Found September 30, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
Getty Images By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Brian Burke’s costly contracts continue to haunt the Maple Leafs. It’s a long list: Mikhail Grabovski, Mike Komisarek, and now John-Michael Liles. Lengthy contracts handed out by former Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke that did not work out. Liles is the latest one – still with 3 years and a cap hit of $3.875 M. The team has placed the likeable Liles on waivers. If he isn’t claimed (or traded) the 32 year-old defenceman will join the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies and save the Leafs $925,000 on the cap. “It’s not something you control as a player whether it’s me or the young guys,” said Liles, hours before he was placed on waivers. “That’s the nature of the game we’re in. The business side is the business side and my job is to take care of playing.” This must be a tough pill to swallow for Liles, who signed a 4-year contract extension with Burke (while Ron Wilson coached the team) in January of 2012. He took les
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