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lmarie086
06-05-2012, 04:16 AM
Welp, I didn't really think I could be anymore shocked about any of this, but I was proved wrong! Really did not see D/W staying with Marina over Igor.

bmcg
06-05-2012, 04:17 AM
I was waiting to see where Davis and White would go because I think that gives more clues to the real situation. If they are staying with Marina then maybe she isn't quite the devil some people want her to be in this. Just maybe Igor's side business, his own personal school, was disrupting the balance at the rink.

Curious where V&M end up. I assume Lynn Rutherford only checked in with the American teams.

Visaliakid
06-05-2012, 04:19 AM
U.S. Figure Skating confirms top American teams to stay in Canton after Shpilband dismissal

Story by Jo Ann Barnas, Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/article/20120604/SPORTS18/120604082/Meryl-Davis-and-Charlie-White-choose-Marina-Zoueva-as-new-head-coach?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports)

Twizzler
06-05-2012, 04:21 AM
U.S. Figure Skating confirms top American teams to stay in Canton after Shpilband dismissal

Story by Jo Ann Barnas, Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/article/20120604/SPORTS18/120604082/Meryl-Davis-and-Charlie-White-choose-Marina-Zoueva-as-new-head-coach?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports)

Do US Nationals/Canadian Nationals conflict this year? How will that work??

TanithandBenFan
06-05-2012, 04:22 AM
I suppose they didn't want to be uprooted from the rink where they've trained for years and which has everything they need. But can't say I have a good feeling about this. Marina better be bringing in a more technically savvy coach because they need more than just her at the helm.

Anjelica
06-05-2012, 04:25 AM
Sure wish he would relocate to Arizona and coach here!!

~tapdancer~
06-05-2012, 04:25 AM
I suppose they didn't want to be uprooted from the rink where they've trained for years and which has everything they need. But can't say I have a good feeling about this. Marina better be bringing in a more technically savvy coach because they need more than just her at the helm.Agree with this. I'm not surprised they stayed at Arctic Edge because of their outside lives but I don't feel entirely comfortable with the thought of Marina being their only coach. Here's hoping they get some good outside help, too!

victoriajh
06-05-2012, 04:32 AM
Welp, I didn't really think I could be anymore shocked about any of this, but I was proved wrong! Really did not see D/W staying with Marina over Igor.
have V/M made a statement about who they will train with?

chipso1
06-05-2012, 04:34 AM
Thanks for that, FSfan107.

Now, what about the current world and Olympic Champions? :)

From the new Joann Barnas article:


Zoueva and O'Neill told the Free Press on Sunday that the top three teams would be remaining at the Canton rink.

centerstage01
06-05-2012, 04:36 AM
Jaw, meet floor. I honestly thought D&W would stay with Shpilband.

jlai
06-05-2012, 04:40 AM
I suppose they didn't want to be uprooted from the rink where they've trained for years and which has everything they need. But can't say I have a good feeling about this. Marina better be bringing in a more technically savvy coach because they need more than just her at the helm.

If this is about egos, I highly doubt she'll realize this

Cherub721
06-05-2012, 04:43 AM
Jaw, meet floor. I honestly thought D&W would stay with Shpilband.

I suspect Meryl is dating Fedor and that's one of the reasons they stayed with Marina. Also, given that both top US teams are staying, and that it was reported that the USFS knew about this for a month, I suspect the federation had input as well (probably not an ultimatum though).

Cherub721
06-05-2012, 04:45 AM
If this is about egos, I highly doubt she'll realize this

What exactly did she do between G&G and working with Shpilband? I mean, if she pushed all of G&G's coaches out so she could take the lead role, why didn't she end up being a top pairs coach? It seems like she would be repeating the same mistake if she again took over without getting a good technical coach.

Theatregirl1122
06-05-2012, 04:49 AM
I've got to say, this makes me feel like D&W are in trouble.

ballettmaus
06-05-2012, 04:51 AM
If Marina really pushed Igor out because she wanted to be in the limelight, would the top three teams all side with her? (which I feel they're doing by staying)
I'm thinking this might be one of those things of which we'll never really know what exactly has happened.

As far as the teams staying are concerned, I would think they would know who would be the best to coach them and that they'd choose that over location. But that's just my assumption as it's what I would do if I were in their place. :)