Where do Blackhawks rank on Forbes' most valuable NHL teams?

Where do Blackhawks rank on Forbes' most valuable NHL teams?
November 25, 2013, 10:15 am
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Forbes released its annual list of most valuable NHL franchises and the Blackhawks came in at No. 5, at $625 million.

The report says the average NHL team is worth $413 million, up 46 percent more than last year.

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The defending Stanley Cup champions surpassed the average in value and growth, increasing their worth by 79 percent. The only team that increased by a greater percentage is the Vancouver Canucks, who more than doubled at 105 percent.

The Toronto Maple Leafs once again led the charts, coming in at $1.15 billion. Last year, they were the first team to crack the billion-dollar mark, and this season they're seeing a 15 percent value increase.