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May 13, 1992
General Manager Ed Johnston was fired by the the Hartford Whalers. The team finished with the NHL's third-worst record this season and lost $5 million. Johnson made several unpopular trades, dealing away Ron Francis, Kevin Dineen, Mike Liut, Ulf Samuelsson and Ray Ferraro.
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February 7, 2006 | Chris Foster
Carolina Hurricane General Manager Jim Rutherford could look out at the RBC Center on Jan. 28 and see the monster he seemed to have unleashed. On the ice, the Hurricanes were whipping the Atlanta Thrashers, 4-1, taking another step in becoming only the sixth NHL team to win 13 games in one month -- the Hurricanes would pick that up three days later in Montreal.
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February 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
Ron Francis never thought he'd be in the company of Maurice "the Rocket" Richard. Francis scored his 545th goal, surpassing Richard for 20th place on the NHL's career list, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the host Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1, Monday night. Francis, 40, said he would give the puck to his father, who attended the game.
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January 8, 1985 | Associated Press DTORONTO
Ron Francis scored three goals and assisted on another to lead the Hartford Whalers to a 7-4 victory over Toronto Monday night, sending the Maple Leafs down to their sixth consecutive defeat. Ray Neufeld, Kevin Dineen, Sylvain Turgeon and Mark Johnson also scored for the Whalers, who improved their record to 16-18-4 by winning for the eighth time in their last 14 games.
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January 3, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Boston Bruins weren't slowed down by Ron Francis or any of the Carolina Hurricanes. Bill Guerin scored two goals, Glen Murray had one in the first 12 minutes, and the Bruins used a four-goal first period to defeat the Hurricanes, 6-3, Wednesday night at Raleigh, N.C. One bright spot for the Hurricanes came in the first period, when Ron Francis scored his 500th career goal.
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October 23, 2003 | From Associated Press
Mario Lemieux got an assist to pull within three points of becoming the sixth 1,700-point scorer in NHL history, but Ron Francis scored for his 1,759th career point to help Carolina tie host Pittsburgh, 1-1, Wednesday night. Detroit 4, Columbus 1 -- Brett Hull moved into a fourth-place tie on the NHL career goals list with his 717th to help lift the host Red Wings. Florida 2, New Jersey 1 -- Jay Bouwmeester and Olli Jokinen scored 42 seconds apart late in the third period at East Rutherford, N.
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April 11, 2001 | ROY JURGENS
No. 1 NEW JERSEY vs. No. 8 CAROLINA Best of seven Thursday: at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. Sunday: at New Jersey, noon Tuesday: at Carolina, 4:30 p.m. April 18: at Carolina, 4:30 p.m. April 20: *at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. April 22: *at Carolina, noon April 24: *at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. * if necessary; all times Pacific THE BREAKDOWN * Team records: New Jersey 48-19-12-3, Carolina 38-32-9-3 . * Season series: New Jersey, 2-1-1. * Coaches: NJ: Larry Robinson, 16-11 (.593) in playoffs.
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January 15, 2001 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Think of the greatest scorers in NHL history and the names easily come to mind. There's Wayne Gretzky, of course, at the head of the pack with 2,856 points. Gordie Howe is there and Marcel Dionne is too. Mark Messier leads the list of active players. Ron Francis stands alone today in fifth place after scoring two goals in the Carolina Hurricanes' 4-0 drubbing of the Mighty Ducks on Sunday before 13,013 at the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena. Ron Francis?
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October 23, 2003 | From Associated Press
Mario Lemieux got an assist to pull within three points of becoming the sixth 1,700-point scorer in NHL history, but Ron Francis scored for his 1,759th career point to help Carolina tie host Pittsburgh, 1-1, Wednesday night. Detroit 4, Columbus 1 -- Brett Hull moved into a fourth-place tie on the NHL career goals list with his 717th to help lift the host Red Wings. Florida 2, New Jersey 1 -- Jay Bouwmeester and Olli Jokinen scored 42 seconds apart late in the third period at East Rutherford, N.
