Author and musician Dave Bidini poses for a portrait in Toronto on Thursday, September 30, 2010. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan)
As the NHL season opens, millions of long-suffering Toronto Maple Leafs fans begin their annual trudge toward another disappointing spring. At least that's the way it's been since 1967, when a quick, diminutive, exquisitely skilled Dave Keon, led the Leafs to their fourth Stanley Cup in six years. Musician and hockey writer Dave Bidini went on a quest to explore the enigma of Dave Keon, who has been estranged from the Toronto Maple Leafs -- and from the city that idolized him -- for the past four decades. Dave Bidini will be Michael's guest, to talk about his new book, Keon and Me: My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs.
Dave Keon waves as he steps on the ice during a ceremony honouring the 1967 Stanley Cup Championship team prior to the Maple Leafs game against the Edmonton Oilers in Toronto, Saturday February 17, 2007. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris) CANADA