April 7, 2012; Winnipeg, MB, CAN; Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little (18) and Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis (26) battle for the puck in the air during the second period at the MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-US PRESSWIRE

Tampa Bay Lightning Rank 23 of 30 Teams

This comes courtesy of Forbes magazine.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are ranked 23rd out of 30 National Hockey League teams on the 2012 Team Valuations List that was published today.  The team is worth $174 million, had $88 million in revenue, and lost money on operations of $13.1 million.

Attendance was 15,500 before owner Jeffrey Vinik took over from Oren Koules, but saw average attendance increase to 18,500 on an average ticket price, per seat, of $38 after taking over ownership.

The number one team for valuations is the Toronto Maple Leafs at $1 billion.  You would think the last team to rank in the terms of valuations would be a team like the Columbus Blue Jackets, but that is wrong.  The team that ranks thirtieth in the ranks is the St. Louis Blues with a worth of $130 million.


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