Denney, Coughlin announce pairs partnership

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  1. Pretty Vegas

    Pretty Vegas Well-Known Member

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  2. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

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  5. olympic

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    OK.

    This was probably the big pending news alluded to in the Y/C thread [hoping that it would've been the announcement of Caitlin finding HER prince charming!]

    I also wonder if Caitlin tweeting that she was going 'home' was a message that she was getting the heck away from CO...
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  6. olympic

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    There are 2 threads...
  7. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    I second that. Denny and Coughlin who?
  8. reese

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  9. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    But this one has the correct spelling of Denney. ;)
  10. oleada

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    Now there's really no US Pairs teams to root for....

    Caitlin's beautiful line, posture and overall elegance will be really missed - by me, anyway.
  11. SamuraiK

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    LMAO at the announcement of this partnership in the same site that still shows the pics of Yankowskas&Coughlin smiling with their medals :)
  12. Zemgirl

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    Why John would do this is a complete mystery to me. Unless there is some super-secret reason?
    Me too.
  13. pollyanna

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    Both posted at the very same time. :lol:
  14. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Good luck to the new team! I look forward to seeing how they develop together.
  15. Spinner

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    :duh: That's what I get for posting before I eat. :shuffle: :slinkaway

    eta: I'm glad the lovely Admin chose the correct one. :lol:
  16. stjeaskategym

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    US pairs rarely care about such things. :lol:
  17. jaci

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    I'm with you Sylvia, We should wish this team Good Luck in the upcoming season! I'm excited to see how this team develops.
  18. pollyanna

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    But many U.S. fans do.

    By me as well. She was the first U.S. pairs skater in ages that really made me sit up and notice. I'm hoping she can find a worthy partner that will match her elegance. This is the kind of skater that I love representing the USA on the world stage.

    That said, I see lots of potential in Denney and Coughlin. I think their styles are more similar than Caitlin's and Coughlin's were. I doubt they will ever be elegant, but they could be very exciting and charismatic. I'll never be a big fan, but I will appreciate all they accomplish.
  19. chachacha

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    Wishing Caydee and John Best of Luck!
  20. JamieSix

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    I was actually growing on Y/C. -___-
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    which really explains their current success on the world stage. :p
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  22. sk8ers

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    We called this quite a while back ;) Makes for a dull press release when everyone knows the news!!!

    Oh, well. Here's hoping for the best and for Caitlin Y to find a suitable partner.
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  23. stjeaskategym

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    Absolutely. The judges care, too. :)


    :lol: I know. That's exactly my point. :)
  24. nanigirl

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    I feel exactly the same way. This is a bad, bad pairing. Caitlin was exquisite. Denney is dredful and has not improved in the past 3 years. I am not looking forward to this new pair at all.

    Also, I can't understand it: Caitlin could land her 3S and 2A. What was the problem?
  25. caseyedwards

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    It's still so baffling. Why did M/T break up. Because he wanted to leave her and Vassilev. Why did V/M break up. He wanted to retire and he was not good enough. Y/C total mystery.
  26. judgejudy27

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    *barfs* disgusted John could leave such a beautiful and lovely skater who he seemed to have great rapport with for this unpolished clunky looking teenager.
  27. Rob

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    I am hoping for 2 good teams to come out of this.
  28. judgejudy27

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    If Denney & Coughlin become a surprisingly good team and Caitlyn finds a partner that suits her even better than John and becomes a highly succesful team I wont mind so much. Right now it is not pleasing news though, although not surprising. Like others have said Caydee hasnt improved one iota since 2009.
  29. thisyearsfool

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    I'm sorry, I will never be able to root for this team. John Coughlin took out of contention (IMO) the finest female pair skater the US has had in years without a single explanation. I hope this is an Anissina/Volosozhar situation where Caitlin will find a new (better) partner quickly, and hopefully, stays within the US because she is a lovely skater.
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  30. numbers123

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    Sure you do. Any one want to buy the Brooklyn Bridge - sk8ers has one for sale
  31. Cheylana

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    Well.... good luck to Caydee and John.

    I loved Y&C together, but can we see Denney & Coughlin compete at least once before declaring them the worst US pair evaaaah and predicting the Armageddon of US pairs skating? :shuffle:
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  32. olympic

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    ^Trying to be positive here.

    I think Caydee is catlike in her landings. This will help her land powerful throw 3 jumps and the triple twist with someone of John's size, and these might turn into awesome elements for her.

    Both are decent to good SBS spinners and jumpers, too. Both have experience under their belts landing 3toes and 2x's at least, so perhaps they can build on upping the ante there.

    However, any height John gives her on Lifts will be negated by her mediocre mid-air positions [oops. That was negative!].

    And please, no death spirals with the a$$ in the air :yikes:
  33. Jarrett

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    No thank you.
  34. Jammers

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    John you idiot what were you thinking? You went from having a ballerina for a partner to someone with all the grace of Rosie O' Donnell.
  35. DinDonShamu

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    I really hope Caitlin pair up with someone else better and stronger. Will be looking closely for any announcement ... :hat1:
  36. leafygreens

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    Are Caydee and John dating? I can't think of any other reason why they'd be so intent on skating together. They're becoming the Leann Rimes/Eddie Cibrian of the skating world, unpopular and leaving two broken partnerships in their wake...
  37. Mayra

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    Ouch to the Facebook comment at the end of the press release. Icenetwork might want to think twice about leaving that comment up.

    Good luck to this team. Not really of fan of their style of skating, but with the current state of US pair skating, I'm sure they will be very successful on the national stage.
  38. MikiAndoFan#1

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    Oh, well. :drama: Good luck to Caydee and John.
  39. MysticHaze

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    Not suprising but still vomit inducing. I hope Mark & Amanda return! Please!
  40. blue_idealist

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    Bah.. just bah.