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Bob Probert: 2 Years Ago Today

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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

Legends Never Die

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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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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

Legends Never Die

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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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.

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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.

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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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+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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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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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:

Stories like that are what life is all about brother.

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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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The fight against Domi alone was epic, and I'm not one of these young punks just tossing that word around! Amazing Grace on the bagpipes is f***in' awesome btw.

esteef

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had some s***ty weather so decided to read Probies book again.....compelling read again. i finished it in 2.5 hours.

Really enjoy the fact it was his words and written that way as well.

Although His constant presence here on the boards brings back nothing but great memories...his death still deeply deeply saddens

me.

The connection he and Stevie had was very touching and watching that Buffalo Brawl is what prompted this post.

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I remember the day very well. It was on my birthday. Bummer news. I was going to post the tribute video and was really glad that it was already in the first post :)

RIP #24 Bob Probert

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Also, here's a video that has the Probert/Domi fight but has interviews with Mark Messier, Don Cherry, Domi and Probie. They show the fight and talk about dirty plays and how Messier ripped Domi a new one for showing up other fighters on his way to the penalty box. I had no idea that Domi and Probie were facing a 20 game suspension for the rematch. I found it interesting, getting the info straight from the heavyweights themselves.

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Also, here's a video that has the Probert/Domi fight but has interviews with Mark Messier, Don Cherry, Domi and Probie. They show the fight and talk about dirty plays and how Messier ripped Domi a new one for showing up other fighters on his way to the penalty box. I had no idea that Domi and Probie were facing a 20 game suspension for the rematch. I found it interesting, getting the info straight from the heavyweights themselves.

Great video!! Thanks for posting it

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