I think it’s fair to say there were no surprises on the Calgary Flames’ protected list, with the exception of Mike Smith – who wasn’t a Flame until last weekend. Some mock lists had Michael Ferland up for grabs and Troy Brouwer protected, but that always sounded more like talk show and Twitter fodder than a real possibility to me. Enter George McPhee, the Golden Knights GM, who has a virtual embarrassment of riches to choose from (yes, that is sarcasm).
Around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, a large group of Calgary Stampeders will shuffle off the field after the final practice of training camp. On Sunday afternoon, a considerably smaller group will gather for the first practice of the new season. It’s the time of year players dread and general managers don’t enjoy. Men who have made football their lives will be told they’re not good enough for this level – or past their prime. They’ll be thanked for their service and let go. Great game; lousy business.
In the Twitter and Facebook era, meaningful debate seems to have become a lost art. Emboldened by the ability to say whatever they want whenever they want, social media users have helped destroy the ability for two sides to talk over an issue, and maybe, just maybe, come to a consensus that satisfies both. Instead it’s endless ‘you’re an idiot’, ‘no you’re a bigger idiot.’ That’s certainly been the case in the ‘debate’ over CalgaryNEXT.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".