Toronto Maple Leafs Most Valuable NHL Franchise; Team Rankings Released

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Hockey’s popularity and its profitability are at an all-time high in North America. Both TV ratings and internet hits are up for the Canadian sport.

Canada, our neighbors to the immediate north produce a lot of valuable products and commodities: oil, pharmacies, hot women (here’s a top ten list of hottest Canadian female celebrities), maple syrup. But hockey is obviously the #1 export. Canadian NHL teams are almost as popular as Canada drugs, and the Toronto Maple Leafs lead the way.

Forbes magazine released their annual list of the most profitable hockey franchises, and Toronto is once again #1 with an estimated total value of $521 million dollars (U.S.).

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