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The Associated Press
Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg caught up with his buddy Tie Domi in Toronto on Tuesday and tempted the retired NHL enforcer with a friendly bout in the boxing ring.
“Hey, Tie Domi, I’m officially challenging you,” Wahlberg, who co-produced and starred in the 2010 Oscar-nominated boxing flick The Fighter, told Domi when the tough-guy hockey player called him on his cellphone during an interview.
By Dave Waddell
Tie Domi grew up hearing he’d never make it.
Well, he won’t make it to the Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner, but he did more than enough to gain entry into the pantheon of local athletic figures.
The Toronto Maple Leafs added three of the toughest NHLers of all-time to their roster for the Alumni Showdown ahead of the 2013 NHL Winter Classic.
Check out this amazing tribute video by my talented super fan, Sebek Zelina.
Thanks for the awesome trip down memory lane, Sebek!
Ex-Toronto Maple Leafs Mats Sundin and Tie Domi will be reunited in the Winter Classic alumni game at Comerica Park.
Domi told TSN Radio 1050 Thursday that he and Sundin have been asked to take part in the alumni game — the Leafs will take on the Detroit Red Wings –that will be held as part of the Winter Classic celebrations. The retired Leafs tough-guy said the two former teammates would likely play.
Former NHLers Bob Boughner and Tie Domi and former Major League Baseball player Stubby Clapp will be among the eight new inductees in this year’s class of the Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame.
When Tie Domi took his seat in the dead air of the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday night, he cringed at the depressing scene. The former Maple Leafs tough guy, a crowd favourite during his decade-plus in Toronto, looked around at an arena pocked with empty seats and fed-up fans.
He saw his successors in blue and white playing with zero fight, booed off the ice after a 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. He saw a once-proud franchise extend the longest playoff drought in team history for another miserable year.