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

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St. Louis Hoping It’s Not a Case of Deja Blue

The 2014 Stanley Cup playoff run has been a roller coaster of emotions for the city of St. Louis. After Alexander Steen capped off a triple-overtime thriller in Game 1 […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues
Jackman celebrates with teammates after scoring the GWG on Saturday (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues Unlikely Heroes Taking Control of Series

You can’t always rely on the city’s superhero. Sometimes, it takes a group of courageous figures to step into the battle and deliver the crushing blows. How much credit do […]

by · April 20, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Jeff and Mike talk Blues on the second edition of the Face Off Hockey Show (courtesy KSDK)

Preview Game 2 with the Blues Face Off Hockey Show

In November 2013, The Hockey Writers partnered with KSDK News Channel 5, St. Louis’ No. 1 news source, to bring its viewers additional St. Louis Blues coverage throughout the 2013-14 […]

by · April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues, Videos
Miller is a free-agent this summer (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s Do or Die for Ryan Miller in St. Louis

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? It’s March 5, 1991. Someday by Mariah Carey is ruling the airwaves while television stations across the nation are seeing the […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues
Kevin Shattenkirk is congratulated by teammates after scoring the first goal for the Blues Tuesday night (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues Inner Matchup: Momentum vs Star Power

When fans pile into the Scottrade Center Thursday night for Game 1 of the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks quarterfinal series matchup, they are likely to see a much […]

by · April 16, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
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
Miller is a free-agent this summer (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
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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
Miller is a free-agent this summer (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 […]