Although John-Michael Liles reportedly wanted a trade out of Toronto, the Maple Leafs showed a lack of class on the timing of this player’s trade on New Year’s Day.
Liles was on the ice for the warm-up at the NHL Winter Classic, which was played before 105,000 fans.
Players were excited to be playing in this outdoor event against the Red Wings in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Some said it was the biggest game of their lives.
So there was Liles, ready for the exciting game and he gets yanked from the ice and told he’s going to Carolina.
Perhaps he gets out of the snow and cold, but he must have been disappointed.
I find it deplorable that the Leafs would do this to a player.
Would love to know what you think about this move.