Our society is one of constant apology, whether it's between friends or between a consumer and a corporation or between a politician and their constituents. It's not so much we demand that someone sees the error of their ways — we just want to see squirmy regret, throw some dirt on the nastiness and "move on."
Matt Bradley began the healing process before the Florida Panthers' 3-0 loss at the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. In August, he called out former teammate Alex Semin as "one guy who has so much talent he could easily be the best player in the league and just, for whatever reason, just doesn't care" and that "when he doesn't show up, you almost get the sense that he wants to be back in Russia."
In reacquainting himself with the DC media before the game, Bradley apologized (via Whyno):
Q: Is that the kind of thing that once you said it, you wish you could take it back?
Bradley: Yeah, 100 percent. As soon as I said it... people who know me know that's not my style and ...