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Friday, March 9, 2012

Franchise Performance Pt. 5 (#11 - #30)

Recapping the groundrules of the study, we are ranking all sports city-team combinations for playoff performance since 1974 using a poker like system:
1) All teams chip in $10 at the beginning of the year
2) Winner takes 50%, Runner up 25%, Semifinalists 10% each, remaining playoff teams split the last 5%
3) City/Team combinations are separate, the Charlotte Hornets are not associated with the New Orleans Hornets, etc.

Totals through the 2012 Super Bowl are included.

Number 121-148 were revealed in part 1
Number 91-120 were revealed in part 2
Number 61-90 were revealed in part 3
Number 31-60 were revealed in part 4

The fifth batch brings us all teams that have won titles, most have been around since 1974. Only one NBA team, seems like NBA is either feast (Top 10) or famine (can't make a profit). Lots of NHL teams represent different eras, from the Habs to the Isles to the Pens to the Avs to the Devils. Interesting in baseball you have back-to-back the Braves, Red Sox, and Dodgers (three pretty good franchises).


Rank Total Team City League Titles Finals Semis Playoffs Years
30 $127.38 Hurricanes CHA NHL 1 2 3 5 13
29 $136.08 Bruins BOS NHL 1 6 11 32 37
28 $143.50 Athletics OAK MLB 2 4 8 12 37
27 $145.31 Penguins PIT NHL 3 4 6 24 37
26 $148.02 Redskins WAS NFL 3 4 5 13 39
25 $209.08 Islanders NYC NHL 4 5 10 21 37
24 $219.50 Dodgers LA MLB 2 5 9 13 37
23 $223.00 Braves ATL MLB 1 5 10 16 37
22 $224.75 Red Sox BOS MLB 2 4 9 13 37
21 $248.33 Avalanche DEN NHL 2 2 6 12 15
20 $255.75 Phillies PHI MLB 2 5 9 12 37
19 $274.98 Broncos DEN NFL 2 6 8 20 39
18 $277.71 Devils NEW NHL 3 4 6 20 28
17 $296.00 Raiders I OAK NFL 2 2 6 6 9
16 $308.46 Giants NYC NFL 4 5 5 15 39
15 $344.29 Pistons DET NBA 3 5 11 25 38
14 $350.73 Flyers PHI NHL 2 8 16 31 37
13 $374.25 Canadiens MON NHL 6 7 11 31 37
12 $390.50 Cardinals STL MLB 3 6 10 12 37
11 $396.83 Oilers EDM NHL 5 7 9 20 31

Discussion: Boston finally checks in with two teams. Two remaining are Top 10. Habs with six titles still don't crack the Top 10, can't wait to review those. Braves the best team with only one title, figures how much success they've had without (Broncos come to mind, but they've won two).

The break down of this set by league as:
NHL: 9
MLB: 6
NFL: 4
NBA: 1

Each team is summarized below. A reminder, the years below are the year of the playoffs, so for NFL, 2010 is associated with the 2009 regular season. For best season, playoff performance is given precedence over regular season record.

Number: 30
Team: Hurricanes
City: Charlotte
League: NHL
Years: 1998 – 2011 (13)
Playoffs: 5
Semifinals: 3
Finals: 2
Championships: 1
Best year: 2006 (52-22-0-8, won Stanley Cup)
Worst year: 2003 (22-43-11-6)
Winnings: $127.38

Number: 29
Team: Bruins
City: Boston
League: NHL
Years: 1974 – 2011 (37)
Playoffs: 32
Semifinals: 11
Finals: 6
Championships: 1
Best year: 2011 (46-25-0-11, won Stanley Cup)
Worst year: 1997 (26-47-9)
Winnings: $136.08

Number: 28
Team: Athletics
City: Oakland
League: MLB
Years: 1974 – 2011 (37)
Playoffs: 12
Semifinals: 8
Finals: 4
Championships: 2
Best year: 1989 (99-63, Won World Series)
Worst year: 1979 (54-108)
Winnings: $143.50

Number: 27
Team: Penguins
City: Pittsburgh
League: NHL
Years: 1974 – 2011 (37)
Playoffs: 24
Semifinals: 6
Finals: 4
Championships: 3
Best year: 2009 (45-28-0-9, won Stanley Cup)
Worst year: 1984 (16-58-6)
Winnings: $145.31

Number: 26
Team: Redskins
City: Washington
League: NFL
Years: 1974 – 2012 (39)
Playoffs: 13
Semifinals: 5
Finals: 4
Championships: 3
Best year: 1992 (14-2, won Super Bowl)
Worst year: 1995 (3-13)
Winnings: $148.02

