Should the NHL adopt an Exception Player Rule?

DENVER, CO – Like most highly competitive industries, hockey always has blue-sky ideas floating around behind the scenes – in boardrooms, press boxes, bars.

Most of these concepts are such grand departures from the status quo that they rarely see the light of day. The “Exception Player Rule” idea is, fittingly, an exception to the rule.

In April, NHL player agent Kurt Overhardt and his KO Sports associate Brian Schoelzel co-wrote a post for the agency’s website titled, “KO Sports, Inc. Opinion: An Opportunity to Increase the Competitive Landscape in the NHL.”