The Carolina Hurricanes introduced Wednesday that Ron Francis will transition into a brand new position with the group as president of hockey operations.
“Since I took management of the staff, I’ve had an excellent probability to be round and assess the operations,” staff proprietor Tom Dundon stated, by way of NHL.com. “There are rather a lot of good individuals working within the group, however I really feel that a change in path is required relating to hockey personnel selections.
“Ron is a brilliant and gifted hockey man. I’m glad that he’ll proceed to be an element of the workforce, serving on this new position.”
Francis, fifty five, is in his twelfth season in administration with the Hurricanes and has served as government vice chairman and basic supervisor for 4 years.
The titles are a bit complicated, however I might not name this a promotion for Francis. New GM will report back to the proprietor…there have been rumblings Francis/Dundon didn’t see eye-to-eye
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March eight, 2018
The Hurricanes (29-27-eleven) are presently looking for a brand new basic supervisor to exchange Francis.
The within story of the ‘Canes change is that the proprietor needs to deal instantly with the coaches and the gamers…and have a determine head GM. Dundon needs to do it like Mark Cuban runs the NBA Mavericks.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) March eight, 2018