2005-06: (58-16-8, 124 points) The Red Wings lose in the first-round of the playoffs in six games to No. 8-seed Edmonton, despite the Red Wings entering the playoffs with the NHL's best regular season record.
2006-07: (50-19-13, 113 points) The Red Wings lose in six games to the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Finals.
2007-08: (54-21-7, 115 points) The Red Wings defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals, as Babcock wins his first Stanley Cup as a head coach. Babcock is a finalist for the Jack Adams Award (coach of the year).
2008-09: (51-21-10, 112 points)The Red Wings reach the Stanley Cup Finals for the second consecutive season but lose a Game 7 thriller to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1, at Joe Louis Arena. Babcock becomes the first head coach to lose a Stanley Cup Final Game 7 with two different teams (Red Wings, Anaheim).
2009-10: (44-24-14 102 points). The Red Wings lose in five games to the San Jose Sharks in the second-round. Babcock is named NHL coach of the decade by both SI.com and The Sporting News.
2010-11: (47-25-10, 104 points). The Red Wings lose to the San Jose Sharks in seven games in the second-round, rallying to overcome a 3-0 series deficit to tie the series, but losing in Game 7. Babcock coaches Canada to a goal medal in Vancouver.
2011-12: (48-28-6, 102 points) The Red Wings lose in five games to the Nashville Predators in the first-round. In Nicklas Lidstrom's final season, the Red Wings proved no match to the younger, deeper Predators.
2012-13: (24-16-8, 56 points lockout-shortened season) The Red Wings take the eventual champion Chicago Blackhawks to seven games in the second-round, blowing a 3-1 series lead and losing Game 7 on Brent Seabrook's overtime goal. The Red Wings win their final four regular season games to clinch a playoff spot.
2013-14: (39-28-15, 93 points) The Red Wings lose in five games to the Boston Bruins in the first-round. In April, Babcock earns his 414th career win as Red Wings coach, passing Jack Adams as the winningest coach in Red Wings history (currently at 458). Babcock also wins his second consecutive gold medal coaching Canada and is a finalist for the Jack Adams Trophy (coach of the year). This was arguably Babcock's best coaching job, willing an injury-ravaged team into the playoffs.
2014-15: (43-25-14, 100 points) The Red Wings lose in seven games to Tampa Bay in the first-round of the playoffs. The Red Wings reach the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season with Babcock as head coach. On Dec. 6, Babcock earns his 500th career victory (currently at 527), becoming the second-fastest coach in NHL history to achieve the mark (only Scotty Bowman was faster).