I grew up in the 80's with split allegiances. I loved the Gretzky/Messier led Oilers, but my first favourite team was always the Detroit Red Wings (back when they were terrible in the early pre-Yzerman 80's and onwards).
And Bob Probert was a big part of those Red Wings later in the decade and he's still the toughest fighter in the history of the league if I do say so myself. Who can forget his legendary battles with Marty McSorley, Wendel Clark and Tie Domi? He was a superstar back when fighters were considered stars.
Unfortunately, Bob Probert passed away today at the very young age of 45.
Here are two of the great scraps he had with Tie Domi in 1992.