Speaking of: The NHL season ended a couple weeks ago. By now, our panel of writers must be celebrating their freedom from the predictions they made back in October. That was intentional. Once again, I have lulled them into a false sense of security. Because now, without further ado, it is time to crown an SB Nation NHL predictions champion. Once again, the points system is simple: one point for each correct prediction as marked in bold.
Nail Yakupov is getting another shot in the NHL, as the Colorado Avalanche inked the former first overall pick to a one-year deal. Yakupov was the first overall selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, but never lived up to his considerable promise. He scored 17 goals as a rookie, which still remains a high-water mark for him. In 292 NHL games, Yakupov has 53 goals and 120 points.
One of the best Russian scorers in recent NHL history won’t make his long-awaited return to the NHL next season, according to a couple of reports. Ilya Kovalchuk has opted to stay in the KHL in 2017-18, as first reported by New York Post writer Larry Brooks and corroborated by Sport-Express reporter Igor Eronko on Tuesday. The New Jersey Devils’ rights to Kovalchuk expire next July 1, when the 2018-19 free agency period opens.
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".