The 10 Greatest Detroit Video Game Athletes of All-Time

*Originally published by former DSN writer Ryan Van Dusen in August of 2015. Let’s get this clear right from the start: this is a list that, for the most part, set out to identify the most dominant Detroit-based video game athletes of all-time. But this rundown isn’t all about overall ratings. We made sure to leave at … Read more

Line brawl between Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers includes Bob Probert, Tie Domi [Video]

On February 9, 1992 Detroit Red Wings forward Bob Probert and New York Rangers forward Tie Domi dropped the gloves. Both were well known for their fighting abilities and they didn’t disappoint. After Probert and Domi were finished, both teams decided it would be a good idea to start a line brawl. Watch as both … Read more

Detroit Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert headbutts Maple Leafs Bob McGill [Video]

In the video which you are about to see, which took place in 1986 during a matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, Bob Probert got into it with Bob McGill of the Leafs, and rather than fighting with his hands, Probert decided to use his head…literally. Watch as Probert loses his … Read more

Flashback: Bob Probert describes his legendary role as an enforcer [VIDEO]

There were few more feared players in NHL history than Bob Probert. The legendary enforcer made his points known to the opposition through the use of his fists, and quickly gained a reputation of being one of hockey’s toughest players. Let’s throw it back to the documentary “The Last Gladiators”, during which Probert describes his … Read more

Flashback: Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert’s interview on “Hockey Night in Canada” [VIDEO]

Former Detroit Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert was known for using his fists on the ice, but he was always good for a sound byte! Let’s throw it back to the 1992-93 Season – the Red Wings visited the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Probert appeared during the intermission segment with Hockey Night in Canada‘s Ron … Read more

Steve Yzerman brawls and gets some help from Bob Probert [VIDEO]

Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman wasn’t known for dropping the gloves in his career, but he knew how to take care of himself. Let’s throw it back to a 1987 matchup at Joe Louis Arena between Yzerman’s Red Wings and the visiting Buffalo Sabres. Yzerman throws down with Buffalo’s Kevin Maguire, who later got … Read more

Brendan Shanahan holds his own against Bob Probert in heavyweight battle [Video]

Let’s take a walk down memory lane to December 12, 1996. On that day, the Detroit Red Wings took the ice against the hated Chicago Blackhawks and before all was said and done, it was former Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert who mixed it up against his old team. Watch as Red Wings’ forward Brendan … Read more

Bob Probert exchanges haymakers in heavyweight battle with Wendel Clark [Video]

Let’s flashback to 1986 when Detroit Red Wings bruiser Bob Probert dropped gloves with Wendel Clark of the Toronto Maple Leafs in a battle between two NHL heavyweights. Take a look as Probert and Clark exchange haymakers before finally being split up. #HFOTD takes us to the Maple Leaf Gardens for this #ChuckNorris style matchup … Read more

Darren McCarty drops the gloves against Bob Probert (VIDEO)

They may have been from two different eras of Red Wings hockey, but they’re both beloved figures in the memories of Detroit sports fans. Former Detroit Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert terrorized opponents with his fists for years while wearing the Winged Wheel, and continued to do so when he moved on to the Chicago … Read more

Joe Kocur drops gloves against former Detroit Red Wings teammate Bob Probert (VIDEO)

Former Detroit Red Wings forwards Joe Kocur and Bob Probert were two of the most formidable enforcers in hockey history, forming the intimidating 1-2 punch known as the “Bruise Brothers” during their time in the Motor City. They would both eventually go their separate ways, though Kocur would soon find his way back to Detroit … Read more

Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert fights Kings defenseman Dean Kennedy (VIDEO)

One of the most feared fighters in NHL history, former Detroit Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert let his fists do the talking for him. And with over 3,000 penalty minutes during his career, he definitely knew what he was doing when it came to the rough stuff. Let’s throw it back to March 19, 1988 … Read more

Red Wings forward Bob Probert fights teammate Keith Primeau in practice (VIDEO)

Over the course of a hockey season, there are certainly intense moments both on and off the ice – even sometimes between teammates. Emotions can boil over in practice, which is what happened at Joe Louis Arena in January of 1994 between Detroit Red Wings teammates Bob Probert and Keith Primeau, which according to players … Read more

Don Cherry shares stories about his ‘buddy’ Bob Probert, who passed away 10 years ago today

10 years ago today, former Detroit Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert passed away suddenly after suffering a heart attack. As we were looking for things to help us remember Probert, we came across the following Facebook post from Don Cherry, who was recently thinking about his ‘buddy.’ From Don Cherry’s Facebook page: Was thinking about … Read more