Heading into the Olympic break, the Washington Capitals' 2013-14 season has been one of peaks and valleys. What began as a promising year is suddenly bordering on disaster.
For now, fans have to hope that the upcoming time off will benefit this battered and bruised roster, as just four of the team's members will be heading to Sochi for the Games.
Like the team's overall performance, the majority of the team's top players haven't lived up to expectations on a consistent basis, which is a big reason why this is team is close to the basement of the Eastern Conference after 57 games.
Here's a look at individual grades for each of Washington's stars at this point in the season.