I'll start this first ever blog by saying that I like Pat Kaleta. As a goalie for 14 years, the guys who throw their body around to block shots and give everything up on the PK tend to be my personal favorite teammates. It's no wonder him and Miller are such biffs.
However, it's about time he was sent down. Kaleta, another leftover of the Ruff era, does not have what it takes to play in the national hockey league. The guy can block shots but he cannot, for the life of him, stay out of Brendan Shanahan's eternal spotlight. Also, whatever minuscule amount of offensive "talent" he ever had has swiftly deteriorated into nothingness. The Sabres have a new, renowned aggravator in the lineup. His name is Steve Ott, he is captain material, and he can play in ALL THREE zones.
The only thing that Sabres fans should now be hoping for is the same fate for John Scott. "Oh but he's a nice guy and I like the photo bombs" said the know nothing fan. For one thing, with Scott in the lineup we basically don't even have a fourth line, or at least one that Rolaton can play for even 5 minutes of a game. Secondly, do we really want to be that team that loses every game and just tries to bully teams? Some may say why not? Personally I think it's embarrassing. Lastly and most importantly, let him open a spot up for a young guy. "Oh but the Sabres are gonna get pushed around!" Oh stop it. They can take care of themselves.
The point of this rage blog is to say that we need to keep filtering out the Ruff era players. Stop half-a**ing this rebuild. Commit it to it 100% or not at all. The near future of the Sabres is out with the old and in with the new.