Tie Domi's shocking reaction to Max Domi's fight last night

Mike Armenti
March 24, 2024  (9:31)

Tie Domi looks on as Max Domi fights Mattias Janmark
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Leafs legend Tie Domi made a career out of dropping his gloves and throwing hands with the scariest players in the National Hockey League throughout the 1990's and early 2000's. However, that doesn't mean that he wants the apple to fall close to the tree, and last night, we saw it all over Tie's face, when his son, Max, dropped the gloves with Mattias Janmark.

During the 3rd period of last night's 6-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers, Max Domi and Mattias Janmark were tangled up together behind the Leafs' goal and decided to drop the mitts and duke it out, with Domi appearing to be the aggressor.
As he often does at home games, Tie Domi was sitting in the stands, watching Max's game with an intense focus. Following his fight with Janmark, one fan leaned over and tapped Tie on the shoulder, as if to congratulate him on Max's fight win. Tie did not look impressed.
I think, at times, people get too wrapped up in wanting Max to be like his dad, when in actuality, Max is much less a fighter and much more an amazing playmaker. For any parent, the last thing you want to see your kid doing is putting themselves in a position to get hurt or to hurt someone else, so perhaps this was just Tie's parental instincts kicking in.
At any rate, the Leafs won a big game at home against a tough player contender, so I don't think Tie was too upset with the result, though it's probably safe to say that he's not nearly as bloodthirsty now as he was when he played the game. More than anything, I'm sure he just wants to watch his son to succeed and to avoid putting himself in dangerous positions. You can't fault any parent for that.
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Tie Domi's shocking reaction to Max Domi's fight last night

Do you think Tie Domi hates it when his son, Max Domi, drops the gloves?

Yes, what parent would enjoy watching that?31637.5 %
No, he probably loves it deep down16319.4 %
That's a question only Tie can answer36343.1 %
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