Toronto Maple Leafs worth $1-billion
According to Forbes Magazine, that's how much the Toronto Maple Leafs are worth, the 1st NHL franchise to hit that mark.
At Yonge & St. Clair, 1 Leafs fan called the valuation "a bunch of hooey". He doesn't think a team who hasn't won a championship since 1967 should be worth that much.
Fans are resentful that Leafs tickets are still among the most expensive in the league as the team makes money hand over fist. They say the Leafs can obviously afford to cut ticket prices whenever hockey re-starts.
The 2nd richest NHL team is the New York Rangers, worth $250-million less than the Leafs.
Together the Leafs, Rangers & Habs account for 83% of the NHL's income, with Toronto the most profitable franchise at $81.9-million.
(With files from the Associated Press)