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I'm not saying I'm opposed to trading him, just that it would be a waste of an amnesty. Why waste one on a player who's not that overpaid (if at all) and can still contribute?

My first choice would actually to be trade him, IF we can acquire a shutdown defender. I'd like to see...

Phaneuf - xxx
Gardiner - Franson
Gunnarson - Fraser
Well one way or another, it looks like Liles is expendable and not a part of Leafs future plans so he is on Nonis ship out of town list this summer.

Hopefully he can be dealt away, as that is always preferable option #1, before a buyout comes into play.

Komisarek is an obvious amnesty buyout candidate, and so Liles is lower on the priority list as a option as a result of bigger fish to fry. Leafs might also want to leave a spot open for Rielly or any other youngster allowing him an opportunity for advancement internally if an outside defender is not brought in.

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