On his last year of the 6 year contract (5.75m x 6) he signed when first acquired by Calgary in 2015, and clearly his value has increased significantly every year, especially with the Carolina Hurricanes. Does he stay with the Hurricanes? Can the Hurricanes sway him to stay if they offer 8 years over the 7 years he would get on he open market? I would guess that Hamilton stays with Carolina on an 8 x 8.5m deal. It would take a dollar figure north of 9m to sway Hamilton. He knows he will be a highly sought out free agent if he goes that route. I’m sure any team would love to sign a 6’6 RD who has a nasty shot. People may say that Hamilton isn’t worth offering 8 years when he will be age 28 by the time he signs a new contract, but the cap will eventually increase, and Dougie to me seems like a defenseman that can maintain at minimum a .5 PPG D, which can be hard to find in defenseman when they’re in their mid 30’s. What is/are your thought(s)/prediction(s)?