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

Shattenkirk was acquired by the Blues in February 2011 (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
Pietrangelo and Bouwmeester were the Blues' top defensemen in the 2013 playoffs (Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)

Alex Pietrangelo & Blues Will Rebound Quickly From Rough Stretch

Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues have had some tough battles over the past 3 games, going back to their win over Buffalo just last Thursday, but they still […]

by · February 10, 2015 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
The winners of the Frozen CUp are greeted by Chase's parents.

Chaser’s Frozen Cup: St. Louis’ Own Winter Classic Benefits a Great Cause

Though the St. Louis Blues won’t be involved in a Winter Classic, or any outdoor game until at least 2016, there is some pretty exciting outdoor hockey going on around […]

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

Back to Business: Blues Look to Continue Winning Post All-Star Break

The St. Louis Blues enjoyed the longest break in the NHL over the past 9 days, thanks to the All-Star game in Columbus and some favorable scheduling. The team will […]

by · January 29, 2015 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Brodeur took a leave of absence from the Blues last week. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Martin Brodeur is Hanging Them Up, Officially

The illustrious 22-year career of Martin Brodeur is coming to a close. He will officially announce his retirement at 10:30 AM on Thursday at the Scottrade Center, and will then […]

Oshie and the Blues' PK unit has been a point of concern as of late (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues May not get Stadium Series, but Should get Winter Classic

The St. Louis Blues are currently in the middle of the longest NHL All-Star break out of any team (over 9 days), and while fans reflect on how well the […]

The Steen-Backes-Oshie line has been reunited (Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues Still Trying to Find Consistency, but Pile On Wins at Home

The St. Louis Blues are currently 7-1-1 in the month of January, with 5 of those wins and the OT loss coming during the current 7-game home stand the team […]

by · January 20, 2015 · 2 comments · St Louis Blues, The Press Box
Jaden Schwartz is the Blues’ Key Difference Maker This Season

Jaden Schwartz is the Blues’ Key Difference Maker This Season

The St. Louis Blues have had a lot of stars young and old(er) alike share the spotlight throughout the first half of the 2014-15 NHL season, but none seem to […]

by · January 15, 2015 · 1 comment · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues
Oshie and the Blues' PK unit has been a point of concern as of late (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

TJ Oshie & Blues Look Forward to 7-Game Home Stand

The NHL’s first star of the week, TJ Oshie, has been on quite the tear over his last 5 games, amassing 10 points (5G, 5A, plus-5) during that time, but it’s […]

Tony Twist and Warren Rychel engage in an on-ice battle in the 88-89 season.

The Top 5 Best Blues’ Enforcers of All Time

In light of a recent article I wrote regarding the Top 5 toughest Blues of all time where I focused on the well rounded players who made a difference with […]

by · December 31, 2014 · 2 comments · St Louis Blues, Videos
(courtesy NHL.com)

The Top 5 Toughest St. Louis Blues Ever

As the St. Louis Blues find themselves in the middle of another mini-slump they hope to end on Tuesday in Colorado (if you can call it a slump at all, they’ve […]