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Boston College Daily Links: National Champions Honored In Boston

2012 National Champions Honored In Boston (
Following a 2011-12 season in which Boston College hockey captured its third national championship in five years, the team visited Boston City Hall and the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday.

2012 NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Kyle Smyth Chooses Seton Hall Over Boston College As Transfer Destination (SB Nation Boston)
The Boston College Eagles lost a recruiting battle to the Seton Hall Pirates on Wednesday. Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports reports that Iona guard Kyle Smyth chose Seton Hall over Boston College as his transfer destination.

Most important game: Boston College (ESPN ACC Blog)
The Canes have to replace 12 starters, including their quarterback, and BC will have home-field advantage. A win over Miami could snowball into a 3-0 start heading into the Clemson game, as wins over Maine and Northwestern aren’t unfathomable before BC heads into the bye week. BC was able to beat Miami last year on the road in the season finale, but in order for the Eagles’ November games to mean anything, they’ve got to get off to a better start in ACC play.

United Way teams with NYG at Gridiron Gala (
Sponsored by the New York Jets, the Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants, and United Way of New York City, the event will honor current players Brandon Moore and Chris Snee with the Hometown Hero award to recognize their service to the community and retired NY Giant Harry Carson with the MVP Award, which recognizes his lifetime achievement.

Florida Panther Player Ratings: Scott Clemmensen (The Rat Trick)
Clemmensen will become a free agent in July. With a young Jacob Markstrom playing great in San Antonio, we may not see Clemmensen next season in a Panther uniform. If that becomes the case, Clem will be a solid goaltender for another team and they will know that. He is a sweet guy, always being generous to the fans. Whether it is signing something, taking a picture or just chatting with a fan, he takes the time to do it. He is a player that is looked up to with the upmost respect and I think this season was his best season in a while playing goalie.

After Regaining Minutes, Kreider Capitalizes (
"The last thing I want to do is settle in," Kreider said. "I don’t want to get complacent, especially at this level. If I get complacent, next thing I know I’m minus 2 and giving Ovechkin a one-timer in the slot. I have to stay extremely mentally focused."

Chris Kreider skates from Boston College right into NY Rangers' Stanley Cup chase (NY Daily News)
"It is," Kreider’s college coach Jerry York was saying here Tuesday morning, "like a college baseball player who doesn’t just go straight to the big leagues, he goes straight to the World Series. It’s the kind of thing that changes the athletic landscape a little bit."