Novice hockey fans will say that professional hockey officially arrived in Pittsburgh when the Penguins drafted Mario Lemieux on June 9, 1984. While Lemieux’s arrival certainly changed the future of Pittsburgh hockey, the reality is that professional hockey debuted in Pittsburgh nearly 70 years before Lemieux’s arrival. In fact, since 1925 Pittsburgh has been without a professional hockey team for a combined total of only 11 years.
With the departures of centers Nick Bonino and Matt Cullen, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ central concern this off-season has been at center. Replacing a combined total of 68 regular-season points, which included 31 goals, will not be easy; not to mention another combined 16 points, including six goals, in the playoffs. With Bonino, money and term were the main reason for his departure.
When the Penguins captured back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992, it created a boom in hockey participation in the Pittsburgh area. Another championship in 2009 combined with another set of back-to-back championships the past two seasons has led to an even bigger explosion of hockey in the area. To illustrate how much hockey has grown in Pittsburgh, consider that in 1991 there were only 10 ice rinks in the area. That number has grown to 30, with most having two sheets of ice.
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".