MISSISSAUGA — They retired Dave Keon's number on Sunday.
No, it wasn't the familiar No. 14 he wore for 15 NHL seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Keon will not allow the Leafs to honour that number because he is still bitter toward the team for reasons he has never explained in detail.
“No, I don't have any interest in that,” Keon said about any possible recognition from the Leafs.
“They've been aware of that for some time,” he added, and said the team knows enough not to ask if he would ever agree to a special night: “No, I think they're a lot smarter than that.”