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    Re: Bob Probert dead at 45



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    Re: Bob Probert dead at 45

    I loved watching him play. Very sad news.

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    Re: Bob Probert dead at 45

    No one ever wanted to mess with this guy. I remember some of the toughest and biggest fighters in the league saying things along the lines of not wanting to fight him.

    I'm afraid that style of hockey has come and went. It's pretty much all finesse now and very little true-enforcer roles anymore.

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    Re: Bob Probert dead at 45

    http://www.freep.com/article/2010070...d-far-too-soon

    What is a man?

    Is he the worst he’s ever done? If so, Bob Probert will be remembered for a night he dropped his pants at the Canadian border and a packet of cocaine fell out. He’ll be remembered for handcuffs, for jail, for alcoholism, for wrapping a Monte Carlo around a utility pole, for crashing a motorcycle with his bloodstream laced with substances, and for year after year single-handedly exhausting the patience of the Red Wings’ front office.

    What is a man?

    Is he the best he has ever done? If so, Bob Probert will be remembered for a good heart, a gentle soul, a giant’s body that on skates could do that rarest of combinations, speed, score and wallop. He’ll be remembered for the countless attempts he made at cleaning up instead of giving up, his loyalty to his teammates, his love for his kids, and his sincere desire, each time he said it, to get his life together and live out his days in peace.

    What is a man? Bob Probert, the son of a Windsor cop, was the most maddening athlete I have ever covered. Charming. Irresponsible. Repentant. Hard-headed.

    And now he’s gone.

    Lay down your arms, No. 24.

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    Re: Bob Probert dead at 45

    Good read. Mitch Albom is as good as it gets.

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    You know Cincy, I'm from Detroit. And in Detroit Mitch Albom is pretty well hated. Of course he is on the radio and TV all the time here and is seen as extremely smug and arrogant. Read him over a period of time and you'll see that he not only writes teh same column again and again, but he likes to lecture you along the way.

    Just a local guy who is about to move to Ohio's opinion.

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    Re: Bob Probert dead at 45

    Quote Originally Posted by OldTimey View Post
    You know Cincy, I'm from Detroit. And in Detroit Mitch Albom is pretty well hated. Of course he is on the radio and TV all the time here and is seen as extremely smug and arrogant. Read him over a period of time and you'll see that he not only writes teh same column again and again, but he likes to lecture you along the way.

    Just a local guy who is about to move to Ohio's opinion.
    He's no Joe Falls


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