We've seen a few polls regarding teams with the best d-corps, but I haven't seen one for a team's overall commitment to defense. Consider a team's personnel for defensemen and forwards (but not goalies), and coaching.
I included 10 teams that have had noticeably good finishes for goals against the last couple years. You can also of course vote "other" as well.
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Unless I am misinterpreting the question this is easily Boston for me. Across the depth chart they may not be at the absolute top of defensive specialists, but my god do they all buy into that system with everything they have.
I jumped in on the homer vote for Boston but thinking about it, it has to be St Louis. Any team that can make Brian Elliott finish as season with a .940 save %age is clearly the best defensive team in the league.
Because Elliott didn't have success before coming to St. Louis? He had one bad year with two of the worse teams in the league.
It's more of HF thinks Elliott is terrible, so HF has to think the Blues have the best team defense because of what they think of Elliott. Elliott was average at best before he came here. He only had 1 decent season in Ottawa before.
I went with the Blues. You can make a case for Boston too, but a couple years ago, even though we had Pietrangelo, we also had Carlo Colaiacovo or Kent Huskins on the left side of him. That was the year Halak/Elliott won the Jennings but it was our team defense that was so good. Steen-Backes-Oshie had great years shutting teams down. And now we have others like Jaden Schwartz who are molding into that type of forward as well.