This series of articles will celebrate (or laugh at) some of the worst professional sports teams of all time. I will focus on teams within my lifetime so expect the worst from the 1970s to present day.
When the NHL decided to expand from 21 to 24 teams, few thought the city of Ottawa had a chance of landing an expansion franchise. The arena at the time, the Ottawa Civic Centre, was deemed to small by most, and plans for a new arena still had a few years to develop.
So it was a surprise to many, when NHL president John Ziegler awarded an expansion franchise to the Canadian Capital in 1990 to begin play in the 1992-93 season, along with Tampa Bay. Many thought Hamilton would be the next Canadian city with an NHL team, but because of territorial rights owned by Toronto and Buffalo, the Steel City was…
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