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GarrAarghHrumph
06-04-2012, 10:32 PM
The FSU facebook page has the scoop on why the firing ;)



:lol::lol::lol:

jlai
06-04-2012, 10:34 PM
The FSU facebook page has the scoop on why the firing ;)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Figure-Skating-Universe/81178044735

OK, basically I am pimping for 35 more 'likes' to get this up to 1000!
Oh Sharpie! :D

casken
06-04-2012, 10:37 PM
Since it seems Shpilband and Karine Arribert have a mutual respect for each other, they could be incredible as a team.

Karine's choreography is awesome, but maybe a bit too...esoteric? Igor and her could collaborate on something that is unique and fully choreographed but would be better received by the judges and a wider audience.

Maybe they could convince Blanc and Bouquet to come out of retirement. It's not like Carron and Jonezzzzzz are setting the dance world on fire. :D

VALuvsMKwan
06-04-2012, 10:51 PM
Does Bouquet have a older English distant cousin whose wife is named Hyacinth? :lol:

kittyjake5
06-04-2012, 10:55 PM
I did a little piece on my blog today - Team Canton - Thanks for the Memories. (http://jennifercomeaux.blogspot.com/2012/06/team-canton-thanks-for-memories.html)

Thank you! Great blog entry!

I admit that it made me feel a little sad. :( An end of an era.

Vash01
06-04-2012, 11:01 PM
Marina's quote that there is a possibility of them working together in the future - I am shocked that she would say that after having a hand in him being fired. Does she truly think he'd work with her after this, regardless of who is right/wrong here? It's almost like she doesn't see this as that big a deal.

In her dreams! I am not saying she is the villain; I don't know all the facts and may never know those. However, it seems clear that she had a big hand in Igor being fired. Naturally he has my sympathy, and that is not to say he was/is an innocent victim. Still, her quote seems really out of place, considering what has just happened. These two had Olympic gold and silver pretty much locked in 2014 (in any order), and now it's no longer such a certainty.:( That's a lucky break for some other ice dancers.

overedge
06-04-2012, 11:04 PM
These two had Olympic gold and silver pretty much locked in 2014 (in any order), and now it's no longer such a certainty.

Well, I do suspect that those two teams' success had something to do with their own talent, commitment, and hard work, not just with who was coaching them. It's entirely possible that they can both continue to do as well with different coaches.

peibeck
06-04-2012, 11:05 PM
Since it seems Shpilband and Karine Arribert have a mutual respect for each other, they could be incredible as a team.

Karine's choreography is awesome, but maybe a bit too...esoteric? Igor and her could collaborate on something that is unique and fully choreographed but would be better received by the judges and a wider audience.

Maybe they could convince Blanc and Bouquet to come out of retirement. It's not like Carron and Jonezzzzzz are setting the dance world on fire. :D

I loved the programs the last two years Blanc/Bouquet skated. However, the super voidy choreography did little but amplify that they were not the most technically gifted skaters. :shuffle:

operagirl
06-04-2012, 11:09 PM
What does ESTA mean?

UMBS Go Blue
06-04-2012, 11:18 PM
:rofl:

Aussie Willy
06-04-2012, 11:18 PM
The FSU facebook page has the scoop on why the firing ;)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Figure-Skating-Universe/81178044735

OK, basically I am pimping for 35 more 'likes' to get this up to 1000!
Okay I only just discovered that FSU had a facebook page. I have now liked.

peibeck
06-04-2012, 11:20 PM
What does ESTA mean?

ESTA is a someone who posts here at FSU. ;)

Alixana
06-04-2012, 11:21 PM
Does Bouquet have a older English distant cousin whose wife is named Hyacinth? :lol:

Yes, but with the English spelling ... "Bucket" :lol:

QB
06-04-2012, 11:35 PM
I may have missed a post somewhere but haven't seen any reaction to this comment rebutting the facts of the original article by someone (Jacqui White) more knowledgeable than we:
http://www.freep.com/comments/article/20120603/SPORTS18/120603037/Coach-Igor-Shpilband-Canton-Figure-Skating-Club

Macassar88
06-04-2012, 11:44 PM
What does ESTA mean?

ESTA is FSU's resident mega-troll who is in love with Oksana Grishuk, types in all caps and has no grasp of spelling or grammar