By Dave Bidini
Hockey is the lens in which we see our lives—how we degree correct and incorrect, how we comprehend our hopes and fears. So it used to be for Dave Bidini in 1974, the final yr Dave Keon performed in Toronto. In a brand new grade in a brand new college, Bidini came across himself the sufferer of a bully—a depredation he might comprehend purely by way of considering what the Leafs dauntless captain went via online game after game.
Throughout his twenty-two-year profession, Keon used to be simply in a single hockey struggle, in his final video game as a Leaf on April 22, 1974. It used to be in this day that the eleven-year-old Bidini determined to struggle again, an get together that the author appears again on with breathtaking braveness and honesty. yet whereas Bidini might stay a blue-blooded Leafs fan into maturity, Keon grew to become estranged from the franchise with which he’d gained 4 Stanley Cups, woman Byngs, and the 1st ever Conn Smythe Trophy in 1967.
Told in narratives—one from the viewpoint of the younger Bidini turning out to be up in Toronto within the early 70s and one from the point of view of the fellow searching for his absent hero—Keon and Me tells not just the tale of a hockey icon who has haunted Toronto for many years, yet of a existence lived in parallel to Keon’s. It’s the tale of cultural switch, an account of the tribulations of the NHL’s such a lot cherished (and so much despised) franchise within the many years considering the fact that Keon left lower than a cloud, and so much of all, it's a tale of transforming into up, with the entire knowledge and unhappiness that imparts.
Part ode to a mythical hockey participant, half memoir, Keon and Me captures what all of us cherish within the online game we like and the significance of the innocence we hang to lengthy after the cheers have light.
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