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Bob Probert passes away at 45

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Yeah the people of Detroit are battlers.Not a resident anymore,but a former one.Detroiters seem to get kicked down constantly,but we always get back up.Bob Probert symbolized the city of Detroit as well as its citizens:hard working,fearless,tough as nails.Probie will forever be an icon in the Motor City :thumbup:

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Was it the heat? It's been in the mid-90's around here lately, probably even hotter on the water (guess he was working on his boat). :( Was shocked to hear this news. RIP #24.

Unfortunately, I'm sure that his past substance/alcohol abuse was a factor in that. Such a shame that he had so many off ice problems.

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I specifically signed up for this forum to give my regards to all you Detroit fans. I am a die-hard Blues fan, yet find myself devastated by the loss of Probie. What an absolute warrior, and a hell of a hockey player. I am 29 years old, grew up hating Probert, but always dreamed of how great he would look in the 'Note.

I am so sorry for your loss Detroit. Life has a way of smacking you between the eyes, does it not?

Thanks dude. I for one appreciate you taking the time to pay your respects this way. :thumbup:

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I specifically signed up for this forum to give my regards to all you Detroit fans. I am a die-hard Blues fan, yet find myself devastated by the loss of Probie. What an absolute warrior, and a hell of a hockey player. I am 29 years old, grew up hating Probert, but always dreamed of how great he would look in the 'Note.

I am so sorry for your loss Detroit. Life has a way of smacking you between the eyes, does it not?

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This is so sad. My prayers to his family and friends. Bob was one of my favs of all time despite all the problems he had. I was always rooting for him as a player and as a person.

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Wow, this is really sad, he always seemed so indestructible. I wish the news articles paid a little more attention to the fact that he was not just a tough guy, but a pretty damn good hockey player. R.I.P Bob, and my condolences to your family.

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Man did Probie ever deserve the reception he got during Yzerman's retirement ceremony in '07. Around the 2:20 min mark. Obviously no one had a bigger reception than Vladdy and Stevie. But Probie deserved every cheer and then some! We'll never forget Bob Probert.

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I've been traveling and just found out about this. Probert was one of my favorites and to me he's always been a Wing (but a universal badass in the best way most of all) Such a shock, and so sad. My condolences and prayers. Rest in peace.

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I just got home from work and found out the news.

He was only a year older than I am. It seems so young.

RIP, Probie. If only we could turn back time.

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Couldn't believe this news when I heard it yesterday. Just terrible.

My condolences to all those affected by this tragic loss.

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Just found out about Probie's passing just a few short minutes ago.

He along with Stevie were primary reasons why I became a fan of the Detroit Red Wings back in 1984.

I wished I could've had a chance to meet him in person; those who did were fortunate, and as many have said - he may have been a tough SOB on the ice, but was one of the nicest guys off the ice.

Thank you Bob for the memories, and help bring the Red Wings outta the basement.

R.I.P. Bob, and my condolences go out to your family, friends, and fans.

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Godspeed Probert, best enforcer in the history of the game.

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I'm still in absolute disbelief... not only was he the best enforcer in the history of the game, but he was the quintessential power forward in his prime

Although he had his issues off the ice, he was one of my biggest childhood icons and always got the arena buzzing when he stepped onto the ice, couple that with a couple of the awe-struck meetings of his as a child and I still can't believe this...

he was way too young.......

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Snapshots has got an enormous roundup of reactions from around the league. Good stuff from guys like Stevie, Joey Kocur, and Shawn Burr:

Former Red Wings center Shawn Burr always knew he was safe with Probert on his wing. Burr was a motor-mouth agitator and, at one point, played on the same line with Probert and Kocur. When Probert or Kocur wanted to fight, they'd turn to their teammate and say, "Burrsie, get them riled up."

"They always wanted me to get under the skin of the other guys first so they wouldn't get an instigator penalty," Burr recalled during an interview last year. Chicago's) Al Secord told me he was going to kill me. I was playing center. I looked over at the left wing and Probie was there. I looked over at the right wing and Joey was there. I said, 'I don't think so, Al.'"

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Wow, I totally didn't see this coming. How sad for his family, but I guess if you have to go, better to be surrounded by those you live the most. RIP Probie, you will be missed.

I wonder if the team will do anything to honor him this season, like a patch or something on the ice or taking #24 out of circulation for a while.

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Requiescat In Pace Probie

Thanks for helping make the 80's Wings watchable.

Edited by cincywingfan

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Wow, I totally didn't see this coming. How sad for his family, but I guess if you have to go, better to be surrounded by those you live the most. RIP Probie, you will be missed.

I wonder if the team will do anything to honor him this season, like a patch or something on the ice or taking #24 out of circulation for a while.

I wouldn't be surprised by either. Give the 24 a rest for a year, add a 24 sticker or patch to the jersey.

It says something when Chris Chelios isn't even the top badass to wear the number.

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I wouldn't be surprised by either. Give the 24 a rest for a year, add a 24 sticker or patch to the jersey.

It says something when Chris Chelios isn't even the top badass to wear the number.

It says quite a bit that neither was Brad May...

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