It has been reported that former Detroit Red Wing and Chicago Blackhawks enforcer Bob Probert has passed away at age 45. Probert who last played for the Chicago Blackhawks was boating on Lake St. Claire in Windsor, Ontario today, and collapsed and was then rushed to hospital.
Most of us will remember Probert as one of the best fighters in his era, but there were times that he could put some points on the board as well. He created space for his teammates and created a sense of awareness that if you mess with them, you’ll have to deal with him.Growing up in Chicago, I saw many fights of Probert’s and he certainly was one of the best.
Here’s a video that I picked up from You Tube showing some of Probie’s best.
Rest in peace Bob.
Our sympathy goes out to the entire Probert Family.
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