The NHL season has nearly reached its halfway point and 2018 is nearly here. Which makes this the perfect time to come up with New Year’s resolutions for each team. Anaheim – As the most injured team in hockey through the first half of the season, simply get healthy. Arizona – Find a way to add a true No. 1 center, either by trade or through the NHL Draft. Easier said than done, but also the necessary next step in the Coyotes’ development.
The holidays are here. It’s a time for giving and cheer and joy, spent with family and friends. The whole season is built around happiness. So let’s talk about disappointment. We’re not quite halfway through the 2017-18 NHL season, but the three-day break is a good time to take a step back and assess where we stand. Some teams are clearing the bar that was set for them in the preseason, while others are experiencing somewhat predictable struggles.
Conventional wisdom says it’s tough to find success the year after making a deep playoff run. It’s why nearly 20 years passed between the Detroit Red Wings winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in the late 1990s and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulling off the same feat in 2016 and 2017. It’s not just the teams that hoist the hardware on the final day of the postseason who are impacted, though. The grind of making it through a few seven-game series tends to take its toll on clubs the following year.
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".