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03-24-2011, 01:37 PM
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Historic television (local) revenue

1. Toronto Maple Leafs

2007-08 Season: US $41 MM
4 p.m. Ever wondered how much the Leafs earn in television revenues? Here is the number from 2007-08, according to NHL lawyer Goldfein: US$41-million.
2. Detroit Red Wings - 30 MM/yr x 10 yrs FSN-Detroit

3. Montreal Canadiens
RDS - $20 MM

4. Tampa Bay Lightning - $9 MM
CBJ- $2 MM

(per MacLean interview on FAN590)

5. NY Islanders - $14.8/17.5 - 36 MM (2000-01 - 2030-31)
An option for Islander payments to shift from a flat fee to 18 1/2 percent of FSNY revenues was coming in 2001. Cablevision recoiled at the possibility of paying the Islanders 18 1/2 percent of total FSNY-MSG revenues. In the talks, the team got an extension through the 2030-31 season, which features yearly payments rising from $14.8 million next season and $17.5 million in 2000-1 to $36 million in the final year, and the possibility of lousy performances causing a breach disappeared from the final contract.
6. New Jersey Devils

Originally Posted by Brick City
** Nov. 8, 2004 press release announcing 20 year extension with MSG Networks, effective immediately and running through 2023-24 season:

** October 14, 2007 Newark Star Ledger article discussing history of the arena project. In "Vanderbeek Takes Charge" section, talks about 20 year contract with Cablevision (MSG owners) worth more than $500m.

These articles are all consistent with each other and back up the long held notion amongst Devils fans that the team gets at least $25m annually (I wanted to find some credible sources confirming this). I'm guessing the 2024 end date slid to 2025 because of the lockout already underway the year it was signed. Hope this is helpful.
7. LA Kings

Kings, Fox Sports reach agreement on $250-million TV deal
June 03, 2012|By Bill Shaikin

The new deal keeps the Kings on Fox Sports West through 2024 and guarantees the team about $250 million, according to a person familiar with the agreement who was not authorized to discuss the terms.

The contract ranks among the most lucrative local cable deals for any NHL team.
The Kings' television windfall has less to do with their Stanley Cup run than with the fractured cable sports landscape in Southern California.

With Time Warner Cable swiping the Lakers from Fox and launching two sports channels, the Kings now have joined the Angels in leveraging the threat of jumping to TWC into a fat new deal to stay with Fox.

The Dodgers become television free agents this fall, but Fox has retained the Angels and Kings well into the next decade, with the Clippers already signed deep into this decade.
Fox agreed to tear up the Kings' current contract, which extended through 2015 and included annual payments that topped out at about $12 million.

The new deal averages about $21 million per season. The most lucrative local cable deals pay NHL teams more than $25 million per season and the least lucrative less than $10 million, Forbes reported in December 2010.

The Angels' new deal includes an ownership stake in Fox Sports West; the Kings' deal does not. The average annual value of the Angels' new contract is about six times that of the Kings' deal. Baseball teams command much larger payments because they play more games and generally attract larger audiences for each one.
(To be continued)

Also, see this thread:

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