Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by haribobo, Apr 30, 2011.
So can we compile a list of the skaters who are retiring after Worlds/this season?
Can we post suggestions?
I hope Gachinksi and Ando. I know, I am mean.
And updated by yours truly; it's spelled Rachael!
^ I concur. Rachael Flatt. I know her leg was bothering her, but honestly, her leg was worse at Skate America and she had a much better skate there. I am sick of waiting for the US ladies to get their act together and get three Worlds spots back.
Best news ever, all Russian skaters will retire
Mao and Yuna?
I would expect Mao, Yuna, Miki and Rachael to retire. But something tells me it's not going to happen.
I thought Miki had said something about taking next season off? I can understand that. She's been skating at the international level for 10 years, and could go out on a high note.
More importantly - are the Van der Corkells going to retire? Finally?
I believe this was Kevin's last competition but as far as I know Jenna wants another go at Olympics. Depending on her health obviously. Why shouldn't she, she's still the best we have by far.
I would be surprised if Mao retired - why go through this season of transition, reworking her jumps etc only to retire?
Does Alissa plan to continue? (Please do!)
On the pbp free skate thread it says that she does plan to stay another year, great news.
That is a good point. I just think it would take a tremendous effort to improve in a meaningful way at this point. If she can do it, and
Maybe Mao? At this point, I can't see her sticking around until Sochi. I know she's been reworking her technique, yadda yadda yadda, but honestly, she looked great in practice and then not-so-great during the actual competition. She's certainly not getting any help from the judges in regards to a world champion PCS boost.
I suspect D/W. I would have also said V/M, but they probably don't want this to be their last season, since they practically didn't compete. And Worlds in 2 years are in Canada, so who knows. But D/W have achieved all there is, and with the Shibs coming up, it would seem like a good time to call it a career. And I'm sure both of them want to go back to school and finish their degrees.
The Kerrs, Faiella/Scali
LOL, that was before Worlds?
So you think they have absolute no ambition or hopes for Olympic Gold?
I'm sure they do, but that's 3 years away. And with the Shibs coming up fast (and Sam/Bates), 3 years is a long time. I'm sure D/W don't want to go the way of B/A. Everyone wants to go out on top. This seems like a good time. Remember, they have their college studies and future career goals that have nothing to do with skating, and they are 23/24 and have been at this for a long time.
D/W would be crazy not to, the three spots next year could be easily filled by Shibs, Sam/Bates and Chock/Zir...
Alissa would be crazy to retire... if it were her and Mirai and worlds I have to think they would have three spots for next year. She and Mirai would be a great world team next year....
I don't see D&W retiring. Unless Charlie wants to go off and have babies with Tanith.
Mao, Yuna, Miki, Caroline, Alissa, Rachael. It's time please retire!!
Fumie..... maybe not
IDK about D/W, wouldn't they want to make a push for Sochi? At least I hope they don't..but the US is clearly in good hands with the Shibs, C/Z, and Sam/Bates.
*crossing my fingers Mao and Yu-na won't retire*
Eazzzeeeee on the
They have all been around long enough.
NO WAY! I wouldn't mind seeing these five stay until Sochi. Korpi could be a world medalist if she got her flip and lutz straightened out.
I totally disagree with those who say Davis & White will or should retire. The Shibutanis arent even close to them now, the point margins are still huge. Not to take anything away from the Shibutanis achievement, but their medal was only made possible by a disaesterous performance by the French, and even then they barely won it. P/B on a good day would have been miles above them, yet both D/W and V/M are in turn miles above a good P/B. It is by no means certain the Shibutanis would pass D/W by 2014, in fact I find it unlikely to happen. I still think I/K have more long range potential than the Shibutanis in fact.
Davis & White can and should pursue future golds and the 2014 Olympic Gold. They would be silly not to continue while in the prime of their careers, especialy in fear of a team who they are atleast 3 falls clear of right now