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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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
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 […]

by · January 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues