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Sabres' Dan Bylsma and Patrick Kaleta have a pretty interesting relationship

Agitator Patrick Kaleta is pretty good at his job. His job isn't to score goals, it's not to win face offs, he's not even responsible for setting up his team mates with passes. His job is to, well, agitate. New Buffalo Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma coached against Kaleta from 2008 to 2014. And to say Kaleta didn't get on Bylsma's nerves may be a bit of an understatement. "I have a...
Via Fox Sports
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Bylsma says he has a hard time “not wanting to kill” Patrick Kaleta

Old instincts and habits are hard to break. Dan Bylsma is learning that the hard way now that he’s the head coach of Patrick Kaleta and the Buffalo Sabres. While Kaleta is battling for a spot on the roster, Bylsma is fighting the urge to kill him after years of opposing the forward. Bylsma’s comments, via the Buffalo News: “I have a hard time not wanting to kill him. I...
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September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kaleta faces crossroads in life, career

Patrick Kaleta might have played his last game in a Buffalo sweater. Just don't tell him that.The agitator will turn 29 in June, and as a player who features in the less glamorous side of the game -- killing penalties, defending teammates in brawls, chipping in through small plays to help the team with little glory in return -- Kaleta is unlikely to be a vital part of Buffalo's plan...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres' Patrick Kaleta punches himself in face during fight (Video)

Now here's something you never see: Buffalo Sabres right winger Patrick Kaleta punched himself in the face during a fight with Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen in the first period of Monday night's game at the Canadian Tire Centre.It seemed that Kaleta punched himself in an apparent attempt to "wake himself up", as it led to a flurry of punches against Cowen. Not exactly...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Kaleta Stops Hitting Jared Cowen Momentarily To Punch Himself (Video)

Uh, Patrick Kaleta, you’re doing that whole fighting thing wrong. The Buffalo Sabres forward dropped the gloves with Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen late in the first period Monday night, but it wasn’t your average bout. Kaleta displayed a rather unorthodox game plan as he proceeded to punch himself — yes, himself — in the side of the head before winding up and...
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Patrick Kaleta punches himself in the head

Patrick Kaleta dropping the mitts and engaging in a fight is a pretty common occurrence, but it’s not often you see a guy punch himself in the face. The weirdest part is that the punch to the face looked intentional, as if Kaleta is pumping himself up while the fight was going on. He may have been trying to adjust some equipment and got a little carried. Bizarre.
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta Scratched Vs. Sharks After Getting Snowed In

When the Buffalo Sabres sent out the scratches for their matchup with the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, there was something a little bit strange about it. #Sabres scratches: Benoit (healthy), Gorges (lower-body injury), Kaleta (snowed in). #SJSvsBUF— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) November 19, 2014 Yup, that’s right. Sabres winger Patrick Kaleta was scratched due to snow. It...
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres F Kaleta misses game vs. Sharks after being snowed in

  Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta was snowed in and unable to make the team's game against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. Kaleta lives in Hamburg, a town about a 20-minute drive south of Buffalo, where a severe lake effect snowstorm was dumping more than 4 feet of snow since Monday night. Coach Ted Nolan announced Kaleta's absence a few hours before the game began. Kaleta...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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