The Carolina Hurricanes sent out a press release on Sunday saying that the team's Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager Jason Karmanos had been relieved of his duties. Ron Francis and Darren Yorke would be assuming his responsibilities.
The club's owner and Jason's father, Peter Karmanos, was quoted as saying that he and his son had a disagreement and there would be no further comment.
Chip Alexander was able to catch up with Jason Karmanos a bit later and got a couple of quotes from the son.
"The disagreement I had with my father had nothing to do with the direction of the team or the business of the team," Jason Karmanos said. "This has nothing to do with my job performance.
"It's an unfortunate situation and it's extremely disappointing. My emotions are still raw. A big chunk of my life has been devoted to working for the team and I will miss it very much, as well as all the great people that I have worked with on a daily basis."
Jim Rutherford called the situation a "family matter."
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Jason Karmanos quit his position with the Hurricanes back in the fall of 2007 citing "personal reasons". He then returned to the team and his old position about nine months later, (June 2008.)
Carolina's prospects are giving up goals in bunches in Traverse City this tournament. After posting a 4-3 win against the Rangers, they lost two straight games, 7-5, and 7-4 to the Blue Jackets and Sabres respectively. They will close out the tournament with a 4 p.m. game against the Blues on Monday.
The Canes have been out-shot each game, 34-25 against the Rangers, 35-30 against the Sabres, and 45-18 against the Jackets. That is a total of 114 shots allowed versus 73 shots taken so far in this tournament.
The good news is that first round pick Elias Lindholm played on Sunday and reportedly performed well. He earned two assists in his first game.