Monday, July 5, 2010

Goodbye to the Greatest NHL Fighter

Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you I have been changed for good

Bob Probert was a character in stories of hockey's good ole' days. A fearless fighter who accepted any challenge to a fight, dropped the gloves at a moments notice, and pummeled opponents into submission. He will be remembered the most as one of the greatest players to ever drop the gloves.

Through the trials and tribulations of Bob Probert's life, most of us wanted to see him succeed. Not just succeed in hockey, but succeed in life.

Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Probert Family in this their time of mourning.

1 comment:

  1. I posted this on Facebook but thought you might find it of interest: Sad to hear of the death of Bob Probert, the most memorable "tough guy" Red Wing in my memory. 2 degrees of separation: During Probert's suspension from the NHL for drug-related offenses, I was friends with an actress who was also a nurse's aid at the rehab facility where Bob stayed for a time. She told me that for all his on-ice toughness, he seemed like a sweet, gentle guy who was trying to get his life together.