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Probert

Posted on: July 6, 2010 12:56 pm
 
Bob Probert, dead at 45. The headline was a shock. Tough guys aren't supposed to die, let alone one considered the toughest of the tough of his era. He played hard and he fought even harder. Let's remember him for the intensity he brought to the ice, and if we must rehash his problems away from the rink lets use them as an opportunity to learn from his mistakes.

Bob Probert had his demons, as we all do. As intense as my dislike is for the Red Wings, he always had my respect. He's a hockey player, he's human, and a damned tough man. That's how I'll remember him.

RIP #24. You're always a true tough guy. Condolences to your family, friends, and the Wings organization (Yes, I know he played elsewhere, but he'll always be a Red Wing in my eyes).

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Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: July 21, 2010 7:10 pm
 

Probert

I had some heated debates on another site with a Chicago fan (remember Bob spent some time there) who contended Probie had no redeeming qualities whatsoever.  Hope you had a chance to read all the great comments and praise heaped on Bob by former teammates, coaches, opponents and family. Yes, he had his demons but he earned a great deal of respect along the way.

Bob Probert had his demons, as we all do. As intense as my dislike is for the , he always had my respect. He's a hockey player, he's human, and a damned tough man.

That's 5-star worthy to me. Red Wing fans loved Probie. Thanks for taking the time!!!


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