Tie Domi: 'Scott Stevens was the biggest phony I ever played against'
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Tie Domi didn't mince words while bashing Hall of Fame defenseman Scott Stevens' reputation as one of the toughest players in history.

The former Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer ripped Stevens on the latest episode of the "Cam and Strick Podcast," claiming that the 6-foot-2 blue-liner was unwilling to back up his physical play.

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

Stevens, who was known for his thunderous open-ice hits, apparently refused to answer the bell despite going after Domi's most talented teammates.

"That guy used to target all the best players on my teams and I always tried to fight him and he would never fight," Domi said. "He never stuck up for anything that, you know, is what a hockey player stands for."

Domi continued his rant by telling a story from his time with the New York Rangers.

"We had a bench-clearing brawl with the (New Jersey) Devils one time and (Stevens) bear-hugged me so hard it was unbelievable. ... Him and I ended up on the bench, he was bear-hugging so hard I said, 'Let go, I'm going to beat the shit out of you,' and he wouldn't let go, he was holding on so tight," Domi said with a chuckle.

Domi is the NHL's all-time leader in fights with 333 and ranks third in career penalty minutes (3,515). Stevens sits 14th (2,785) in the latter department.

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