On Saturday the Hawks extended the lifeline of the teams #1 defensive pair with a 8 year contract worth $55M and a cap hit of $6.875M to 30 year old Brent Seabrook. The deal includes a full NTC for the first 6 years and a partial NTC for the last two. The new deal will go into effect starting in 2016-17 and run through 2023-24.
Personally I think the money is right but the contract might be couple of years too long which could be tough on the Hawks towards the end of his contract.
I'm sure Rocky would've preferred a 4-year deal too but he's only 30 right? Plus Seabrook held most of the cards. He's such an integral part of the team proving his worth year after year. I think he's only missed like 5 games in 8 years (prob exaggerating I didn't look it up but the guy is a workhorse). I bet both sides are pretty happy with this deal.