The Critical 'I'

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Wednesday, November 26, 2003

money makers
I wanted to link to Forbes' annual coverage of the NHL, centerpieced by a ranked list of team valuations. Unfortunately, the Forbes site appears to be down at the moment, so this post will serve as more of a reminder to look it back up in a couple of days.

In the meantime, TSN has some of the numbers, mainly for the Canadian clubs, along with short comments from team and league execs. It's the usual drill every time listings like this come out: The owners huff and puff about how way off the numbers are, question the credibility of the publication (in this case, one that's been around for decades and is a trusted, respected source), and insist that their little mom-and-pop shops are bleeding enormous amounts of cash, as they have been for every single year since they were founded (but somehow, magically manage to stay in business).