In May of 2016, after an absolutely abysmal 2015-16 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced the signing of Russian defenseman Nikita Zaitsev. Director of Player Personnel Mark Hunter has always been known for his eye for talent, but scouting isn’t that easy. You can’t just pick anybody out from another league and expect him to be a star. It’s always going to be a hit or a miss. And so far, it looks like the Maple Leafs found a hit in Nikita Zaitsev.
The Toronto Maple Leafs opened the season on Wednesday night in Winnipeg and slaughtered the Jets in their own barn. They ended up winning 7-2, led by two goals from newcomer Patrick Marleau and a goal apiece from each of the big three. On Saturday night, they played their home opener against the New York Rangers and won 8-5. Sounds like another dominant, exciting game to watch, but it’s a known fact that the majority of Leafs nation suffered heart attacks during the game.
I’m almost 18 years old. I’ve been watching the Toronto Maple Leafs since the 2005-06 season, when I was roughly about six or seven years old. When you look at it on paper, I started following the team at the worst possible time. The glory of the Maple Leafs’ playoff runs and Battles of Ontario from the early 2000’s had just passed, and the team was coming back down to earth. My favourite players back then were Mats Sundin and Darcy Tucker.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".