The Coyotes were the highest ranked team in the NHL apparently. I get that is in large part due to wins vs. revenue from fans (bang for the buck, as they call it), but I don't think the Leafs mind coming in last on whatever list the Coyotes come first in. Strangely enough, the Coyotes didn't rank first in bang for the buck, somehow the Grizzlies are worse/better.
'Fan relations' could include giveaways and promotional offers. Phoenix wins there.
'Stadium experience' could include things like elbow and leg room, i.e. having empty seats on either side and in front of you. Phoenix wins there.
Yup, lol. Spread out your arms and make yourself comfortable at the Coyotes games! Just about every seat comes with an ottoman to kick your feet up on! Easy access to bathrooms and beverage kiosks, with no waiting lines! Don't like your seat? Move closer if you like for an optimal view! A nice, quiet arena; no belligerent fans, so you can hear everything that's happening on the ice!
“I don’t think ESPN knows a single thing about hockey,” Burke said. “I think their hockey coverage stinks. I don’t think they know anything about Canada. I don’t think they know anything about hockey.”
Bang For The Buck - Wins during the past three years (regular season plus postseason) : The Yotes have been winning, can't deny that.
Fan Relations - Openness and consideration toward fans by players, coaches and management; : When you can almost have one-on-one relationships between fans and management you are going to get a good grade. The Coyotes are very open to the ticket buying public.
Ownership - Honesty and loyalty to core players and local community; Don't know how they got good grades for this, since they have no owner, but they are best friends of the CoG council.
Affordability - Price of tickets, parking and concessions :
Cheap tickets, cheap food, cheap parking... did I mention it was cheap. No one does it cheaper.
Stadium Experience - Quality of arena and game-day promotions as well as friendliness of environment; : Not everyone gives away snuggies.
Players - Effort on the field and likability off it; : No questioning the effort of the players.
Coaching - Strength of leadership : Very strong coaching staff.