Doug Weight: Change on the fly

Updated: April 4, 2006, 12:37 PM ET
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine
If it hadn't hurt so much, Doug Weight might have smiled at the scene.

The centerpiece of a multiplayer deal on Jan. 30 between the Blues and the Hurricanes, Weight was eager to get to know his new Carolina teammates. And so, on their first day off together, he invited the entire team out to dinner in Boston. By the time Weight arrived, 15 hungry hockey players were already seated at a rectangle of pushed-together tables, bulling through a feast of steaks, seafood, potatoes and red wine.