But since Evan is a host pick, it will definitely go to a US contender. Brown, I hope; though perhaps since he's at the top of the alternate list, they may play strategy instead and go with someone who won't otherwise get a pick, like Carriere or Hochstein.
ETA: Jayar beat me to it. (But I don't think Johnson is ready to compete yet)
A host pick possibility is Stephen Carriere who won the silver medal in SLC. I'm not sure of Alex Johnson's current status - believe he returned to the ice in late August after having ankle surgery earlier this summer.
Thanks Sylvia. Has to be Brown then.
ETA: OK so the host pick may not necessarily be Brown. Since I'm going I really hope they pick Brown rather than Carriere, Hochstein, or Razano. Johnson couldn't have been competition ready 35 days before so I don't think he'll make it either.
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But if he doesn't get it, the logic involved would be that Brown could get another assignment, as he is on the top of the alternate list, and so won't need the host pick. (Plus, he already has one assignment; so perhaps USFSA will want to "spread the wealth.")
I actually do think they will go with Jason. But it's not a "done deal."
(Evidence that they might go with Brown instead of a "spread the wealth" choice: They went with Hubble/Donohue over K/G-S in Dance.)
I hope Brown gets it: he's a pleasure to see live.
Kim WDed from GPS.
The reason is injury of her right foot. It'll take 6 weeks to recover.
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James/Cipres have been removed from the Skate America roster. They're still listed for TEB.
Shame, I was hoping to see her at TEB!
Scores of Yu-na fans are getting their flights to Paris cancelled as we speak...
Touching the void.
Popova was added to TEB...from nothing to two assignments in about a week!
ETA: In theory, the SA pairs spot should go to Purich/Tran since they're a split couple, right? (since Takahashi/Kihara already have two and Davis/Brubaker can't go as there are already three American teams at SA)
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Sorry about Yuna being out of the series. A slight positive spin on this: This adds to the mystery...so whoever wins the GP Series will go into Olys wondering what's under wraps.
Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "Good for you, Lucinda Ruh!"
Gosh.... THREE pre-season injuries already among the top ladies. First Korpi, and now it's Osmond and Kim. I will find comfort in that reportedly none of them has to go through a surgery.
I'm not worried about Yuna nor Kaetlyn, they're both mentally tough and their injuries are not potentially career ending like Sarah Abitbol's, Tara Lipinski's, Deanna Stellato (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deanna_Stellato), just to name a few.
Rather, I prefer to see the glass half full, and see their injuries in the same vein as Michelle Kwan during the 1997/98 Olympic season wherein she sustained a stress fracture to her foot, had to wear a cast, sat out the GP, and came back roaring at '98 Nationals and the Olympics.
Wonder whom will replace Yuna and James/Cipres?
- 27-Imai (RC)
- 31-K. Zhang (CoC)
- 32-Lacoste (SC)
- 33-Gosviani (CoR)