Forbes: Leafs most valuable franchise

Strong support for another NHL team in Southern Ontario

According to Forbes, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the most valuable NHL team, valued at $332 million.

This value is rather remarkable, considering that the Maple Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup in 40 years. In addition, Toronto came out on top even though it has a smaller population size than New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, the largest Metropolitan cities in the United States.

Jason Blake Not Happy In T.O.?

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This much can be said: The frustration level between Jason Blake and the Maple Leafs is at full peak. At this stage, no one is quite sure what to make of the other and neither side is happy….

Sourced Trade Rumours 5

Well, here’s the 5th installment of the Sourced Trade Rumours Series. Not much going on around the rumour wise but a few rumours.

Bieksa out for months

Bieksa’s injury worse than expected. Salo about 1 month from returning

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=222439&hubname=

Niedermayer to return in December?

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Here is goes … TSN.ca is reporting that the Los Angeles Times have reported (did you follow that one) that Scott Niedermayer has begun to skate in the LA area with hopes of returning to the Ducks in December.

Hawks stuck with Samsonov and Perreault

The Daily Herald is once again reporting that several players (Samsonov and Perreault) are on thin ice in Chicago.

What's The Points?

I’m sorry for that ghastly title, a horrible attempt at a pun. No this isn’t some depressed rant. This is just a simple numbers game: How many points are the Senators players on pace for.

Sens as good as 1976 Habs?

It seems after the Sens have gotten off to an NHL record 13-1 best start ever, articles are popping up comparing them to the 1976 Habs.

Source (Sorry it’s from the Tabloid Sun, I saw it on TSN but can’t find the link anymore)
http://www.ottawasun.com/Sports/Senators/2007/11/07/4636750-sun.html

As a Sens fan (and I’m sure everyone else on this forum will agree here) I hardly doubt the Sens are even close to the 1976 Habs (yes winning ‘a’ cup would be a nice milestone first) but I have a different theory on why the Sens are off to an incredible start and should have a great year.

Brad Richards to be Habs

I just heard on Les amateurs de sports by Michel Bergeron (ex-rangers and nordiques head-coach)and Michel Villeneuve that Canadians and the Lightning has been talking trade. But none yet. For Tampa Bay : Michael Ryder, Jaroslav Halak and S. Kostystin (Andrei’s little brother at Hamilton). For Montreal: Brad Richards and AndrĂ© Roy.

Halak and the supposed Montreal/SanJose talks.

Rumors have it that Jaroslav Halak has threatened to leave Hamilton and play in Russia if Montreal does not trade him. I can see Halak fitting in on the San Jose roster just fine, but what would we get in return?

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