TIE DOMI BLAST SCOTT STEVENS, CALLS HIM A 'PHONY'

TIM TUCKER
March 19, 2020
When it comes to fighting in the NHL, there is usually some respect between players, even when they've battled it out several times on the ice. Evidently, that is not the case when it comes to Tie Domi and Scott Stevens.

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Domi recently appeared on the Cam and Strick podcast, which features former NHLer Cam Janssen and longtime NHL reporter Andy Strickland. Domi, best known for his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs although he also spent time with the Winnipeg Jets and New York Rangers, ripped Stevens apart during the interview.

"Scott Stevens was the biggest phony I ever played against," said Domi. "Honesty, I chased that guy for years. He was such a phony it was a joke."

"Scott Stevens was the biggest phony out there. The guy used to target all the best players on my teams and I always tried to fight him and he would never fight. He never stuck up for anything...that a hockey player stands for. And he never, ever answered the bell. Ever. Ever."

"We had a bench-clearing brawl with the [New Jersey] Devils one time and he bear-hugged me so hard it was unbelievable...I said 'let go, I'm going to beat the sh-- out of you' and he wouldn't let go. He was holding on so tight."

Domi also claimed that Stevens went on a tirade in the penalty box during a game where Domi had elbowed Stevens' teammate Scott Niedermayer. Domi said he was certain the huge scene meant Stevens would finally fight him, but claims it still didn't happen.

"And I played against him again the following year, and he wouldn't even look at me," claimed Domi.



While admitting he was a good hitter, Domi accussed Stevens of targeting team's best players while they were in vulnerable positions. As for Stevens being a "tough guy", Domi answered "give me a break!"

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QUIZ ON TRADERUMOURS
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During the marathon in which city did a terrorist attack take place in 2013?
BOSTON
NEW YORK
OTTAWA
PARIS
SURVEY
Which scenario would you prefer if the NHL season restart?
END OF REGULAR SEASON + PLAYOFFS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH 16 TEAMS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH MORE TEAMS
IT'S BETTER TO CANCEL THE SEASON