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.


Chris Stewart Headed to German Leagues

Blues forward Chris Stewart and Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds will be playing in Germany for the duration of the NHL Lockout.

NHL Lockout: Blues Release Season Ticket Holder Plan

The St. Louis Blues have released their season ticket holder lockout plans. They have some interesting options this year.

NHL Lockout: Vladimir Tarasenko's Deal With SKA St. Petersburg Falls Through, Will Report To Peoria

Well, this was unexpected. As my friend David Rogers posted over at The Blue Note Zone, Blues’ prospect Vladimir Tarasenko’s deal with SKA St. Petersburg has hit a snag. And by snag, I mean...

NHL Lockout: Roman Polak Signs Deal With HC Vitkovice

St. Louis Blues defenseman becomes the latest to leave due to the NHL lockout, joining back with Czech League team HC Vitkovice.

Vladimir Tarasenko To Play With SKA St. Petersburg, Ilya Kovalchuk

This really shouldn’t shock anyone, should it? If you have to choose between playing in the AHL and playing with Ilya Kovalchuk and Maxim Afinogenov, who do you pick? Young Blues standout...

Some Blues Looking To Play, May Head Overseas For Lockout

Several members of the St. Louis Blues will be joining the ranks of European teams, with more probably to come.

NHL Lockout Begins, League Plays Nice With Fans

The NHL's released their official statement on the lockout, and it still manages to pretend to almost try to make the fans feel special.

Ahead Of Tonight's Lockout, Blues Make Player Moves

The NHL Lockout starts tonight at 11:00 Central Time, so the Blues had some decisions to make about younger talent. Many NHL caliber players will be suiting up for the Peoria Rivermen this season.

Gary Bettman "Feels Terrible" About NHL Lockout

The NHL owners and Commissioner Gary Bettman seem to be more dismissive of the players' concerns than ever as professional hockey seems destined for a lockout.

Detroit Red Wings Sign Former Blues Defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo

The Detroit Red Wings have signed former Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to a two year $5 million contract.

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