In our modern age whenever something needs to get done, it is the masses mobilizing that gets work done.
Now we have a year to make sure we are the team to go east, not Nashville or Columbus. What can we use to get that to happen?
Well the Wings can use their leverage, but that might not be enough to get this done.
The other major tool at our advantage is our fanbase is far larger. We need to use it to make sure the league knows what we can do.
I suggest we use the internet and our brains to figure out a grassroots movement to ensure that we are the team to move east.
The best idea I can come up with is to make ourselves visible in front of the Arena every home game, and every away game with signs visibly demanding a move to the east, as well as events in front of NHL league offices in Toronto and New York.
This means those among us with the means to travel, or living in those markets need to get visible and loud.
I also suggest we start an internet movement pledging to boycott away games in the West if we don't get moved, and pledging to travel to eastern teams if we do. The best goal is to make it seem like the league will lose money if we don't get moved.
Anyone have any other ideas? Does anyone have the abilities to take leadership on this? Does anyone want to see us MOVE EAST!!!!
I have started a tweet thread. #MoveDetroitEast This is the start, Atlanta leaves to go West, Detroit is the only team that deserves to go East. Join us fans!
All you twitter addicts, start tweeting using #MoveDetroitEast and let the league know!
Can anyone get a website going called www.MoveDetroitEast.org or com or whatever?
Edit update: I have established a Facebook page and a twitter movement already!
Join me and like "Move Detroit East" On Facebook!
Tweet about #MoveDetroitEast as much as possible and spread the word we deserve to go east!
Keep up the ideas and effort, remember if social media and protests in the streets can topple dictators, it can topple Bettman!!!
Edited by Majsheppard, 31 May 2011 - 04:06 PM.