Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill is hoping to address his team's biggest weakness, the offense, ahead of the trade deadline.
"It's hard to score goals right now," he told NHL.com's Mike Zeisberger. "You watch games, every team seems to be in playoff mode right now.
"Every game seems to be 2-1, 3-2 right now. It's hard to score goals. I think that's where our game is going a little bit. If we could add a little more scoring, you can never have enough of it."
The Stars rank 29th in goals, averaging 2.54 per game. Only four Dallas players have managed double-digit goals. Meanwhile, the team has scored three-plus goals in a game just three times in 17 contests since the calendar flipped to 2019.
Nill says he's open to almost anything in his pursuit of more talent, but his willingness to make a trade could change if the Stars don't hold on to their playoff spot.
"I think there are a lot of teams, because of how tight things are in the standings, they're waiting to see where it all goes," he said. "So over the next two weeks that's something we're going to watch. We're very open to making a hockey trade if it's going to make us better. If we stay in the hunt the way we are, we're open to adding to our team."
The Stars currently occupy the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference.