The former Blackhawk and Red Wing Bob Probert waves to the fans prior to dropping the puck for the cermonial face-off during Game 4 of the 2009 Western final between Chicago and Detroit at United Center.
Bob Probert might be best known for his on-ice battles and in particularly those with rival Tie Domi.
Probert always had a knack for entertaining his teammates, as seen in this battle by his bench against Panthers’ Peter Worrell.
Probert mastered the art of the jersey over the head, as Kelly Chase of the Blues can attest.
Probert certainly got quite acquainted with the men in stripes.
Probert made himself quite a pest to opposition players like Habs defenceman Peter Popovic and goaltender Jocelyn Thibault, with a habit of parking in front of the net.
Goalies such as Nikolai Khabibulin had to mindful when leaving the crease, as Probert didn’t discriminate when it came to getting physical.
Probert wasn’t just an enforcer, he also scored more than the odd goal. Isn’t that right, Mike Vernon?
And now a look at some of Probert’s contemporaries, which made following him all the more fun. Such as, Penguins’ Marty McSorley, with whom he had a famous fight on Feb. 4, 1994, that lasted 100 seconds.
When with the Red Wings, Probert formed part of the ‘Bruise Brothers’ with Joey Kocur, but that didn’t stop the two from fighting when they were on separate teams.
Probert, who was always around to protect his stars such as Detroit’s Sergei Federov, gave Stu Grimson a rude welcoming when the Ducks made their first trip to Detroit. It would be one of many fights between the two in their careers.
Last but not least, Domi, whose famous heavyweight belt around the waist gesture was born out of one of their epic confrontations.