April 3 is the NHL Trade Deadline in this oddly constructed 2013 NHL Season.
That gives us 15 days to look at options for the Stars to consider as they head down the road of trying to get from where they are to where they wish to go. And at times, they seem a long ways from where they hope to go.
And given that in the last 5 games, they have pulled 3 points out of 10, it might be time for the suits in the front office to take a hard look at the alternative plan. Nobody likes to ever consider the alternative plan until reality hits them right in the face. When you start each season, you bravely announce that the playoffs are the goal (or the Stanley Cup for the extra-brave) and you march into the year filling your fans' heads with optimism and hope.
Then, when things start to go badly, a team must make that tough decision. The players and coach don't need to be involved in this tough decision, because you want them playing as hard and trying to win their next game no matter what...