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Friday will likely be the last time the Capitals as they're currently constructed will all be in the same place together.

Less than 48 hours after their season came to a crushing end in Game 7 against the Penguins, Washington gathered to reflect on the 2016/17 year. Below is an updating blog featuring all of the most important quotes and thoughts from Breakdown Day, which is being covered by CSN's Capitals reporters Tarik El-Bashir, JJ Regan and Jill Sorenson:

1:23 PM - Barry Trotz is still trying to get over Game 7:

12:59 PM - Another round of honest answers, this time from Matt Niskanen:

12:44 PM - Braden Holtby already looks very different from the last time you saw him:

12:29 PM - Nate Schmidt has a goal for next year:

 

12:16 PM - Nicklas Backstrom gave a very blunt answer when asked what he thinks needs to happen in the coming months:

12:09 PM - Another free agent had some time at the podium, but this one doesn't have any indication of his status with the Caps yet:

11:14 AM - Regan's impression of Shattenkirk's last comments is that the defenseman won't be back next season:

He also had this to say about an area that he's only known since February:

11:01 AM - Alex Ovechkin told reporters the specifics behind his lower-body injuries:

10:47 AM - Evgeny Kuznetsov covered a variety of topics in his session:

10:29 AM - Like Oshie, Justin Williams is a free agent. And like Oshie, he wouldn't mind staying in D.C.:

He also had this to say about the Caps' playoff exit:

10:10 AM - TJ Oshie's contract is up, but he's making it clear he'd be happy to re-sign with the Caps:

Meanwhile, the goal-scorer admitted he has some major regrets that'll stick with him for a long time:

9:51 AM - It won't come from Barry Trotz, but expect to hear about some injuries that players played with during the final stages of the season:

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