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#181 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:43 AM




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#182 Vladiator

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:20 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:34 AM

:( RIP Probie
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:51 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:59 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:43 AM

RIP Bob
i will miss you!
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:45 AM

Devastating loss.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:51 AM

Great player, one of my favorites back when he played for us. :(

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:52 AM

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.

Edited by Free_Candy, 06 July 2010 - 07:01 AM.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:23 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:27 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:40 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:56 AM

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

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 08:51 AM

RIP Probie :(

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:07 AM

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.......

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#196 Heroes of Hockeytown

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:08 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:16 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:33 AM

Requiescat In Pace Probie

Thanks for helping make the 80's Wings watchable.

Edited by cincywingfan, 06 July 2010 - 09:36 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:18 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:49 AM

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...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.






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