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

(Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Pep Talk: 5 Ways the Blues can Beat the LA Kings

Pep Talk is a semi-regular series where current Blues playing trends are discussed in a constructive way. Find more musings about your St. Louis Blues by following Mike Poepping on Twitter: […]

Shattenkirk was acquired by the Blues in February 2011 (bridgetds/Flickr)

In Transition: Kevin Shattenkirk is Starting to Take Over St. Louis Blue Line

The St. Louis Blues are finding ways to win through adversity this season. Whether it be due to injuries or questionable passing and team defense, the Blues have shown how talented […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 1 comment · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
Vladimir Tarasenko scored 21 goals last season (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Pep Talk: Composed Defense Leads to Balanced Scoring

Pep Talk is a semi-regular series where current Blues playing trends are discussed in a constructive way. Find more musings about your St. Louis Blues by following Mike Poepping on Twitter: […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
Martin Brodeur makes a save in Blues practice on Dec. 1, 2014 (TSN Photography)

Part 3 of 3: The Fan’s Guide to the Blues Impressive Depth Chart

The St. Louis Blues have quickly made a name for themselves this year, being considered among the top NHL teams before the season even started, then stalling out of the […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
Shattenkirk was acquired by the Blues in February 2011 (bridgetds/Flickr)

Part 2 of 3: The Fan’s Guide to the Blues’ Impressive Depth Chart- Defense

The St. Louis Blues have quickly made a name for themselves this year, being considered among the top NHL teams before the season even started, then stalling out of the […]

by · November 25, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
(Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Part 1 of 3: The Fan’s Guide to the Blues’ Impressive Depth Chart- Forwards

The St. Louis Blues have quickly made a name for themselves this year, being considered among the top NHL teams before the season even started, then stalling out of the […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
Oct 2, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center Jaden Schwartz (17) passes the puck during the third period against the Minnesota Wild at Scottrade Center. The St. Louis Blues defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-1. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Pep Talk: Blues Penalty Kill, Better than it Seems

Pep Talk is a semi-regular series where current Blues playing trends are discussed in a constructive way. Find more musings about your St. Louis Blues by following Mike Poepping on Twitter: […]

by · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
Brian Elliott Veteran's Day Mask Final Design, Painted by Jason Livery of HeadStrong Grafx

Brian Elliott’s Veteran’s Day Mask Steals the Show

The St. Louis Blues and Brian Elliott had a lot to play for on Tuesday night at the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis. They were able to dispose of […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
Tarasenko's line has led the Blues' offense all season (Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

5 Reasons the Blues Win Streak Is Not All It Seems

The St. Louis Blues are undoubtedly one of the major players in the NHL so far this season, and their current (and NHL’s longest) win streak is further proof. The […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 3 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
Oct 19, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reaches for the puck against Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) during the second period at Honda Center. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Pep Talk: Perseverance is Key to Blues’ Depth

Pep Talk is a semi-regular series where current Blues playing trends are discussed in a constructive way. Find more musings about your St. Louis Blues by following Mike Poepping on Twitter: […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
Oct 19, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reaches for the puck against Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) during the second period at Honda Center. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Pep Talk: Blues Shot Selection and Spatial Awareness

Pep Talk is a semi-regular series where current Blues playing trends are discussed in a constructive way. Find more musings about your St. Louis Blues by following Mike Poepping on Twitter: […]

by · October 22, 2014 · 1 comment · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
Lindstrom spent the past four seasons playing in Sweden

Joakim Lindstrom May Be the Blues Key to a Truly Successful Year

Though it’s far too early to see the lasting effects Joakim Lindstrom will have on the St. Louis Blues, he could very well be the key to a deep playoff […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues