http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1131663013162&call_pageid=968867503640&col=970081593064 The Forbes magazine recently released it's report on the estimated value of each NHL franchise as well as their operating profits over the last few years. Here are some highlights from the Toronto Star article: There was a chart accompanying the article in this morning's paper but it's not available online. IIRC, here are some key points from the chart: - the Hurricanes were the least valuable franchise worth about 65 million USD. - the St. Louis Blues had the largest operating loss over the last few (5) years at 91 million USD - the Florida Panthers had the biggest decrease in franchise value at -26%. - the New Jersey Devils have the highest price to attend games at 310 USD.* - the Carolina Hurricanes are the cheapest to attend games at 171 USD.* - the New York Rangers have the most lucrative media revenues worth 28 million USD. - the Nashville Predators have the least lucrative media revenues at 11 million USD. - the Toronto Maple Leafs have the most valuable "brand" at 41 million USD. - the Edmonton Oilers have the least valuable "brand" at 11 million USD. - the best managed teams in order are: Ottawa, New Jersey, Tampa** - the worst managed teams in order are: NYR, Washington and Anahiem.**\ * The "price" of attending a game includes tickets, concessions, merchandise and parking for a family of four. ** The best/worst managed score is based on a wins per player cost (over the past five season) with playoff wins counting as double.