Found November 29, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
November 29, 2008 was a day filled with hope and excitement for fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs, as Brian Burke was hired away from Anaheim to take over the club as the new president and general manager. That day, the former Whalers, Canucks and Ducks GM was brash about the type of hockey he wanted his team to play and appeared confident that with time he could turn the Leafs, who had missed th...

Forbes ranks Kings 10th in value, Ducks 21st

Forbes magazine published its annual valuation of NHL franchises on Wednesday and anointed the Toronto Maple Leafs as the leagues first billion-dollar club. Forbes numbers are sure to cause a lot of discussion, partly because individual teams and the league always dispute the calculations. Forbes relies on estimates in many cases and public information (such as the value of TV rights...

Toronto Maple Leafs are First NHL Team to be Worth $1 Billion

The Toronto Maple Leafs are worth a whopping $1 billion, and are the first NHL team to be valued at such a high price. Even though they haven’t made the playoffs since  the 2003-04 season, the Leafs are valued much higher than the majority of the league. The average franchise value for teams in the NHL is about $282 million, while the average Canadian franchise has a value of...

Maple Leafs worth $1 billion

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the first NHL team worth $1 billion, according to Forbes magazine. The Leafs, who have not won a Stanley Cup since 1967, are worth $250 million more than the next most valuable franchise, the New York Rangers. The Montreal Canadiens are worth $575 million. Least valuable of the 30 teams are the St. Louis Blues at $130 million and the Phoenix Coyotes...

Movember Salute to Jason Blake

  Three games into his first season with the Toronto Maple Leafs Jason Blake was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia. Through the next 79 games not only did Jason battle cancer he also battled depression. Telling reporters that he just wasn’t into it anymore.”It was just really difficult to comprehend the magnitude of it. I [...]

Mike Augello: Billion Dollar Buds

Forbes Magazine released their annual survey regarding the value of National Hockey League franchises and to no one’s surprise, the Toronto Maple Leafs were revealed as the most valuable team in the 30 team league for the seventh year in a row. What was interesting is that the club’s value has eclipsed the $1 billion mark, over $250 million more valuable than the New...
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