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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Got a spare $350 million?

Got a loose $332 million burning a hole in your pocket? Then, you can buy yourself the Toronto Maple Leafs, ranked by Forbes as the most valuable team in the NHL. That's more than $100 million greater than the value of Montreal Canadians - one of the winningest franchises in sports history - and more than twice the value of the 2006 Stanley Cup champions, the Carolina Hurricanes. Just for the record, the Leafs are currently second-to-last in the northeast and pretty much suck out loud. Go buds!

Oh, and a little perspective may be worthwhile... The Leafs are still worth much, much less than the very cheapest NFL franchise - the lowly Minnesota Vikings are still worth more than $700 million. That list, incidentally, is topped by the Washington Redskins who are worth $1.4 billion and also, coincidently, suck out loud. Manchester United, once the most valuable sporting franchise is the world and still the top soccer team, is worth $1.37 billion.

A little too rich for your blood? Maybe a CFL franchise then. I think we can scrap together enough dough for an Ottawa franchise from the change in the sofa cushions.


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