The Carolina Hurricanes announced this afternoon that Ron Francis would be the new Assistant General Manager for the team, taking over for Jason Karmanos who just resigned last week. Francis had been working as the Director of Player Development for the team. The move comes as no surprise since Francis had recently stated to a local news station that he was very interested in the position, and General Manager Jim Rutherford was quoted as saying that the replacement candidate list was short. Personally, I'm happy with this move. While Francis doesn't have specific GM experience, neither did Karmanos when he started. Ron has credibility and has vast experience dealing with management as a player. That experience can't hurt him while he's sitting on the other side of the desk. Nice job CC readers, who picked Francis by 87% of the vote on our latest poll!
Good choice JR, and good luck Ron!