Photos: NHL most valuable franchises, from worst to first

 

The National Hockey League’s most valuable franchises have been ordered up by Forbes.com. Here’s how the teams rank, from worst to first.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Have a quick look here and take a wild guess: Which team is the most valuable in the NHL and which is the least? Dion Phaneuf (left) of the Toronto Maple Leafs challenges Ryan Johansen of the Columbus Blue Jackets during a game this season. Click through the next series of photos as we count down (courtesy of Forbes.com) the estimated values of NHL teams.</div>
 

Have a quick look here and take a wild guess: Which team is the most valuable in the NHL and which is the least? Dion Phaneuf (left) of the Toronto Maple Leafs challenges Ryan Johansen of the Columbus Blue Jackets during a game this season. Click through the next series of photos as we count down (courtesy of Forbes.com) the estimated values of NHL teams.

Photograph by: Jamie Sabau, NHLI via Getty Images

 
<div id="page1">Have a quick look here and take a wild guess: Which team is the most valuable in the NHL and which is the least? Dion Phaneuf (left) of the Toronto Maple Leafs challenges Ryan Johansen of the Columbus Blue Jackets during a game this season. Click through the next series of photos as we count down (courtesy of Forbes.com) the estimated values of NHL teams.</div>
The Columbus Blue Jackets are the 30th most valuable &#8212; ie., the least valuable &#8212; NHL team Current value: $175 million. Revenue 2012-13: $69 million. Operating income 2012-13: $4.9 million (all according to Forbes).
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the 29th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $180 million. Revenue 2012-13: $72 million. Operating loss 2012-13: $5.4 million (all according to Forbes).
The St. Louis Blues are the 28th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $185 million. Revenue 2012-13: $72 million. Operating loss 2012-13: $2.5 million (all according to Forbes).
The Carolina Hurricanes are the 27th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $187 million. Revenue 2012-13: $71 million. Operating loss 2012-13: $3.4 million (all according to Forbes).
The New York Islanders are the 26th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $195 million. Revenue 2012-13: $61 million. Operating loss 2012-13: $1.2 million (all according to Forbes).
The Phoenix Coyotes are the 25th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $200 million. Revenue 2012-13: $67 million. Operating loss 2012-13: $8.9 million (all according to Forbes).
The Nashville Predators are the 24th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $205 million. Revenue 2012-13: $71 million. Operating loss 2012-13: $0.8 million (all according to Forbes).
The Florida Panthers are the 23rd most valuable NHL team. Current value: $240 million. Revenue 2012-13: $69 million. Operating loss 2012-13: $7.7 million (all according to Forbes).
The Buffalo Sabres are the 22nd most valuable NHL team. Current value: $250 million. Revenue 2012-13: $76 million. Operating loss 2012-13: $1.0 million (all according to Forbes).
The Anaheim Ducks are the 21st most valuable NHL team. Current value: $300 million. Revenue 2012-13: $73 million. Operating loss 2012-13: $3.9 million (all according to Forbes).
The New Jersey Devils are the 20th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $320 million. Revenue 2012-13: $78 million. Operating loss 2012-13: $4.2 million (all according to Forbes).
The Minnesota Wild are the 19th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $330 million. Revenue 2012-13: $81 million. Operating loss 2012-13: $13.6 million (all according to Forbes).
The Dallas Stars are the 18th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $333 million. Revenue 2012-13: $79 million. Operating income 2012-13: $1.6 million (all according to Forbes).
The Colorado Avalanche are the 17th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $337 million. Revenue 2012-13: $67 million. Operating income: $0.3 million (all according to Forbes).
The Winnipeg Jets are the 16th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $340 million. Revenue 2012-13: $79 million. Operating income 2012-13: $6.3 million (all according to Forbes).
The Ottawa Senators are the 15th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $380 million. Revenue 2012-13: $83 million. Operating income 2012-13: $6.8 million (all according to Forbes).
The Edmonton Oilers are the 14th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $400 million. Revenue 2012-13: $80 million. Operating income 2012-13: $10.3 million (all according to Forbes).
The San Jose Sharks are the 13th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $405 million. Revenue 2012-13: $84 million. Operating income 2012-13: $2.1 million (all according to Forbes).
The Washington Capitals are the 12th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $414 million. Revenue 2012-13: $83 million. Operating income 2012-13: $8.0 million (all according to Forbes).
The Calgary Flames are the 11th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $420 million. Revenue 2012-13: $420 million. Operating income 2012-13: $11.5 million (all according to Forbes).
The Los Angeles Kings are the 10th most valuable NHL team. Current value: $450 million. Revenue 2012-13: $98 million. Operating income 2012-13: $8.2 million (all according to Forbes).
The Detroit Red Wings are the ninth most valuable NHL team. Current value: $470 million. Revenue 2012-13: $96 million. Operating income 2012-13: $10.5 million (all according to Forbes).
The Pittsburgh Penguins are the eighth most valuable NHL team. Current value: $480 million. Revenue 2012-13: $107 million. Operating income 2012-13: $20.9 million (all according to Forbes).
The Philadelphia Flyers are the seventh most valuable NHL team. Current value: $500 million. Revenue 2012-13: $95 million. Operating income: 2012-13: $6.0 million (all according to Forbes).
The Boston Bruins are the sixth most valuable NHL team. Current value: $600 million. Revenue 2012-13: $114 million. Operating income 2012-13: $18.5 million (all according to Forbes).
The Chicago Blackhawks are the fifth most valuable NHL team. Current value: $625 million. Revenue 2012-13: $115 million. Operating income 2012-13: $25.6 million (all according to Forbes).
The Vancouver Canucks are the fourth most valuable NHL team. Current value: $700 million. Revenue 2012-13: $101 million. Operating income 2012-13: $15.8 million (according to Forbes). You can click on the photos tab on this story, then click on the "next" button to see the most valuable franchises in the NHL in order.
The Montreal Canadiens are the third most valuable NHL team. Current value: $775 million. Revenue 2012-13: $127 million. Operating income 2012-13: 29.6 million (all according to Forbes).
The New York Rangers are the second most valuable NHL team. Current value: $850 million. Revenue 2012-13: $131 million. Operating income 2012-13: $27.3 million (all according to Forbes).
The Toronto Maple Leafs are the most valuable NHL team. Current value: $1,150 million. Revenue 2012-13: $142  million. Operating income 2012-13: $48.7 million (all according to Forbes).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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