A former Toronto teammate reveals what happened after he saw Tie Domi bleed ‘for the very first time’

Tie Domi started his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1989-90 season.

But he got his breakthrough with the New York Rangers, where he played for two seasons. After another two seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, he returned to Toronto. And the rest is history.

Domi is one of the biggest cult heroes in Toronto, but not known for his goal-scoring abilities or offensive plays.

Domi was an enforcer and one of the best the NHL has ever seen. Domi was a great fighter and was beloved by his teammates.

Domi was great in the physical play and struck fear in his opponents every time he stepped onto the ice.

But according to his former teammate Darcy Tucker, it was a very rare occurrence that Domi bled on the ice.

”The funny thing is, I never saw Tie Domi bleed in his whole career,” Tucker said on the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast.

TORONTO, ON NOVEMBER 4: Tie Domi #28 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during NHL game action on November 4, 2003 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)

But one time, it did happen, and it led to something incredible for the Maple Leafs.

”It was Game 6 against Ottawa. He got shoved a little bit into the borads and hit the dasher. He got us a five minute major, and we were down two at the time. We ended up coming back to win Game 6 in Ottawa, and won Game 7 at home, to put them out in 2002.”

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It wasn’t a regular thing for Domi to bleed, but the Maple Leafs got together and pulled off a remarkable comeback when he did.

”That was the only time I ever saw Tie Domi bleeding. Ever. And what a perfect time to bleed. It’s almost like he saved it for that moment.”

Paul Bissonnette, the co-host of Spittin’ Chiclets, even called the moment ’biblical.’

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