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Columbus Blue Jackets: No. 21

Center Boone Jenner's 16 goals almost tied Rick Nash's rookie record. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

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Last year's rank: 46
Title track: 79
Ownership: 54
Coaching: 49
Players: 32
Fan relations: 23
Affordability: 17
Stadium experience: 14
Bang for the buck: 23

C-bus is bustling with excitement over its hockey team. The team's affordability plays a big part in that, since watching hockey in central Ohio is easy on the pocket (the Blue Jackets feature the NHL's eighth-lowest ticket price, averaging $47.06). Thanks to the popular CBJ Student Rush program, it's easier if you're a student (anyone with a high school or college ID can get an upper-bowl seat for $15). And it's even easier if you're camping out for playoff tickets, and winger Cam Atkinson passes by on his way home from dinner and decides to give you cash to buy your ticket -- which actually happened to 10 lucky fans last April. Oh, did we not mention that the Jackets made the playoffs for just the second time in franchise history? Yeah, folks are kind of geeked about that, just as they are about the whole Nationwide Arena experience (ranked 14th best across all four sports), which last year featured popular new food offerings like Bacon on a Stick and the Dancing Kevin sandwich (inspired by gyrating superfan Kevin Schroeder, it features ham, pulled pork, bacon, mozzarella sticks and mustard, all on a pretzel bun), as well as popular new center Boone Jenner (Booooooone!), whose 16 goals came within one of tying Rick Nash's rookie record. Add it all up and it's no wonder the Jackets have skated to their best ranking in Ultimate Standings history.