First off, let’s make one thing perfectly clear: The Islanders are off to a much better start this season than a year ago. The Isles buried themselves to begin 2016-17, winning just six of their first 20 games (6-10-4). As a result, they were tasked with a season-long uphill climb and forced to play stressful hockey for seven months. Though they fought the good fight during the season’s second half, they ultimately fell one point shy of a playoff berth. Fast forward to September.
New York City FC hasn’t been the same side offensively for a while now. Perhaps the club’s problems of late have had more to do with injuries and annoying breaks in the schedule due to World Cup qualifying than anything else. City fans better hope that’s the case. Regardless, something isn’t right, and Patrick Vieira’s team really only has a week of practice and one match left to correct the issues before the playoffs begin.
It’s a familiar refrain that is often described as hyperbole. “This is the most important season in Islanders history.”Well, this time it might actually be true. Let’s face it, this franchise seems to be in a perpetual state of pushing the stone up the hill. On the rare occasion over the last quarter century that the Isles have made some headway, they’ve lost their balance and basically been put out to pasture by that very same stone. You know what I’m getting at. One playoff series win since 1993.
I need to see that awful Mercedes commercial where the entitled kid guilts his dad into driving through a blizzard to meet a girl at an empty movie theater. Once that happens, and I’ve been convinced how amazing Mercedes are, I’ve got all the spirit I need. #Isleshttps://t.co/slDaQwplaR
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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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".