While doing a little reading about Bob Probert — I referenced him in a story recently — I came across this interesting article. What really captured my attention was the paragraph below. I wonder if the hard-core hockey fans agree or disagree.
One of the Big Myths in sports spread by the media is that “hockey goons are really the nicest guys in sports.” A few may indeed be friendly, but the role often attracts large, violent young men from disturbed homes who channel their aggression into a sub-genre of a sport for personal profit and public amusement. When they are used up, like all athletes, they are cast aside.