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The Capitals may be in the playoffs this year, but that doesn't mean that Washington came remotely close to meeting its regular season goals in '11-'12.
There was quite a bit of turmoil in the Nation's capital over the past few months, leading to the dismissal of head coach Bruce Boudreau. Franchise cornerstone Alex Ovechkin hasn't played like himself, and his supporting cast has, for the most part, underperformed as well.
Washington may feel that it's necessary to make some major changes this summer to reascend to the league's elite, so don't be surprised if George McPhee's team actively pursues trade options and big-name free agents.
Notable Free Agents: Alex Semin, Mike Knuble, Mike Green (RFA) Dennis Wideman, Tomas Vokoun.