Pretty cool poll by ESPN rating franchises across different metrics. The metrics they used were mostly subjective, but included Bang for the Buck, Ownership, Fan Relations, Affordability, Stadium Experience, Players, Coaching, and Title Track. San Jose is the 4th ranked NHL team (behind Pitt, Det, and Wash) and 12th overall out of 122 teams. Phoenix also was ranked surprisingly high (18th) given all the ownership turmoil. Some of the categories SJ ranked best in were Bang for the Buck, Fan Relations, and Ownership. We weren't so hot in Title Track or Affordability categories. New Orleans Saints were ranked #1 overall.
Cool to see the Sharks franchise get some recognition.