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Maple Leafs NHL's Most Valuable At $2B

Oct 14, 2021 10:14 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the NHL's most valuable team and the only franchise in the league worth $2 billion, according to data compiled by Sportico.

The NHL welcomes the Seattle Kraken as its 32nd team for the 2021-22 season, but according to Sportico, the league's top five most valuable teams are still Original Six franchises. Following the Maple Leafs are the New York Rangers ($1.87 billion), Montreal Canadiens ($1.5 billion), Chicago Blackhawks ($1.36 billion) and Boston Bruins ($1.31 billion).

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Kraken Open With Preseason Win Over Canucks

Sep 27, 2021 11:46 AM

Seattle made its debut on Sunday night with a 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks in the preseason opener for both teams. With Seattle's home arena putting the finishing touches on its construction, the Kraken have taken their first preseason on the road to three junior hockey venues in the state.

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Seattle Kraken Creating Hot Market For Jersey Sales

Sep 21, 2021 6:34 PM

The expansion Seattle Kraken are shattering NHL jersey sales records.

Sales, in fact, are the highest in league history for a newly released jersey in its first five days of availability, according to the NHL. Which means Seattle jerseys are doing brisker business than the expansion Vegas Golden Knights did when their jerseys were released to the public in 2017.

"Vegas set a pretty high bar. The Kraken are blowing through it, hourly. It's a hot market right now," Brian Jennings, NHL chief brand officer, told ESPN on Tuesday.

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Sabres To Play Maple Leafs Outdoors In Heritage Classic

Sep 16, 2021 10:28 PM

The Buffalo Sabres' cross-border rivalry with the Toronto Maple Leafs is heading outdoors.

The Sabres are listed as the home team against the Maple Leafs in the NHL's sixth Heritage Classic -- to be played at Tim Hortons Field, home of the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats -- on March 13, the league announced Thursday.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Kraken, Donors Help Reinstate Hockey At U. Of Alaska Anchorage

Sep 2, 2021 2:13 AM

Hockey is returning to the University of Alaska Anchorage after donors, including the NHL's newest team, raised over $3 million after the program was eliminated.

"It's a great day to be a Seawolf," UAA chancellor Sean Parnell said Tuesday when announcing the team would return to the ice for the 2022-23 season. "It's our day to celebrate the reinstatement of the program."

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Tom Dundon Now Sole Owner Of Hurricanes

Jul 1, 2021 12:51 AM

Tom Dundon is now sole owner of the Carolina Hurricanes after buying out the remaining shares of the NHL club held by Peter Karmanos and others.

The league's board of governors unanimously approved the transaction Wednesday.

"We are fortunate to have a passionate fan base that supports what we believe is a team that can compete every year for the Stanley Cup," Dundon said. "That is the only option."

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Isles Sell Out Season Tickets For New Home Arena

Jun 21, 2021 9:21 AM

In the midst of the New York Islanders' second straight trip to the semifinal round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and nearly 4½ months before the opening of their new arena, season tickets for the first season in their new home are sold out.

Tags: New York Islanders, Team Achievement

Canada Wins 27th World Hockey Title, Beating Finland

Jun 6, 2021 7:55 PM

Nick Paul scored in overtime on a 2-on-1 break with Ottawa Senators teammate Connor Brown and Canada won its 27th world hockey title, defeating Finland 3-2 on Sunday night.

The victory capped a memorable comeback, even for a nation with as rich a history in hockey as Canada. Coach Gerard Gallant's team dropped its first three games of the tournament before it recovered en route to the title.

Tags: Game Recap, Team Achievement

Avalanche Claim Presidents' Trophy

May 14, 2021 12:45 AM

Tyson Jost scored two of Colorado's five second-period goals as the Avalanche clinched the West Division and the top overall seed in the NHL playoffs with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

Colorado and Vegas both finished with 82 points, but the Avs earned the division crown and the Presidents' Trophy -- awarded to the team with the best regular-season mark -- due to more regulation wins.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Maple Leafs Clinch First Division Title Since 2000

May 9, 2021 1:05 AM

In a preview of what could be a marquee matchup in the postseason's first round, Mitch Marner scored his 20th goal of the season as the Toronto Maple Leafs outlasted the rival Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Saturday night.

With the victory, Toronto clinched the North Division title, its first division crown since 2000, and kept itself in line for an 80-point season. The Maple Leafs have 76 with two games left.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Avs To Honor Quebec Nordiques With 'Reverse Retro' Jersey

Avs Home Renamed Ball Arena

Lightning Win 2020 Stanley Cup; Victor Hedman Named Playoff MVP

Lightning Beat Islanders, Advance To Stanley Cup Final

Stars Advance To Stanley Cup Final For The First Time Since 2000

Sixers, Devils Owners Pledge $20M In Push For Equality

Flyers Earn No. 1 Seed In The Eastern Conference

Golden Knights Grab No. 1 Seed In The West

UBS Reaches 20-Year Deal For Isles' Arena Naming Rights

Wild To Host 2021 NHL Winter Classic At Target Field

President Trump Honors Stanley Cup Champion Blues At White House

Flyers Open First-Ever 'Rage Room' For Fans

Philadelphia To Honor Late Flyers Owner Ed Snider With Mural

Capitals Spoil Blues' Banner Raising Opener

Islanders Break Ground On $1.3 Billion Arena At Belmont Park

Team Of Investors Buy NWHL's Boston Pride

Scotiabank Getting Multimillion-Dollar Face-Lift
Michael Friisdahl calls it a "reimagination" of the Toronto venue that opened in February 1999.

Blues To Raise Banner October 2
The NHL released the 2019-20 schedule Tuesday, with the Blues to host the Capitals on October 2.

Alex Meruelo Takes Over Coyotes
The Coyotes will have a new majority owner in Alex Meruelo who takes over for Andrew Barroway.

Blues Championship Parade Set For Saturday
The Blues beat the Bruins 4-1 in Wednesday's Game y in Boston.