Two Things: on the Sunday’s Probert Ride and Caputo/Samuelssen on the Wings’ draft performance

Of brief Red Wings-related note this morning:

  1. The CTV News Windsor posted an article discussing the excellent participation in the annual Bob Probert Ride:

The annual Bob Probert Ride is being called a success. More than 1,500 people took part in the motorcycle ride across Windsor-Essex on Sunday.

The 9th annual ride supports cardiac services and equipment across the region and has raised more than $1-million to date.

It’s named after former hockey tough guy Bob Probert, who spent the majority of his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings. Probert died July 5, 2010.

Edmonton Oilers NHL forward Zack Kassian was one of the ride captains this year. Kassian, a Windsor native, says he has fond memories of Probert.

“He was a big, loving guy you know that cared about his family, a good person,” says Kassian. “Obviously he went through his struggles, but (I remember) it’s the things he accomplished on the ice as one of the premier enforcers that could play the game and score goals — but at the end of the day he was a good family man.”

2. Also, the Oakland Press’s Pat Caputo and 97.1 the Ticket’s Jamie Samuelssen appeared on Fox 2’s SportsWorks on Sunday night, and both gentlemen discussed the Red Wings’ 2019 NHL Draft performance:

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