Laura Astorian

Hockey Editor

A native of St. Louis, MO, Laura has been living in Atlanta, GA since 1993. It was a hockey wasteland, and Laura - a Blues fan from age 8 - got by with newspaper clippings her family sent her about the Blues and NHL94. In 1999 the Thrashers came to town, and she was a fan from the first game through their very last. This, coupled with her love of the Blues, drug her into blogging feet first. Laura writes irreverent and occasionally insightful commentary on the St. Louis Blues (and formerly the Atlanta Thrashers) on her own blog, Thrashing the Blues. She contributed to Birdwatchers Anonymous, but more often than not can be found at her home away from home, St. Louis Game Time, where she writes the weekly(ish) feature Tuesdays With Hildy.


Vladimir Tarasenko Scores Two In SKA Win

Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko won't be fighting for playing time in St. Petersburg if his goal scoring keeps up.

Ken Hitchcock To Host Coaching Seminars

Blues' head coach and Jack Adams winner Ken Hitchcock wants to teach community coaches how to be a bench boss like he is. Defense first hockey will be sweeping St. Louis shortly.

Vladimir Sobotka Lighting Up The Czech League

He might be a third line player at best in the NHL, but in the Czech Extraliga, he's a superstar.

FoxSports Midwest May Air Peoria Rivermen Games

FoxSports Midwest, the Blues' TV affiliate, may be airing a few games of the AHL's Peoria Rivermen during the lockout.

NHL Cancels Remaining Preseason Games

If you were in the market for some preseason NHL hockey, well, scratch it off of your to-do list.

John Davidson to Leave St. Louis Blues

Blues' president of hockey operations John Davidson will be leaving the team due to a contract buyout.

The Blues' Biggest Rival: The Blackhawks

Nearly all of the Central Division teams share an element of rivalry with the Blues, but one has stood out over the years as the biggest of them all: the Chicago Blackhawks.

Blues' Forward Alex Steen To Play For Modo

The Blues forward will be joining Modo in Sweden for the duration of the NHL lockout.

St. Louis Blues' Front Office Lays Off Twenty

The lockout's hitting the office workers of the NHL franchises maybe the hardest of all.

Mike McKenna's New Mask Is STL In Equipment Form

Daveart.com's outdone themselves with Mike McKenna's stunning new mask.

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