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Toronto Maple Leafs and the Most Valuable NHL Teams (2014-15)

The Toronto Maple Leafs Are The Most Valuable Team In The NHL, As Usual

The Toronto Maple Leafs Are The Most Valuable Team In The NHL, As Usual

Just a couple weeks ago, Sports List of the Day looked at all 30 NBA teams’ current values, and compared them to last season’s.

Well, it’s hockey season, too, and it’s about time we checked over at the experts – Forbes – for the NHL‘s numbers.

Mike Ozanian is like clockwork with his annual valuations of all 30 hockey teams – and things are looking up all over in 2014-15, except for the Florida Panthers, the only franchise who fell.

While the NHL trails the other three major American sports leagues (NFL, MLB and the NBA) in riches, more than half the league (16 teams) is valued at $400 million or more, culminating in the billionaire 1-2-3 of the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens.

Check out all eight of Forbes’ previous valuations: 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08, and 2006-07. The Leafs have been the most valuable team the whole way.

2014-15 RANK (CHANGE) 2013-14 RANK TEAM 2014-15 VALUE 2013-14 VALUE DIFF
1. (Same) 1. Toronto Maple Leafs $1.3B $1.15B $150M
2. (Same) 2. New York Rangers $1.1B $850M $250M
3. (Same) 3. Montreal Canadiens $1.0B $775M $225M
4. (Up 1) 5. Chicago Blackhawks $825M $625M $200M
5. (Down 1) 4. Vancouver Canucks $800M $700M $100M
6. (Same) 6. Boston Bruins $750M $600M $150M
7. (Same) 7. Philadelphia Flyers $625M $500M $125M
8. (Up 2) 10. Los Angeles Kings $580M $450M $130M
9. (Same) 9. Detroit Red Wings $570M $470M $100M
10. (Down 2) 8. Pittsburgh Penguins $565M $480M $85M
11. (Up 1) 12. Washington Capitals $500M $414M $86M
12. (Up 2) 14. Edmonton Oilers $475M $400M $75M
13. (Down 2) 11. Calgary Flames $451M $420M $31M
14. (Down 1) 13. San Jose Sharks $425M $405M $20M
15. (Up 3) 18. Dallas Stars $420M $333M $87M
16. (Down 1) 15. Ottawa Senators $400M $380M $20M
17. (Up 2) 19. Minnesota Wild $370M $330M $40M
18. (Up 3) 21. Anaheim Ducks $365M $300M $65M
19. (Down 2) 17. Colorado Avalanche $360M $337M $23M
20. (Down 4) 16. Winnipeg Jets $358M $340M $18M
21. (Down 1) 20. New Jersey Devils $330M $320M $10M
22. (Up 4) 26. New York Islanders $300M $195M $105M
23. (Down 1) 22. Buffalo Sabres $288M $250M $38M
24. (Same) 24. Nashville Predators $250M $205M $45M
25. (Up 3) 28. St. Louis Blues $235M $185M $50M
26. (Up 3) 29. Tampa Bay Lightning $230M $180M $50M
27. (Down 2) 25. Arizona Coyotes $225M $200M $25M
28. (Down 1) 27. Carolina Hurricanes $220M $187M $33M
29. (Up 1) 30. Columbus Blue Jackets $200M $175M $25M
30. (Down 7) 23. Florida Panthers $190M $240M (-$50M)

Photo: icejerseys.com

Dirk Nowitzki and NBA Players with 10,000 Points and 10,000 Rebounds

Dirk Nowitzki: The Next 10,000 Point-10,000 Rebound Player

Dirk Nowitzki: The Next 10,000 Point-10,000 Rebound Player

The Dallas MavericksDirk Nowitzki is poised to join the 34 other NBAers who are members of the 10,000 points-10,000 rebounds club. Dirk’s just 63 boards away, a number certainly within reach down the stretch of this season.

This is almost a list of the top rebounders in NBA history. Just about everyone who has 10,000 rebounds also has 10,000 points to go with them.

Only two players do not. Do you know who they are? These two rebound super-specialists?

The answer is way at the bottom in a third “mini” list.

