On the local TV show Daily News Live here in Philadelphia, Al Morganti spoke about his thoughts on the lockout. His main focus was on the idea that Gary Bettman is the main reason for the NHL's poor financial situation, and he is only pushing for a hard cap to cover his own Ã¥ss. He listed several examples of Bettman's dark history of poor decisions made over the past decade, everything from the piss poor TV deals to the direct correlation between Bettman's tenure and the diminishing quality of the product on the ice. Morganti says that if Bettman does not get a hard cap (which he believes there is no chance of a hard cap), then Bettman's job will be in crisis. Personally, I couldn't agree more. Hell....with all Morganti said, he still forgot many of the factors of Bettman's decisions contributing greatly to the frightening economic situation of the NHL. Over-expansion as well as little attempt to promote the product (and specifically the players, which clearly is what gets leagues exposure....see European soccer, the NBA, MLB, and NFL) are just two examples of the countless amount of decisions (and lack thereof) on Bettman's part that have crippled the NHL.