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RIP Bob Probert

Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:06 pm

The quintessential hockey enforcer who surprised everybody by actually having some skill is dead at the age of 45.

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Bob Probert, the one-time scourge of the NHL, who battled so many players on the ice and a host of drug and alcohol issues away from the rink, was pronounced dead on Monday afternoon at a Windsor Hospital after collapsing on a boat on Lake St. Clair.

AM 800 CKLW reported that emergency crews met the boat with other passengers in Lakeshore, Ont., just east of Windsor, but the 45-year-old Probert had no vital signs. They performed CPR on the former Red Wings and Blackhawks’ forward and transported him to Windsor Regional Hospital, but he could not be revived.

Probert, who was married with twin boys, still sits fifth in NHL penalty minutes with 3,300. He retired in 2002 after 16 seasons, during which he also had 384 points. He had cleaned up his life to a large degree and had recently visisted Canadian troops in Afghanistan as part of an NHL alumni tour.

He kept the puck from scoring the last goal at Maple Leag Gardens on Feb. 13, 1999 and had planned to give it to his kids.


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Re: RIP Bob Probert

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:17 pm

I would have posted this earlier as Probert was arguably my favorite hockey player growing up. His fights with Domi (unsurprisingly in the picture that you posted) were some of my favorite childhood hockey memories. Glad to know others are recognizing him. A sad day for hockey fans.
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Re: RIP Bob Probert

Postby zepfan » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:09 am

Probert vs Coxe

^From Don Cherry's Rock'em Sock'em Hockey (the first of that series was the best one IMO)

Probert was one of the best. RIP
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Re: RIP Bob Probert

Postby dream_017 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:42 am

RIP Probie :,-(
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