Throwback Thursday: Metro Times, November 12 -18, 1986.


This week's edition comes from Volume 7, Number 5 for the week of November 12 through 18, 1986.  Today we're going to look at the cover story, which highlights Joe Kocer, former right wing for the Detroit Red Wings. Joe Kocur was best known for his physical play as one of the most penalized players in NHL history, clocking in a career total of 2519 penalty minutes. He was known as one half of the "Bruise Brothers," the other being Bob Probert when playing for the Detroit Red Wings. 

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.