No. 19: Pittsburgh Penguins

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 7, 2012, 12:08 PM ET
By Scott T. Miller | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 10 Title track: 7 Ownership: 6 Coaching: 34 Players: 18 Fan relations: 6 Affordability: 70 Stadium experience: 12 Bang for the buck: 40

Don't misinterpret the Penguins' lowest ranking in the standings since 2008; they're still one of the NHL's model franchises. Last year, the Pens won 51 regular-season games -- their most in 19 seasons -- and their 286 victories since 2006 is the fourth most in the NHL over that span. Co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle followed ...

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