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The Canadiens are worth about half as much as the “poorest” NFL team
Credit: Jul 7, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CANADA; Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson (left) and executive vice president of field hockey operations Jeff Gorton (right) look on before Filip Mesar (not pictured) is selected as the number twenty-six overall pick to the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
As one of the original teams, the Canadiens have always been very popular. The Canadiens are the Real Madrid of European soccer. The Canadiens are the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. The Canadiens are the New York Yankees of the MLB.

The Canadiens are the team people know, even if they don’t necessarily know the sport.

Montreal is one of the richest teams in the NHL. In December 2022, according to the latest Forbes valuation, the club was worth $1.85 billion. This was an increase of 16% compared to 2021.

Despite recent political problems (COVID-19, war(s), etc.), Geoff Molson’s club continues to rise in value.

But if you compare the CH to NFL and NBA clubs, for example, the Montreal Canadiens are small beer.

1.85 billion dollars for the average person sounds like a lot. But when compared to the Dallas Cowboys, for example, it may not be. The Dallas team is currently worth $9.2 billion, and of all the professional teams in the world, it’s worth the most.

Interestingly, the NFL’s “poorest” team, the Bengals, are worth $4 billion. Cincinnati is therefore worth around twice as much as the Canadiens, one of the wealthiest teams in its league…

In fact, NFL teams dominate this ranking. Six of the richest teams are in the NFL. The Yankees (3rd) are the only MLB team, and the Warriors (2nd), Lakers (7th) and Knicks (8th) represent the NBA.

As you can see from the text above, New York teams – regardless of league – really do have a lot of money. Four of the city’s teams appear in the rankings.

If Forbes’ most recent analysis is anything to go by, the Rangers, at $2.2 billion, are at the top of the NHL teams. Even they are light years away from catching the Bengals in the NFL…

Did anyone ever tell you that the disparity in value between the NHL and the other major professional sports in North America is high…?

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