Thursday, August 31, 2006

TIE DOMI CONTEMPLATING RETIREMENT


As reported on Canada.com (hat tip to Spector's Trade Rumors) Domi, who had his $1.5 million contract bought out from the Leafs has stated that he does not want to play anywhere other than Toronto. I admire his loyalty, but he is only 36 years old and could still benefit another team. But it seems that even 36 year-olds that don't have speed and a good scoring touch are becoming expendable in the new NHL. Domi's agent is saying that there isn't much interest in Domi anywhere in the league right now. Well, especially not at $1.5 million!
But I would sign him at $750,000 perhaps. He has alot of character.
Unfortunately Domi reinjured his shoulder and hip during his rigorous training this summer, and this really won't help his case. It will probably be curtains on his career.
Domi is third on the all time penalty minutes list with 3515 minutes. He holds Leaf records for most penalty minutes in a season (365-one for every day of the year) and career penalty minutes.
After spending 10 seasons with the Leafs, Domi was a fan favorite, and will be missed. There are speculations he will work somewhere in the Leafs' organization. I just hope it's not in scouting!

Photoshop image created by Hodge.
Post composed by Zanstorm.

6 Comments:

At August 31, 2006 at 2:37 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

His cheap shot on Niedermayer a few years back has forever soured him in my eyes. The fact that his "punishment" was nothing more than a $1000 fine and missing a few playoff games annoys me to this day.

 
At August 31, 2006 at 3:34 PM , Blogger -Beaner- said...

Maybe he and Belfour can retire together, right after Eddie gets hurt 3 games into the regular season.....

 
At August 31, 2006 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

"His cheap shot on Niedermayer a few years back has forever soured him in my eyes."

I would be pissed too if I was a Niedermayer fan. But I remember being hateful of Niedermayer because he was my mortal enemy as a Devil!
Bonehead play by Domi though. I thought it turned the tide after he did that.
Wasn't that the series that the Devils limited the Leafs to a dismal 6 shots in a whole game to close out the series?

HAHA Beaner...dream on!!

 
At August 31, 2006 at 5:42 PM , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Wasn't that the series that the Devils limited the Leafs to a dismal 6 shots in a whole game to close out the series?

Yes it was. Also the playoffs the Devils came back from 3-1 down to Philly, and won the cup.

Also the playoffs that Sleek won $300 from Vegas in the second-to-last "establishment" bet he ever placed on hockey. Note the original bet was made before the season even started.

 
At August 31, 2006 at 6:04 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

"Note the original bet was made before the season even started."

You gamble? That's a sin! lol!
Nah, good work. What and how exactly was the bet?

 
At August 31, 2006 at 6:24 PM , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Devils to win Stanley Cup (I had also put equal money on the Ducks, though). I forget the payout, but post-blackjack I was up $300.

Then I put money on the next cup (3 bets--Ducks, Devils, and Maple Leafs, seriously) and never bet on hockey (with an establishment) again.

 

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