JOHN-MICHAEL LILES RUMORS

Canes improve special teams, but it is too late?

The Carolina Hurricanes spent much of the season trying to fix a broken power play. It took a mandate from Canes coach Kirk Muller and a personal challenge before the penalty killing improved. That both special teams have become more effective of late has made the Canes a tougher team to beat, but it’s too late. With five games left, they likely will be left out of the Stanley...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John-Michael Liles is literally the "new guy"

Whooooo's that guy..... It's John-Michael! John-Michael Liles might not have Zooey Dechanel's bangs, but he's still the "new guy" on the Carolina Hurricanes. He even has the locker stall nameplate to prove it! Liles was acquired by the Hurricanes in a surprise move that sent Tim Gleason to Toronto. Liles got to take warm-ups with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

John-Michael Liles traded to Canes, name plate says 'New Guy'

Looks like the Carolina Hurricanes made John-Michael Liles feel right at home after acquiring him from the Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year’s Day during warm ups for the Winter Classic. His name plate says “New Guy” and I really hope that’s what it says on his jersey until his gets in.  Liles was traded for Tim Gleason and a prospect in a trade of underachieving big contract...
Via Diehardsport
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Liles among Maple Leafs on waivers

Defenseman John-Michael Liles is among five players the Toronto Maple Leafs placed on waivers according to TSN's Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun. Liles 32 had two goals and 11 points in 32 games for the Maple Leafs in 2012-13 and his average ice time (18:46) was his lowest in a season since 2009-10. He also appeared in four of Toronto's seven playoff games and averaged less...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Leafs place D Liles on waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenseman John-Michael Liles on waivers as their opening-night roster begins to come into focus. Liles's departure seemed certain after Cody Franson signed with Toronto. If he's not claimed by another NHL team, Liles could be assigned to the AHL's Toronto Marlies. The 32-year-old has a $3.875 million salary-cap hit. If he's sent...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Leafs trying to move John-Michael Liles

Something's gotta give in Toronto and it could give really soon. As it stands now the Maple Leafs have just under $5 million salary cap space and two players to re-sign -- Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson -- who won't be cheap. That salary space won't be enough and while the Leafs can exceed the cap by 10 percent in the offseason something has to be done so they are cap...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Return of John-Michael Liles: Who Takes the Fall?

(REUTERS, Mike Cassese) By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) It’s said that the Toronto Maple Leafs will welcome defenceman John-Michael Liles back to their lineup following this week’s NHL All-Star break, which means the Leafs will have an extra defenceman on their roster who won’t be seeing nearly as much time as they did during Liles’ absence. This has raised the question...
Via The Hockey Guys
January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Liles chooses Leafs over free agency

Defenseman John-Michael Liles signed a $15.5 million, four-year extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Liles has four goals and 21 points in 34 games this season and is OK with the notion he might've passed up a more lucrative deal as a free agent. ''Some guys choose to go the unrestricted route, but it's a pretty special feeling when Burkie (Leafs...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Liles signs 4-year extension with Leafs

Defenseman John-Michael Liles signed a $15.5 million, four-year extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Liles has four goals and 21 points in 34 games this season and is OK with the notion he might've passed up a more lucrative deal as a free agent. ''Some guys choose to go the unrestricted route, but it's a pretty special feeling when Burkie (Leafs...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Liles Out Of The Leafs Lineup

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, Another player is lost to a malady common to the Toronto Maple Leafs – concussion-like symptoms. Leafs head coach Ron Wilson said Tuesday after the Leafs game-day skate in preparation for a meeting with the Florida Panthers that defenceman John-Michael Liles was placed on the injured-reserve list. Wilson did not give a date for Liles...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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