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Hurricanes fire assistant GM Karmanos after 15 seasons

Sep 8, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

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Apparently being the son of the owner doesn’t guarantee keeping your job.

The Carolina Hurricanes announced they’ve relieved assistant general manager Jason Karmanos of his duties after 15 seasons with the organization. He’s the son of team owner Peter Karmanos who offered this as the only explanation, courtesy of ‘Canes PR man Mike Sundheim.

“This is a family matter. I have no further comment at this time.”

The team will fill the position from within by Vice President of Hockey Operations Ron Francis and Video Scout/Hockey Operations Darren Yorke.

The timing of this firing is, to say the least, curious. The Hurricanes are set to open training camp in four days and considering the amount of time Karmanos has spent with the organization and who is father is, it’s easy to let your imagination run away in trying to figure out what went wrong.

  1. killerpgh - Sep 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Should make Christmas dinner interesting.

  2. esracerx46 - Sep 8, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Should have fired Rutherford. …but thats a little difficult when hes part owner.

  3. wenzel0232 - Sep 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Does this have anything to do with not keeping close enough eye on Pitkanen rehab? I mean, he’s not even close and we are just finding this out.

  4. sfbookreviews - Sep 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    ‚ÄúThis is a family matter”

    Sounds like somebody might be out of the will.

    • claysbar - Sep 8, 2013 at 7:44 PM

      May be out of the will but sounds like one hell of a wrongful termination suit to me.

  5. icelovinbrotha215 - Sep 8, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Eh. Usually not a good thing especially given the timing (after the draft and the beginning of FA).

  6. paperkid96 - Sep 8, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Reverse Nepotism!

  7. mustbechris - Sep 9, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    “Dad, we really should have stayed in Hartford-”

    “You’re fired.”

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