The Philadelphia Flyers have always brought out the best in Patrick Kaleta, that fountain of annoyance on the Buffalo Sabres.
On Wednesday night, he allegedly added to the love affair, according to the NHL:
Buffalo's Patrick Kaleta will face a hearing with Brendan Shanahan, NHL Senior Vice President, Player Safety and Hockey Operations, on Thursday to discuss his head-butt infraction against Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek in Wednesday night's game in Buffalo, a 3-2 victory for the Flyers.
Yes, it's just been candy and roses between Kaleta and the Flyers.
There was his Nov. 2009 boarding penalty on Jared Ross that earned Kaleta a 2-game suspension from the NHL; a leaping shoulder block into the numbers as Ross played the puck on the end boards. There was that sneaky move where he opened the bench door for Nik Zherdev to fall through in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. There was his run at Mike Richards that resulted in Richards delivering a self-defense elbow in Game 4 of last postseason...