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The Washington Capitals, after losing the 2010 ECQF to the Montreal Canadiens.
The Washington Capitals have made the Stanley Cup Playoffs every year since the 2007-08 season.
In that period, the Washington Capitals have earned the following seeds in the Eastern Conference bracket:
2009-10: 1st (1st overall)
But despite mostly favorable seeding, the Capitals authored the following postseason results:
2007-08: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, lost in seven games
2008-09: Eastern Conference Semifinals, lost in seven games
2009-10: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, lost in seven games
2010-11: Eastern Conference Semifinals, lost in four games
2011-12: Eastern Conference Semifinals: lost in seven games
That's right. No trips to the Stanley Cup Final. Or the Eastern Conference Final, for that matter.
As constructed, the Capitals have not achieved postseason success. Perhaps it's time to fire the architect.