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What Probert Could Have Been

from Jim Kelley of Sportsnet,

Even in his post-hockey life, a period when he discovered the joys of family and the rewards of a solid marriage and a network of caring friends, one got the sense that Probert, a near perfect blend of size, speed, gifted touch and physical ability to play the game anyway you wanted to play it, was still mentally tortured by the conflict of who he was when measured against what others expected him to be.

It’s understandable. If one were looking for an appropriate inscription for the stone that should forever mark his spot it could easily be: “Peace at Last”.

But it could also be “He Could Have Been”...

And there lies both the tragedy and the reality of the life of Robert A. Probert.

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