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This story is part of ESPN The Magazines Oct. Tom Jackson Womens Jersey . 31 NBA Preview Issue. Subscribe today!Dallas StarsOverall: 8 Title track: 25 Ownership: 15 Coaching: 35 Players: 20 Fan relations: 13 Affordability: 33 Stadium experience: 25 Bang for the buck: 17 Change from last year: +2After winning the Central Division last season, the Dallas Stars managed to move up two spots in our Ultimate Standings rankings. When it comes to the fan experience, the Stars know how to keep the fans entertained and engaged. From the ownership, player access and lots of success on the ice, the Stars dont have any plans to move away from the top 10 anytime soon.Whats goodFor the Dallas Stars, good ownership and fan relations come hand-in-hand. Sitting in the 15th spot in ownership and 13th in fan relations, the Stars know how to run a successful hockey team and create an enjoyable fan experience both on and off the ice. For Dallas Stars president and CEO Jim Lites, the equation is simple: provide special benefits for season-ticket holders, enhance the stadium experience and emphasize the Victory Green. Weve introduced a new customized benefit plan for season-ticket holders that allows them to choose between a gift or an experience like a fan tunnel or penalty box visit in appreciation of their support, Lites says. This provides more added value that is tailored to the individual.Whats badTheres always major buzz surrounding the Dallas Stars, but when it comes to affordability, they are beginning to see a slight decline in fan approval. After dropping 13 spots in the affordability category, the Stars biggest challenge this year will be to keep fans coming back despite a raise in prices. However, the Stars tickets are still the second-cheapest in hockey, and considering the product on the ice -- the team is stacked with one of the best offenses in the NHL, with stars like Jamie Benn and his sidekick Tyler Seguin -- $37 is a more than reasonable price. At any rate, these higher prices dont seem to deter the strong Victory Green fan base.Whats newFrom the big, fluffy green mascot -- respectfully named Victor E. Green -- to the new LED boards on the terrace level, the Stars jumped 13 spots in the stadium experience rankings (25th overall). Inside the American Airlines Center, Dallas fans can enjoy the action on the ice from any angle. When the fans enter the village area, they are immediately greeted by a community filled with green team pride. We have really emphasized Victory Green as a core element of our brand, Lites says. We are requesting fans wear green on game nights, giving us our own unique in-arena experience.Next: Pittsburgh Penguins?| Full rankings Dalton Risner Youth Jersey . -- Ken Appleby made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 2-0 win over the Belleville Bulls on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action. Shannon Sharpe Jersey . The lawyers filed a 33-page amended complaint Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, expanding on the suit originally filed Oct. 3 in New York Supreme Court. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz last week refused to compel Selig to testify in the grievance, and Rodriguez then walked out of the hearing without testifying. http://www.broncosrookiestore.com/Broncos-Phillip-Lindsay-Jersey/ .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. PHILADELPHIA -- A scheduled game between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers was postponed Wednesday night by the NBA because of condensation on the court at the Wells Fargo Center.The game, which was slated to start at 7 p.m., was called off at 8:03 p.m. A makeup date was not immediately announced.The Philadelphia Flyers hosted an NHL game at the arena Tuesday night and the ice surface remained under the basketball court -- standard procedure at the Wells Fargo Center. However, Wednesday was an unseasonably warm, humid day for late November in Philadelphia, and it likely affected the surface.With our ice surface, sometimes humidity is our biggest opponent when we prepare for a game, said John Page, president of the Wells Fargo Center complex. Weve never had an issue before, but we need to make sure we dont have this issue again.Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins said players noticed the court was slippery at Wednesday mornings shoot around. By pregame warmups, the problem had worsened.It was pretty bad, Cousins said. Ive never seen anything like that before.Cousins joined the fruitless effort to prepare the court, pushing around a pair of mops during the delay. He entered averaging 35.3 points in his last four games and was disappointed the contest was postponed.Guys go thhrough their ritual, guys prepare for their games and, like that, theyre telling us were not playing; its kind of disappointing, he said. DeMarcus Ware Womens Jersey. Im kind of glad it did go this way. Player safety should be considered first. I think they made the right decision.Sacramento announced the postponement on Twitter and razzed the 76ers, saying yall can trust the process but not the floor? Smh (shake my head), (at)Sixers.Fans booed when the postponement was announced. 76ers CEO Scott ONeil said tickets to Wednesdays contest would be valid for the makeup game, and fans in attendance also would get an additional ticket to another game -- either Dec. 5 vs. Denver, Dec. 14 vs. Toronto or Dec. 18 vs. Brooklyn -- plus a rebate on parking.I know this is a tremendous inconvenience to the fans, so I certainly apologize on behalf of the organization, ONeil said.Its the first postponement in the NBA since the league called off two games on Jan. 23 -- Philadelphia at Boston and Utah at Washington -- because of a winter storm. At least one game has been postponed in six of the past seven seasons.UP NEXTKings: At Boston on Friday night.76ers: Host Orlando on Friday night. ' ' ' 
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