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Kaleta Speaks Out About Suspension

From Paul Hamilton of WGR-550,

"A lot of people are calling me scumbags, a dirty hockey player, but I play hard, I play on the edge. It doesn’t define me as a person, it defines one play that could be controversial either way, so that’s the way it is."

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shanetx's avatar

Oh.  Well, MY opinion is completely changed.  Kaleta is a dirty scumbag, he’s a naive, dirty scumbag.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 03/05/13 at 03:54 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

Bah.  The “is” should be an “isn’t”.  Curse my iPhone.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 03/05/13 at 04:23 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

that one play huh?

and that one play where you headbutted jakub voracek…

and the one where you elbowed Kulikov…

and opening the door on Zherdev…

there’s playing on the edge and there’s jumping off a cliff.. if you expect people to believe they think this because of ONE play, you’ve taken one too many to the head.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/05/13 at 05:22 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

There is a disconnect with these guys.  No, they probably do not kick puppies off the ice, but what they do on the ice IS WHO THEY ARE.  Your actions are who you are.  This is a concept almost entirely gone from our sports society.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 03/05/13 at 05:50 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Has there ever been a scumbag hockey player who had that “then I realized I had to change my game” moment after getting less than a 10-game suspension?

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/05/13 at 07:59 PM ET

@DaveDavisHockey's avatar

Kaleta has tried to change his game the past few years similar to how Matt Cooke has.  Most of his dirty hits took place during his first few seasons in the league.  Obviously, this incident is a setback in that quest.

Posted by @DaveDavisHockey from Buffalo, NY on 03/05/13 at 08:32 PM ET

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