Mike Poepping

Mike has covered the St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning in depth for The Hockey Writers since 2013. He is also a contributing writer for KSDK News Channel 5, the St. Louis area NBC affiliate, and a co-host of the St. Louis Blues Face-Off Show on KSDK.com. Follow him on Twitter @pep30.


Recent Articles by Mike

(Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

The Playoffs are a 7-Game Series for a Reason

There’s been a lot of chatter surrounding the St. Louis Blues most recent “implosion” in game 3 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, where the Wild took […]

Vladimir Tarasenko (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Blues Look to Repeat Playoffs Past Again this Season

The St. Louis Blues are looking to reach new heights this postseason on the wings of one of the deepest teams in their storied history, but can they finally overcome their past transgressions […]

by · April 20, 2015 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
The Steen-Backes-Oshie line has been reunited (Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues Win Central Division, But Still Need to Battle

The St. Louis Blues are your 2014-15 Central Division Champions, which brings a brief sigh of relief to the team and its fans. However, the celebration on Thursday night after […]

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

Staying Healthy is Paramount to Blues Starting Playoffs Right

The St. Louis Blues haven’t had the easiest road to end their 2014-15 NHL season, playing 8 out of their last 10 against teams in the playoff hunt. The last […]

by · April 7, 2015 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Kevin Shattenkirk Still Deserves Norris Mention

Though the St. Louis Blues are still trying to find their playoff stride with 6 games left in the 2014-15 NHL season, the team has recently welcomed back All-Star defenseman […]

(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Pep Talk: How Blues can Close Out Season for Deep Playoffs Run

The St. Louis Blues have put together another stellar regular season this year, and once again find themselves among the NHL’s leaders in points. However, this impressive run hasn’t always […]

(Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Blues Look to End Road Trip on a High Note

The Blues have been riding a crazy roller coaster throughout the US and Canada over their current 6-game road trip that wraps up Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.  This particular trip […]

by · March 24, 2015 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
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The Last Piece of the Playoff Puzzle: Power Play Consistency

The St. Louis Blues seem to have all the right pieces falling into place at the exact right time this season, unlike at this point last year. Their goaltending has […]

by · March 19, 2015 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Behind the Scenes with Blues Assistant Equipment Manager

Behind the Scenes with Blues Assistant Equipment Manager

Have you ever wondered what makes the equipment manager tick? Or what they even do for a team on a daily basis? Well look no further because I was lucky […]

Olli Jokinen

Will Jokinen & New Look Blues Right the Ship?

The St. Louis Blues knew they needed depth at the trade deadline this year to ensure they have enough high quality players ready for the long and grueling playoff run […]

Kevin Shattenkirk (bridgetds/Flickr)

Special Teams is Key to Blues Success, but has Been Lacking Lately

The St. Louis Blues have hit a rough patch after setting a new franchise record for points in 13 consecutive games early in 2015. This is largely in part to […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Advanced Stats, St Louis Blues
Paul Stastny Proves His Worth to Blues

Paul Stastny Proves His Worth to Blues

Paul Stastny has been among the NHL’s elite for some time now, but since coming to the St. Louis Blues he has been in a slightly different role than many […]

by · February 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues