News broke on Monday that the Carolina Hurricanes have granted Dougie Hamilton permission to go ahead and speak to other teams before he becomes a free-agent this summer. Hamilton's agent started reaching out on Saturday and all signs are now pointing to a sign-and-trade. 

 

3 Potential Trades For Dougie Hamilton

To the Toronto Maple Leafs for Morgan Rielly and Timothy Liljegren: Rielly is slowly becoming the odd man out in Toronto and given the Leafs depth on the left side with Jake Muzzin, TJ Brodie and Rasmus Sandin, he's become expendable. Adding a player like Hamilton would go a long way in Toronto. Sure, there may be a pick or another prospect included, but the package would be centered around a 2-for-1. The Leafs want to improve the right-side of their defense, this does the trick and some.