Canadian teams top Forbes' list

Updated: November 25, 2013, 12:06 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Canada isn't merely hockey's home, it's also home to the most valuable NHL franchises.

For the first time since 1998, when Forbes magazine began estimating NHL team values, three of the five most financially robust franchises are found north of the border.

Forbes tabs the Toronto Maple Leafs as the most valuable team in the league at $1.15 billion, while the Montreal Canadiens (at $775 million) and the Vancouver Canucks (at $700 million) were third and fourth, respectively, ...

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