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Mark Wahlberg Challenges Tie Domi to Friendly Boxing Match

If a fight between former Maple Leafs’ tough guy Tie Domi, left, and actor Mark Wahlberg ever took place, who would you cheer for? (Canadian Press/CBCSports.ca)

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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.

Domi To Join Pantheon of Top Local Athletes

Belle River’s Tie Domi, left, is checked during a game against the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.

By Dave Waddell
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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 Belle River native will be inducted into the hall at the Caboto Club Oct. 17.

Domi Added To Maple Leafs Alumni Roster

Tie Domi (pictured), Dave 'Tiger' Williams and Brad May will all be in the lineup when the Leafs take on the Detroit Red Wings Dec. 31 at Comerica Park. (Photo: CP/Kevin Frayer)

Sportsnet Staff
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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.

Enforcers Tie Domi, Dave ‘Tiger’ Williams and Brad May will all be in the lineup when the Leafs take on the Detroit Red Wings Dec. 31 at Comerica Park.

Ex-Leafs Together Again

Mats Sundin and Tie Domi

Mats Sundin and Tie Domi will be reunited at December's Winter Classic alumni game at Comerica Park in Detroit. (QMI Agency)

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 Pros Head Local Hall of Fame List

Jim Parker
windsorstar.com

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.

The group announced Wednesday includes three in the founders category and five in the athletes category, who will be inducted in the 32nd class at the Caboto Club Oct. 13.

Feschuk: Maple Leafs’ Futility ‘Eats At’ Former Tough Guy Tie Domi

Disappointed Maple Leafs Fan

A Maple Leafs fan holds up a sign referring to the length of the team's playoff drought during their 3-0 loss to Carolina on Tuesday night.

Dave Feschuk
thestar.com

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.

Domi, 42, shook his head and sighed a long sigh.

Readers Raise Cain over Kane Rumours

Winnipeg Free Press Staff
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Jets forward Evander Kane may be entitled to his rights as a citizen, as Gary Lawless wrote in a column. And our readers are entitled to their comments. Here are some of them:

I don’t really care if Kane is a saint or a jerk when he is not with the team. It’s his personal time. We had the same thing happen with Tkachuk, if I can recall correctly and he matured, and later came back and embraced the city. In fact, I have heard he even purchased tickets to Jets games for the season, since his wife is from Winnipeg.