Much to my chagrin, I have to admit that Tie Domi — my former Patrick Division arch nemesis — was an exceptionally nice fella when he paid a visit to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’. Pictured here with me, Cousin Sal and infamous ne’er-do-well Randy, Tie shared tales about his days of standing drinks with Mark Wahlberg and Mike Tyson in Manhattan’s China Club back in the early ’90s. He also talked about his close friendship with the greatest player in the history of puck, Mario Lemieux… a relationship that prevented me from dropping the gloves for a round of fisticuffs.
Ashley's Angels. Former Toronto Maple Leaf hockey player Tie Domi supported Barrie’s Ashley Logan as she celebrated her liver transplant with a fundraiser at the Toronto Zoo recently.
BARRIE – Four-and-a-half-year-old Ashley Logan has had a busy month spreading the word about liver transplants.
She opened the Toronto Stock Exchange Monday, Sept. 12, met Tie Domi with friends at the Toronto Zoo Sept. 17 and then spent part of last Sunday at the Hospital for Sick Children talking about her story.
At 20,000 feet, Tie Domi let spill the gamut of emotions he's been feeling over the death of his good friend and ex-teammate Wade Belak
By Mike Zeisberger, Toronto Sun
NASHVILLE – EN ROUTE TO NASHVILLE — As we are winging our way at 20,000 feet towards Nashville for the heart-tugging service for former NHLer Wade Belak on Sunday, Tie Domi’s emotions are running higher than the commuter jet we are travelling on.
LONDON, Ont. — “Is he out there?”
“Yep. Number 10. In black.”
“How’s he look?”
“Nothing like his dad, that’s for sure.”
This is how most describe London Knights rookie centre Max Domi. They do not say the 16-year-old is a silky smooth skater or that he is surgical with the puck. They say that he is the opposite of Tie Domi.
Tie Domi sits in the least conspicuous spot he can find at the John Labatt Centre.
He’s watching son Max begin the long, tough road to what both hope will be a professional hockey career.
First though he has to make his bones in the Ontario Hockey League.
Max has made most of the big news early in the London Knights’ training camp. The talented forward was traded to the Knights on the first day of camp. His first day on the ice raised eyebrows. People knew he could play but this 16-year-old can play.
We have all heard the advertisements on the radio and on television, yet many people still drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Young kids are told and shown the deadly effects of what driving under the influence in school and by organizations like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and OSAID (Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving).
We even hear celebrities like Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson, former Leafs players Tie Domi and Wendel Clark, and singers Shania Twain and Chantal Kreviazuk pleading with youth and adults to not drink and drive. Yet for some reason, even the insistent plea from celebrities, athletes, and politicians seem to fall on deaf ears.