Bob Probert, Dead at 45

In MemoriumBob Probert was 45. He was the former Detroit Red Wing and Chicago Blackhawk known best for his 231 career fights and his 3300 PIMs.

I'll never forget his Norris division tilts with Wendel Clark.

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Domi must be crushed. Bob had problems in the past but seemed to get his life on track recently even with his Blade episodes.

July 5, 2010 @ 5:19 PM


Very, very sad. Probert was arguably the best fighter the NHL has ever seen.

July 5, 2010 @ 6:25 PM


Just another goon..........another reason for not watching NHL hockey.

July 5, 2010 @ 7:38 PM


He may have been an aggressive player but wasn't a goon like others. He had a few good point seasons also & Tie would respect that. I'm sure Tie will have something to say or write in next while.

July 5, 2010 @ 7:59 PM


Saw this on Facebook:

"Goon but not forgotten."

July 6, 2010 @ 6:49 AM


Even if he was a "goon" to you, he was a legend. Everyone knew his name, and it's very sad to see someone die so young.

@Army - Stop bashing the dead.

July 6, 2010 @ 7:33 AM


He would have made a great head coach - easily the toughest team in NHL would have been the one Probert was coaching.

July 6, 2010 @ 11:48 AM



He was a goon when he was alive..............why is he a "legend" when dead? Dead or alive my opinion has not changed.

July 6, 2010 @ 6:11 PM

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