Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Domi to Pens
Sportsnet.ca -- With rumours flying about the possibility of Tie Domi heading to Pittsburgh, the enforcer only added fuel to the fire by pairing up with Penguins' owner Mario Lemieux for a charity golf tournament in the Toronto area Tuesday.
When asked about the possibility of heading to Steeltown, Domi said he remained open to the idea."It's is a decision I've got to make for my family and what's best for me," Domi told Sportsnet.According to Lemieux the Penguins will be in the market for a little muscle."I think it's important, especially with Sidney (Crosby) now and some of the star players we're going to have on the team, Lemieux explained to Sportsnet. "That's something that's part of the game and that's something we'll be looking at in the next few weeks."Lemieux believes Crosby and the new salary cap will help Pittsburgh add some quality free agents and the Penguins may be able to cause other teams a few problems next season."Things are going to change in Pittsburgh," Lemieux said. "We're going to be able to compete a lot better now with the new CBA."Domi told Sportsnet his first choice is to remain in Toronto but his decision will be swayed heavily by what choices forwards Gary Roberts and Joe Nieuwendyk make."Gary and Joe are obviously good friends and I'm going to keep an eye on what decisions they make and its going to have a big influence on what I do," Domi said.The Penguins can't have discussions about a contract with Domi until Aug. 1 but Lemieux is currently a guest at Domi's house while in Toronto.