Goose wrote:Briandong79 wrote:According to espn THE magazine, they are the best franchise in all of pro sports.
That's high praise from a magazine that published legends like Bill Simpson, Jason Whitlock, Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.
I can only imagine that the franchise rankings were in some kind of format resembling the Budweiser Hot Seat or Coors Light Cold Hard Facts.
"The Lightning are as pure as a cold mountain stream and their potentials is as high as the Rockies*."
*Not the baseball team
Ignoring all of the snark, it's hard to argue with them. They've fit a lot of talent under the cap and make a lot of money.
Vinnik is a great owner. Especially considering the owners they have had before like the Japanese mob, the Texas oil guy that knew nothing about hockey, and the Producers of the Saw films.