If you think about the most beloved players in the history of the Red Wings, few if any will be higher in the ranking than Bob Probert. The tough guy with a big heart marked the city's history with his fist, but with his gentle personality too.
Today is a bit of a crusher for us, as we would be celebrating his 52nd birthday if things turned differently.
It's a bittersweet moment, to say the least. It's always nice to remember the man Probert was, but missing him to recall his stories makes it tougher to endure. May his soul rest in peace!