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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.

Kevin Shattenkirk heading to SM-liiga's TPS

Kevin Shattenkirk's just the next player in a long line who have headed to Europe to stay in shape during the NHL's lockout.

Jaroslav Halak to play in German Bundesliga

Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak will be joining Lausitzer of the German Bundesliga, starting as early as this Friday.

Cam Janssen organizes Blues charity game

Cam Janssen's a tough guy on the ice, but off the ice his charity work for victims of Hurricane Sandy is showing that he and the current and former Blues players participating have hearts of gold.

David Backes is still involved with the CBA talks

The captain of the St. Louis Blues is still a vital part of the group of NHLPA members working toward a resolution of the current CBA negotiation problems

Blues' forward Steen suffers a thigh tear

Great news for Blues fans -- a player who missed a majority of last season due to injury gets injured while playing for his Swedish team during the NHL lockout. Of course Alex Steen'd get hurt. Why think otherwise?

Blues, Preds alumni lacing up for charity

It's come to this: former members of the St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators will be playing in a scrimmage for Hurricane Sandy relief.

NHL officially withdraws last CBA offer

Forget any hopes of getting full value out of your season tickets -- the NHL has withdrawn their last CBA offer, which means that the season will be a short one. gives Tarasenko some love

Vladimir Tarasenko makes ESPN's Top 20 Prospects Outside NHL. More reasons for Blues fans to be excited, whenever the season manages to start.

Should the NHL try for an 82 game season?

With a month gone, is it really that good of an idea to try to cram in a full schedule?

Chris Stewart to play for Czech Extraliga

The second tier German leagues weren't challenging enough for Chris Stewart, who leaves Monday for the Czech Extraliga.