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Red Wings ranked among top sports teams

Wednesday, 07.1.2009 / 12:45 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor |
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Red Wings ranked among top sports teams
DETROIT – The Red Wings moved up eight spots to No. 4 in ESPN The Magazine’s seventh annual Ultimate Standings. The magazine used eight different criteria to rank the 122 teams in the four major sports.

The rankings measure how much NHL, MLB, NFL and NBA franchises give back to fans in exchange for all of the time, money and emotion that fans pour into them.

The Red Wings trailed only the Los Angeles Angels, Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Steelers in the overall rankings.

The Wings received No. 1 rankings in three categories: Title Track, Fan Relations and Ownership. Detroit also faired well with top 10 finishes in three other categories: Players (3), Coaching (6) and Bang for the Buck (10). They were No. 57 in Affordability and No. 82 in Stadium Experience.

The Red Wings came in at No. 12 in the 2008 ESPN survey.


H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
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