Posted November 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
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 at $134 million. The Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings are worth $276 million, 10th overall. Forbes says the NHL's total revenues were $3.4 billion for the 2011-12 season. With the players locked out by owners, the NHL already has canceled 422 regular-season games.

Toronto Maple Leafs Prospect Spotlight: Chatting About Matt Finn

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Getty Images Scott Walker took a sip of his coffee, looked me in the eye and laughed, “he’s been playing real good for a guy with mono.” Just imagine what happens when Matt Finn is healthy again for the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm. The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Finn with the 35th choice in the 2012 NHL draft. The 6-foot...

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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...

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Mike Augello: Billion Dollar Buds

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