Laura Astorian

Thrashers Contributor

A native of St. Louis, MO, Laura adopted the Atlanta Thrashers as her Eastern Conference team from their inception. In attendance since the very first game, Laura was won over by the Thrashers. This, coupled with her love of the Blues, drug her into blogging feet first. Laura can be writes irreverent and occasionally insightful commentary on both the St. Louis Blues and Atlanta Thrashers on her own blog, Thrashing the Blues. She is the temporary site manager of Birdwatchers Anonymous while Falconer is away, and can often be found at her home away from home, St. Louis Game Time.


Hockey Night In Canada’s Jim Hughson Thinks Atlanta Hockey Fans Are Dumb

HNIC set off a firestorm of criticism after in-game Atlanta bashing during the Jets' 5-1 Atlanta-esque loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Kennesaw State Owls Ice Hockey Season Preview

Metro Atlanta's most successful college hockey program, the Kennesaw State University hockey team, starts their season on September 16th. Let's look at see what's in store for the season.

Former Atlanta Thrashers Assistant Coach Brad McCrimmon Killed In KHL Plane Crash

Brad McCrimmon, who was an assistant coach with the Atlanta Thrashers from 2003-2008, is feared dead in a Russian plane crash that killed a majority of the KHL team Lokomotiv. Confirmation on a...

SportsNet Photography Photo Shoot Needs Thrashers Fans Tomorrow Morning

It's become a frustrating cycle for fans of Atlanta's former hockey team: well meaning events are put together either with minimal notice or at inconvenient times, making the turnout smaller than...

Kennesaw State University Hockey Team Releases Bruins-esque Logo

For those of you who are still licking your wounds regarding the moving of the Thrashers to Winnipeg, there is still hockey in Atlanta. Actually, there's still successful hockey, which might come...

ECHL Gwinnett Gladiators Have Revealed Their NHL Affiliate

For fans of Atlanta’s “old” (I prefer “recently departed”) hockey team, this will be one of two things: a bitter reminder of the futility of hockey in non-traditional markets, or...

Eric Boulton (And John Erskine) Picked As Puck Daddy's Fight Of The Year

It's been rough going for Thrasher fans recently, but one of the roughest parts about the team leaving is that we'll never get to see this awesomeness again:↵↵Best of luck to Eric...

Winnipeg NHL Franchise Releases Pre-Season Schedule; Thrashers Fans Have Two Chances To Road Trip

Some Thrashers fans have expressed interest in seeing their team (or what once was their team) play next season, presumably for one more chance to wear the jersey and give themselves a chance to...

Don Waddell Spoke To Over Twenty Interested Groups, According To AJC

The most insulting thing about this story isn't that Don Waddell is still employed by the Atlanta Spirit Group, but that the individuals who were constantly in the news as expressing interest were...

Thrashers Winnipeg Relocation Finally Official After NHL Board Of Governors Approval

In what was clearly expected to be a final formality in the deal to send the Thrashers up to Winnipeg, the Board of Governors voted today to approve both the sale of the team to True North Sports...

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