Each summer, every NHL team has to cope with the departures of key players, as it's simply part of the business in professional hockey.
For the Washington Capitals, this will be unquestionably one of the most crucial offseasons in franchise history, as the club saw its run of six consecutive postseason appearances come to a bitter end, and changes are sure to take place within various levels of the organization.
Coaching staff and managerial team aside, there probably won't be a huge amount of turnover among Washington's core group of players, especially given that the majority of them are under contract beyond next season.
But with a handful of pending unrestricted free agents, and a couple of longtime franchise cornerstones that could be gone via trade or even buyout, the Caps will certainly have some holes to fill this summer.
Here's a look at the current members of the Capitals that are most likely to be wearing new uniforms in 2014-15.