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Forbes ranks the Toronto Maple Leafs as the NHL’s third most valuable franchise

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They’re valued at $1.1 billion - which is down from last year.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs: where hope is evident on the ice, but apparently, not quite so much off of it?

Forbes has released their annual NHL team valuations, and for some reason, it’s in a horrific, slow-loading slideshow format. I’m so sorry. Here’s the link to the Leafs page, where you can see they rank number three, with a current value of $1.1 billion, which is down 4.4% from last year.

The New York Rangers have retained their crown as the most valuable NHL franchise, while the Montreal Canadiens remain in second place. The good news? The Habs are valued at $1.12 billion, so if $20 million is like, nothing to you, then hey, the Leafs aren’t that far behind! They’re down 4.7% from last year, too.

The Rangers are just growing, though. I guess that’s New York for you.

The good news for the Leafs? Fourth place is the Chicago Blackhawks, who are only (only!) valued at $925 million. Suckers can’t even join the one billion club. That’s reserved for Toronto. And one New York team and Montreal, so hey, it’s an exclusive club.