The death of Bob Probert sent ripples through the hockey world when he passed away suddenly earlier this summer after developing severe chest paints and collapsing while out on his boat with his family. While Probert certainly had his share of demons and subsequent legal troubles that were well documented in the media, Probert was also a kind-hearted individual and well respected on the ice as one of the greatest enforcers to ever lace up in the NHL. He played several seasons with both the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Before his death on July 5, 2010, Probert had been working on a memoir about his life in and out of hockey. After Probert’s death, his wife, Dani, decided to go ahead and publish the memoir under the title “Tough Guy: My Life on the Edge,” which appeared in bookstores earlier this week. To help promote the book, Dani and former teammate Dave Lewis appeared on a local radio morning show to discuss the book and the life of Bob Probert. What ensues is a very honest interview with candid responses from both Lewis and Dani Probert. Check out the entire eight minute interview here.