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

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Hockey News: Scott Darling Shines; P.K. Subban Ejected

That was one night of playoff hockey. Day 1 of the NHL postseason could not have been more riveting, exciting or gut-wrenching. First, we saw New York forward Brock Nelson […]

by · April 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
There's no doubting what Phil Kessel could bring to the Islanders, but would it be worth it for Garth Snow to bring in such a figure into New York's dressing room? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Hockey News: Shanahan Cleans House; Playoff Schedules Released

It’s official: the Toronto Maple Leafs will be Brendan Shanahan’s team. The former NHL power forward and League disciplinarian took a stance the day after the 2014-15 regular season ended, […]

by · April 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Hockey News: Holtby Shines Again; Cole out for the Season

Deservedly, Carey Price and Pekka Rinne have been the talk of the goaltending world in the 2014-15 season. Rinne has been the brick wall that is separating the Nashville Predators […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Hockey News: Jake Allen Comes up Big; Max Pacioretty Injured

Goalie controversy¬†– it’s a term that is thrown around between fans like a beach ball at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. However, it’s a term that is spoken as much […]

by · April 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Andrew Hammond revitalized the Senators' playoff hopes in 2014-15. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Hammond Does it Again; Bishop Sets Lightning Record

What are the Ottawa Senators? They seem to be an enigma in the NHL this season. After the Daniel Alfredsson debacle during the summer of 2013, the Canadian team brought […]

by · April 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Sidney Crosby should seek a sports psychologist. (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Hockey News: Crosby Nets 300; Ducks Clinch Playoff Berth

The NHL playoff race is exciting as ever, but what does that mean for the bottom-tier teams that are facing one another? Can those games still be thrilling? In all […]

by · April 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Columbus Blue Jackets: Spoiler or Misunderstood Contender?

Every season, there seems to be one or two teams that play spoiler. These clubs have no business defeating playoff-bound teams, but, somehow, they achieve greatness for a night or […]

by · March 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Columbus Blue Jackets
Hockey News: Doan Not Suspended: Jagr Scores 2

Hockey News: Doan Not Suspended: Jagr Scores 2

Shane Doan will not be suspended for his hit on Kris Letang. [Puck Daddy] Jaromir Jagr’s two goals helped the Panthers win and close the gap with the Senators. [TSN.ca] […]

by · March 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Hockey News: Bozak Has a Big Night; Three Teams Clinch Playoff Berths

Tyler Bozak contributed three points to the Maple Leafs’ 4-3 win over the Senators. [TSN.ca] Craig Anderson batted the puck out of the air to make a huge save. [SB […]

by · March 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Hockey News: Simmonds and MacDonald Out; Lundqvist to Return

Wayne Simmonds and Andrew MacDonald have been shut down for the remainder of the season. [Pro Hockey Talk] Henrik Lundqvist will back up Cam Talbot on Thursday. [The Score] Jared […]

by · March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
Steven Stamkos (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Hockey News: Stamkos Fights; Kings recall Richards

Steven Stamkos fought Brad Marchand to send a message to his club. [The Tampa Tribune] The Kings recalled center Mike Richards. [Reading Eagle] A win over the Sharks on Monday […]

by · March 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Hockey News: Price, Lehtonen Earn Shutouts; Toffoli Could Be Suspended

Here is your look at this weekend’s NHL action: Carey Price played an impressive game against the Sharks, shutting them out 2-0. [TSN.ca] Joe Thornton’s legacy is in question. [NHL […]

by · March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web