An early Christmas gift to the hockey fan, especially the hockey fight fan, is in store on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. Over a seventeen year career for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, Bob Probert was the most feared player in the NHL. His presence and fighting ability were legendary, but with that came addiction to drugs and alcohol. His death in July 2010 sent shockwaves throughout the league as all of the excess and abuse unfortunately caught up to him. My guest shares his experience detailing the man, myth and legend in an upcoming documentary titled, Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story. Filmmaker Geordie Day delves into the making of this film, the challenges he faced, the genesis of how it all came together and what’s the message he wants the people to come away with watching this movie. It’s an in-depth look on one of the most polarizing athletes of the past thirty years (and for some, may never heard of), but you’ll have your chance to get to know more about the man they called, ‘Probie’ on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 44)
For more on my guest, please visit his Twitter account at: https://twitter.com/geordieday?lang=en
To view the trailer to Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE9_YEaAtCQ
Music by Bensound.