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Bob Probert. Still the undisputed all time heavyweight fighting champ of the NHL. And he scored goals unlike the other goons of recent history.
 

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hes a good goon.. have to give him that. when he played for detroit and was a bruise brother those moments stick out in my mind the best! Kocur and Probert were good at house cleaning.. especially when it came to crunch time. :D
 

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hes a good goon.. have to give him that. when he played for detroit and was a bruise brother those moments stick out in my mind the best! Kocur and Probert were good at house cleaning.. especially when it came to crunch time. :D
The best ever. Joey was a better one punch knockout specialist but Probie was more exciting. How many fighters were virtually down to their underwear after every fight. Even though his opponents hung on for dear life he would just exit his uniform and equipment and still pummel his opponent. Also no one had his endurance. I never get tired of watching his fights.
 

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The best ever. Joey was a better one punch knockout specialist but Probie was more exciting. How many fighters were virtually down to their underwear after every fight. Even though his opponents hung on for dear life he would just exit his uniform and equipment and still pummel his opponent. Also no one had his endurance. I never get tired of watching his fights.
Yep, definitely miss those memories:D
 

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ya thats really nice.

i guess he means more to a couple detroit fans.. as a detroit fan , I could tell you we appreciated what he did on ice.. a good goon and fighter at that time.
 

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ya thats really nice.

i guess he means more to a couple detroit fans.. as a detroit fan , I could tell you we appreciated what he did on ice.. a good goon and fighter at that time.

hahaha.. dont hate :cheeky4:
 

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Probert, im not sold!
He wasnt that good, he could throw down but he had height advantage on a ton of guys... I give him a 6/10 overall :cheeky4:
To be more accurate it he is without question a 9 out of 10. How many guys take on four cops at the same time. Have to be tasered twice to be brought down. The cops are so scared at the station they wouldn't uncuff him for fear of him busting them up. That's at least a 9 out of 10 and probably more like a 10 out of 10. Still the undisputed champ of all time in the NHL.
 

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Fighting Champ Probert said:
Still the undisputed champ of all time in the NHL.
I've read a few posts on other hockey fight forums claiming Gillies was #1.I dont agree,I have:

Probert
Dave Brown
Behn Wilson
Clark Gillies
Bob Nystrom
Joey Kocur
Larry Playfair
Stu Grimson
Marty McSorley
Tie Domi
The claim was also being made that Wilson could beat Probert,very possible.In fact I could see him winning as many as 4 out of 10 fights.Its certainly possible for any of the top 50 fighters of all time to have beaten Probert,he wasnt unbeatable.Chris Tamer and Donald Brashear among others have beat him.Doug Doull beat the Donald this year.Could Doull have beaten Probert?:dunno:

Probert certainly thrived on long fights,the longer it went the meaner he got.I always got a kick out of the drum beating everytime he landed a punch as a Hawk.

It's too bad his personal life was a mess with substance problem.In some ways its cool that he scrapped with the cops but kinda sad also to see the [in my eyes] #1 fighter/enforcer being considered a common criminal.:(

He seemed to have Grimsons #.And Domi's.:thumbsup:
 

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Probie wasn't unbeatable. Todd Ewen dropped him with one punch. Probie won the rematch. Clark Gillies was tough. I forgot about him. Also Dan Maloney was tough. He took the pretentious Dave Schultz down in the 70's. Dan Maloney I think beat Gillies as well. Probert is still the best. How many guys leave their entire uniform during a fight. Of course that is because his opponents were holding on for dear life. Kocur was tough but he wussed out twice against Probert by holding on for dear life. You know it too Joey. If your are going to fight, fight. Kocur would only fight if he had a major advantage. I have all his fights as well as Probert. If he didn't he would wrestle until the refs broke it up. It had to be on his terms. A true fighter would fight period. That's what Domi does. Of course when you have the hardest head in hockey history you can do that.
 

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Probie wasn't unbeatable. Todd Ewen dropped him with one punch. Probie won the rematch. Clark Gillies was tough. I forgot about him. Also Dan Maloney was tough. He took the pretentious Dave Schultz down in the 70's. Dan Maloney I think beat Gillies as well. Probert is still the best. How many guys leave their entire uniform during a fight. Of course that is because his opponents were holding on for dear life. Kocur was tough but he wussed out twice against Probert by holding on for dear life. You know it too Joey. If your are going to fight, fight. Kocur would only fight if he had a major advantage. I have all his fights as well as Probert. If he didn't he would wrestle until the refs broke it up. It had to be on his terms. A true fighter would fight period. That's what Domi does. Of course when you have the hardest head in hockey history you can do that.
I am glad that you mentioned dave schultz, i think alot people out there have forgot about steve durbano who was around back in the 1970s along with maloney and schultz.
 

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I am glad that you mentioned dave schultz, i think alot people out there have forgot about steve durbano who was around back in the 1970s along with maloney and schultz.
Schultz was a good fighter,not great but certainly a great enforcer.Durbano was certainly a great entertainer altho not a great fighter.Has losses to an under-rated Terry Ruskowski[WHA fight] and Nick Fotiu whom I put in my top 10-15 range.I try to watch a tape of his 'mooning MSG' at least once a week.Hilarious.Bettman would ban a guy like him today.

I saw Durbano play in the AHL as a Providence Red.Nothing unusual happened,he was a fairly skilled guy for a thug.I was hoping to see him clash with 'Golden Boy' Russ Anderson,the Hershey favorite.

Liked Maloney,he was a top 5 guy for several years.Good player also.Scored 27 goals each year in 74-75,75-76.
 
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