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Southern franchises find success in hockey

...the state's Atlantic Coast Conference schools can agree on, and the organization is rebuilding after bringing in Ron Francis as general manager and Bill Peters as coach last year.The Panthers averaged a league-worst 11,271 fans per game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-15/southern-franchises-find-s
Capitals top Canadiens on Troy Brouwer's shootout goal

...1In Sunrise, Fla., Roberto Luongo earned his 400th career win, and Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist to tie Ron Francis for fourth place on the NHL's career points list to lift Florida.Luongo made 31 saves to become the 11th NHL goalie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-04-02/capitals-top-canadiens-tro
Injured Francis doubtful for Game 2

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Ron Francis, the hottest scorer for the Hurricanes in the second half of...on a line with Bates Battaglia and Sami Kapanen. "I'm not Ron Francis, I'm Robert Kron and I do what I can do," said Kron, who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/24/hoc_259784.shtml
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Carolina's Francis going strong at 39

...and general managers when the Carolina Hurricanes gave Ron Francis a $20 million contract in the summer of 1998. Why were...I remember that day back home when I heard we signed Ron Francis. At first, I couldn't believe it," said Sami Kapanen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/13/hoc_338212.shtml
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Overtime

...NHLHurricane out with concussionCarolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner has been diagnosed with a concussion.General manager Ron Francis disclosed the diagnosis Monday and said doctors will continue to monitor Skinner in the coming days.? The Rangers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-10-06/overtime
Overtime

...captain Eric Staal had surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia and should be ready for training camp.General manager Ron Francis says Staal suffered the injury during off-season training.? The Winnipeg Jets re-signed forward Michael Frolik...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-29/overtime
Overtime

...treatment. NHLGleason back in Hurricanes' foldThe Carolina Hurricanes are bringing back Tim Gleason.General manager Ron Francis said the team and Gleason have agreed to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.Carolina traded the 31-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-03/overtime
Penguins take lead in series with Rangers

...fifth time in seven days. HURRICANES: Fired coach Kirk Muller and most of his coaching staff Monday, one week into Ron Francis' tenure as general manager."Kirk and his staff worked very hard, but we feel that the team is in need of a fresh...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2014-05-05/penguins-take-lead-series-
Hurricanes blank Maple Leafs

...Quinn's surprising return didn't inspire the Toronto Maple Leafs. Irbe stopped 31 shots while Sami Kapanen and Ron Francis each had a goal and assist, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-0 win over Toronto in Game 4 of the NHL Eastern...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/24/hoc_347184.shtml
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Hurricanes beats Thrashers in OT

...04 left in overtime as the Carolina Hurricanes rallied to a 3-2 victory Friday night over the Atlanta Thrashers. Ron Francis scored with 6:14 left in the game and then set up Jeff O'Neill for the tying goal with 53 seconds left. Ward then...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/21/hoc_365205.shtml
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