Whether Babcock is the sole reason we made the playoffs or if he's even the best coach in hockey is extremely debatable.
Secondly, I think it'd be good if the Wings ended the streak. I feel like the team wants to get into the playoffs more to extend the streak than to win series. If we miss the playoffs one year, the next year the team would be playing for themselves, not for a fast-aging era.
The only way missing the playoffs make sense is if we go all Buffalo with it. f*** that. I'm drunk again so pardon my f***ign ***** ass french, but jesus. We have the deepest prospect pool in the league. We are in a position where the team can compete, and we have the depth to now make trades to fill holes in the roster. Tanking a season gives us one potential instant high end player. Key word: POTENTIAL. The streak will mean that much more once we make a run again. Let Chicago be the next team to win 3 cups in 6 years. Let us be the team to win one again without ever missing the playoffs. THAT is something that would never be done again. Patt those motherf****** butss.