Tampa Bay Lightning lost $13.1 million last season but value stays constant, Forbes says
Forbes is out with its annual list of NHL team valuations and the Tampa Bay Lightning, at $174 million (the same as 2011), was ranked 23rd in the league. But the magazine also said the team had a loss of $13.1 million, though its operating income of $88 million tied a team best.
The Maple Leafs, at $1 billion, are the most valuable franchise, followed by the Rangers ($750 million) and Canadiens ($575 million). Toronto also had the highest operating profit at $81.9 million. The least valuable team is the Blues at $130 million.
Seventeen of the league's 30 teams were profitable, Forbes said.
Teams do not open their books for the Forbes report. The magazine makes its evaluations on available information.
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