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09-23-2013, 05:16 PM
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ESPN shows Ottawa love

ESPN just released their annual 'The Mag's Ultimate Standings 2013'.

They take a lot into account, and rank each professional franchise in North America.

Ottawa was ranked #1 in Canada for any sport, and ninth in all sports in North America. Third in the NHL.

http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/teamrankings

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09-23-2013, 05:23 PM
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Leafs at 119 hahaha

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bang-for-buck is weighted extremely heavily apparently.

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Ownership: Honesty and loyalty to core players and to the community. Sens: 18th


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Its nice to be up there but its still only ESPN

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Ownership: Honesty and loyalty to core players and to the community. Sens: 18th

Not sure why that is pointed out as being hilarious by most people. Overall Ottawa's core players have been treated extremely well and Melnyk and the Sens do a ton for Ottawa area charities(yearly CHEO visits, bottle drives, rogers house, capital city condors, bringing in that girl during the playoffs, etc).

Yeah the Alfredsson saga didn't look great, but it looks more like the team simply couldn't afford to pay a 40 yr old top dollar than the owner is a dishonest jerk who mistreats his employees.

Personally I see no issue with Ottawa being ranked that high. This ranking is in comparison to other pro sports owners not Ghandi.


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Ownership: Honesty and loyalty to core players and to the community. Sens: 18th

The Fisher and Kelly trades were probably highly considered in our placement for that category.

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The Fisher and Kelly trades were probably highly considered in our placement for that category.
That's a good point, but I'd say that is management more than ownership.

The alfie saga, pulling Leeder off of various committees, and threatening to stop investing in Ottawa should be enough to not be a top team ownership wise.

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That's a good point, but I'd say that is management more than ownership.

The alfie saga, pulling Leeder off of various committees, and threatening to stop investing in Ottawa should be enough to not be a top team ownership wise.
There is always next year haha. That whole saga could see their rep take quite a hit.

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They must have heard about Pageau

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They must have heard about Pageau
He's making waves, that kid.

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Still ****ing hate ESPN. They don't know ****.

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They must have heard about Pageau
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ESPN...College Football, NFL, Tennis, Baseball...as much as I appreciate attention being devoted in Amerika, please stay away from hockey.

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Jim Rome is another that rarely discusses the NHL unless it's about something negative. Oh there were a few times - I recall him having Martin St. Louis on the show during the Tampa cup run, he did a bit on Miracle one time, and of course we can't forget the Alfie interview...but typically he loves piling on incidents like the Bertuzzi hit. "And again, the NHL is back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons"

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Gotta love the Melnyk quotes. Milking every bit of this meaningless list.

"See, look how good we are to you fans.. We are the best in Canada."

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Gotta love the Melnyk quotes. Milking every bit of this meaningless list.

"See, look how good we are to you fans.. We are the best in Canada."
A really good team that's committed to winning, and affordable tickets to watch the best players in the world, I don't see the problem here.

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A really good team that's committed to winning, and affordable tickets to watch the best players in the world, I don't see the problem here.
Committed to winning yet has an internal cap. Hmmm it just seems funny after a some what turbulent summer the first bit of positive PR (a meaningless list) he jumps right on it.

Just found it funny. Season ticket holders got an email about it too..

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09-23-2013, 11:33 PM
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People need to realize that you dont need to spend to the cap to win.

You can be more shrewd with your money like the Sens have done for most of their history and as long as you utilize your drafting, trading and occasional free agent signings well you can be consistently competitive for way less than teams like Toronto who need to spend way more to be at the same competitive level due to their inability to produce a steady pipeline of players...

And also that ticket prices will always be based on demand - our payroll whether large or small will always be independent of what fans are paying to see the team.

Win with an exciting, diverse group of mostly young and up and coming players and fans will be happy to pay.

Lose with a crap team like we had in 2009 and the sales team will have to be out in full force trying to fill the building. Makes sense to me.

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Committed to winning yet has an internal cap. Hmmm it just seems funny after a some what turbulent summer the first bit of positive PR (a meaningless list) he jumps right on it.

Just found it funny. Season ticket holders got an email about it too..
What's an instance of our team not committed to winning? MacArthur, trading for Ryan, giving Cowen what he wants?

At least if any of our guys get suspended we'll be able to actually play under the cap with callups. Being a cap team would be a waste of money right now, it takes up roster spots of guys who are cheaper and better that we already have.

The ESPN thing is good pr, why wouldn't you show people?

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As much as I'd love to throw this in the faces of my leafs fan friends, I can't take ESPN seriously when they talk hockey (which thankfully is almost never.)

I mean look at their recent lists:
- Top 100 fowards list lacking Bobby Ryan.
- PK Subban being in their top 10 defencemen.
- Bob Hartley being ranked below other coaches who have never coached an NHL game in their lives.

I predict a top GMs list with Stevie Y rounding out a top 3 of Howson and Holmgren.

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Just when I thought ESPN couldn't get any dumber, they go and do something like this... and totally redeem them self!

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Got this from the main forum:

This is espns estimation of where each team will take place.

http://insider.espn.go.com/nhl/story...team-standings

It is behind a paywall, so the guy on the general board just listed the top 5 teams and the bottom 5 teams. Look where they had Ottawa:


1. Pittsburgh - 101
2. NYR - 97
3. Boston - 97
4. Chicago - 97
5. Ottawa - 96

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26. Nashville - 87
27 - Buffalo - 86
28 - Calgary - 83
29 - Minnesota - 83
30 - Florida - 80.

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