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Weakerthans' Samson welcomes NHL back home

Updated: June 15, 2011, 1:22 PM ET
By Dave Wilson

John K. Samson's band, the Weakerthans, are quintessentially Winnipeg.

Author Dave Bidini, in the Globe and Mail, called Winnipeg's people and their city "sad and beautiful" and the Weakerthans the city's "most honest, if not its greatest, band."

Samson has written songs expressly about hockey players ("Elegy for Gump Worsley," "Petition," a petition in song form to lobby for Reggie "The Rifle" Leach to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame) and even curling ...

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