Jeff Ponder | @jponder94

I was a member of St. Louis Blues media during the 2011-12 season. Currently, I am the Blues Lead Writer for, while also being the host of Bash Brothers Podcast, a monthly NHL podcast, found on Stitcher and iTunes. I also am the creator of

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Recent Articles by Jeff

Steen returned to the lineup last week but couldn't help the Blues overcome a 6-game skid  (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

St. Louis Blues Singing Same Old Tune

It was the same old story for the 2005-06 St. Louis Blues Tuesday night. After attempting 80 shots — 29 on net, 26 blocked and 25 missed the net altogether […]

by · April 9, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
The acquisition of Miller could mean Elliott will play elsewhere next season (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Video: Miller Saving Blues Defense

When St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong swung a monumental deal at the end of February to bring in goaltender Ryan Miller, the intention was to accompany a steady […]

by · April 2, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Backes already has 16 goals this season (Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE)

David Backes Finding Next Level

The Toronto Maple Leafs discovered just how colossal David Backes’ game can be. Tuesday night, the St. Louis Blues captain scorched the Leafs for three goals, including an empty netter […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Elliott made 20 saves in the Blues' 2-1 win against the Jets on Tuesday (Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

Brian Elliott Playing for Future

The Blues swung a blockbuster deal in late February to bring in star goaltender Ryan Miller to gear the team up for a long playoff run. General manager Doug Armstrong […]

by · March 24, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
(Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues’ Depth Powers Past Tarasenko Injury

The St. Louis Blues proved Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets that scoring by committee is a philosophy that stays with the roster, no matter the injury or trade. The […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
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Behind the Numbers: Steve Ott a Premier Faceoff Man

The loss of Vladimir Sobotka at the end of January put a hole in the St. Louis Blues’ offense in more ways than one. It forced coach Ken Hitchcock to […]

by · March 13, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
The acquisition of Miller could mean Elliott will play elsewhere next season (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Goaltender Homecoming in St. Louis

Homecoming games have always been the most exciting contests for high school football players. You get to run out onto the field with your classmates and family cheering you on […]

Ryan Miller has been the subject of many trade rumors (Photo by Andy Martin Jr)

Ryan Miller: The Final Piece for the Blues?

Since I was a young boy watching the Blues roll out dangerous scoring threats like Brendan Shanahan and Brett Hull, my father, Stan, has always been the curmudgeon when it […]

Halak has been linked to the Capitals in trade reports but a deal shouldn't be made(Icon SMI)

The Two-Headed Monster: How Halak Could React to Olympic Disappointment

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock with your ears plugged tightly, you know about the struggles for Team Slovakia in the 2014 Winter Games. It all came to an […]

Oshie's thrilling 4-for-6 shootout was a moment for the ages (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Commentary: Should the NHL Send Its Players to South Korea?

Whether you’re asking a typical NHL fan or a perennial superstar, the answer is likely the same. Are you serious? Is this even up for debate? Apparently, it is. The […]

by · February 18, 2014 · 2 comments · Olympics

Olympics: U.S. Blues Face a Long Road Ahead

Although there are 230 members on the 2014 U.S. Olympic team, there are only three that count to Blues fans. David Backes, T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk join a team […]

by · February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics, St Louis Blues
Chris Stewart has seen his name surface in trade rumors (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Why a Stewart-Callahan Deal Makes Sense for Blues

Since the St. Louis Blues were considered Stanley Cup favorites in 2001, the franchise has watched the Carolinas and the Pittsburghs acquire talent mid-season to assist with their championship runs. […]