Who are your favorite Retired Pairs Partnerships?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by FSWer, Oct 4, 2010.

Who are your fav. Retired Pairs?

  1. Katie Orscher and Garrett Lucash

    4.5%
  2. Marcy Hinzmann and Aaron Parchem

    6.8%
  3. Vanessa James and Yannick Bonhoue

    4.0%
  4. Kaela Pflumm and Christopher Pottenger

    0.6%
  5. Tiffany Vise and Derek Trent

    1.7%
  6. Jamie Sale and David Pelletier

    11.3%
  7. Tiffany Stiegler and Johnnie Stiegler

    4.0%
  8. Katie Beriau and Alex Merritt

    1.1%
  9. Kendra Moyle and Andy Seitz

    1.1%
  10. Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov

    50.8%
  11. Christine Hough and Doug Ladret

    7.3%
  12. Other

    45.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. algonquin

    algonquin Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Like Shen & Zhao, I am rather baffled who they did not make the list.
     
  2. escaflowne9282

    escaflowne9282 Well-Known Member

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    I voted other , B&S ,M&D and S&Z were the three pairs who truly made me say wow when they skated.
     
  3. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

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    other U&M, B&P, B&S
     
  4. Aimless

    Aimless New Member

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    Me too. I'd have voted for Elena and Anton if they'd been on the list but I'll always be nursing a huge huge crush on Aaron Parchem. There was something so incredibly tender and caring about the way he partnered, even or especially when she had trouble. I wish he'd been able to go farther in his eligible career and it still thrills me to see him at comps with his students.
     
  5. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    So "Pflumm/Pottenger" - Who the heck are they? -- make the list but not the Protopopovs? :)

    I vote "Other" - the Protopopovs - the first and greatest pair that I followed in earnest, since Innsbruck 1964 on a little b&w TV in my parent's den.
     
  6. victoriajh

    victoriajh Well-Known Member

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    mmm well katia and Sergei for sure !!! and I think many of those pairs mentioned would be pretty impressed to see their names on a list WITH the great G/G......
    I always :cheer2: for the current Canadian contingency ( well at least after GG retired!!!!) so I guess i never miss anyone cause there is always a new pair on the horizon!
     
  7. Sit_spin

    Sit_spin New Member

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    I voted for Orscher/Lucash, Sale/Pelletier, and "other", which was for Shen/Zhao and Langlois/Hay.
     
  8. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    This poll is a big joke.

    Who the hell needs to know Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze, Shen/Zhao, Dmitriev with both partners etc. when there are GREATS like Moyle/Seitz, Hough/Ladret or Pflumm/Pottenger? :rolleyes:
     
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  9. stjeaskategym

    stjeaskategym Well-Known Member

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    :lol: It's so random. Maybe these are just the pairs that the original poster enjoyed, but even that's a little strange because some of these teams barely competed anywhere.
     
  10. fayewong

    fayewong New Member

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    shen and zhao
     
  11. pumba

    pumba New Member

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    Hey, and where are Borzenkova/Chuviliaev?? :huh:

    Surely voted for other. Totmianina/Marinin is the pair I really miss in competitive skating.
     
  12. mrinalini

    mrinalini Active Member

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    S/Z definitely. In a way, I'm glad they've retired because if they were still competing, it would probably mean that they hadn't won the OG, and I don't think I could've taken it if they were not the champions in Vancouver.

    I was formerly only familiar with their more recent performances, but I've checked out some of their older programmes, and I must say that they were wonderful even in 2001 with this SP (their speed was just incredible!):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Ek-iGQvTw

    Sandra Bezic is intolerable as a commentator, but from what I've seen of her work with Chen Lu and S/Z, her skills as a choreographer were first-rate. S/Z might've been better served if they had never made the move to Lori.
     
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  13. Genia

    Genia New Member

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    Shishkova & Naumov always will always be my sentimental favourites :)
     
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  14. hornet3

    hornet3 New Member

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    :rollin:...many pairs are missing...:watch:
     
  15. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    LOL,I agree with all of you. I can only fit 12 on the Polls.I also agree with Crazy. I miss Katie and Garrett. As well as G&G. I also miss Jamie Sale and David P.
     
  16. bouncingpom

    bouncingpom Active Member

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    me too. Or just John.
     
  17. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    But something very nice about this poll is that every team gets at least one vote ! :p
     
  18. Octoberopals

    Octoberopals Well-Known Member

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    Underhill & Martini, Shen & Zhao, Katia & Sergei, Elena & Anton, small brunette & tall guy [both from Canada, can't remember their names].
     
  19. ryanbfan

    ryanbfan Active Member

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    Mclaughlin/Brubaker :fragile:
     
  20. duane

    duane New Member

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    My sentiments exactly (with Shen and Zhao being a close second), and I'm ?????? that neither team is listed.
     
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  21. Tak

    Tak Well-Known Member

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    Other: Mishketunek & Dimitiriev

    How could they have been left off this list?
     
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  22. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Hey, I actually liked them. :lol: The choreography that Moskvina did for them was amazing. Actually the last really good stuff she's done. I also miss Obertas & Slavnov from their one or two seasons that they were good.

    This poll is obviously very North American centric, but I like it, it reminded me of a lot of pairs I do miss but wouldn't necessarily remember to put on my lists... Orscher & Lucash, Hinzmann & Parchem, Stieglers were all really good.

    My faves list would be B&S, M&D, K&D, Valova & Vassiliev, Selezneva & Makarov, Abitbol & Bernadis, T&M, Shishkova & Naumov.
     
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  23. TygerTyger

    TygerTyger Well-Known Member

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    I've always regretted that Stephenie Kalsalvitch (sp?) couldn't "make the butterflies fly in formation," and left the sport.
    She and Parchem had such amazing lines - one of those pairs with dance "benefits."
    Hinzman and Parchem were a bit too gymnastic for my tastes.

    I also miss D&V, Roca & Sur skating amateur or pros, and just about every Russian pairs or dance team of the 90's.
     
  24. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    The small brunette and tall guy are probably Brasseur and Eisler?
     
  25. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

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    Elena and Anton they should have won 2001 world too soooooooo gorgeous.
     
  26. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

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    PetTiks. :cheer:
     
  27. elanfan

    elanfan Member

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    Odd list to leave out so many fan favs... My vote goes to Elena & Anton, who I miss more and more every season. Honorable mention to the glorious M&D. Those were the days! :swoon:
     
  28. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Berezhnaya-Sikharulidze (that seems like a glaring omission from the list, since G&G are on it- meaning it's not just American pairs)

    Also Mishkutionok-Dmitriev
     
  29. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze and Miskutienok & Dmitriev most of all. Also Bechke & Petrov and Underhill & Martini. I actually miss Totmianina & Marinin, and wish I could see them skate as pros more.

    I dont miss Shen & Zhou one bit. I sort of liked them (though I wasnt a huge fan) but they were becoming so overrated I am now just glad they are gone for good.
     
  30. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    I just noticed the poll options. Hilarious. I have never heard of 4 or 5 of the pairs or knew they even existed (some of them were probably junior pairs who had mediocre junior careers then split up).

    And some of the ones included like Orscher & Lucash and the Stieglers I am quite relieved to not have taking up my viewing time when watching skating when I already have to put up with those darn commercials as it is. They atleast make me appreciate the commericals more though.