As for Dube, I don't know what other people think, but I don't think the comparison is relevant. She dumped Bryce, so he's free (assuming he is well to skate). No one is suggesting taking Bryce from Jessica to have him skate with Caitlin.
That would make me sad, but it would not be surprising. It seems they are both in the stages of their life where they can move onto other things.And there have been some pretty consistent rumors that E&L will both be retiring in this off-season...
Well, IMO, Caitlin is a stronger partner. She's a pretty strong partner period. Still young, great lines, graceful, consistent, etc.
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From the USFS press release:
For what it's worth, I recall reading or hearing that Coughlin had not committed to competing past this season, and so I am not going to assume that the split is directly tied into the possibility of Coughlin skating with anyone else, including Denney.Yankowskas will search for a new partner, while Coughlin will evaluate his options before making future plans. He plans to stay involved in skating.
I respect both Caitlin and John for the wonderful success and improvements in their skating that they were able to achieve together this season and wish them both the very best in the future.
ETA: Coughlin's most recent tweet was on 4/27 before Y/C's Worlds FS:
Preparing to say farewell to the free skate that helped me thru so much. <3 to Marina [Zueva], Dalilah, Kathy [Johnson], and Caits for making it possible.
Last edited by Sylvia; 05-04-2011 at 10:42 PM.
"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
This is insane, but it explains his quote in this IN article on Worlds:
I hope Caitlin finds a new partner soon."The long today was everything we were hoping it would be, kind of a farewell to this very emotional piece and a farewell to this chapter for us," Coughlin said.
"We need some plumage!" ~ Johnny Weir on Olympic ice dance SD
I can't remember.. did Dobbs' old partner Jakobssen officially retire?
I'm glad she intends to look for a partner, though. She's too talented to end her career now.
Well I hope she finds a new partner successfully, she's easily the best lady American pairs skater I can think of in...thinking....thinking...
It's been a while
I'm assuming he's retiring. A shame because it seems US pairs just don't stick together, even after success. Y&C were lovely.
If Bryce can regain his health, and find a good partner (which Caitlin certainly would be), then more power to him, regardless of which country he ends up skating for. It would certainly make more sense for them to skate for the US. Pairs is a tough discipline, finding a good match is even harder, and I wish them all the best if they can make it work.
We don't even all knit.
Last edited by flowerpower; 05-04-2011 at 10:30 PM.
Has Drew Meekins retired officially? Is he too slight in build for Caitlin? They'd bring the pretty, that's for sure. (although he'd have to up his jump dependability.)
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so sad to hear that they broke up...hopefully she can find a partner that can match her amazing skills...she is hands down one of the best pairs ladies that i've seen come out of the US in such a long time.
best of luck to both of them
I think caitlin's gonna pair up with drew meekin...
Oh crap! That is all.