Emagine Screens 'Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story' This Weekend

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 04/09/2019 - 15:54

Emagine Theatre in Saline will screen "Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story" this weekend.

Geordie Day's documentary portrays Bob Probert, the late Red Wings tough guy and hockey star who dominated hockey headlines in the 1980s and 1990s as the NHL's "heavyweight champion."

In 1987-88, at age 22, the Windsor-born Probert scored 29 goals and garrnered 398 penalty minutes. He also led all Red Wings in post-season scoring. When Probert faced other NHL tough guys, the pre-game stories sometimes focused on the expected fight for the unofficial heavyweight crown.

Probert also struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction. He was arrested at the border with cocaine in his underwear. The Detroit Red Wings declined to offer Probert a contract after he crashed his motorcycle into a car in West Bloomfield in 1994. He finished his career with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Probert died at the age of 45.

The film opens at 8:35 p.m., Thursday, and has several showtimes Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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