Dave Keon's Return

leafsThis may come as a surprise to younger readers of this site, but the Leafs once won the Stanley Cup. In fact, the Stanley Cup banner I'm staring at right now shows we won it eleven times, most recently in 1967.

The Conn Smythe Trophy winner in 1967 was none other than Dave Keon. Keon won four cups with the Leafs in total and is our second highest scorer of all time, at least until Mats Sundin catches him. Keon has also been holding a grudge since Harold Ballard screwed him in the mid 70s. I've read many an article in which Keon was quoted as saying he'd never attend another official Maple Leaf function. He's that bitter.

Never say never. Keon has agreed to appear in Toronto in a pre-game ceremony on February 17 at the Air Canada Centre to honour the 1967 Stanley Cup champion team. I never saw Keon play, but fans from the 60s will tell you he was the greatest Maple Leaf in the history of the franchise. He was also one of the most popular Leafs and it will be great to see him on February 17th.

Let the healing begin. Davey's coming home.


Share this entry

Comments (4 - click here to join in!)

dale

I remember seeing him play during the early-mid 60's & the response he will get on Feb.17th will be nothing you have ever heard before. It will be an awesome night.
Too bad Davey held a grudge for so long - time to get over it.

January 21, 2007 @ 5:47 PM

Tee

Hopefully this will lift the Keon Kurse

January 23, 2007 @ 7:38 PM

Mike Boon

Right, the Keon Kurse.

With the curse lifted, nothing can get in our way... except for that lack of talent thing.

January 24, 2007 @ 1:42 PM

John Jones

The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors are retiring his jersey on Sunday, December 14th and he's going to be their in person to sign autographs. Maybe the Leafs should re-consider their policy of honouring and not retiring numbers and it will all work out.

December 3, 2008 @ 4:15 PM

Leave a comment


Only 4 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!


« The Video For Regina Spektor's Fidelity The Humble & Fred Podcast Returneth »