Jason Karmanos says 'job performance' had nothing to do with his dismissal

Longtime Hurricanes executive Jason Karmanos was fired this weekend, a move which raised eyebrows across the hockey world since Jason's father Peter Karmanos owns the team.

Late on Sunday night the Hurricanes owner described his son's dismissal as a "family matter" and refused to comment further. Meanwhile Jason issued a statement to Canes Now, and insisted that his job performance had nothing to do with his firing:

"The disagreement I had with my father had nothing to do with the direction of the team or the business of the team. This has nothing to do with my job performance.

It's an unfortunate situation and it's extremely disappointing. My emotions are still raw. A big chunk of my life has been devoted to working for the team and I will miss it very much, as well as all the great people that I have worked with on a daily basis."

From Doug and Jake Gilmour to Peter and Jason Karmanos, its been a tough summer for father-son hockey tandems. 

Meanwhile if you're a Carolina Hurricanes fan, how excited are you about the fact that management decisions are being made based on family enmity?

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