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Ultimate Standings 2009: No. 4

Detroit Red Wings

Updated: July 1, 2009, 11:29 AM ET
By Jason Catania | ESPN The Magazine

Last Year's Rank: 12 Title Track: 2 Ownership: 1 Coaching: 6 Players: 3 Fan Relations: 1 Affordability: 57 Stadium Experience: 82 Bang for the Buck: 10

These Wings don't require a hard sell. Of course, it helps when the lead pitchman is longtime GM Ken Holland, who has been one of the architects of the most consistently great franchise of the past two decades. The proof: 18 straight postseason appearances, the longest active streak in sports. The team's success made for a mean selling ...

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