Maple Leafs worth $1 billion

Updated: November 28, 2012, 5:43 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- 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.

"I'm intrigued by the evaluation," said Tom Anselmi, president and COO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun in an email. "The recent MLSE acquisition clearly ...

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