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No. 78: Colorado Avalanche

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 7, 2012, 12:14 PM ET
By Jeff Gold | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 64 Title track: 29 Ownership: 89 Coaching: 108 Players: 74 Fan relations: 71 Affordability: 102 Stadium experience: 94 Bang for the buck: 35

The franchise has missed the playoffs in four of the past six seasons, including the last two, and has won only one round during that same span -- yet the team still grades out well above average in title track. What gives? Well, one positive of being one of the league's worst teams is that Colorado has had a top-three draft ...

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