Canadian National Team Question

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by blue_idealist, May 4, 2011.

  1. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    I just looked on the Skate Canada website list for the Canadian National team:
    http://skatecanada.ca/en-us/development/nationalteam.aspx

    I noticed there are four pairs and six dance teams. I know there are six dance teams because of Virtue and Moir not competing at Nationals, but why were only four pairs included instead of the usual five?
  2. mocha-ice

    mocha-ice Active Member

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    Brodeur and Mattatal (4th in Victoria) announced their retirement not too long after Nationals. So there are only four pairs teams (SC doesn't bump up the 6th place team)
  3. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Oh, ok, thanks. I thought they would bump up the 6th place team, but I guess I was wrong. I can't even remember who that was, actually. I also completely forgot about Brodeur and Mattatall's retirement since the skaters from the worlds were on my mind so much.
  4. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

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    Sawyer's still on the list, though. Odd.
  5. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's weird that Shawn is still on the list. I think he announced his retirement after B & M.
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    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  7. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    That's weird that Shawn is still on the list. Maybe they're thinking they can entice him into coming back? I thought he might have lost his eligible status though.
  8. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

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    No he hasn't. He's just been on tour, I believe the same one other eligible have been on.

    And given how Joey and Kevin did this year, maybe no-one wants to burn any bridges just yet.
  9. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    I thought he might have lost his eligible status because he chose to do the tour instead of going to worlds
  10. mag

    mag Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it is a problem because he wasn't a seeded skater for worlds this year.
  11. quebecoise

    quebecoise New Member

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    This is why I thought too. From what I understand, if you miss an important competition and say you are not going 2-3 weeks before it(injured or not) and you do shows instead during Worlds time, you are supposed to loose it. I don't understand people who is saying Shawn hasn't lost his eligible status...can someone explain?
  12. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    Plus, Skate Canada approved Shawn's decision to do the shows. IIRC if the skater has their federation's permission, they avoid getting 'The Plushenko'.
  13. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    He came 2nd at Canadian Nats and was named to the team, then replaced by Kevin Reynolds at the last minute when he decided to skate in CSOI.. how does that make him not a seeded skater?
  14. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    He's never been top 6 in the world -- that's the definition of a 'seeded' skater.
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    pani Well-Known Member

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    6 teams in ice dance? :confused:
    Why not 5?
    V-M last in this least. Maybe 6 teams because Skate Canada dont know will V-M skate next season or no?
  16. TygerLily

    TygerLily Well-Known Member

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    I assume there are six because SC funds teams 1-5 and still wanted to fund V/M.
  17. shutterbug

    shutterbug Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think there’s anything remarkable about V&M being included on the team. Skate Canada has left some wiggle room to add skaters/teams who were not able to participate at Canadians but still may be eligible to receive international assignments:

    http://www.skatecanada.ca/en-us/development/nationalteam.aspx

  18. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    Maybe they have 6 in dance because they only have 4 teams in pairs (because no other teams are good enough) which is still the same funding as 5 in each.