The big joke in the hockey world for the past year and a half has been the Colorado Avalanche. A once-proud franchise with tons of awesome stories in its history, including eight consecutive division championships, tons of hall of fame careers, and two Stanley Cups, the Avs had hit a new low. Unfortunately, scraping the bottom of the barrel is nothing new for the team either. They’ve made playoffs only once in the past seven seasons, and have had to reset on a rebuild that never came together.
In May of 2010, the Florida Panthers hired ex-Chicago Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon to take over those same duties for their struggling franchise. Hopes were high that he would bring the drafting and constructing success he had in Chicago to the Cats. South Florida badly needed some roster assembly assistance too, so it looked to be a match made in hockey heaven.
One common mantra heard in the hockey world is “defensemen take longer to develop.” Three years ago, this couldn’t have appeared to be further from the truth for Aaron Ekblad. Selected 1st overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, scouts touted him as one of the next great franchise defensemen. He followed up all the hype with an outstanding rookie season, posting 39 points from the blue line with an average of 21:49 in ice time per night.
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".