A few weeks ago, BCI assigned non-reputation Taylor Swift songs to each member of BC’s men’s hockey team in honor of the release of Swift’s new album / because dumb Taylor Swift articles are part of our #brand. Over the weekend, reputation finally hit Spotify, so today we’re sharing the second half of this TSwift/BC hockey mash-up: BC men’s hockey alumni as songs from reputation. Similarly to last time, there is a lot of creative license being taken here because these songs are about dating and not about sports.
Cory Schneider - ...Ready For It?
I was a robber first time that he saw me - Schneider leads all BC goalies with 15 career shutouts for the Eagles. His opponents were NOT ready for it.
Matty Gaudreau - End Game
I wanna be your first string / I wanna be your A-Team - Gaudreau played in only 8 games as a freshman, but by his senior year he was definitely on the a-team - he tied for the team lead with 35 points and led the Eagles with 27 assists.
Nick Petrecki - I Did Something Bad
They say I did something bad / Then why's it feel so good? - I mean... Nick Petrecki once head-butted somebody in a college hockey game (#NeverForget). So this one seems obvious.
Ryan Fitzgerald - Don’t Blame Me
Don't blame me - Throwback to when Fitzgerald sat on the puck in a Hockey East Tournament game against BU and Terriers fans lost their minds even though BC would have won anyways.
Marty Reasoner - Delicate
My reputation's never been worse, so you must like me for me - Reasoner joined the Eagles after they had spent a few seasons struggling because he saw the promise in the program. By taking a chance on BC, he helped give the program the star power it needed to turn things around.
Brooks Orpik - Look What You Made Me Do
Look what you made me do / Look what you just made me do - Orpik led Hockey East in PIM during each of his 3 seasons in the NCAA and capped his collegiate career with 124 PIM as a junior.
Mike Mottau - So It Goes...
And our pieces fall right into place - Mottau leads BC with 130 career assists - his playmaking abilities made sure passes and shots fell right where they needed to for others to score goals.
Tommy Cross - Gorgeous
You're so cool - Even the most hardcore BU hockey fans I know will admit that they like Tommy Cross. Facts only.
Jeremy Bracco - Getaway Car
You were drivin' the getaway car - 0=)
Jerry York - King of My Heart
And all at once, you are the one I have been waiting for - Coach York is undeniably the coach BC MIH was waiting for. And the king of all of our hearts.
Brian Gionta - Dancing With Our Hands Tied
I knew there was no one in the world who could take it - Gionta is BC’s program leader with 123 career goals. Defenders couldn’t stop his plays and goalies couldn’t stop his shots.
Bill Arnold - Dress
My rebounds, my earthquakes - Arnold could always be counted on to be in the right place to get much needed rebound/redirection goals, but he also had his fair share of huge goals... including an OT Beanpot winner against BU.
Teddy Doherty - This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Here's a toast to my real friends - Doherty was always a fan favorite, but his saltiness about certain players leaving mid-season really endeared him to the petty BCI crew.
Johnny Gaudreau - Call It What You Want
All the drama queens taking swings - Opposing players were always (and still are always) trying to take Johnny out to stop him from scoring. Luckily for BC (and the Flames), it mostly ended up with BC on the power play and Johnny with a goal.
Kevin Hayes - New Year’s Day
I'll be there if you're the toast of the town... Or if you strike out and you're crawling home - Hayes had some low moments at BC and he had a lot of high moments at BC. Luckily, from his senior season onwards, he has pretty much been the toast of the town.