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by Paul on 02/07/13 at 03:17 PM ET
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
10. Patrick Kaleta, Sabres
Reacting to Kaleta’s 2009 head shot on Montreal’s Andrei Markov, TSN’s Dave Hodge wondered if the agitator might be better off playing without a stick since he wasn’t bothering to play the puck. Kaleta has matured somewhat, but he’s still basically a hit-to-hurt player, a human missile with little interest in anything other than creating chaos on ice.
9. Steve Ott, Sabres
I had a hard time putting him on this list because there are plenty of players around the league who respect Ott’s hellbent-for-leather game. Still, he’s made his share of enemies as hockey’s most industrious chirper (the guy does his homework to personalize his taunts for maximum impact) and as someone who isn’t afraid to deliver a late hit.
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