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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Forbes: NHL team values

By Associated Press

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.

Full list:

Maple Leafs – $1 billion
Rangers - $750 million
Canadiens - $575 million
Blackhawks - $350 million
Bruins - $348 million
Red Wings - $346 million
Canucks - $342 million
Flyers - $336 million
Penguins - $288 million
Kings - $276 million
Capitals - $250 million
Flames - $245 million
Stars - $240 million
Oilers - $225 million
Sharks - $223 million
Senators - $220 million
Wild - $218 million
Avalanche - $210 million
Devils - $205 million
Jets - $200 million
Ducks - $192 million
Sabres - $175 million
Lightning - $174 million
Panthers - $170 million
Predators - $167 million
Hurricanes - $162 million
Islanders - $155 million
Blue Jackets - $145 million
Coyotes - $134 million
Blues - $130 million