"NHL owners and players assume hockey fans are different, that we will return like cows at milking time." Columnist Mike Strobel-Toronto Sun
From the 1930s to 1967, the original six NHL teams created a cash cow for its owners(See the book called "Net Worth"). From 1968 to 2004, this cash cow was practically sucked dry by the players and the owners. With thirty thristy teams feeding on this "cow's teats", it was hotly disputed as to how much "milk was produced or left".
In 2005, the cash cow disappeared. Will it ever return?
Net Worth And Other Books About The NHL