ITA about C/O. They brought some much needed grace to US pairs. Aside from the sbs jumps, everything else about their 2007 performances were World podium-worthy.
They only skated together for one season, but Scott & Fein are another US team that I miss. Such creative programs they had. I hardly recognized Tiffany Scott.
I miss Bereznhaya & Sikharulidze, definitely.
I would miss Shen & Zhao, if not for the reason Japanfan mentioned. Thankfully we still get to see them in shows.
Anabelle Langlois and Cody Hay for sure!! Mandy Woetzel and Ingo Steuer, Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler, Kristy and Kris Wirtz, Maria Petrova and Alexei Tikhonov, Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman, Marie-Claude Savard-Gagnon and Luc Bradet (if you haven't heard of Marie and Luc, they were Canadian but were never strong international contenders.. I liked them though)
Oh yeah, and some might think I'm crazy, but Rena Inoue and John Baldwin
I'd kick out L/F from this list and add in almost any German pair (Mandy/Ingo, Mirko/Peggy) and Castille/Okolski
Yet another team I'm reminded of by Rock2. ITA about the German pairs, especially Mirko and Peggy. I still love their Patch Adams LP and still feel badly for Peggy over how that partnership ended. I'm glad they won at least one World medal (well deserved).
I miss most of the pairs everyone's mentioned (B/S the most, definately). I have to say, I'm looking forward to this Olympic cycle. The pair discipline is going to be one of the most disputed and with many contenders and strong pairs.
I'd like a Northamerican pair to emerge to compete with the Asian and European pairs
.Stiegler & Zimmerman (amazing how one program made such an impression on me)
I only saw one program by them also, but I still remember them vividly. She probably would never have learned to jump, so they might not have had a long-term future, but boy, were they exciting.