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Best Team Defense?

View Poll Results: Which team has the best team defense?
Boston Bruins 32 22.22%
Chicago Blackhawks 16 11.11%
Detroit Red Wings 1 0.69%
Los Angeles Kings 13 9.03%
New York Rangers 3 2.08%
Ottawa Senators 1 0.69%
Phoenix Coyotes 5 3.47%
San Jose Sharks 5 3.47%
St. Louis Blues 66 45.83%
Vancouver Canucks 1 0.69%
Other (Who?) 1 0.69%
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10-10-2013, 07:11 AM
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Best Team Defense?

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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10-10-2013, 07:28 AM
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With the criteria, I'd say LA.

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10-10-2013, 08:03 AM
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10-10-2013, 08:21 AM
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St louis has the best defensive forward group and the best defenseman too imo

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10-10-2013, 08:32 AM
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Voted LA, but it's stupid close between them, Boston and St. Louis IMO.

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10-10-2013, 08:45 AM
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I'm honestly really surprised to be the only one who's voted for Chicago so far.

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10-10-2013, 08:54 AM
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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.

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10-10-2013, 08:58 AM
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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.

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10-10-2013, 10:15 AM
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I think its really close between Chicago, Boston, LA and St. Louis.

I think having Hitchcock as coach gives St. Louis the edge. He's always been one of if not the best defensive coach in the league since his Dallas days.

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10-10-2013, 11:09 AM
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It's either St. Louis or Elliott isn't terrible.

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10-10-2013, 11:19 AM
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It's either St. Louis or Elliott isn't terrible.
Basically.

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Gotta go with St Louis

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I voted Boston, but after hearing the Elliott argument, I'd switch my vote if I could.

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10-10-2013, 12:31 PM
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I haven't seen the Blues play really lately. But from what I read and see on the stat sheet they seem like the creme of the crop.

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It's either St. Louis or Elliott isn't terrible.
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.

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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.

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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.
Ottawa went 11-5-1 with Anderson in net after the trade.

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10-10-2013, 03:59 PM
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Voted LA, but it's stupid close between them, Boston and St. Louis IMO.
My thoughts exactly.

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St Louis in the west, Boston in the East that's all there is to say

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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.

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lol at detroit

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Marchand/Bergeron/Eriksson.
Chara/Seidenberg.
Paille/Kelly etc. for penalty killers.

Claude Julien.

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Voted Boston but then I realized there is this team called St. Louis and I now feel stupid

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St.Louis Blues.

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Bryzgalov with PHX = Vezina nominee
Bryzgalov after PHX = buyout

Smith before PHX = backup at best
Smith with PHX= Team Canada hopeful

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