- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; First Edition edition (Oct. 26 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1443404616
- ISBN-13: 978-1443404617
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 499 g
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #162,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Tough Guy Hardcover – Oct 26 2010
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“Bobby Probert was a beauty. He was not just a teammate, he was my buddy. As tough as he was on the ice, off the ice he was a humble guy with a great sense of humour. I’m glad he got this chance to tell his story.” --- Doug Gilmour
About the Author
Bob Probert, born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, was a winger with the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks between 1985 and 2002. A loving husband to Dani and a dedicated father to their four children, Probert supported many local charities and twice visited the troops in Afghanistan. He died suddenly on July 5, 2010, while boating with his family near Windsor. He was forty-five.
RON MACLEAN, host of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada for 28 years, began his broadcasting career in 1978 as an all-night DJ in Red Deer, Alberta. In 1984, he moved to Calgary to host Calgary Flames telecasts. MacLean joined CBC in 1986, where he hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs’ telecasts on HNIC, before becoming the full-time national host, and popular co-host of "Coach’s Corner" with Don Cherry in 1987. He has also hosted CBC’s coverage of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, the World Cup of Hockey, the Calgary Stampede and Battle of the Blades. MacLean has been recognized with ten Gemini Awards for excellence on television. The co-author of the bestseller Cornered, he lives with his his wife, Cari, in Oakville, Ontario. Follow him on Twitter @RonMacLeanCBC and @hometownhockey_.
KIRSTIE MCLELLAN DAY ranks among the top hockey book writers in the world thanks to the three national bestsellers: Theo Fleury’s #1 bestselling memoir Playing with Fire, Bob Probert’s Tough Guy and Ron MacLean’s Cornered. She's currently working with Marty McSorley on his upcoming Hellbent. Her other books include Above and Beyond, a comprehensive family and business history of cable magnate J.R. Shaw; Under the Mat, a memoir with Diana Hart of the Hart wrestling family; and No Remorse, a true-crime novel. Kirstie is a mother of five and lives with her husband, television producer Larry Day, in Calgary. Together they own one of Canada’s most successful television companies, Pyramid Productions. Visit her online at www.kirstiemclellanday.com and follow her on Twitter @kmclellanday.
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To the Probert family Tierney,Declyn,Jack,Brogan THANK YOU. & to that beautiful lady Dani - THANK YOU for sharing Bob's & your story. (AND to Dan & Leslie THANK YOU for trying your best)
There had to have been lot of good times with his family or why would they have stuck together.
When he mentioned how he didn't believe it was a shock for Tiger Woods wife and Sandra Bullock because they would have known who they married & basically saying Dani knew who he was. I was blown away. Why would he want his kids to know about his cheating???
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