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

(Rob Grabowski, USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Winnik to Pens; Sekera to Kings; Kane out up to 3 Months

A lot has happened in the past 24 hours. Get caught up right here. Penguins are aggressive this deadline yet again by acquiring Daniel Winnik. [ESPN] Winnik discusses leaving Toronto […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
(Photo credit: Kenneth Laws-THW)

Commentary: Stadium Series Should Be an Event, Not an Afterthought

Saturday evening was just another night for me. I ate an early dinner, shaved and headed to the Scottrade Center to cover the Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues game […]

by · February 24, 2015 · 4 comments · News/Commentary, Winter Classic
Jaden Schwartz has only been coached by Ken Hitchcock in the NHL.  (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Ryan Miller Leaves Game with Injury; Pekka Rinne Deserves the Vezina

Here’s your NHL news and notes for Monday, Feb. 23. Ryan Miller left Sunday’s game with an apparent leg injury. [National Post] Zemgus Girgensons may have the assist of the […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Kings and Sharks Go Outdoors; Sam Bennett Returns to OHL

Here’s the biggest news and notes from the weekend: Kings top Sharks in Stadium Series. [Fox Sports West] Did you miss the NHL’s video explaining enhanced stats? Detailed explanation here. […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Nick Schultz (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Nick Schultz Inks a Deal; Two Teams Top No-Trade Lists

Here’s some news and notes from around the NHL. The Flyers re-signed defenseman Nick Schultz. [Today’s Slapshot] Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin collided with the boards, left Wednesday night’s game. [Puck […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Steve Montador passed away on Sunday at the age of 35.
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Jonathan Daniel

Hockey News: Remembering Steve Montador; Franson, Santorelli Come Home

Afraid you missed some big moments in the NHL over the weekend? Here’s the hot topics. Sadly, Steve Montador was found dead in his apartment. Former teammate Stephen Weiss remembers […]

by · February 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Fan-Run Blues Newspaper Still Providing Insight, Tradition 20 Years Later

Fan-Run Blues Newspaper Still Providing Insight, Tradition 20 Years Later

On a cold December night in 1995, a young St. Louis Blues fan scurries into the Kiel Center to catch his beloved team face off with the Calgary Flames. The […]

Evander Kane [photo: Amy Irvin]

Hockey News: Kane Traded to Buffalo; Enroth a Star

Check out these hockey links that fill you in on the NHL action from the past 24 hours. Evander Kane has been traded to the Buffalo Sabres, ending the long-running […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Can Henrik Lundqvist complete that last step for the New York Rangers? Russ Cohen answers that question and more. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Henrik Lundqvist Speaks About Injury; Patrik Elias Reaches 400

Here is what you may have missed in the past 24 hours in the world of hockey. Henrik Lundqvist speaks about his injury. Nothing here to say except yikes. [SB Nation] Are […]

by · February 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Improving the NHL All-Star Game: Ultimate Fantasy Hockey

When the NHL introduced the new All-Star Game format in 2011, fans around the League were abuzz. Nicklas Lidstrom and Eric Staal were the captains, and they were set to […]

Ken Hitchcock answered questions from Blues fans on Tuesday (TSN Photography)

Ken Hitchcock Continues to Surpass Milestones

There was a change in the St. Louis Blues to open the 2011-12 season. A year after the acquisition of starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak, the Blues added veteran free agents […]

by · January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Coaching, St Louis Blues
Elliott is now the team's No. 1 goaltender (Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports)

Brian Elliott Quietly Becoming Franchise’s Best Goaltender

The St. Louis Blues have employed many greats in net over the years. The list includes Glenn Hall, Mike Liut, Curtis Joseph, Grant Fuhr and … Brian Elliott? It’s true, […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending, St Louis Blues