2011 - 2nd round loss to San Jose
2012 - 1st round loss to Nashville
2013 - 2nd round loss to Chi
2014 - 1st round loss to Bos
Babs is a good coach but he is not anywhere near the best coach 'period'. Sutter and Quennville might be the best coaches in the last 5 years. Yes, I know there will be teams lining up for him but personally, I think Babs is overrated. He is good but certainly not the best. When was the last time he won a Cup?
Why throw $5m/yr to have him take you to round 1 or 2 ... plenty of coaches can do that for you. Bylsma got fired for that.
Quennville is coaching a young loaded team with Toews, Kane, Seabrook, Keith... Then you have Saad, Sharp, Hossa... and Bowman isn't afraid of making some trades. Imagine Dats, Zetterberg 6-7 years younger. Babs is coaching a small/weak group of players. Season is 82 games long and we need some beef and less fashion models.
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