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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)

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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.

Oh sure, it’s perfectly reasonable if you guessed, “Well, Canada has to have the most of the 100 all-time scoring leaders.”

But this, my friends, is an utter annihilation.

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

*

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

*

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

*

FINLAND

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

*

SWEDEN

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

*

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

*

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

The NHL’s Current Team Mascots (Part 1 of 2)

The 2014-15 NHL Team Mascots

The 2014-15 NHL Team Mascots

Hey the NHL has mascots, too, you know ! and a bunch of them.

Sports List of the Day has already presented two of the big three sports’ team mascots recently: MLB (Part 1 / Part 2) and the NBA (Part 1 / Part 2)  – and here is the the third in the series, the NHL.

We’ll start with the Anaheim Ducks through the Minnesota Wild, and tomorrow, Part 2, the Montreal Canadiens to the Winnipeg Jets.

Only three teams do not have a mascot. One is below – the Edmonton Oilers. Find out the other two tomorrow!

Click on the pics below (and the top one above) for the full size photos.

Anaheim Ducks: Wildwing

Anaheim Ducks Mascot Wildwing

Arizona Coyotes: Howler the Coyote

Arizona Coyotes Mascot Howler The Coyote

Boston Bruins: Blades the Bruin

Boston Bruins Mascot Blades The Bruin

Buffalo Sabres: Sabretooth

Buffalo Sabres Mascot Sabretooth

Calgary Flames: Harvey the Hound

Calgary Flames Mascot Harvey The Hound

Carolina Hurricanes: Stormy

Carolina Hurricanes Mascot Stormy

Chicago Blackhawks: Tommy Hawk

Chicago Blackhawks Mascot Tommy Hawk

Colorado Avalanche: Bernie the St. Bernard

Colorado Avalanche Mascot Bernie The St. Bernard

Columbus Blue Jackets: Stinger

Columbus Blue Jackets Mascot Stinger

Dallas Stars: Victor E. Green

Dallas Stars Mascot Victor E. Green (With Dallas Mavericks Mascot Champ)

Detroit Wings: Al the Octopus

Detroit Red Wings Mascot Al The Octopus

Edmonton Oilers: None

Florida Panthers: Stanley C. Panther

Florida Panthers Mascot Stanley C. Panther

Los Angeles Kings: Bailey

Los Angeles Kings Mascot Bailey

Minnesota Wild: Nordy

Minnesota Wild Mascot Nordy

Photos: flames.nhl.com / Jeff Gross, Getty via nhl.com / reddit.com / pinterest.com / twitter.com / calgarysun.com / flickr.com / thehockeynews.com  / Doug Pensinger, Getty via zimbio.com  / bluejackets.nhl.com  /  twitter.com  / imgkid.com  / Matt Zambonin, Getty via zimbio.com / thepinkpuck.wordpress.com / hockeywilderness.com

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