The Toronto Maple Leafs are willing to sweeten the pot to get John-Michael Liles back in the National Hockey League and off of the Leafs’ books.
Toronto will retain a significant portion of Liles’s salary for the remainder of his contract to encourage a trade.
Liles could use a fresh start. He can move the puck and would be good for, say, the Oilers or even Carolina - although it'd be great if he went to the West.
Why'd we resign this guy?? I mean, I was down to resign him, but if management knew he was this close to being pushed out, why resign him??
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Well, just before his concussion, Liles was on pace to be one of the top scoring defence man in the League. Burke's problem was not waiting to see how Liles would play post concussion... he signed him before he even got back in the line up.
@2minutes ask Burke