Luke Gazdic in action with the Dallas Stars. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP) Yesterday, the Edmonton Oilers claimed Luke Gazdic off waivers from the Dallas Stars. In so doing, they confirmed the new administration’s commitment to what might be seen as the Toronto model: employing multiple forwards that can fight and do not much else at the NHL level. Do these players actually help protect the Oilers’ stars and reduce injuries?
Three-quarters of the NHL’s 2017 playoff field has now been eliminated from competition for the Stanley Cup. Each of the four remaining clubs has had difficult moments, shown its mettle in high-pressure situations, and excelled overall in reaching the conference finals. And yet, each is only halfway toward its ultimate goal. Our task here is to predict which of these four stalwarts has what it takes to win two more rounds. This won’t be easy, as these playoffs have defied prediction so far.
In a pivotal moment for each franchise, the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks square off in Game 7 of their second-round series on Wednesday night. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)Over the grind of an 82-game regular season, one can lose sight of the ruthlessness of professional hockey. In a playoff Game 7 situation it’s hard to avoid it. The second-round series between the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks is a good case in point. Superficially, the Oilers are not in a desperate situation.
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 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
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".