Maybe it was too late for M&D to take G&Gs place. It is unfortunate if that is why they werent allowed to skate at Worlds. I think it was stupid to not have them named to the original team anyway. There was always a good chance atleast one of G&G or M&D (more likely G&G) would take a pass on Worlds, which would make it likely for both S&N and E&B to skate. I see what they wanted, they wanted to build for 1998 right away.