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In Topic: NHL Franchise Values (Per Forbes)

14 July 2014 - 09:55 PM

Honestly, I have no clue when that link is from that this guy wrote some crummy blurbs off of. It has no year, and doesn't include much information. The photos look fairly new, but as far as I know, Forbes hasn't come out with their 2014 list. They usually do that in-season.





I posted the direct link to Forbes at the top a few days ago. That's where the guy got it from.

In Topic: NHL Franchise Values (Per Forbes)

13 July 2014 - 02:21 AM

We have this debate every time Forbes comes out with numbers.  They're terrible, always.  They clearly have a formula based on certain things that doesn't take a lot of other stuff into account.  If they don't reflect what franchises actually sell for, what purpose do they have?


Agree with mort that the arena is the valuable thing in the sale of the Devils and not the franchise itself, but still.  The franchise and arena go together.


Nonetheless there's still the question of why they are so much lower than last year.

In Topic: NHL Franchise Values (Per Forbes)

12 July 2014 - 10:25 PM

Hmmm, that is weird. Perhaps the more recent article isn't including the value of stadiums or some other detail?

In Topic: NHL Franchise Values (Per Forbes)

12 July 2014 - 09:26 PM

Neboors, not trying to be a dick, but not sure what made you think those valuations from that site were anything close to being factual. Just look at those numbers. The Devils were sold for $320 million last year, which according to this would make them as valuable as the Bruins and top 5 or 5 in the league?


Some of the numbers posted there are probably half of what the teams are worth if they were to be sold. I'd say most of the teams in the league would be sold for more than what they think the Blackhawks are worth.


No offense taken. It's based on Forbes valuations so it's a credible article, if you disagree with the values than that's exactly the kind of debate that should be had in this thread (NJDevs is often good for dispelling poor journalism and the reason people post things here all the time). It's the summer, it's a recent topical article, I posted it to stir up some conversation and see what others, such as yourself, have to say. It's worth a post imo.



In Topic: Let's start a pool of where Brodeur will end up

12 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

Agreed with mostly everything you said until that. That is simply not true. There just aren't players that big in the NHL that demand that attention in the US. The sport isn't that big to demand that attention. LeBron goes somewhere, and they become the favourite to win a championship. It also directly changes the NBA landscape with multiple moves following right after. But as I said earlier, every big hockey date is a circus in Canada. Kovalchuk didn't reach those levels because he wasn't going to change a team that much and only 2-3 teams were going after him.


The honor and humility of the NHL is lot of crap. None of those things are especially true. The Decision was a mistake for LeBron. If that's the only bad thing anyone can say badly about him and find that he did wrong, well he's doing it right. He's an incredible ambassador for the game.


I mean, yeah there is some bias and willful naivety to your bolded part, not gonna lie. Obviously if the situation presented itself the NHL would be somewhat more of a 'rock star' sport. Nonetheless, I do think there is something to where a lot of these guys come from (bumblefvck Slovakia or Siberia) that brings with them a more low key, tough, humble attitude. 


Like I said, LeBron has really won me over with his maturation the last four years. He seems like the adult in the room now.

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