Over the previous few years the Chicago Blackhawks have made great strides, both on and off the ice, to become a better franchise. There was a time when games weren’t on TV and the United Center was nearly empty for games. All that has changed and not only are the Blackhawks a top franchise on the ice, but also financially.
According to a recent Forbes article, the Blackhawks are the seventh most valuable franchise in the NHL. Forbes values the team at $300 million, up from the $258 they were valued at last year. But as most Blackhawks fans remember, things weren’t always going so well. Back in 2006, the team was valued at $168 million.
The Blackhawks rank directly in front of rival Vancouver Canucks, but behind the team they beat for the 2010 Stanley Cup, the Philadelphia Flyers.
The full top ten is as follows: Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Flyers, Blackhawks, Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Dallas Stars.