In a season that has lacked so much of what we had all hoped, it continues to be some solace that at least Connor McDavid is a member of the Edmonton Oilers.That he will Captain Team Pacific at this year’s NHL All Star Game gives us something additional to cheer about. And so, it is also a convenient time to pause and consider: Who else, on this squad, may have been considered had McDavid not been an Edmonton Oiler (or, god forbid, injured)?
I’m home.My stomach has recovered from the visit to Guy Fieri’s eatery. My wallet from the Mirage slots machines. My liver from the O’Shea’s beer pong tables.But I’ve still got a buzz-on.My family and I were among 6,000 loyal Oilers fans that trekked to Sin City Saturday night, to cheer our team on to victory. And that we did, as the Cult of Hockey’s Bruce McCurdy recounts here. I won’t spend much time on the actual details of the 3-2 O/T win. As always, Bruce has thoroughly done that already.
It is completely understandable that Edmonton Oilers fans should feel frustrated.Their team is broken. And especially after last season’s flirtation with Lord Stanley after a decade of darkness, that fact really hurts. It was supposed to be better. The old problems were supposed to be fixed by the new regime. Yet, here we are.But while frustration is o.k.
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".