Obviously just one opinion, but at least Babcock is getting consideration for it this year. I think Babcock deserves it for dealing with constant injuries and not even knowing who will be in or out on any given day.
Samuelsson is a former 2nd liner, played with the Sedins a few games and is capable of scoring. Yet most of this season he has been playing on the 4th line. I'm not sure he can live up to that role, yet we have a capable top 6, so where does Sammy fit in this team? And how can we put him in a position to succeed better on this team since we have him likely all year?