Say, what about 10,000 points and 10,000 assists? Well, only five players have ever done that. Do you know who they are? Maybe you can get four. All five is an expert mark. Check the answer here along with video highlights of all five.

SORTED BY REBOUNDS

PLAYER CAREER REBOUNDS CAREER POINTS
1. Wilt Chamberlain 23,924 31,419
2. Bill Russell 21,620 14,522
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 17,440 38,387
4. Elvin Hayes 16,279 27,313
5. Moses Malone 16,212 29,580
6. Karl Malone 14,968 36,928
7. Robert Parish 14,715 23,334
8. Kevin Garnett 14,494 25,916
9. Nate Thurmond 14,464 14,437
10. Tim Duncan 14,448 25,670
11. Walt Bellamy 14,241 20,941
12. Wes Unseld 13,769 10,624
13. Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748 26,946
14. Shaquille O’Neal 13,099 28,596
15. Buck Williams 13,017 16,784
16. Jerry Lucas 12,942 14,053
17. Bob Pettit 12,849 20,880
18. Charles Barkley 12,546 23,757
19. Dikembe Mutombo 12,359 11,729
20. Paul Silas 12,357 11,782
21. Charles Oakley 12,205 12,417
22. Kevin Willis 11,901 17,253
23. Patrick Ewing 11,607 24,815
24. Elgin Baylor 11,463 23,149
25. Dolph Schayes 11,256 18,438
26. Bill Bridges 11,054 11,012
27. Jack Sikma 10,816 17,287
28. David Robinson 10,497 20,790
29. Dave Cowens 10,444 13,516
30. Bill Laimbeer 10,400 13,790
31. Otis Thorpe 10,370 17,600
32. Dwight Howard 10,234 14,550
33. Red Kerr 10,092 12,480
34. Shawn Marion 10,075 17,669
35. Dirk Nowitzki 9,937 27,774

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SORTED BY POINTS

PLAYER CAREER POINTS CAREER REBOUNDS
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387 17,440
2. Karl Malone 36,928 14,968
3. Wilt Chamberlain 31,419 23,924
4. Moses Malone 29,580 16,212
5. Shaquille O’Neal 28,596 13,099
6. Dirk Nowitzki 27,774 9,937
7. Elvin Hayes 27,313 16,279
8. Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946 13,748
9. Kevin Garnett 25,916 14,494
10. Tim Duncan 25,670 14,448
11. Patrick Ewing 24,815 11,607
12. Charles Barkley 23,757 12,546
13. Robert Parish 23,334 14,715
14. Elgin Baylor 23,149 11,463
15. Walt Bellamy 20,941 14,241
16. Bob Pettit 20,880 12,849
17. David Robinson 20,790 10,497
18. Dolph Schayes 18,438 11,256
19. Shawn Marion 17,669 10,075
20. Otis Thorpe 17,600 10,370
21. Jack Sikma 17,287 10,816
22. Kevin Willis 17,253 11,901
23. Buck Williams 16,784 13,017
24. Dwight Howard 14,550 10,234
25. Bill Russell 14,522 21,620
26. Nate Thurmond 14,437 14,464
27. Jerry Lucas 14,053 12,942
28. Bill Laimbeer 13,790 10,400
29. Dave Cowens 13,516 10,444
30. Red Kerr 12,480 10,092
31. Charles Oakley 12,417 12,205
32. Paul Silas 11,782 12,357
33. Dikembe Mutombo 11,729 12,359
34. Bill Bridges 11,012 11,054
35. Wes Unseld 10,624 13,769

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PLAYER CAREER REBOUNDS CAREER POINTS
1. Dennis Rodman 11,954 6,683
2. Ben Wallace 10,482 6,254

Photo: John Leyba via denverpost.com

NHL: The Top 100 All-Time Goal Scorers, By Country

You Got That Right

You Got That Right

Oh Canada. You own America’s NHL – especially where it counts the most: scoring.

