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My favourite memory of Tie Domi: (So far!)
As a gift for my 22nd Birthday (April 15th, 1998) I received two tickets in the corner end Golds at Maple Leaf Gardens to watch the Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks. As me and a friend entered the Gardens through the Hot Stove Lounge we were directed to a booth where we enjoyed some spirits and food before the warm-up. Walking through the corridor and up the walk way we emerged to see the lights in full glare with both teams taking the warm-up. I instantly had a chill as to the spectre of the arena and the players on the ice up close and personal.
The moment I remember best of Tie Domi was just after one of his fights (I think with Cairns of the NY Islanders) Domi was mocking his opponent in the penalty box, and then proceeded to autograph his own stick and toss it into the opponent’s penalty box! What a laugh!
I have to say the most memorable moment came not on the ice. It was off the ice when Tie showed his true self when he was first to speak to Wendle Clarks trade to detroit red wings, going to his friend and showing the true spirit of the game that it isn’t always about the game or money but that there will always be true friendship and compassion in this game we love, and that he and many others are there for the people the work with and have grown with. Thank you Tie With the greatest respect
My memory is from about four years ago when my Husband (Doug) took me to my very first Leafs game. I was still new to the whole game as I had only just started to get into the sport after my son started to play. I was so excited to be there and watched in awe as the players came out onto the ice. I saw Tie Domi enter the rink and I turned to Doug and said, “That guy is going to get hurt, the others are bigger than him!”. Doug laughed and explained to me that Tie doesn’t take the hurt, he gives it. After watching the way Tie plays he became my favourite player that night. He still is my all time favourite today and to have a jersey of his would be amazing.
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I forget the year exactly but it would have been in the early 90’s at a game in Winnipeg against the Jets. I was a resident of Winnipeg at the time but have always been a Leaf fan for as far back as I can remember.
My most memorable moment was the news conference following his punch to the face of a player a few seasons ago. Tie shed a few tears that night, but the thing that stuck out the most was how Tie said he had to try to explain to his children why their daddy wasn’t playing hockey. I realized that someone known for their muscle on the ice was soft on the inside and showed courage and respect and most of all INTEGRITY!