Carolina Hurricanes

Ron Francis is out as the Canes' GM. Here's the reaction from Twitter.

Former majority owner Peter Karmanos, left, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, second from left, Thomas Dundon, new Hurricanes majority owner, second from right and Canes' general manager Ron Francis speak at a press conference where Dundon was announced as the buyer and new majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Jan. 12, 2018.
Former majority owner Peter Karmanos, left, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, second from left, Thomas Dundon, new Hurricanes majority owner, second from right and Canes' general manager Ron Francis speak at a press conference where Dundon was announced as the buyer and new majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Jan. 12, 2018. cseward@newsobserver.com

The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Wednesday that the team is replacing Ron Francis as general manager. Francis will be retained as the president of hockey operations. The team will conduct a search for a new GM, according to new owner Tom Dundon.

"I feel that a change in direction is needed when it comes to hockey personnel decisions," Dundon said in a statement.

Here's some reaction from fans, former Hurricanes' players and other media.

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