Found December 01, 2011 on Bloguin Best:
Forbes announced their annual list of team valuations for the NHL. The Toronto Maple Leafs continue their reign atop the list, but what would it mean if another team came to Canada, and maybe even Toronto? I spoke with Kurt Badenhausen, Senior Editor of Forbes, about the most recent valuations. What factors are taken into consideration when valuing a team? We look at past transactions. We are really digging into the finances of the teams. Really it comes down to revenues, and those are the hardest things to increase. We use tickets, television contracts, parking, sponsorship and concessions. What lead to an increase in team values in the past year? The new TV contract certainly helps. NBC is going to pay considerably more than in previous years. Overall values are up, but that is largely because values of the top teams are continuing to make money. The top Canadian teams, and the Bruins, Red Wings and Rangers. Teams at the bottom are really struggling. They are losing money, the v...

Toronto named most valuable NHL team

Forbes magazine has ranked the Toronto Maple Leafs as the most valuable NHL franchise with a worth of $521 million. Forbes says the average team value hit a record $240 million, while operating income fell 21 percent because of soaring player salaries. Hockey's wealth gap is widening: 18 of the 30 teams are losing money while top markets such as Toronto, New York City and Montreal...

Maple Leafs G Reimer cleared to return

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer is expected to return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Boston Bruins. Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson said Reimer received medical clearance Friday after sitting out 19 games with concussion-like symptoms. He is expected to serve as a backup to Jonas Gustavsson against the Bruins. Reimer has been sidelined since suffering...

Maple Leafs in good shape at quarter mark

Getty Images BY: ADAM HALBERSTADT Sitting amidst the top of the cluttered pack in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves in a favourable position 24 games into the season. Led by opportune scoring and a lineup filled with blistering speed, the Leafs have done exactly what many believed they needed to do in order to end seven years of playoff futility –...

Bruins Face Maple Leafs With Chance to Wrap Up Movember Magic

Remember when October was over? Bruins fans were worried about when the team would get over the Stanley Cup hangover and return to their winning ways. Since November -- a.k.a. Movember -- started, however, pretty much all the Bruins have done is find ways to win. They're 11-0-1 in the month with one last game against the Maple Leafs standing in the way between the B's and...

Joe Colborne loving Toronto

TORONTO - There was never much doubt that Joe Colborne would make a good Bruin, but it was not to be. The B's...

Bruins-Maple Leafs Sums

Boston 1 2 3--6 Toronto 1 1 1--3 First Period--1, Toronto, Grabovski 6 (MacArthur, Gunnarsson), 7:29 (pp). 2, Boston, Lucic 9 (Seguin, Chara), 15:08 (pp). Penalties--Peverley, Bos (high-sticking), 6:00 Seguin, Bos (high-sticking), 12:11 Lupul, Tor (boarding), 13:04 Gunnarsson, Tor (holding), 13:47 Aulie, Tor (goaltender interference), 18:32. Second Period--3, Boston, Krejci 4 (Horton...

Frattin and

s/t to a Tradition of Excellence Check out this collision between former Fighting Sioux forward Matt Frattin and Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid, both men are about the 200 pound range.It's like two trains colliding. Related articlesBurke on Frattin - "He's going to get a good look in camp." ( Frattin talks about playing college hockey... (mvn...

Maple Leafs goalie Reimer set to play Saturday

Lucic scores 2 goals, Bruins top Maple Leafs 6-3 for 12th win in 13 games

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Thomas Named November's 1st Star

BOSTON, MA – The NHL announced today that Tim Thomas has been named the NHL’s First Star of the Month of November. Jonathan Towes of Chicago was named the Second Star while Toronto’s Joffrey Lupul was named the Third Star.  ...
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