Jeff Ponder

Jeff Ponder
I joined TheHockeyWriters in January 2012 while serving as a St. Louis Blues media member during the 2011-12 season. Currently, I am the Blues writer for InsideSTL.com and CBS Sports Radio 920. I have reported for two NHL drafts and am a 2014-15 NHL media member.


Recent Articles by Jeff

Duncan Keith find himself back in Norris Trophy contention with over 50 points on the season. - Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr

Hockey News: Keith Leads Hawks to Win; Sharks to Hire DeBoer

The NHL’s postseason ice-time leader does not seem fazed by his long shifts. Duncan Keith, who averages 31:49 of ice time per contest, played a key role in the Chicago […]

by · May 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos - Photo By Andy Martin Jr

Hockey News: Lightning Take 3-2 Series Lead; Devils to Speak with Bylsma

It was troublesome for Tampa Bay Lightning when captain Steven Stamkos had just three assists through the first eight postseason games. The slow start seems all but a distant memory […]

by · May 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Brett Kulak has the potential to develop into a Duncan Keith type blueliner (Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

Hockey News: Blackhawks Tie Series; Jim Hiller Joining Leafs

When Antoine Vermette scored the double-overtime, series-tying goal in Game 4, Kimmo Timonen and Brent Seabrook received a plus rating to add to their stats. For Seabrook, the goal came during his […]

by · May 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Mike Babcock (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Leafs Hire Babcock; Lightning Go up 2-1

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the Mike Babcock Sweepstakes. It was announced yesterday that Babcock signed a monstrous eight-year, $50 million contract with the Canadian team. That would have […]

by · May 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Hockey News: Babcock Updates; Ducks Win WCF Opener

Depending on who you talk to, Mike Babcock is up for 30 NHL coaching jobs next season. After the Detroit Red Wings were ousted out of the playoffs, Babcock’s future […]

by · May 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
The Blues have a long offseason ahead (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2014-15 St. Louis Blues; Dissecting the Leadership Part III

The 1999 Dallas Stars were one of the most versatile, preponderate clubs assembled on the ice in the last 20 years. From shooting-ace Brett Hull to swift-skating Mike Modano to snarky […]

by · May 13, 2015 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
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Hockey News: The Ben Bishop Roller Coaster Continues

His smile was as big as a kid in a candy store. Although Ben Bishop was born in Denver, he called St. Louis his home. The not-so-averaged-sized teenager muscled his […]

by · May 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Hockey News: 3-0 Not as Big a Hole as Before; Callahan to Undergo Surgery

When your team is facing a 3-0 deficit, you may as well look back on the season and reminisce about the good times. Or maybe you should continue to look […]

by · May 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Hockey News: Flames Run Ends; Caps & Rangers to Meet in Game 7

With one swipe of the stick, the Calgary Flames saw their magical run come to a close. At 2:26 of overtime, Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry won a battle in […]

by · May 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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The 2014-15 St. Louis Blues; Dissecting the Leadership Part II

It has certainly been a ride for Ken Hitchcock and the St. Louis Blues. For the better part of four seasons, Hitchcock has been the man behind the home bench […]

by · May 11, 2015 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Bishop has shined with the Lightning (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Parenteau a Playoff Hero; 2 Elimination Games Today

He is a late bloomer who reached the 50-goal plateau in the QMJHL. He had just five NHL games played before 2009-10, despite being drafted in 2001. This right winger […]

by · May 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Jay Beagle's goal in the Capitals 1-0 win over New York handed the Rangers an NHL playoff record. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Rangers, Canadiens on the Brink of Elimination

Talk about a bracket buster. According to NHL.com, more than one of every four brackets filled out in the NHL Bracket Challenge picked the New York Rangers to win the […]

by · May 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web