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Issue Date: October 2013

Tweet Smarts

The @NHLinCLE breaks the ice on netting a National Hockey League Team
by Sheehan Hannan
Followers What It's About Sample Tweet Inspiration Why You Should Follow
855 (as of Sept. 15) Run by a Cleveland expat @NHLinCLE's demands are simple: Bring the NHL back to Cleveland. Paired with running sports commentary, @NHLinCLE is the perfect replacement for a real-life advocacy group. "I'm not advocating a CLE team leaving ... I want a 4th one!" @NHLinCLE's response suggestions that with the Indians low attendance, the city can barely support three teams, Sept. 4 "It all started when friends here in Chicago said, 'Why doesn't Cleveland have a team?'" says Chris Mobily, who attended Cleveland Barons games during its two years in the NHL. After his 3,870 tweets, the city might not be closer to a team, but it's become a worthy debate. While sports is known to breed passion, especially with Cleveland teams, it's rare to see someone drop the gloves and fight for something as obscure as the Barons' legacy.

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