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#1 uk_redwing

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

Still brings a tear to watch tribute videos of Probie doing what he did best. His work sent me on the long journey to being a fully fledged hockey and Red Wings fan. I couldn't care less about the UFA market or anything like that today.



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Edited by Matt, 06 July 2012 - 07:22 AM.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:09 PM

one has to wonder had he not had the substance abuse issues how good he would have been.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

I also think that without the Substance Abuse Issues, he also would have been a Red Wing for life playing on Yzerman's Wing...

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:42 PM

RIP hero. We could use a little probert on this current team.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:52 PM

His book is a must read if you're a wing fan or hockey fan!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

RIP hero. We could use a little probert on this current team.

We actually did get a "little" Probert this offseason.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:12 PM

Kickass tribute video. Can't believe it has been 2 years already. I'd like to get a Wings Probert jersey sometime soon to add to the closet :thumbup:

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:06 AM

Still brings a tear to watch tribute videos of Probie doing what he did best. His work sent me on the long journey to being a fully fledged hockey and Red Wings fan. I couldn't care less about the UFA market or anything like that today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opjPokB0NIg

RIP Bob

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Maybe people are thrown off by what 2years ago was in reference to. Possibly change your thread title so this thread gets its proper respect.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

I remember seeing his picture on the top of LGW and crying every time I looked at it.

RIP, Bob.

Thanks for all the memories. May his family and friends find peace.

Edited by 55fan, 06 July 2012 - 11:45 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:20 PM

Just wish he would've had the chance to hoist the Cup.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:25 AM

RIP Probie.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:47 AM

:(

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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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:10 AM

Just wish he would've had the chance to hoist the Cup.

RIP Probie.


If it is possible could someone please Photoshop a pic of Probert with the Cup. Just I think he would like that.

Also that might be the best tribute video I've seen of him:) well done.


Edited by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24, 07 July 2012 - 08:18 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:07 AM

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:03 PM

RIP Probie.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:51 PM

His book is a must read if you're a wing fan or hockey fan!


^ 1000x One of the best hockey books out there!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:55 PM

+1 on the comments about Probie's book being a GREAT read. During my undergrad days at Penn State In 1990-1995 I proudly wore my Probert jersey once a week.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:32 PM

Had the pleasure of meeting him plenty of times...the year he came back and couldn't travel to Canada, he would always come to DTW and fly out to meet the team, I may have been a bit of a stalker, but I would check the flights to see which one he was on and always "ran into him" there. It got to the point to where if I missed him one time, he's ask me the next time I saw him, what happened... Great Great Guy, depsite all his personal issues...wish he never left us for Chicago and I sure wish he never "left" us for Heaven... I love ya Bob, sorry you never got to drive the electric cart! :lol:

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:39 PM

Had the pleasure of meeting him plenty of times...the year he came back and couldn't travel to Canada, he would always come to DTW and fly out to meet the team, I may have been a bit of a stalker, but I would check the flights to see which one he was on and always "ran into him" there. It got to the point to where if I missed him one time, he's ask me the next time I saw him, what happened... Great Great Guy, depsite all his personal issues...wish he never left us for Chicago and I sure wish he never "left" us for Heaven... I love ya Bob, sorry you never got to drive the electric cart! :lol:


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:49 PM

That was a great video! What memories! The footage of him fighting Coxe and to see #19 and #17 watching..damn I miss that line! Then the goal scored with Fedorov and Konstantinov congratulating him, hell almost forgot he played with those two! He was right there with the start of this dynasty...if he only would've keep himself clean enough to re-sign here instead of leaving...

Begs you to question, would he have seen icetime under Scotty Bowman? Ya never know...but ya, definitely one of the greatest Red Wings of all time...at least in the eyes of the fans...

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