View Poll Results: Who are your fav. Retired Pairs?

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  • Katie Orscher and Garrett Lucash

    8 4.52%
  • Marcy Hinzmann and Aaron Parchem

    12 6.78%
  • Vanessa James and Yannick Bonhoue

    7 3.95%
  • Kaela Pflumm and Christopher Pottenger

    1 0.56%
  • Tiffany Vise and Derek Trent

    3 1.69%
  • Jamie Sale and David Pelletier

    20 11.30%
  • Tiffany Stiegler and Johnnie Stiegler

    7 3.95%
  • Katie Beriau and Alex Merritt

    2 1.13%
  • Kendra Moyle and Andy Seitz

    2 1.13%
  • Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov

    90 50.85%
  • Christine Hough and Doug Ladret

    13 7.34%
  • Other

    80 45.20%
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    Hey, and where are Borzenkova/Chuviliaev??

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

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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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    Shishkova & Naumov always will always be my sentimental favourites
    Last edited by Genia; 10-09-2010 at 01:31 PM. Reason: mistake noticed!

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    ...many pairs are missing...

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babbyrabbit View Post
    I voted Other for Ina and Zimmerman

    me too. Or just John.
    Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

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    But something very nice about this poll is that every team gets at least one vote !

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    Quote Originally Posted by nirti View Post
    "Others" too... many pairs are missing...
    Underhill & Martini, Shen & Zhao, Katia & Sergei, Elena & Anton, small brunette & tall guy [both from Canada, can't remember their names].

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    Mclaughlin/Brubaker

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    Mishkutenok & Dmitriev... best pair ever IMO.
    My sentiments exactly (with Shen and Zhao being a close second), and I'm ?????? that neither team is listed.

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    Other: Mishketunek & Dimitiriev

    How could they have been left off this list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumba View Post
    Hey, and where are Borzenkova/Chuviliaev??
    Hey, I actually liked them. 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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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octoberopals View Post
    Underhill & Martini, Shen & Zhao, Katia & Sergei, Elena & Anton, small brunette & tall guy [both from Canada, can't remember their names].
    The small brunette and tall guy are probably Brasseur and Eisler?

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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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