Who's better than Probert?
Name 10 guys who you think could be ranked as high as or higher than Bob Probert, any era. If you can't come up with 10, name 5. If you feel Probert is # 1all time, just indicate he's the best and why. If you think Donald Brashear, Dave Brown, George Laraque, Tony Twist, Stu Grimson, or any other guy not mentioned is better list them and the reasons why. Pretty simple fair way to truly measure who is the best frikkin enforcer of all time...
What the fuk is up with all these Probert threads lately? He is the greatest of all-time and would win a 10 fight series versus Brashear with both at there prime.
Member of the exclusive 18,000 post club!
8th most posts on HF!
RIP Bob Probert
RIP Derek Boogarrd
RIP Rick Rypien
RIP Wade Belak
|The Following User Says Thank You to Killah_punk For This Useful Post:|
|The Following User Says Thank You to KnucklesNilan For This Useful Post:|
Of course this has been beaten to death...I also agree nice avatar BTW. This is in response to the other thread. I wanted to give an opportunity to the folks who actually believe Probert is not #1. Pretty simple...Yay or nay for Probert...
|The Following User Says Thank You to ProbieRules For This Useful Post:|
Yes, some guys would give him a run for his money but at the end of the day he fought the best and beat them.
The others like Brown, Wilson, Gillies, Laraque, and Brashear all have black marks on their record for one reason or another. Probert covers all angles for strength, intimidation, balance, switching hands, power punch, taking a punch, fairness, tying up, and pretty much any other category, the guy had it all and the record to prove it. If not for off ice issues, I have no doubt his legacy would be even stronger.
Just about all the others in the top 20 with a few exceptions, had the opportunity to beat Probert and failed.
A prime Probert is the champ until proven otherwise.
Elusive Member of The 3,000 Post Club!
Il sum it up like this
Any heavy could be another on a given night (its the nature of the business) but you know who will win "most" of the time in a series and Probie figures heavily in most series imo
The thing is that if he *LOST* the fight in his prime, get ready b!tches --- He was coming full force with a bullseye on for you and he wanted (usually got) his revenge, Probert didt take losses easily, he usually avenged them in style, he was a great fighter
To the theme of Rudy Ray Moore's ' Shine '.
Twas the night of the cup finals
in the redwings home town.
Riding on a fluffy white cloud
Jesus Christ the savior came down.
" Im here to take the cup
of this highly contested run "
A yelling was heard in the distance
' Over my dead body son! '
He stood 6 foot 3
scared the crap out
of other enforcers of all times!
" Im Forever #1 all time
and I will pound you into the ground "
Christ cracked his nuckles
lightning filled skies were abound
They squared off in the Joe,
this was for the belt of all time!
Probie had a lot of work to do
so he snorted an extra line
" You end here Christ
my minions will see it through!
When Im done
nobody will even remember you! "
Christ replied ' Thanks
for the condolences Bob
but I dont think your half the man
to finish the job '.
Probert swung first
Jesus dodged to the left
Probert viewed the Son of God
as a Matt Cooke type pest.
" Just let me get ahold
of you with just one mighty right "
Jesus replied ' Keep trying, we have
3 full periods for this here fight "
The Refs and the linesmen
all stood taken aback.
Scotty Bowman was behind the bench
having a heart attack.
First period ended Probert was tired
his face covered in sweat.
Jesus stood aside
gave the poor champ a much needed rest.
The bell sounded
it was time for period number 2.
Probert was swinging all over the place
and found nothing to connect to.
Probert sat back
and gave this fight serious concern.
the title belt something
this guy doesnt deserve to earn.
So when the third period started
Probert sat back with a smile
" Come and get it Jesus,
Come at me my style! "
So Jesus lead off with
a thunder roaring left.
His fist found its target
dead center of Proberts chest.
All through the Joe, you could
hear the crowd gasping in despair.
The champion, their man
knocked across the ice gasping for air.
There lay probert with a
wicked evil grin.
This man was just laughing at Jesus
while Jesus closed in.
When Jesus came close
he learned something new.
Even with his back on the ice
Proberts suckerpunch ran through.
his testicles in his throat!
That hard core right from Probert
certainly was no joke.
Jesus fell to his knees
and then on his face..
Center ice cracked in half
and shook the whole place!
Probert laughed and then
Skated over to the slain prey.
He wore a **** eating grin
he would still take the belt home this day.
" Jesus, you should have
never come here!
My congregation has numbers
ones that should be feared!
Win loose or draw its always
for my fun.
I know I will always be
chosen #1 "
Probert took his belt, Skated the cup
for he had won the day.
He knew in his heart
His belt could never be taken away.
12-21-12, no zombies.. this sucks!
Last edited by djaye; 04-04-2012 at 09:38 PM.
Jesus Christ just got his ass kicked by Bob Probert!
But he would never bail.
Grateful Dead jam of the week: UPDATED 5/12/13
May '77 Morning Dew
"Now... we can fight as warriors... hand to hand... it is the basis of all combat. Only a fool trusts his life to a weapon." - Metal Gear Solid, 1998
Goon, you hit on the other major quality he had in his approach to the fighting part of his game. Pride.
He took great pride in doing his best against the rest of the league and if he was beaten in a fight, he seldom looked for excuses. He looked for reasons. Reasons to win a rematch against the guy that beat him.
By the way, I am not a part of any congregation of Probert supporters, hell, I don't even know where his church is.
Leave it all on the ice. Don't hold anything back.
|The Following User Says Thank You to Maggie3and Me For This Useful Post:|
GOON 21 (04-08-2012)