Mike Poepping | @pep30

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.

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Recent Articles by Mike

Brian Elliott (Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

Elliott & Allen: Blues Goaltending Expectations

The St. Louis Blues have been among the busiest teams in the NHL this summer, but what they locked up between the pipes may be the biggest story of the […]

Sobotka was acquired in a trade with Boston (Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE)

St. Louis Blues Lose Sobotka, Focus on Moving Forward

The St. Louis Blues lost a key component to their offensive strategy this morning, when power forward Vladimir Sobotka decided to go play closer to home in the KHL.   […]

Patrik Berglund may be on a line with David Backes and T.J. Oshie. (Icon SMI)

The Blues Signing Patrik Berglund May Lead to a Trade

The St. Louis Blues made things interesting for Friday’s draft day yesterday afternoon when they signed Swedish forward Patrik Berglund to a new 3-year deal. BREAKING: #stlblues have agreed to terms on […]

TSN Photography - 2011

Top 5 Most Interesting Blues NHL Draft Picks

The NHL draft is certainly a magical time of year each summer. It gives hope and builds anticipation for teams around the league and their fans alike. The NHL draft has […]

TSN Photography - 2011

St. Louis Blues Top 5 NHL Draft Picks Show Interesting Trend

The St. Louis Blues have proven that drafting is an art in today’s game. Unfortunately they have proven this from a long history of questionable NHL draft picks, and how […]

Tarasenko was the Blues' best offensive player in the playoffs (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

All Time Top 5 St. Louis Blues NHL Drafts

The St. Louis Blues have a rich draft history that dates back to their first true NHL draft in 1968. Since then a lot has changed with the team, the league, and […]

The St. Louis Blues are the 2nd team in the NHL to advance to the 2nd round  (Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE)

St. Louis Blues: The Playoff Run That Could’ve Been

The St. Louis Blues were a team on a mission throughout most of the 2013-14 regular season campaign, but things fell apart just before the Stanley Cup playoffs began. It was […]

Lindstrom spent the past four seasons playing in Sweden

Jim Corsi and Joakim Lindstrom Bring Fresh Air to St. Louis

The newest personnel in the St. Louis Blues organization are creating quite a buzz around the community, and for very differing reasons. Jim Corsi is the highly touted goalie coach who […]

Berglund has been a key to the Blues' bottom lines (TSN Photography)

The Curious Case of Patrik Berglund

As the 2013-2014 NHL Season draws to a close the St. Louis Blues find themselves in a very familiar situation where they try and figure out the best actions to […]

Ken Hitchcock answered questions from Blues fans on Tuesday (TSN Photography)

Ken Hitchcock Contract Extension, Kirk Muller Signing Avoids Real Problem

Head coach Ken Hitchcock saw his contract with the St. Louis Blues extended through the 2014-2015 season last week, and Kirk Muller was hired on as an assistant, but was […]

John Tortorella (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

The John Tortorella Saga: Is St. Louis a Fit?

There have been many things said about Coach John Tortorella in the media over his career, most of them as forgettable as his lackluster job in Vancouver this past season. […]

by · May 2, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Alex Pietrangelo battles with Anze Kopitar in the 2013 playoffs (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues Flirt with Stanley Cup Playoffs Disaster

The St. Louis Blues are on the verge of repeating their 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs woes, which saw them go up 2-0 in the series against the Los Angeles Kings, only to […]

by · April 27, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues