In a shocking turn of events Monday morning, it was announced by sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman that the Carolina Hurricanes have given 27 year old UFA defenseman Dougie Hamilton permission to talk to other NHL teams.
As we reported months back, talks between the Carolina Hurricanes and Dougie Hamilton have stalled and now it appears both sides have decided it best to allow Hamilton to explore the market and see what other teams are willing to offer him as opposed to the deal Carolina have already offered him, as Friedman suggest this also opens the opportunity for a potential sign-and-trade.
This is a pretty unprecedented move by the team that you do not see often, perhaps it is a sign that both sides will not come together to get a deal done and indicates both parties are moving on.
Buckle up, this off-season continues to get more interesting.
The other thing this does: allows Hamilton to see if the Hurricanes do make the best offer for him…potentially allowing for a return if he doesn’t like what he sees out there. Very interesting manoeuvre by team and player
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 14, 2021
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