Liles was heavily rumored to be on the block before the trading deadline in February with one of the teams interested being Toronto.
Leafs Senior VP of Hockey Operations Dave Nonis said that after talks broke down at the trade deadline, but restarted earlier this week. Nonis said he sees Liles as the now-departed Tomas Kaberle's spot on the Toronto power play.
The 30-year old is entering the final year of his contract and his $4.2 million cap hit leaving the Avs gives them $36 million in room to spend this summer according to CapGeek.
So now the draft drama really picks up. Does Colorado's trading of Liles now mean they won't take forward Gabriel Landeskog at No. 2 and instead go for defenseman Adam Larsson?
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