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Max Domi provides another rousing vote of confidence for Berube, Tanev

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Photo credit:Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Arun Srinivasan
12 days ago
Max Domi signed a four-year extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday and will be a mainstay of this group for the foreseeable future. Domi couldn’t be happier and provided head coach Craig Berube with another rousing endorsement Monday.
“I’m over the moon about Chief,” Domi said of Berube on Zoom via TSN’s Mark Masters. “A guy that played as long as he did, in the era he did, that’s the kind of person you want to learn from on a day-to-day basis. That’s someone you look up to … He’s going to help this team get over the hump.”
Domi previously endorsed Berube in June, stating that he’s exactly what the Maple Leafs need. The 29-year-old would be a great fit in Berube’s system as his superior playmaking, tenacity and positional versatility are assets that can be molded accordingly.
“I chose to be here. I want to be here. I believe in this group. Bringing in a guy like Chief and the staff that he’s hired is super exciting for a player. This group is hungry so I’m looking forward to the opportunity to get started. Can’t wait.”
Domi thrived on the wing alongside Auston Matthews last season and will likely slot in as a top-six winger, although he can play through the middle in a pinch.
Upon signing his extension, Domi celebrated by posting a video from Martin Scorsese’s 2013 classic The Wolf of Wall Street. It’s evidently something he’s wanted to unveil for a while.
“I’ve had that idea for a while. It’s tough to throw that video out when you’re on a new team every year (smile) so first time I’ve gotten the stability I’ve been looking for.
Chris Tanev signed a six-year deal worth $4.5 million annually, providing the Maple Leafs with the genuine shutdown defenceman they’ve been seeking for years. Tanev, like Domi, grew up in Toronto and played in the Greater Toronto Hockey League as a teenager. Domi went to bat for his newest teammate, noting he knows him and his brother, Brandon Tanev, really well.
“Tanny’s the man. I’m super pumped. Everyone knows how hard he is to play against and what a warrior and competitor he is. Also, on the personal side, he’s one of the better human beings you’ll meet. Him and his brother are great dudes.”
It’s all smiles in Leafs Nation on Monday as Domi and Timothy Liljegren rejoined the team, while Tanev, Anthony Stolarz and Oliver Ekman-Larsson provide

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