Jeff Ponder Jeff Ponder | @jponder94

I joined TheHockeyWriters in January 2012 while serving as a St. Louis Blues media member during the 2011-12 season. Currently, fellow THW writer Mike Poepping and I host the Blues Face Off Show, found on KSDK.com, St. Louis' No. 1 source for news. I am also a Blues media member for the 2014-15 season.

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Recent Articles by Jeff

Demitra ranks 5th all time in points for the Blues franchise.

The Top-5 European Blues of All-Time

The St. Louis Blues have built a top-six forward unit the past few seasons that is mostly comprised of Americans and Canadians. David Backes, Brad Boyes, Paul Kariya and T.J. […]

by · December 19, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues, Top 10 Lists
Tarasenko and Lehtera played together in the KHL during the 2011-12 season (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

“He’s a Superstar Now,” Says Tarasenko’s Teammates

The story of Vladimir Tarasenko seems like a never-ending tale that delivers climactic scenes at every page turn. If he’s not scoring two impactful goals in his first NHL contest, […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
Brodeur stopped 20 Nashville shots in his debut, including 14 saves in the first period (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Report on This: Martin Brodeur is a Blues Fan’s Dream Come True

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do after rushing home from school was to turn on my Sega Genesis, switch on the TV and fire […]

Cole has the second best plus/minus among Blues defensemen (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues Depth Becoming a Factor

Once upon a time, the St. Louis Blues were struggling to receive secondary scoring throughout the lineup. Luckily, one line was planting pucks past goaltenders more often than an annoying […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues
Brodeur stopped 20 Nashville shots in his debut, including 14 saves in the first period (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Martin Brodeur’s Road to 700 Wins

On Thursday night, the New Jersey Devils battled the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Martin Brodeur was in net that night… but not for the Devils. For […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending, St Louis Blues
Martin Brodeur makes a save in Blues practice on Dec. 1, 2014 (TSN Photography)

The Martin Brodeur Effect: The Future of the Blues’ Goaltending

The Ice Zone at the St. Louis Outlet Mall, the St. Louis Blues practice facility, features a ring of players’ names and numbers who have donned the Bluenote and have […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending, St Louis Blues
(Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports)

Brian Elliott Injury: Who Could Step Up?

Most teams are just over 20 games played and we’ve already seen some crazy happenings in goal. Goaltending coaches Dwayne Roloson (Anaheim) and Arturs Irbe (Buffalo) suited up for their […]

by · November 26, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues
Tarasenko's line has led the Blues' offense all season (Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

Ponder This: Tarasenko Goal Provides Promotion, Don’t Fret the Shutout

Ponder This is a semi-regular segment that focuses on the St. Louis Blues. You can read more ramblings about the Blues by following Jeff Ponder on Twitter @jponder94. Tarasenko Hullabaloo […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Cole has the second best plus/minus among Blues defensemen (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Ian Cole Solidifies Roster Spot After Blues Trade

Heading into the 2010-11 season, there was one spot on the St. Louis Blues’ blue line with two young players vying for it. The Blues’ fourth overall pick in 2008, […]

by · November 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
(Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Jori Lehtera: The Man Behind the TarasenkShow

After every St. Louis Blues home game, the cameras and the press head to one person immediately. He’s the guy who scored eight goals in six games, including a hat […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
(Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Bryce Salvador: No Blues After Leaving St. Louis

There’s always a moment in every successful playoff run that stands out. The play that catapulted the championship team from the middle of the pack to the team that couldn’t […]

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Opposites Attract: Blues and Devils Meet in Home-and-Home Series

The story of Edward Scissorhands captivated its audience in 1990. How this soft-spoken young man could win the heart of Kim, a normal girl with a normal life, was something […]