With the Washington Capitals now realistically headed for the golf courses prior to the beginning of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2006-07, there's no shortage of players that have failed to meet expectations this season.
Assuming Washington does indeed miss the postseason, changes are sure to be abound in D.C., and the futures of George McPhee and Adam Oates will be item No. 1 on the agenda of majority owner Ted Leonsis.
Regardless of whether it's McPhee or a new face in charge of assembling a playoff-caliber roster, few names will be safe on the depth chart come June.
As a result, these final games of the 2013-14 campaign will serve as a final opportunity for many Capitals to prove that they deserve to remain a part of the organization, or at least the National Hockey League, next season.
Here's a look at the Caps with the most to prove in this three-game stretch that will bring to a close what has been a frustrating regular season for Oates' club.