Returning to Canada not always smooth

It took 15 years for the Jets, but my band's adventure had its own travails

Originally Published: August 24, 2011
By Duff McKagan | Special to ESPN.com

Many of you probably are already well aware that the great city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has finally gotten an NHL hockey team back. After 15 years without the Jets, the little prairie city had at last received the good news in the spring that the Atlanta Thrashers were moving north.

I haven't been to Canada for a few years now. I do live in Seattle, and thus, only about 80 miles from the border, but playing rock shows up there is really only worth it if you have a string of dates ...

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