NHL notes: Domi making enemies
|Former Toronto Maple Leafs player Tie Domi speaks to the media on Sept. 4, 2011 in Nashville, TN. ( QMI Agency/MIKE STRASINGER)
Ex-Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Tie Domi might be buddies with Mats Sundin but he likely doesn't have too many other fans in Sweden.
Domi ticked off the Swedes after allegedly walking off with a video camera during the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament last week, according to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
Adam Andersson, the Swedish team's video coach, attempted to record the Canadian team's workout prior to the two teams meeting in the under-18 tourney. Domi, who was at the event to watch his son, Max, play for Canada, allegedly pilfered the unmanned camera before later returning it, minus the battery.
"Hlinka is an international tournament where all the trainings are open," Aftonbladet said in scolding Domi. "Canada's problem is that they lack the experience from tournaments in Europe. We will take up Canada's behavior in Congress in September. Canada must follow the rules that exist, says Tommy Boustedt, national team manager."
In addition to Domi, uh, borrowing the camera, a Canadian coach flipped a puck at the camera and the team's video coach attempted to block the view of the ice, Andersson said.
SAMSONOV WANTS IN
Sergei Samsonov wants to return to the NHL and his agent is talking to a number of teams about the possibility but he hasn't agreed to a deal yet.
Reports on Tuesday morning suggested that Samsonov had agreed to a deal with the San Jose Sharks. But CSNNE.com said later, quoting agent Neil Abbott, that nothing had been finalized.
Samsonov, a 33-year-old from Moscow who was drafted eighth overall in 1997, didn't play at all last season. In 2010-11, he had 13 goals and 27 assists in 78 games with the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers.
SARNIA OUT OF LUCK
Top NHL draft pick Nail Yakupov won't return to his junior team, the Sarnia Sting, if there is an NHL lockout.
The Edmonton Oilers forward will reportedly play with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in the KHL in the event of an NHL work stoppage, not with the Sting. That's the word from IIHF communications director Szymon Szemberg, who's quoting Yakupov's agent, Igor Larionov.
Yakupov has already made it clear he expects to be playing in Edmonton this season so the Sarnia slight shouldn't come as much of a shock.
MARLIES INK RANGER
The Toronto Marlies signed former Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Paul Ranger Tuesday.
Ranger, a native of Oshawa who was drafted 183rd overall by the Lightning in 2002, hasn't played since early in the 2009-10 season. The 27-year-old was granted personal leave eight games into the season and never returned to the team.
In 270 career NHL games, all with the Lightning, Ranger has 18 goals and 74 assists.