With a busy news week centered around Ron Francis’ removal from the general manager position of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Sunday Canes Chronicle returns with a roundup of articles on the move and the start of the process of replacing Francis.
Certainly, this reading list is not complete. If you happened upon another good article on the subject, please send a quick heads up via our web form, Twitter or email.
If you want something to listen to while reading the other articles, Jeff Marek joined Laughlin & O’Sullivan to discuss the move.
Local articles on Ron Francis’ transition to President of Hockey Operations
Tom Edwards from Section 328 offered a detailed chronicle of Francis’ history as general manager in terms of trades and the NHL draft before offering his thoughts on why Francis was removed from the general manager role.
In case you missed it, we at Canes and Coffee covered a couple different angles including the timing, the beginning of a potentially tumultuous offseason, the biggest fear and more.
Chip Alexander chimed in on Saturday for the News & Observer. The article is light on providing much new information or depth, but does offer a few more quotes from Dundon that offer hints at his direction and role.
Jonathan Wagner at CBTS Blog penned this article that started looking forward to what is next for the team after Francis’ transition.
Broader NHL coverage of Ron Francis’ transition
Elliotte Friedman from Sportsnet started his must-read 31 thoughts with an insightful interview with Tom Dundon on Wednesday’s move.
Tom Gulitti from NHL.com penned an article on the transition that also included a healthy helping of quotes directly from Dundon on the move, his role and the path forward.
Candidates for the Hurricanes general manager role
The search for the next GM begins…
Hearing that Carolina had preliminary phone call with Mike Futa (LA) Friday; also believe Hurricanes have reached out to former Canucks AGM Laurence Gilman. Belief is Carolina has reached out to Nashville regarding Paul Fenton and Tampa regarding Julien Brisebois, obvious names..
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 10, 2018
Justin Lape from Canes Country offers short profiles for some top candidates for the Hurricanes general manager position.
This article is dated (2015), but this article from Josh Cooper at Yahoo! Sports still offers some insight into Michael Futa from the Los Angeles Kings.
(Subscription or free trial required) In September, Mike Halford from The Athletic wrote an article on former Canucks’ Assistant General Manager Laucence Gilman and his desire to find his next NHL role.
JustinG at SBNation’s RawCharge offers some insight on Tampa Bay’s Assistant General Manager Julien Brisebois in this article from October 29, 2017.