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02-22-2013, 08:24 PM
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seanlinden
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Originally Posted by Ricky Bobby View Post
We've got Gardiner toiling in the AHL ready to go.

Even if we loss Liles we've got depth.

Liles is a greater asset now than the off-season and Toronto isn't a legit contender yet.

Burke made the mistake of not trading CMac last deadline when he has peak trade value because we were a borderline playoff team. Now the Leafs wouldn't get nearly as much. I don't expect Nonis to make that same mistake with Liles.
Yeah we do. It means that even if Kostka, Franson and Liles all get hurt, we've got a guy who can step up and put up points from the blueline. It's a good thing.

Like I said, if come deadline time, we're fairly certain that Liles wouldn't be playing, then we can consider moving him for a pick. But, moving him a little bit more than 1/3 of the way into the season, without improving another area of the team, is just asking for trouble. It's just not the type of move that a contending team (what we aspire to be) makes.

Maybe the case can be made for something around Dan Ellis and JML, giving the Leafs a stated need.

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