Although the playoff loss is still a bitter taste in our mouths. The Canadiens succesful season has seen the team’s value increase. Montreal sold out every single home game this season and even more if you count further back to the post lockout season.
The team posted a winning record and a 6 game playoff run. RDS is reporting that George Gillett’s investment in the Canadiens was a wise one with new estimates of the team being worth $300 Million dollars.
Gillett purchased the team for $181 million and risked far less of his personal money ($50 million) to buy the Canadiens.
With a new coaching staff in place, plenty of money floating around and a surplus of unrestricted free agents it should be a very interesting summer for the Canadiens.