’ll be sad
    It’s the Canucks last chance to get a Cup
    ‘Cause after that, Lu will blow the earth up

    You have been warned…
    Earth will be forlorned

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  22. Miriam M
    August 28, 2011

    “ ’Tis my misfortune to say,
    I read things ’bout my play,”
    Said Luongo one day to his psych.

    “What tings do you ’ear?
    What ’ave you to fear?
    For it sounds very much like a fright.”

    “These demons, they’re scrawling
    Angry tales that are calling
    For my end to come dreadfully soon.”

    “Sounds like all dem ’ockey players,
    And dem media scum naysayers,
    ’Oo just yap along to dere own tune.”

    “ ’Tis true, I suppose,
    But their words worsen my woes—
    All this controversy causes nothing but pain…”

    “I say, don’t listen to dem,
    Dey are just menstruating hens;
    You need to tink calm to win games.”

    “I know to think calm!
    Still, these demons are strong—
    Do you have any wisdom of word?”

    “Yes, yes I do,
    So remember dis, Lu:
    All you ‘ave to do is WIN DA TURD.”

    “But ‘win da turd,’ you say,
    If I can’t—even if I pray,
    They’ll still call me Goalie Absurd!”

    “To dat, Bobby Lu,
    I have eight words for you:
    Give dem what they want.
    Trow da turd.”

    “At them?”
    “Preferably.”

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  23. Miriam M
    August 28, 2011

    Fourth last line: “dey”, not “they”

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