Mar 4, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jay Harrison (44) celebrates with Hurricanes center Eric Staal (12) and Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera (4) after Harrison scored the winning overtime goal at SAP Center at San Jose. Hurricanes won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

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Mar 13, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller looks on against the Buffalo Sabres at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

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My Opinion on GM Moves

Yesterday you got Brett’s opinion on the GM changes, so today you’ll get mine. While this move had to be done, I do like it. Ron Francis seems like a guy that is determined to succeed and had a great track record as a player.

Being a GM is a completely different beast, and having little experience will be tough, but Francis will fight for people’s respect.

I also like the addition of Mike Velluci, though, I’m surprised he wasn’t hired as a coach. He’s done a great job with the Plymouth Whalers, but having him in a management is something I didn’t see coming.

If the Canes decide to keep Kirk Muller, which is a real possibility, Velluci could be seen as a candidate to take over that role if Muller doesn’t succeed right away.

Overall, yesterday was a good day for the Hurricanes’ future and this summer will be a fun one.

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