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The Chicago Blackhawks Are The Top NHL Team At Forbes’ SportsMoney Index

from Chris Smith of Forbes,

The Forbes SportsMoney Index is the definitive ranking of the sports business world's most influential teams, athletes, brands and agencies, and it updates throughout the year to account for the latest financial data. So when we published our updated NHL team valuations last week, revealing that the average NHL team is now worth nearly $600 million, good for a 15% year-over-year increase, it was sure to have an impact on the SMI. And sure enough, those surging values are pushing hockey's top teams up the ranks.

The Blackhawks remain the top NHL team, now at No. 130 in the SMI. They're hockey's fourth-most valuable team at $1 billion, up 8% over last year, and employ two of the sport's highest-paid players in Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.

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ilovehomers's avatar

The team valuations thing is one of my favorites to look at each year. The Wings made just over 5 mil in operating income last year, which I think was their lowest in a while.

The usual suspects have lost money, including the Coyotes which I think had an operating loss of 18 mil, which wasn’t their worst….but it’s still the worst offender of the welfare/revenue sharing in the league.

Posted by ilovehomers on 12/13/17 at 02:34 PM ET

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