OVERALL

  COUNTRY BORN # OF NHL TOP 100 GOAL SCORERS
1. Canada 72
2. USA 8
3. Russia (USSR) 6
4. Czechoslovakia 5
5. Finland 3
5. Sweden 3
7. UK 2
8. Ukraine (USSR) 1

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CANADA

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
1. Wayne Gretzky 894
2. Gordie Howe 801
3. Brett Hull 741
4. Marcel Dionne 731
5. Phil Esposito 717
7. Mike Gartner 708
8. Mark Messier 694
9. Steve Yzerman 692
10. Mario Lemieux 690
12. Luc Robitaille 668
13. Brendan Shanahan 656
14. Dave Andreychuk 640
15. Joe Sakic 625
16. Bobby Hull 610
17. Dino Ciccarelli 608
19. Jarome Iginla 578
20. Mark Recchi 577
21. Mike Bossy 573
22. T Joe Nieuwendyk 564
25. Guy Lafleur 560
26. John Bucyk 556
27. Ron Francis 549
28. Michel Goulet 548
29. Maurice Richard 544
32. Frank Mahovlich 533
33. Bryan Trottier 524
34. Pat Verbeek 522
35. Dale Hawerchuk 518
36. Pierre Turgeon 515
38. Gilbert Perreault 512
39. Jean Beliveau 507
42. Lanny McDonald 500
43. Glenn Anderson 498
44. Jean Ratelle 491
45. Norm Ullman 490
46. Brian Bellows 485
47. Darryl Sittler 484
50. Bernie Nicholls 475
51. T Denis Savard 473
55. Alex Delvecchio 456
56. Theoren Fleury 455
57. Rod Brind’Amour 452
58. T Doug Gilmour 450
60. Patrick Marleau 449
61. Rick Middleton 448
63. T Rick Vaive 441
63. T Steve Larmer 441
65. Rick Tocchet 440
66. Gary Roberts 438
68. Vincent Damphousse 432
69. Dave Taylor 431
72. Yvan Cournoyer 428
73. Brian Propp 425
74. Steve Shutt 424
76. T Stephane Richer 421
78. Bill Barber 420
79. T Jason Arnott 417
82. T Garry Unger 413
82. T John MacLean 413
84. T Vincent Lecavalier 410
84. T Raymond Bourque 410
86. Ray Ferraro 408
87. T Rod Gilbert 406
90. T Paul Kariya 402
90. T John Ogrodnick 402
92. T Paul Coffey 396
92. T Dave Keon 396
94. T Pierre Larouche 395
94. T Cam Neely 395
98. Bernie Geoffrion 393
99. T Jean Pronovost 391
99. T Dean Prentice 391

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USA

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
24. Mike Modano 561
31. Keith Tkachuk 538
37. Jeremy Roenick 513
41. Joe Mullen 502
53. Pat LaFontaine 468
71. Bill Guerin 429
81. Tony Amonte 416
87. T John LeClair 406

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RUSSIA (USSR)

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
48. Sergei Fedorov 483
51. T Alexander Mogilny 473
54. Alex Ovechkin 460
67. Pavel Bure 437
70. Alex Kovalev 430
79. T Ilya Kovalchuk 417

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CZECHOSLOVAKIA

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
6. Jaromir Jagr 716
30. Stan Mikita 541
49. Marian Hossa 481
58. T Peter Stastny 450
89. Patrik Elias 403

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FINLAND

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
11. Teemu Selanne 684
18. Jari Kurri 601
97. Tomas Sandstrom 394

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SWEDEN

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
22. T Mats Sundin 564
62. Daniel Alfredsson 444
94. T Markus Naslund 395

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UK

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
75. Owen Nolan 422
76. T Steve Thomas 421

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UKRAINE (USSR)

