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Honoring Bob Probert

from Dave Waddell of the Windsor Star,

The shock of Bob Probert’s unexpected passing is still rippling through the hockey world, but there are already plans in motion to honour the former NHLer.

The Windsor Minor Hockey Association, where Probert first learned to play the game, held a meeting Wednesday in which honoring the Lakeshore resident was a main topic of business.

“There’s a number of things were looking at doing, but I think one of the things for sure we’ll do is rename our Christmas Novice Tournament in his honour,” said WMHA president Dean Lapierre, who said Probert quietly made several charitable contributions to the organization over the years….

John Hahn, the Detroit Red Wings senior director of communications, said the NHL team is also going through the process of trying to figure out the best way to honour one of the most popular players in club history.

Though he spent seven of his 16 NHL seasons with Chicago, Probert is best known for his years in Detroit.

“It’s still very preliminary at this point, but there have been discussions on what we can do,” Hahn said. “We’ll definitely do something, but we want to the right thing.

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Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

“There’s a number of things were looking at doing, but I think one of the things for sure we’ll do is rename our Christmas Novice Tournament in his honour,” said WMHA president Dean Lapierre, who said Probert quietly made several charitable contributions to the organization over the years.

“It’ll be called the Bob Probert Memorial Tournament.”

Fitting indeed. It’s still kind of a shock. Condolences to his family.

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 07/07/10 at 09:25 PM ET

Speedy's avatar

i encourage any who can attend the viewing to do so.i just returned from todays and was thrilled at the array of photos in the room,both hockey life and home life.besides his wife Danni is incredibly nice and warm in this time of grief.

Posted by Speedy on 07/07/10 at 09:59 PM ET

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Posted by Speedy on 07/07/10 at 08:59 PM ET

I’m glad you got the opportunity to attend, considering how important his influence was on prompting you to make improvements in your own life.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 07/08/10 at 08:19 AM ET

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