He's allowed Shayne Gostisbehere to take over the role of Defenseman Who Contributes On Offense and he's stepped into the role of Number One Defenseman. He turned Radko Goddamn Gudas into a first pairing player. He's planted himself firmly in the team's long-term plans, and I can't wait to see him chug beers on his float in the Cup parade. And he's done it all on a team-friendly contract, which is huge for a team with some salary cap issues.
To put it simply, he's been better - in every conceivable way - than we ever could have hoped for.
And then he went and did this shit:
WHAT THE HELL MAN!
I don't think he ever followed me - actually, scratch that, I know he never followed me because I would have made a tee shirt of that screengrab.
So how did this happen? Did he search his name in between liking models' pictures on Instagram from the press box? Is that how he found me? Did I ever even tweet anything bad about him?
Ghost-MDZ 2016— Jay (@jaylike) March 2, 2015
I like when MDZ does the bardown thing— Jay (@jaylike) November 27, 2015
That all seems pretty positive.MDZ 29 minutes of ice time in regulation (!!) https://t.co/UCzRuMRHdx— Jay (@jaylike) November 28, 2015
So where did I go wrong?
Michael Del Zotto stinks— Jay (@jaylike) November 20, 2015
Blame that one on Del Zotto— Jay (@jaylike) November 22, 2015
Ah, maybe tweeting that he stinks and trying to trade him did the trick.Vinny and the rights to MDZ to Nashville (still under the salary floor) for a 2nd round pick and another conditional 2nd-4th, who says no?— Jay (@jaylike) July 8, 2015
Well damn, I definitely deserved that block. If you or someone you know is friends with Michael, please tell him that I'm sorry and that I wish I could take it all back. I just want things to go back to the way they were before, when he was sniping bardown and I had the ability to view his page on Twitter dot com.
I miss you, Mike. Please give me a second chance.