Senators GM looks ahead, plans to hunt for scoring punch

Bryan Murray decided to stay out of the high-stakes signing game on the opening day of NHL free...

Bryan Murray decided to stay out of the high-stakes signing game on the opening day of NHL free agency on Friday. (QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO)

Bruce Garrioch, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:56 PM ET

Bryan Murray is already looking ahead.

The Senators GM closed the door on the shortened season Tuesday and started looking towards next year as he tries to make this club a contender in the Eastern Conference.

Speaking at his season-ending news conference at Scotiabank Place, Murray -- who never felt this club reached its potential because of all the injuries -- told reporters he has one major goal.

"We have to score more goals. We have to find a way to create a little more offence," said Murray. "That may mean trying to find a player out there who will do that.

"Part of it also, will be counting on a couple of the younger players that showed they could play in the league to do a little more with the puck than maybe they were capable, or able to do, this year."

Murray said he will consider packaging prospects to get help offensively.


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