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12-22-2012, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by VanW27 View Post
I found it very odd that he was extended given the emergence of Gardiner. I thought he would have been trade bait at the deadline and now with Rielly expected to enter the fold next season Liles doesn't seem like he has a place on the team.
I seriously doubt Rielly is expected to make the team next year. If there's an injury, or a trade then yea. Outside of those 2 factors, I don't see it happening so soon. I could see a Jake Gardiner type of progression where he plays 1/3rd of the season with the Marlies then comes up.

Liles is a valuable commodity. He plays the PP, great shot and most importantly has a cap-friendly contract. He could be a nice piece to shop around the trade deadline.

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