What momentum? We almost didnt make it in 2015 and in 2014 we got embarassed by Boston first round. We also got embarassed by Nashville in 2012 first round.
Blame Blash all you want but Babcock was just as terrible in the playoffs with a BETTER roster.
By previous years, I mean more than two or three. The Wings have been lacking a bit when it comes to motivation. While I wasn't very vocal about it, I was hoping to see Babcock leave four years ago. I do blame Blashill because I think he failed to place players where they needed to be and to motivate. I felt the same about Babcock. I know the players are the ones on the ice, but they take direction from behind the bench.