Since recapping BC men’s hockey using Taylor Swift gifs has become part of our BCI #brand, I obviously felt it was important for us to mark the release of reputation with some sort of ridiculous post. A Twitter poll between “assign TSwift songs to the current MIH roster” and “assign BC MIH alumni to songs from reputation” was neck and neck, so I’m doing BOTH! Since reputation is not on Spotify yet, the current roster is up first (and songs from reputation will be ineligible). A lot of creative license was used here since her songs are about relationships, not hockey (I know, shocking right?)
Michael Karow - Two Is Better Than One
And I'm thinking two, is better than one - Karow is #2 and we don’t have a #1 this year. Taking the title very literally, but it works so...
Luke McInnis - Bad Blood
Now we've got bad blood - McInnis currently leads the team in PIM, so he is obviously Bad Blood. TSwift and her pals ganging up against the enemy in the music video is basically the same as a hockey brawl, right?
Michael Kim - Fearless
Really something, it's fearless - Kim leads the Eagles with 17 blocked shots - if that isn’t fearless, we don’t know what is.
Casey Fitzgerald - Stay Stay Stay
And I said, stay, stay, stay - Fitzgerald will be BC’s biggest flight risk at the end of the season... and we really would like him to stay for his senior season.
Michael Campoli - A Place in this World
Trying to find a place in this world - Campoli grew up in Quebec and played hockey there until he joined the USNTDP. But now he’s found his place - at BC.
Connor Moore - Shake It Off
I shake it off, I shake it off - Moore is second on the team with 13 blocks so far this season and he led the team in blocks as a freshmen. And after he blocks hard shots he shakes it off and dives right back into the action.
Jesper Mattila - Safe and Sound
You and I'll be safe and sound - Jesper keeps his teammates safe by playing solid defense AND by scoring goals.
Logan Hutsko - Begin Again
And for the first time what’s past is past - Hutsko suffered a serious injury a couple years ago, resulting in a long recovery and likely keeping him from being chosen in the NHL Draft last summer. But Hutsko has started his hockey career anew and currently leads BC in points. Begin again indeed.
Christopher Brown - Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York, it's been waitin' for you - Brown is a Buffalo Sabres draft pick, which is technically New York. We just hope New York doesn’t welcome him for another year and a half...
Mike Booth - Innocent
You're still an innocent - Booth has played in 6 games this season and has yet to be assessed a penalty - he’s either playing super clean or he’s good at getting things past the refs... and this song works either way.
Zach Walker - Wonderland
Didn't they tell us don't rush into things? - Get it? WALKer... don’t rush into things...
JD Dudek - Out of the Woods
Are we out of the woods yet? - Dudek is from New Hampshire. I’m not saying all of New Hampshire is the middle of nowhere, but...
David Cotton - Jump Then Fall
Don't be afraid to jump then fall - Cotton might not always score, but he consistently hovers around the top of the team in terms of shots on goal. He clearly knows that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Casey Carreau - Fifteen
It's your freshman year, and you're gonna be here for the next four years - Carreau isn’t in high school or 15 or pretty much anything else in this song, but he is a freshman and he will likely be at BC for the next 4 years.
Jacob Tortora - Untouchable
Untouchable, burning brighter than the sun - Tortora is small and speedy, and already almost untouchable because he’s so sneaky at getting around opposing players. As he continues to improve, he’ll be scoring crazy amazing goals by skating around everyone.
Mike Merulla - Change
Because these things will change, can you feel it now? - Merulla hasn’t gotten as much playing time as he probably wants at BC, but we’ve seen bench players turn into stars before.
Christopher Grando - Superman
I watch superman fly away, you've got a busy day today - Grando is only a freshman, but he’s been a clutch player for the Eagles. He leads the team with 5 goals, 2 of which are GWGs. Pretty super in my opinion.
Aapeli Räsänen - 22
I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22 - Is this an obvious choice? Yes. But he IS #22...
Kevin Lohan - Never Grow Up
Just try to never grow up - Lohan is BC’s oldest player this season. He’s a grad student transfer who used his remaining eligibility to continue to play NCAA hockey, and we’re glad.
Julius Mattila - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
We are never ever ever getting back together - Julius was originally committed to Western Michigan before deciding to come to BC with her brother, Jesper. And he’s an Eagle forever now - sorry, Western Michigan.
Graham McPhee - The Lucky One
Let me tell you now, you’re the lucky one - McPhee is lucky because he’s very good at hockey, but he also has to get the song about luck considering his connection to Vegas - his father is the GM of the Golden Knights.
Ron Greco - Sweeter Than Fiction
This life's sweeter than fiction - Greco came to BC as a late addition and likely wasn’t expecting as much playing time as he’s gotten. He doesn’t put up huge numbers, but has become a fan favorite due to his hustle. We’d guess his BC experience is exceeding his expectations.
Ian Milosz - Blank Space
Nice to meet you, where you been? I could show you incredible things - Milosz joined BC a semester early when the team was having major goalie injury issues. He went on to impress in his first games and now ensures that BC has the best third string goalie in the game.
Joseph Woll - Better Than Revenge
There is nothing I do better than revenge - Woll gets revenge on opposing teams by making crazy saves and on opposing players that are bugging him by shoving his glove in their faces (...or kicking them...oops).
Ryan Edquist - Eyes Open
But now we've stepped into a cruel world, where everybody stands and keeps score - I mean, these lyrics perfectly describe being a goalie. As a skilled backup goaltender who will likely play in a good number of games this season, Edquist will especially feel this pressure... but we know he can handle it.
Jerry York - Long Live
One day we will be remembered - Jerry York 4ever.