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Keys to the offseason: Capitals

A shakeup for the Capitals this summer could include some big moves on defense. Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire

WASHINGTON D.C. -- This one stings, maybe more than any other playoff defeat. This Washington Capitals team just about had it all and still couldn’t get by its archrival.

Now, GM Brian MacLellan enters the toughest offseason of his tenure, because there will be pressure for him to make major changes to avoid a repeat of the past couple of seasons. Here’s where he should focus his attention this offseason: