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True, but Duhamel had been on the podium last year and didn't have as serious an injury.
Dubé and Davison have missed a year on the podium and an entire season.
OH,NO!!! First Caydee and HER Partner!!!! Now Jessica Dube and Bryce Davidson!!!! What is going on?!!! Why are they splitting? Or did I miss it in the thread? Are any of them going to keep skating or doing Pairs?
Jessica is going to work on singles - unless the right person comes along (and is willing to train in Quebec apparently)
I am pretty sure it said a few posts above that Caydee is looking for a new partner.
Why are thy just notreturning to the ice after Bryce recovers?
Well, a friend and I were talking about this, and it makes sense to both of us (not all of you have to agree). It's like they're at the place that Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were after Tessa's first injury (the estrangement), but unlike Tessa and Scott, couldn't fix their growing distance.
Just throwing that idea out there..
There's another big difference - Tessa and Scott have been very successful over the past couple of years and got right to the top. They are in a position to still do well.
Jessica and Bryce have been falling in the standings and have not been skating very well over the past couple seasons.
Tessa and Scott have also been together since they were 7 and 9. They are more like brother and sister. I suspect they could go for months without talking and then just pick up like no time had passed. They don't have all the baggage Bryce and Jessica have.
I think it would be great for Jessica to spend a year doing singles seriously. It would give her a chance to figure out which triples really work for her. She could then look for partner that has the same triples or triple.
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It would be nice to have more than 3 pairs in contention for the podium/World team each year anyway. This is a competitive sport-- the more competition, the better... There's no sense in being afraid of anyone. I think if Jessica and/or Bryce can find what they are looking for in a partner/training situation, they will return without caring about what the other Canadian teams are doing at the moment. They can only worry about themselves.
I'm sorry to read this. I remember the first time I saw them skate several years ago. I liked everything about them: choreography, music choices, chemistry, costumes, etc. I thought they would be the next big Canadian pair. Unfortunately, injuries took their toll. I wish them both the best in their future endeavors.
Interesting that Dube & Davison thanked Doug Ladret but not David Pelletier. Pretty sure that D&D spent quite a bit of time over the years with S&P, particularly David, working on their twist and lifts.