It was a fun month of September celebrating the 25th anniversary of the launch of Sportsnet 590 The FAN as Canada’s first all-sports radio station which debuted in September, 1992. It was actually just called the FAN then and it was located on the much weaker 1430 frequency on the AM dial before moving to the stronger 590 a few years later. I didn’t have a full-time show on the FAN until about a year after it began, so I did many different duties in its initial year.
Happy days are certainly here again for long-suffering Toronto Maple Leafs fans as the team is currently riding both a six-game winning streak and their third-longest shutout streak in the last 30 years. They’re also coming off a 6–0 drubbing administered in the best of all circumstances: against the Montreal Canadiens… in Montreal… on Hockey Night in Canada. In order to make progress and remedy a situation, the common refrain goes, one has to hit rock bottom.
The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Stanley Cup drought is at 50 years and counting. The Maple Leafs and the Blues are the only two teams that were in the league in 1967 to have not a Cup since that time. The Leafs haven’t evebn made a Cup Final since that time, but they have made five appearances in the Conference Final (or NHL semi-finals): 1978, 1993, 1994, 1999 and 2002.
Hard to believe it was 25 years ago today that the blockbuster Toronto - Calgary trade saw Doug Gilmour, Jamie Macoun, Ric Nattress, Rick Walmsley & Kent Manderville to Toronto for Gary Leeman, Michel Petit, Craig Berube, Jeff Reese & Alexander Godynyuk!
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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 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
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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".