This summer, it will be essentially more of the same for the Washington Capitals.
Once again, George McPhee will be attempting to restock and retool his roster after yet another disappointing postseason exit, as for the sixth straight season, the Capitals bowed out of the playoffs earlier than expected.
However, there's certainly reason for optimism in D.C., as captain Alex Ovechkin rediscovered his scoring touch during the second half of the lockout-shortened season, and was rewarded with his third Hart Trophy as league MVP during his first year under Adam Oates.
Yes, the Caps fell to the Rangers in gut-wrenching fashion on home ice in the first round, but the resurgences of Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green should be viewed as positive indications of what's to come in 2013-14.
Without further ado, here is everything you need to know about the Capitals' game plan for the summer.