With the unfortunate passing of Bob Probert yesterday, IASID has dropped its gloves and thrown down the top 15 tough guys in Red Wings history. You wouldn’t catch me mouthing off to any of these maniacs in a dark alley behind Joe Louis Arena.
9. Vladimir Konstantinov – 1991-1997 – Vlady was meant to be Yzerman and Fedorov’s body guard for many more than six years. He would have been had he not been in the wrong spot at the wrong time.
1. Bob Probert – 1985-1994 – Stevie Y’s personal protector. This guy made sure other teams stayed away from the captain. You can’t say enough for the way he stuck up for teammates. Hopefully people will be able to put his shortcomings to the side when they remember him.