Number: 25
Team: Islanders
City: New York
League: NHL
Years: 1974 – 2011 (37)
Playoffs: 21
Semifinals: 10
Finals: 5
Championships: 4
Best years: 1982 (54-16-10, won Stanley Cup)
Worst years: 2001 (21-51-7-3)
Winnings: $209.08

Number: 24
Team: Dodgers
City: Los Angeles
League: MLB
Years: 1974 – 2011 (37)
Playoffs: 13
Semifinals: 9
Finals: 5
Championships: 2
Best year: 1988 (94-67-1, Won World Series)
Worst year: 1992 (63-99)
Winnings: $219.50

Number: 23
Team: Braves
City: Atlanta
League: MLB
Years: 1974 – 2011 (37)
Playoffs: 16
Semifinals: 10
Finals: 5
Championships: 1
Best year: 1995 (95-67, won World Series)
Worst year: 1988 (56-106)
Winnings: $223.00

Number: 22
Team: Red Sox
City: Boston
League: MLB
Years: 1974 – 2011 (37)
Playoffs: 13
Semifinals: 9
Finals: 4
Championships: 2
Best year: 2008 (98-64, won World Series)
Worst year: 1992 (73-89)
Winnings: $224.75

Number: 21
Team: Avalanche
City: Colorado
League: NHL
Years: 1996 – 2011 (15)
Playoffs: 12
Semifinals: 6
Finals: 2
Championships: 2
Best year: 2001 (52-16-10-4, won Stanley Cup)
Worst year: 2011 (30-44-0-8)
Winnings: $248.33

Number: 20
Team: Phillies
City: Philadelphia
League: MLB
Years: 1974 – 2011 (37)
Playoffs: 12
Semifinals: 9
Finals: 5
Championships: 2
Best year: 2008 (92-70, won World Series)
Worst year: 1977 (65-97)
Winnings: $255.75

Number: 19
Team: Broncos
City: Denver
League: NFL
Years: 1974 – 2012 (39)
Playoffs: 20
Semifinals: 8
Finals: 6
Championships: 2
Best year: 1999 (14-2, won Super Bowl)
Worst year: 2011 (4-12)
Winnings: $274.98

Number: 18
Team: Devils
City: Newark
League: NHL
Years: 1983 – 2011 (28)
Playoffs: 20
Semifinals: 6
Finals: 4
Championships: 3
Best year: 2003 (46-20-10-6, won Stanley Cup)
Worst year: 1984 (17-56-7)
Winnings: 277.71

Number: 17
Team: Raiders I
City: Oakland
League: NFL
Years: 1974 – 1982 (9)
Playoffs: 6
Semifinals: 6
Finals: 2
Championships: 2
Best year: 1977 (13-1, won Super Bowl)
Worst year: 1982 (7-9)
Winnings: 296.00

Number: 16
Team: Giants
City: New York
League: NFL
Years: 1974 – 2012 (39)
Playoffs: 15
Semifinals: 5
Finals: 5
Championships: 4
Best year: 1987 (14-2, won Super Bowl)
Worst year: 1975 (2-12)
Winnings: $308.46

Number: 15
Team: Pistons
City: Detroit
League: NBA
Years: 1974 – 2011 (38)
Playoffs: 25
Semifinals: 11
Finals: 5
Championships: 3
Best year: 1989 (63-19, won NBA Championship)
Worst year: 1980 (16-66)
Winnings: $344.29

Number: 14
Team: Flyers
City: Philadelphia
League: NHL
Years: 1974 – 2011 (37)
Playoffs: 31
Semifinals: 16
Finals: 8
Championships: 2
Best year: 1974 (50-16-12, won Stanley Cup)
Worst year: 2007 (22-48-0-12)
Winnings: $350.73

Number: 13
Team: Canadiens
City: Montreal
League: NHL
Years: 1974 – 2011 (37)
Playoffs: 31
Semifinals: 11
Finals: 7
Championships: 6
Best year: 2007 (60-8-12, won Stanley Cup)
Worst year: 2001 (28-40-8-6)
Winnings: $374.25

Number: 12
Team: Cardinals
City: St. Louis
League: MLB
Years: 1974 – 2012 (37)
Playoffs: 12
Semifinals: 10
Finals: 6
Championships: 3
Best year: 1982 (92-70, won World Series)
Worst year: 1978 (69-93)
Winnings: $390.50

Number: 11
Team: Oilers
City: Edmonton
League: NHL
Years: 1980– 2011 (31)
Playoffs: 20
Semifinals: 9
Finals: 7
Championships: 5
Best year: 1984 (57-18-5, won Stanley Cup)
Worst year: 1993 (26-50-8)
Winnings: $396.83

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