Three keys to the offseason for the New York Islanders

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The Washington Capitals' win over the New York Islanders in Game 7 ended the dream of sending the Nassau Coliseum out with a Stanley Cup, or even extending the run beyond the first round.

Still, this season was an important bounce-back campaign for an Islanders team that was awful in 2013-14. Now, the team has to take the next step from fighting to make the playoffs to fighting for a championship. Here are three summer steps to help them get there