I think Babcock wins it this year to join Blashill on top of the coaching world. Not sure how the hell the Griffins have a better record this year than last year with half the Griffins helping the Wings make the playoffs. Unbelievable job by the entire Wings organization.
Heck, if I was voting I would vote for Roy as well. Yea, he is a dork, but the guy can coach and he has helped the Avs get back into the playoffs this year.
The Avs won the draft lottery last year after dealing with the type of injuries we had this year. Roy got to deal with a fully healthy team this year + McKinnon which the last coach didn't have. Basically, Babcock coached last years Avs team to the playoffs if you think about it. I'd give it to Babcock because of that. I don't always agree with all of Babs' decisions, but he deserves it this year. The Avs have a good record, but I wouldn't say he did anything spectacular.