Bruins Are Fifth-Most Valuable NHL Franchise at Estimated $348 Million, According to Forbes

It’s probably not the best time to talk about the NHL and money, but ignoring the latest report won’t lift the lockout.

According to Forbes, the most-valuable NHL franchise, the Toronto Maple Leafs, are the first NHL team worth $1 billion, while the Boston Bruins ($348 million) are the fifth-most valuable NHL franchise.

The New York Rangers ($750 million) are second-most valuable, followed by the legendary Montreal Canadiens, who are worth $575 million. The Blackhawks are fourth at $350 million.

As for the other end of the list, the least valuable of the 30 teams are the St. Louis Blues at $130 million and the Phoenix Coyotes at $134 million.¬†As for your reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings? They’re worth $276 million, putting them 10th overall.

The Bruins are up 7 percent from last year and have an operating income of $14.2 million, according to the report.

The Leafs, who have not won a Stanley Cup since 1967, are worth $250 million more than the second-ranked Rangers.

Check out the full list below (in millions):
1. Toronto Maple Leafs $1,000

2. New York Rangers $750

3. Montreal Canadiens $575

4. Chicago Blackhawks $350

5. Boston Bruins $348

6. Detroit Red Wings $346

7. Vancouver Canucks $342

8. Philadelphia Flyers $336

9. Pittsburgh Penguins $288

10. Los Angeles Kings $276

11. Washington Capitals $250

12. Calgary Flames $245

13. Dallas Stars $240

14. Edmonton Oilers $225

15. San Jose Sharks $223

16. Ottawa Senators $220

17. Minnesota Wild $218

18. Colorado Avalanche $210

19. New Jersey Devils $205

20. Winnipeg Jets $200

21. Anaheim Ducks $192

22. Buffalo Sabres $175

23. Tampa Bay Lightning $174

24. Florida Panthers $170

25. Nashville Predators $167

26. Carolina Hurricanes $162

27. New York Islanders $155

28. Columbus Blue Jackets $145

29. Phoenix Coyotes $134

30. St Louis Blues $130

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