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blue_idealist
09-04-2012, 02:17 AM
I'm kind of copying whoever made the same kind of thread for ladies' and mens'. :P

SamuraiK
09-04-2012, 03:07 AM
Torvill & Dean for sure.. Anissina & Peizerat probably if we only judge FDs.

The last 3 bronze medallists have been disastrous ..

skateboy
09-04-2012, 03:38 AM
T&D.

blue_idealist
09-04-2012, 03:42 AM
The last 3 bronze medallists have been disastrous ..

That they have!!

caseyedwards
09-04-2012, 04:12 AM
Torville and Dean are so good and I have watched their performances just for enjoyment like I have with Domnina and Shabalins Compulsary dance. That was so good. It was great and nailed with all their charisma and skating skill so on display and it was the best!!!

judgejudy27
09-04-2012, 04:25 AM
I would pick Usova & Zhulin 1992. They managed to beat T&D in 94 with a way way worse FD and performance than their 92 bronze one. Their 92 FD would have easily won in 1994. A&P in 98 are also a possability but there was too much posing for me.

Vash01
09-04-2012, 06:22 AM
I had to pick between A&P in 98 and U&Z in 92. I picked U&Z who should have won the silver with that performance. A&P were a refreshingly new ice dance team, and I love their Romeo & Juliet FD, but they were still raw. U&Z were almost a finished product, and their Four seasons FD is one of my most favorite FDs of all times. I loved the lines and emotion in their skate.

briancoogaert
09-04-2012, 07:43 AM
Grushina & Goncharov.

Noooo, just a joke. My vote goes to Anissina & Peizerat, because I still love their R&J FD.

berthesghost
09-04-2012, 06:37 PM
T+D wuz robbed 94

nuge
09-04-2012, 06:46 PM
Grushina & Goncharov.

Noooo, just a joke. My vote goes to Anissina & Peizerat, because I still love their R&J FD.

A/P for me I love R omeo/Juliet :kickass:
As for G/G zzzzzzzz how they won an olympic bronze and Delshoes /Denstas never did :rolleyes:.Their OD was ok though :)

judgejudy27
09-04-2012, 06:51 PM
The last 3 are so much weaker than the 3 prior to that it isnt even funny. Is that a sign the dance field is getting weaker, the judging is getting worse, or the rules are making really memorable free dances harder.

blue_idealist
09-05-2012, 12:27 AM
The last 3 are so much weaker than the 3 prior to that it isnt even funny. Is that a sign the dance field is getting weaker, the judging is getting worse, or the rules are making really memorable free dances harder.

I think 02, 06, and '10 were all because of bad judging.. '02 SHOULD have been Drobiazko/Vanagas or Bourne/Kraatz, '06 SHOULD have been Denkova/Staviyski, and '10 SHOULD have been Belbin/Agosto. It's kind of ironic because COP was supposed to help the right team win instead of the politically right team, but it seems like the choices were better for this before COP!

caseyedwards
09-05-2012, 12:47 AM
The last 3 are so much weaker than the 3 prior to that it isnt even funny. Is that a sign the dance field is getting weaker, the judging is getting worse, or the rules are making really memorable free dances harder.


I think 02, 06, and '10 were all because of bad judging.. '02 SHOULD have been Drobiazko/Vanagas or Bourne/Kraatz, '06 SHOULD have been Denkova/Staviyski, and '10 SHOULD have been Belbin/Agosto. It's kind of ironic because COP was supposed to help the right team win instead of the politically right team, but it seems like the choices were better for this before COP!

But the 1994 Bronze medalists are considered so superior to the gold medalists! So it was bad judging that put T/D in third and the 02 or 06 or 2010 bronze medalist may be on the same standard as the 1994 gold medalists. Maybe G/P aren't considered that bad by this forum but maybe they are and the 1994 and 1998 gold medalists aren't seen as being in the same level as the 02,06,10 bronze medalists.

judgejudy27
09-05-2012, 01:07 AM
So it was bad judging that put T/D in third and the 02 or 06 or 2010 bronze medalist may be on the same standard as the 1994 gold medalists

Umm just no, no, no, NO, to the bolded part. Regardless of whether or not G/P deserved their 94 they still were light years superior to the 02, 06, or 2010 bronze medalists (or even the arguably would be bronze medalists who were 4th and 5th those years). So in the event they deserved only 3rd in 94 as some have argued, that would only show again the 94 event was far stronger, this despite that the 94 event was much weaker than 84, 88, 92, and maybe 98. Which still makes one wonder about the caliber of ice dance in the last decade.

blue_idealist
09-05-2012, 01:36 AM
So it was bad judging that put T/D in third and the 02 or 06 or 2010 bronze medalist may be on the same standard as the 1994 gold medalists

Umm just no, no, no, NO, to the bolded part. Regardless of whether or not G/P deserved their 94 they still were light years superior to the 02, 06, or 2010 bronze medalists (or even the arguably would be bronze medalists who were 4th and 5th those years). So in the event they deserved only 3rd in 94 as some have argued, that would only show again the 94 event was far stronger, this despite that the 94 event was much weaker than 84, 88, 92, and maybe 98. Which still makes one wonder about the caliber of ice dance in the last decade.

Yeah.. Grishuk/Platov were/are always better than Domnina/Shabalin, Grushina/Goncharov and Fusar-Poli/Margaglio.. lol. Are they better than T/D? IMO, no.