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Bob Probert, RIP (1965-2010) – Vintage Red Wings Poster

July 7, 2010

The sudden death of former Detroit Red Wing enforcer Bob Probert has shocked the sports world. His death came on the afternoon of Monday July 5th. Bob and his family were on his boat in Lake St.Clair, near Windsor, Ontario when Probert collapsed around 2pm and was pronounced dead later that day in hospital.

Bob Probert 1992 Starline Poster - $19.95

Probert was drafted 43rd by the Red Wings in 1983, the same year they chose Steve Yzerman 4th overall. He played for the Red Wings from 1985-1994, when he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, where he retired in 2002. Over his career he racked up 384 points (163 goals and 221 assists). But what he was really known for were his bone crushing fights. Racking up 3300 penalty minutes and an amazing 303 fights over a 17 year career.

Bob was feared by anyone who ever laced up against him and praised by his team mates, who were greats such as Steve Yzerman, Chris Osgood and Sergei Fedorov. He went toe to toe countless times with greats such as Wendel Clark, Marty McSorley and Tie Domi to defend any of his team mates. Bob was always known for his stamina when squaring off with an opponent, and as the great Wendel Clark once said, “He started slow, but always finished strong”, which made him a very dangerous fighter.

As much as he was known for his iron fists on the ice, he was one of the nicest, most loved people off the ice. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten.


RIP Bob Probert  1965-2010

Chicago Blackhawks Winter Classic Team Poster

February 19, 2009

Celebrate one of the most unique, fun, exciting days in Chicago Blackhawks history! From shallow center field at legendary Wrigley Field, it’s…NHL hockey?!?!? Yes, this spectacular photo takes you back to the morning of January 1, 2009, when the venerable home of the Chicago Cubs was transformed into a hockey rink for the league’s annual Winter Classic New Year’s Day outdoor game. With a dreamlike background of the outfield bleachers and classic scoreboard, this image gives you the home-field Chicago Blackhawks team in all its glory, decked out in the rare retro jerseys. All the stars are here: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Brent Seabrook, Martin Havlat, Andrew Ladd, Christobal Huet, Nikolai Khabibulin, Kris Versteeg, Brian Campbell, Duncan Keith, coach Joel Quenneville, and the rest!

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From the world’s leading sports photography marketer, Photo File Inc., this is a high-quality, fully-licensed 16″x20″ print, published on heavy photographic stock, adorned with the official 2009 Winter Classic logo, and affixed with an official NHL Properties holographic logo for authenticity.

2009 Winter Classic Game At Wrigley Field

January 26, 2009

Commemorating one of the most remarkable days in the life of Wrigley Field, and one of the most amazing events in Chicago Blackhawks history! Now a New Year’s Day tradition, the NHL scheduled its 2009 Winter Classic in a stadium known for nearly a century of joyous days under the hot afternoon sun, but never for winter sports. Few could envision how the grand old park would look decked out for hockey on a winter’s afternoon. However, when it was all said and done (despite the game’s result, a loss to the hated Detroit Red Wings), all who saw it could certainly say: this was AMAZING!

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From photographer Rob Arra’s legendary Everlasting Images collection, this spectacular print takes you back to that unique afternoon in Wrigleyville, giving you a breathtaking inside view of the scene during the pre-game festivities, with the players lined up at their respective blue lines for the singing of the National Anthem. From the normally lush green playing field now turned snow-white, to the fans packed with parka-wearing fanatics, to the familiar Wrigley Field features, to the rooftop parties across the street, to the Chicago skyline in the distance, it’s all here! Whether you were there in person on that wonderful winter day, are a serious Blackhawks or Red Wings fan, or are a lover of that legendary hockey arena called Wrigley Field, this is for you. Complete with sharp white border, commemorative title, and official NHL and Winter Classic logos, this is both a beautiful work of photographic sports art for your wall, and a valuable collector’s item for years to come.

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