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
40. Peter Bondra 503

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ALL TOGETHER

  SKATER CAREER GOALS COUNTRY BORN
1. Wayne Gretzky 894 Canada
2. Gordie Howe 801 Canada
3. Brett Hull 741 Canada
4. Marcel Dionne 731 Canada
5. Phil Esposito 717 Canada
6. Jaromir Jagr 716 Czechoslovakia
7. Mike Gartner 708 Canada
8. Mark Messier 694 Canada
9. Steve Yzerman 692 Canada
10. Mario Lemieux 690 Canada
11. Teemu Selanne 684 Finland
12. Luc Robitaille 668 Canada
13. Brendan Shanahan 656 Canada
14. Dave Andreychuk 640 Canada
15. Joe Sakic 625 Canada
16. Bobby Hull 610 Canada
17. Dino Ciccarelli 608 Canada
18. Jari Kurri 601 Finland
19. Jarome Iginla 578 Canada
20. Mark Recchi 577 Canada
21. Mike Bossy 573 Canada
22. T Joe Nieuwendyk 564 Canada
22. T Mats Sundin 564 Sweden
24. Mike Modano 561 USA
25. Guy Lafleur 560 Canada
26. John Bucyk 556 Canada
27. Ron Francis 549 Canada
28. Michel Goulet 548 Canada
29. Maurice Richard 544 Canada
30. Stan Mikita 541 Czechoslovakia
31. Keith Tkachuk 538 USA
32. Frank Mahovlich 533 Canada
33. Bryan Trottier 524 Canada
34. Pat Verbeek 522 Canada
35. Dale Hawerchuk 518 Canada
36. Pierre Turgeon 515 Canada
37. Jeremy Roenick 513 USA
38. Gilbert Perreault 512 Canada
39. Jean Beliveau 507 Canada
40. Peter Bondra 503 Ukraine (USSR)
41. Joe Mullen 502 USA
42. Lanny McDonald 500 Canada
43. Glenn Anderson 498 Canada
44. Jean Ratelle 491 Canada
45. Norm Ullman 490 Canada
46. Brian Bellows 485 Canada
47. Darryl Sittler 484 Canada
48. Sergei Fedorov 483 Russia (USSR)
49. Marian Hossa 481 Czechoslovakia
50. Bernie Nicholls 475 Canada
51. T Denis Savard 473 Canada
51. T Alexander Mogilny 473 Russia (USSR)
53. Pat LaFontaine 468 USA
54. Alex Ovechkin 460 Russia (USSR)
55. Alex Delvecchio 456 Canada
56. Theoren Fleury 455 Canada
57. Rod Brind’Amour 452 Canada
58. T Doug Gilmour 450 Canada
58. T Peter Stastny 450 Czechoslovakia
60. Patrick Marleau 449 Canada
61. Rick Middleton 448 Canada
62. Daniel Alfredsson 444 Sweden
63. T Rick Vaive 441 Canada
63. T Steve Larmer 441 Canada
65. Rick Tocchet 440 Canada
66. Gary Roberts 438 Canada
67. Pavel Bure 437 Russia (USSR)
68. Vincent Damphousse 432 Canada
69. Dave Taylor 431 Canada
70. Alex Kovalev 430 Russia (USSR)
71. Bill Guerin 429 USA
72. Yvan Cournoyer 428 Canada
73. Brian Propp 425 Canada
74. Steve Shutt 424 Canada
75. Owen Nolan 422 UK
76. T Stephane Richer 421 Canada
76. T Steve Thomas 421 UK
78. Bill Barber 420 Canada
79. T Ilya Kovalchuk 417 Russia (USSR)
79. T Jason Arnott 417 Canada
81. Tony Amonte 416 USA
82. T Garry Unger 413 Canada
82. T John MacLean 413 Canada
84. T Vincent Lecavalier 410 Canada
84. T Raymond Bourque 410 Canada
86. Ray Ferraro 408 Canada
87. T John LeClair 406 USA
87. T Rod Gilbert 406 Canada
89. Patrik Elias 403 Czechoslovakia
90. T Paul Kariya 402 Canada
90. T John Ogrodnick 402 Canada
92. T Paul Coffey 396 Canada
92. T Dave Keon 396 Canada
94. T Markus Naslund 395 Sweden
94. T Pierre Larouche 395 Canada
94. T Cam Neely 395 Canada
97. Tomas Sandstrom 394 Finland
98. Bernie Geoffrion 393 Canada
99. T Jean Pronovost 391 Canada
99. T Dean Prentice 391 Canada

Photo: hockeycanada.ca

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