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The value of the Canadian franchises was boosted by the league's media rights agreement with Rogers Communications, a deal reportedly worth $4.6 billion over 12 years.
The Kings were ranked 10th at a value of $580 million, up 29% from a year ago. Their 2013-14 operating income was put at $21.4 million. The Ducks were ranked 18th, with a value of $365 million, up 22% over a year ago, with an estimated 2013-14 operating loss of $3.7 million.
Representatives of the Kings and Ducks declined to comment on the Forbes valuations. The NHL usually disputes the magazine's valuations the basis that Forbes doesn't have access to teams' complete financial data.