8. Phoenix Coyotes
The NHL, in their infinite wisdom, thought it would be a stroke of genius to move as many teams into warm weather cities as possible. I mean, who in Phoenix doesn’t love ice hockey? Incredibly, the move didn’t work out, and after the team filed for bankruptcy in 2009 the NHL stepped in and now owns the franchise. Ironically, since the NHL took over the team has started winning and has now been to the playoffs two years in a row. The recent success hasn’t seemed to fire up the populace, however. Phoenix was 29th out of 30 teams in attendance this past season.—Johnny Goodtimes
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