Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray is pleased with his team's performance this season, but he isn't done tinkering.
"We have to make a tweak if we can," Murray said Monday before heading to Toronto, where the National Hockey League's 30 general managers are meeting this week to discuss head shots, rule changes, equipment standards and maybe a deal or two.
"Very definitely, we have to find a way to get at least one more player here," he said,
acknowledging that player would probably be another forward. "I'm certainly going to investigate as we go forward here to see if there's anything more we can do, and at some point we'll figure out if we need to make a change."
The Senators are 7-5-2 this season, which places them in the playoff mix, but a few rungs below the upper echelon in the Eastern Conference. While its current record is OK, Ottawa started the season 6-2-2, but has struggled with inconsistency since.
They're scoring an average of three goals per game, which is good enough for 11th in the NHL, but another timely goal here or there would make a big difference.
"I'd like to see a little more scoring, obviously, and I think that's a general comment most managers would make around the league today," Murray said.
Another scoring forward would be a nice insurance policy too, given the Senators managed just three goals in two games without top centre Jason Spezza recently.
GMH members no doubt have their ideas about who BM should add...