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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 about $400 million. The Maple Leafs also have the highest operating income of all teams in the NHL at $81.9 million, annually.
According to Forbes:
But the spread between the rich and poor teams is dramatic. The five most valuable teams–the Maple Leafs ($1 billion), New York Rangers ($750 million), Montreal Canadiens ($575 million), Chicago Blackhawks ($350 million) and Boston Bruins ($348 million)–are worth $605 million, on average. The five least valuable–the Carolina Hurricanes ($162 million), New York Islanders ($155 million), Columbus Blue Jackets ($145 million), Phoenix Coyotes ($134 million) and St. Lou...
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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...
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...
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Forbes Magazine released their annual survey regarding the value of National Hockey League franchises and to no oneâs surprise, the Toronto Maple Leafs were revealed as the most valuable team in the 30 team league for the seventh year in a row.
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