Toronto Maple Leafs top Forbes 2013 list of most valuable NHL franchises

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The Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL's first billion dollar franchise, is again No. 1 in value. (Graig Abel/Getty Images)

Air Canada Center, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL's most valuable franchise.

By Allan Muir

Forbes

the NHL's most valuable teams

later scrutiny.

Blue Jackets

"The five most expensive average ticket prices were charged by Canadian franchises–Toronto ($120), Montreal ($99), Winnipeg Jets ($95), Vancouver ($90), Edmonton Oilers ($79). Ticket revenues in the NHL are the Mother’s Milk of profits because the home team keeps 100% of the gate. The top teams in gate receipts-per-game last season: Toronto ($2.2 million), Montreal ($2.1 million), Vancouver ($1.8 million), New York Rangers ($1.8 million), and Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers tied at ($1.6 million).

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reported losses of $94 million

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