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

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Blues Goaltenders Shine in 3 Straight Wins

You know that feeling that takes over your brain when you see your ex across the mall, holding hands with the new guy? It’s a disturbing feeling, because you instantly […]

by · October 31, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Jaskin scored his second career goal on Saturday (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Ponder This: Dmitrij Jaskin Provides Jump, Blues Prepare for Stars

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. A dose […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Oct 23, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) blocks the shot of St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) during the second period at Scottrade Center.  (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Ryan Miller Shines in First Game Against Former Team

The swing of momentum you see during the course of a season is something that analysts and hockey experts love to debate over. Was it Game A that changed the […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks
Playoffs? PLAYOFFS???? (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Ryan Miller Returns: The St. Louis Edition

The last time St. Louis Blues fans saw goaltender Ryan Miller, he was skating through the handshake line, congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on their 2014 quarterfinal-round victory. It was not […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks
Oct 19, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reaches for the puck against Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) during the second period at Honda Center. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Ponder This: Blues Need Improvement in Important Area, Life Without Stastny

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. Blues must […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues
Steen recorded 9 points last year in the second game of back-to-back contests (Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports)

Video: Top 5 Plays of the Blues’ Young Season

It’s another Red October. This means that the Gateway City is engulfed in another Major League Baseball postseason as its St. Louis Cardinals are attempting to win the franchise’s 12th […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues, Top 10 Lists
Jake Allen (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

5 Predictions for the 2014-15 St. Louis Blues

Yesterday, we previewed the St. Louis Blues’ upcoming season. Paul Stastny and Jori Lehtera look to make a difference this season while rookie goaltender Jake Allen has officially been given […]

Vladimir Tarasenko scored 21 goals last season (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Climbing the Hill: The St. Louis Blues 2014-15 Season Preview

The St. Louis Blues are much like the fabled story of King Sisyphus. The Ephyra king, who was a well-known adulterer and murderer, was given the mindless task of rolling […]

Toronto skyline at night (John Vetteri/cc 2.0)

NHL Expansion Roundtable: Toronto

NHL expansion was discussed in exhaustion this summer when it broke that the league was considering adding four franchises. The NHL has flirted with Las Vegas for quite some time, […]

Oct 2, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center Jaden Schwartz (17) passes the puck during the third period against the Minnesota Wild at Scottrade Center. The St. Louis Blues defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-1. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues’ Jaden Schwartz Shines in Return

Sometimes, it’s difficult to find the storyline of a preseason contest. That was not the case in St. Louis Thursday night. Playing in the final home game of the 2014 […]

by · October 3, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
With mountains, lakes, forests and money, about the only thing Seattle doesn't have is the NHL and NBA - yet. Credit: Spmenic, at Wikimedia Commons.

NHL Expansion Roundtable: Seattle

The Seattle Mariners recently saw their season come to an end. The Seahawks have already played the first three games of the season and are entering a bye week. Imagine […]

[photo: Derek Neumeier]

NHL Expansion Roundtable: Las Vegas

Wayne Newton, the guys from The Hangover series and… the NHL? It’s been a long-debated topic since the NHL moved its annual awards show to Las Vegas in 2010 – […]