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Boston College Daily Links: Hayes Brothers Talk Contracts

Daily Links for July 30, 2014

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Agent: Hayes ‘identified’ himself as ‘Hawk, but unlikely to sign (ProHockeyTalk)

Hayes, Chicago’s first-round pick (24th overall) at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, is unlikely to sign with the Blackhawks prior to his Aug. 16 deadline, at which time he’s eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. Claiming the decision is "nothing against the Blackhawks," agent Robert Murray said the choice to pass on the Windy City was tough for Hayes.

Jimmy Hayes signs one-year deal with Panthers, avoids arbitration (

It appeared the Florida Panthers and restricted free agent forward Jimmy Hayes were destined for arbitration, but a last minute deal was struck between the two sides to avoid the hearing. Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports that the club signed Hayes to a one-year pact that will pay him $925,000 and is also a one-way deal. Hayes and the Panthers were due for an arbitration hearing in Toronto Tuesday morning.

2014 season preview: Boston College Eagles (From Old Virginia)

However, the Eagles should also be able to find three wins in the OOC with little trouble.  VT isn't quite what they were, either, and the Eagles did knock them off last year.  (This year, that game is in Blacksburg, though.)  BC can certainly go bowling; they probably need to beat three of Pitt, NC State, Wake, Syracuse, and VT to do it.  I think they will, and though they're not really contenders for the conference title, I think they outperform their sixth-place finish in the media poll.

USC Football: Is Boston College a trap game for the Trojans? (Reign of Troy)

Troy beat BC 35-7 last year at the Coliseum, but the biggest key to BC being a trap game for the Trojans might be the fact that it comes on the heels of playing Stanford. College football columnist Bruce Feldman has kept tabs what he calls the ‘Body Blow’ theory, and how it relates to Stanford’s opponents the week after a tilt with the Cardinal.

Don't forget that the Trojans have to fly east for that game.  If this game were being played at 12 PM (9 AM Favat time) and not 8 PM, I'd be all over this.

BC's Alumni Stadium Recognized with National Safety and Security Awardses (

This award recognizes a facility that has performed above and beyond normal operations to demonstrate an innovative approach to enhancing safety and security. The chosen facility may also have resolved a significant safety/security issue or incident. A total of 13 sports facilities were recognized for their achievements in security. The conference, which was attended by 400 security professionals, was sponsored by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Still ranks dead last for cell phone reception, though.

Addazio Completes ESPN/ACC Car Wash (

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio spent the day at ESPN, taking part in the annual ESPN/ACC car wash