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

Monday November 25th, 2013
Air Canada Center, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL's most valuable franchise. The Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL's first billion dollar franchise, is again No. 1 in value. (Graig Abel/Getty Images)
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). Senators reported losses of $94 million Wild Coyotes Forbes Canadiens Canucks Blackhawks Bruins Flyers Penguins Red Wings Kings Capitals Avalanche Stars Devils Ducks Sabres Panthers Predators Islanders Hurricanes Blues Lightning
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