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June 6, 2002 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because Ron Francis is regarded as the best player in Carolina franchise history, it was fitting for "Ronnie Franchise" to score the game-winning goal in the Hurricanes' first Stanley Cup game. Francis, who at 39 is one of the oldest players in the NHL, scored a goal 58 seconds into overtime Tuesday to give Carolina a 1-0 lead in games over Detroit in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup finals.
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May 22, 2002 | From Associated Press
Jeff O'Neill didn't let a severely swollen right eye keep him from giving the Carolina Hurricanes another overtime victory. After being hit by a puck below his right eye earlier in the game, O'Neill instinctively knew where to go--to the net. And that's where he was, cruising in from the right circle, in time to convert Ron Francis' kick-pass 6:01 into overtime, lifting the Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over Toronto in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday.
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January 3, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Boston Bruins weren't slowed down by Ron Francis or any of the Carolina Hurricanes. Bill Guerin scored two goals, Glen Murray had one in the first 12 minutes, and the Bruins used a four-goal first period to defeat the Hurricanes, 6-3, Wednesday night at Raleigh, N.C. One bright spot for the Hurricanes came in the first period, when Ron Francis scored his 500th career goal.
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April 11, 2001 | ROY JURGENS
No. 1 NEW JERSEY vs. No. 8 CAROLINA Best of seven Thursday: at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. Sunday: at New Jersey, noon Tuesday: at Carolina, 4:30 p.m. April 18: at Carolina, 4:30 p.m. April 20: *at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. April 22: *at Carolina, noon April 24: *at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. * if necessary; all times Pacific THE BREAKDOWN * Team records: New Jersey 48-19-12-3, Carolina 38-32-9-3 . * Season series: New Jersey, 2-1-1. * Coaches: NJ: Larry Robinson, 16-11 (.593) in playoffs.
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January 15, 2001 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Think of the greatest scorers in NHL history and the names easily come to mind. There's Wayne Gretzky, of course, at the head of the pack with 2,856 points. Gordie Howe is there and Marcel Dionne is too. Mark Messier leads the list of active players. Ron Francis stands alone today in fifth place after scoring two goals in the Carolina Hurricanes' 4-0 drubbing of the Mighty Ducks on Sunday before 13,013 at the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena. Ron Francis?
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February 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
Ron Francis never thought he'd be in the company of Maurice "the Rocket" Richard. Francis scored his 545th goal, surpassing Richard for 20th place on the NHL's career list, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the host Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1, Monday night. Francis, 40, said he would give the puck to his father, who attended the game.
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December 30, 1997 | From Associated Press and
Ron Francis got his first hat trick in more than two years by practically standing still. Francis scored three times on rebounds, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Islanders, 5-1, Monday night at Pittsburgh. How much ground did Francis have to cover for his goals? "About 4 1/2 feet," he said. "But it was a good 4 1/2 feet." Francis got his 11th career hat trick. His only other one in the regular season since joining Pittsburgh on March 4, 1991 was on Nov. 10, 1995 at San Jose.
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March 22, 1998 | From Associated Press
It was a grand day for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who finished it with the 1,000th victory in the history of their franchise, achieved in part with the 1,000th assist by their captain, Ron Francis. "I've had a lot of special moments wearing this jersey, and that was certainly one of the highlights right there," Francis said Saturday after the Penguins' 4-3 victory over Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. "It was just nice to get that and the big thing is we won the hockey game. Double bonus tonight."
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December 30, 1997 | From Associated Press and
Ron Francis got his first hat trick in more than two years by practically standing still. Francis scored three times on rebounds, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Islanders, 5-1, Monday night at Pittsburgh. How much ground did Francis have to cover for his goals? "About 4 1/2 feet," he said. "But it was a good 4 1/2 feet." Francis got his 11th career hat trick. His only other one in the regular season since joining Pittsburgh on March 4, 1991 was on Nov. 10, 1995 at San Jose.
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