The Maple Leafs make Forbes list of most valuable franchises, plus updates on Brandon Prust, Peter Holland, Joe Colborne, Carl Klingberg  and more.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are once again the NHL's most valuable franchise.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are once again the NHL’s most valuable franchise.

TSN.CA: The Toronto Maple Leafs were the only NHL team to make Forbes list of the most valuable sports franchises. The Leafs also re-signed Peter Holland to a two-year, $1.55 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Not bad for a club which hasn’t won a championship since 1967 and appeared in only one playoff series in ten years. On one hand, I admire the loyalty of Leafs fans. On the other, I question why they put so much devotion into a team which hasn’t done much to reward that loyalty over  the past decade.  As one of my readers wrote via Twitter, “The Leafs are like a car wash run by cheerleaders . It doesn’t even matter if the car gets clean, just put the sign up.” 

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens forward Brandon Prust is gearing up for his his July 29 Prusty 4 Kids golf tournament at the Redtail Golf Course in Port Stanley, Ontario. It’s to benefit the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre.

CALGARY HERALD: Flames forward Joe Colborne remains confident he’ll get a new deal worked out with the club before his August 1 arbitration hearing.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The majority of players who elect arbitration usually re-sign before their hearings. 

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets re-signed forward Carl Klingberg to a one-year, two-way deal worth $650K at the NHL level.

EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers have hired Rocky Thompson as an assistant coach.