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.
A large metro area, business support, Northern and Canadian transplants - the same reasons the Thrashers should have succeeded are the same reasons that the NHL could look to try this experiment again.