One of the reasons Gord Downie was such a beloved Canadian is the stories he told through his music. Would anyone have remembered the story of Maple Leaf Bill Barilko without the song Fifty Mission Cap?
Bill Barilko disappeared that summer,
He was on a fishing trip.
The last goal he ever scored
Won the Leafs the cup
They didn’t win another until 1962,
The year he was discovered.
Last night the Leafs paid tribute by lowering Barilko’s jersey at the ACC
Watch The Tragically Hip perform it on their final tour