Good 'rental'? NHL needs to toss this conflict of interest

Updated: February 23, 2007, 12:36 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

Blues center Doug Weight is a nice fellow who has made a lot of friends in his long career, and the least the NHL can do to reward him is to someday name a rule after him.

The Doug Weight Rule.

And that rule would be: If you're traded during the calendar year when your contract is expiring and you could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, there is one restriction on unrestricted free agency. You can't re-sign with the team that traded you.

Nobody was irate over ...

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