The OHL is resistant to re-alignment, but it might be slightly re-balanced after the Season of Superteams. Erie, London and Windsor, who each won championships (league or Memorial Cup) in the past two years, are at various stages of rebuilding. The coast is relatively clear for a possible championship run from two of the Western Conference’s model small-market teams, the Owen Sound Attack and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
Like the weather, if you don’t like your pick to be in the MasterCard Memorial Cup final, then wait 15 minutes because it will probably change. Oftentimes, one or more teams can be written off as “too beaten-down” or “too young.” Or they might lack the kind of elite talent which takes a team from very good to exceptional. In the case of this tournament, the Erie Otters, Saint John Sea Dogs and Seattle Thunderbirds are each relatively healthy and rested.
Mathew Barzal was selected as most valuable player after the Seattle Thunderbirds won the Western Hockey League championship on Sunday night, and it is tough to argue against recognizing such an offensive catalyst. Barzal (NYI) recorded a point in every one of his playoff games save for the clincher. Like any team that wins four playoff series, the Thunderbirds had multiple candidates.
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".