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Boston College Daily Links: A Gaudreau Returns To Vermont

Daily links for Friday, March 8, 2013.

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Legendary name in Vermont hockey comes in with BC (
"He doesn’t talk too much about himself," said Gaudreau of his father’s playing career. "Some of the alums tell me how good a player he was. Me and my little brother (BC recruit Matt) give him a hard time about it. I think I’m more of an offensive player, like he is, but I think I’ve worked on my defensive game," Gaudreau said.

It’s simple: To secure playoff berth, beat BC (
"Again, we’re treating this like playoffs so we’re in another series with another team. We have great respect for Boston College and all they’ve accomplished but we feel we’re capable of beating anybody right now," [UVM head coach Kevin] Sneddon said. "I think we’ve shown that recently, that our play is substantially better than it was in January and certainly better than it was in the first half.

Hockey East: Keys to victory in final weekend of regular season (Western College Hockey Blog)
The injury bug has certainly hit Boston College, but Steven Whitney and Patrick Wey should be available to return this weekend from their injuries. The Eagles must use their speed and skill to manipulate the UVM defensive trap. Compared to his first half prowess, Johnny Gaudreau continues to struggle offensively.

Report: America 12 Conference is favorite to replace Big East name (
The conference formerly known as the Big East has learned absolutely nothing if they are going to put a number in their conference name. They'll be a 12-team conference for about 5 seconds after the bat phone in Storrs or Cincinnati starts ringing with a call from a 336 area code.

NCHC Unveils Logo, Postseason Ticket Plans (College Hockey News)
In related, underwhelming conference name / logo news ...

ACC Football Recruiting 2013: Border Wars, and Leaving Your Footprint to Find Talent (Atlantic Coast Convos)
Build that fence, Addazio. "Second, keep hitting these rival schools and conferences right in the mouth. If you’re Pittsburgh, create stronger pipelines to nearby Ohio — hell, start going after Cincinnati‘s targets, since they’ll have less to sell them coming from a depleted "Big East." If you’re Syracuse or Boston College, the same goes for Connecticut; the door is open in that state, and the rest of the New England area."