Martin Leclerc, at ruefrontenac.com, looks at Pierre Gauthier’s first year as general manager.
Leclerc offers his own opinions on the moves Gauthier has made.
Here’s a chronological list
Feb. 12, 2010: Four days after taking over from Bob Gainey, Gauthier obtains Dominic Moore from Florida for a second-round pick in the 2011 draft.
March 4: Gauthier trades Matt D’Agostini to St. Louis for Aaron Palushaj.
June 17: The Big One: Jaro Halak to the Blues for Lars Eller and Ian Schultz.
July 1: Alex Auld signs as a free-agent
July 29: Gauthier ships Sergei Kostitsyn to Nashville for Dustin Boyd and Dan Ellis
Aug. 2: Alexandre Picard signs as a FA.
Sept. 7: FA Jeff Halpern signs.
Nov. 11: Ryan O’Byrne traded to Colorado for junior prospect Michaël Bournival.
Dec. 28: James Wisniewski obtained from the Islanders for a second-round pick in 2011 and a fifth-rounder in 2012.
Dec. 31: Maxim Lapierre traded to Anaheim for depth defenceman Brett Festerling and a fifth-round choice in 2012.
The dossier should also include the long-term signing of Tomas Plekanec and the lengthy negotiation that culminated in a two-year deal for Carey Price.
So as the trading deadline draws nigh, how do you think Pierre Gauthier has done so far?