Winnipeg to Phoenix, 1996 / Relo Rating: 2
What is it about Phoenix and regrettable relocations? A victim of spiraling athlete salaries in the 1990s, the Winnipeg Jets ran into financial difficulties operating in the NHL’s then-second-smallest market. Solution? Move to Arizona, where the hockey culture was … waiting to be invented. The renamed Coyotes have fared little better in Phoenix, again suffering from perpetually undercapitalized management and ownership instability.