Leafs worth $1-billion, suggests Forbes Magazine

Cam Charron
November 28 2012 04:05PM

As you all know by now, the Toronto Maple Leafs are worth $1-billion according to Forbes Magazine, who released their annual National Hockey League team valuations earlier on Wednesday.

These numbers are good as ballpark figures, used by Graphic Comments this summer when looking through the "winners" and "losers" of the 2005 lockout, but the figures are just estimates. The NHL shouldn't expect to release financial data (why should they). However, the $1-billion is probably pretty close. Forbes evaluates the Toronto Raptors at $384M, and together with the Maple Leafs and the rest of MLSE were sold for $1.32-billion this summer for approximately 80% of the shares. The enterprise value was listed at $2-billion. Generally, things are worth what you can pay for them.

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Robin Brownlee
November 28 2012 02:28PM

If you’ve had difficulty getting your head around the numbers being tossed around during the NHL lockout regarding the financial situations the league’s 30 teams find themselves in, there’s good reason – at least if you look at the numbers published in Forbes Magazine today.

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Forbes says Canadian teams are healthy; American teams not so much

Jonathan Willis
November 28 2012 12:29PM

Forbes annual look at the business of hockey was released on Wednesday, and if their estimates are accurate Canadian NHL teams are far and away the healthiest group of franchises in the game.

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Gotta ask the 10 questions: Things about the Leafs we'd know by now

Cam Charron
November 28 2012 10:14AM

Footage from the last Maple Leafs win, or so it feels like.

Toronto Maple Leafs were due to play their 20th game of the 2012-13 season tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. But they won't play for some weird reason, making it all the less likely that you'll go to the corner store to buy a creamsicle at 8:30 p.m. on a Wednesday night.

Novelty uniforms aside, there is a lot we have missed about the Toronto Maple Leafs and their opponents this year, things we would know by know if the owners or players decided to take a short-term financial hit to appease the totally not greedy fans and drop the puck already.

There isn't much to discuss, or rather, there isn't much left to discuss. We've hurt our necks by looking for every available angle to write about players on the Maple Leafs, and it's time that we were left with more data. By now I'm even quite almost partially convinced of all the things I said this offseason, but, heck, there's no way to know if Nazem Kadri is a No. 1 centreman without seeing him in the NHL as a No. 1 centreman, right?

So what would be know by now? Bolded below are 10 questions that, well, if you were in a coma from September 15 until November 28, you woke up, you might ask me. Unfortunately, with no games, I can't give you the answers yet, just explain to you why you asked the question.

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KHL: Komarov scores in upset loss, and more

Steve Dangle
November 27 2012 06:03PM


Just a little KHL Update today, but sometimes the best gifts come in small packages!... OK, I think all this early Christmas music is starting to take its toll.


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