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Pennant Fever #1: Los Angeles Sharks

Pennant Fever #1: Los Angeles Sharks

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The Los Angeles Sharks played just two seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA) under that name, from 1972-1974. After the 1973–74 WHA season the franchise moved to Detroit to become the Michigan Stags, and again mid-season to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Blades. The WHA lasted until 1979, by which time the Sharks were long gone. That meant that as far as pro hockey went in the city, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings were once again the only game in town. (Click the pennant to see the hi-res version.) Don't forget to check out the rest of my Pennant Fever entries.
The 10 Worst NHL Franchises, 2013 Edition

The 10 Worst NHL Franchises, 2013 Edition

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I had so much fun compiling my rankings of all 32 NFL franchises, I thought it would be fun to do the same thing for the other major sports leagues. And since the 2013-14 NHL season is just around the corner -- the puck drops on October 1 -- it only seems right to tackle some hockey rankings. And for a fun twist, I'm going to split the rankings into two posts, first reviewing the 10 worst NHL franchises. I'll do the 10 best list in a few more days. But before I get to that, a quick word on the methodology. Similar to my NFL list, I've ranked all 30 NHL franchises according to a series of categories, each of which is assigned a point value. I then divided the total point value by the number of years each team has been in existence -- not counting the lockout season of 2004-05 -- a...