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Maple Leafs top 'Forbes' list of NHL franchises

Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:58 pm
Edited on: November 30, 2011 5:02 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

It's that time of year again when business meets hockey, in particular Forbes magazine.

Mike Ozanian did the annual franchise evaluations and, surprise, surprise, the most lucrative team in hockey is the Toronto Maple Leafs at $521 million. The Rangers, Canadiens, Red Wings and Bruins round out the top five.

Bringing up the rear? Naturally it's the Phoenix Coyotes followed by the Islanders, Blue Jackets, Blues and Panthers.

Here is the entire list of the teams in value, 1-30.

The evaluations go on to show that, for the most part, things are looking up revenue wise. But Ozanian goes on to say that more teams are actually losing money this season compared to last; 18 of the 30 are now in the red (makes you see that Florida Panthers slogan "We see red" in a whole new light).

Ozanian goes on to say the reason for that is the high salaries. The cap is too high for a good amount of the teams to be able to operate at a profitable level. He suggests that the NHL needs to get closer to even on their income split. Currently the players get 57 percent of the revenues from the last CBA. Ozanian's assertion is that the players should give back a lot of that ground and get closer to 50/50 like the NFL and NBA.

It doesn't exactly give you warm fuzzies for the upcoming CBA negotiations, now does it?

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Comments

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Maple Leafs top 'Forbes' list of NHL franchises

apparently they don't account for winning percentage in evaluating the teams
It says something about the loyalty of the fans of the Leafs that they continue to support the team despite not being in the playoffs since 2004. No other team comes close to drawing the same amount of revenue generated by the Leafs.


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Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 1:38 pm
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Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Maple Leafs top 'Forbes' list of NHL franchises

apparently they don't account for winning percentage in evaluating the teams



Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 10:40 pm
 

Maple Leafs top 'Forbes' list of NHL franchises

Forbes names Toronto Maple Leafs the most lucrative hockey team in the NHL at $521million dollars followed by NY Rangers,Montreal Canadiens,Detroit Red Wings,and the Boston Bruins round out the top five NHL teams.Coming from behind are Phoenix Coyotes,NY Islanders,Columbus Blue Jackets,St.Louis Blues and Flordia Panthers.Here are the NHL Team Values top 30:

1.Toronto
2.NYR
3.MON
4.DET
5.BOS
6.CHI
7.VAN 
  8.PHIL
9.PITT
10. LA
11.Dallas
 12.Wash
13.Calgary
14.Minn
15.Edm
16.SJ
17.Ottawa
18.Col
19.Anaheim
20.NJ
21.TB
22.Buffalo
23.Carolina
24.Winnipeg
25.Nashville
26.Flordia
27.St.Louis
28.Columbus
29.NY Islanders
30.Phoenix
      
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Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Maple Leafs top 'Forbes' list of NHL franchises

Raise the cap ceiling and lower the cap floor.  Everybody wins.  The big boys can spend more, the penny ante teams can spend less and there would be about the same money available to the players as there is now.  


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