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    Quote Originally Posted by Golightly View Post
    I think there are better female ice dancers than there are men. Let's see. There is Tessa, who is the best dancer, male or female, out there. Then: Péchalat, Bobrova, Paul, and I'd add Hubbell as well. But in the men's side, there's Scott, who's so far above the rest of the guys. I'd add Alex Shibutani, who's a great skater and dancer, Poje, and more recently, Donohue, who's impressed me this year. Poirier is VERY musical, but he doesn't lead as well as the others, in my opinion. I find him overrated.
    I agree, but i'd add Ilinykh to the list. I think her edge control is superb. And she has a great sense of movement. Unfortunately I&K have not yet been packaged in a way that would show this off. They are potential superstars, imo.
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    I think the main issue with I-K is that they have ALL this talent, but often I feel they lack enough drive to hone that talent. I so wish Krylova took this team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golightly View Post
    I think the main issue with I-K is that they have ALL this talent, but often I feel they lack enough drive to hone that talent. I so wish Krylova took this team.
    That is my grief with I/K as well. They do have all of the raw talent, but it's not being developed to its full potential.

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    the blog's been updated with skate canada info

    skate canada videos: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...13-videos.html
    skate canada articles: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...-articles.html
    quote from scott: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...ome-great.html
    quote from tessa: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...with-that.html

    that's all i found personally. i haven't done photos. if someone would like to help me out with that, email me please. it's been two seasons and that's the hardest aspect for me. (and no, i haven't done finlandia yet, but i'm working on it).

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    Thanks misha.
    "They’re everything in a team that we strive to be...they are to me the quintessential ice dance team of our time."~Kaitlyn Weaver

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanof View Post


    Ilinykh is 1.
    Who Hubbell and Paul?
    Ilinykh looks up to Tessa though

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapluies View Post
    Ilinykh looks up to Tessa though
    Yeah, and Nikita looks up to Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golightly View Post
    Yeah, and Nikita looks up to Scott
    In the words of Elena they are truly "the best couple ever" http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md...rap4o1_500.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggie View Post
    the blog's been updated with skate canada info

    skate canada videos: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...13-videos.html
    skate canada articles: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...-articles.html
    quote from scott: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...ome-great.html
    quote from tessa: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...with-that.html

    that's all i found personally. i haven't done photos. if someone would like to help me out with that, email me please. it's been two seasons and that's the hardest aspect for me. (and no, i haven't done finlandia yet, but i'm working on it).
    Thanks so much for doing this. Wonderful as always.
    Here is the British Eurosport version of the SD if you wish to also include.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT-gCXDqQmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanof View Post

    Ilinykh is a next Grishuk
    Can't wait to see Blondelena!

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    thank you shayii.

    Quote Originally Posted by ddtpdx View Post
    Thanks so much for doing this. Wonderful as always.
    Here is the British Eurosport version of the SD if you wish to also include.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT-gCXDqQmo
    thank you ddtpdx. i've included that link in the video section.
    Last edited by iggie; 10-31-2013 at 04:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golightly View Post
    I think the main issue with I-K is that they have ALL this talent, but often I feel they lack enough drive to hone that talent. I so wish Krylova took this team.
    That is my dream for them--to move to Anjelika. I am so impressed with what she is able to bring out of her students, and I think she would be the perfect person to help I&K with any discipline and motivation issues.

    As for this season, I think their FD has a lot of potential. I love a lot of their positions, and how they work with this music. I look forward to seeing how this program is received by the judges and witnessing how they grow with this program throughout the season.


    So far France has the best set of Olympic and Paralympic outfits I have seen.

    http://www.luxuo.com/events/lacoste-...ench-team.html

    They are beautifully cut, with the exception of the dropped crotch pants. Lacoste did a beautiful job. The team Canada outfits are okay...I really like the red duffle coats (I think the toggle front is so cute and unexpected for an Olympic+Paralympic team coat) and the puffer coat is cute as well, but the rest of the pieces are just kinda blah to me, and I really don't like the loud 'Canada' across the front of practically everything. I wish they had taken the more subtle approach of team France.

    Thanks, Misha! can't wait to explore the new stuff on the blog!
    And thanks so much for the links, MissJD, lety, ddtpdx, and everyone else who provided them!

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    I agree that Elena Ilinykh should be added to the list of best female dancers. Both she and Nikita are indeed a great example of natural raw talent. I realize that immediately post Vancouver no one (least of all myself) expected them to come out the gates flying and competing for a world medal. I think the Russian Federation learned a lesson from how they handed DomShabs but honestly with their talent they should have been farther along at this point than they are now. I keep hoping that one day it would just click with them and they finally start to do what they need to in order to be seen as a team who can return Russia to the world and Olympic podiums. Now I just try to enjoy their programs and not raise my expectations too high. One day......

    pani, think of it this way. If Tessa and Scott had gone to the unveiling of the Olympic uniforms then it would have been used against them again; they would have been accused of not working as hard as the other teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggie View Post
    the blog's been updated with skate canada info

    skate canada videos: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...13-videos.html
    skate canada articles: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...-articles.html
    quote from scott: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...ome-great.html
    quote from tessa: http://compulsorydances.blogspot.ca/...with-that.html

    that's all i found personally. i haven't done photos. if someone would like to help me out with that, email me please. it's been two seasons and that's the hardest aspect for me. (and no, i haven't done finlandia yet, but i'm working on it).
    Hi iggie! I don't know your email so I hope you read this here... I have posted many photos from SC of SD, FD, EX and Practice.. on my thread... you can take it for your blog from here http://fenice.forumcommunity.net/?t=...entry388224556

    Even more photos on the following pages
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    Speaking of Ilinykh/Katsalapov, I've been meaning to link these interviews over here for a while because they say lots of nice things about Tessa & Scott:

    http://команда.рф/team/ilinykh-elena...icheskoy-roli/
    http://команда.рф/team/katsalapov-ni...chim-muzhikom/

    Translation:

    Elena: "I'm madly in love with Tessa & Scott. Their relationship seems so easy. They are an incredibly skillful and charasmatic duo.[...] For Nikita, Scott is is idol, and I want to emulate Tessa [...] They are one in a unique shell. Tessa is the perfect woman in a partnership."

    Nikita about Scott: "The most important thing that he does is show how a man should be on this ice. I have no words for it. It's not a fight, it's not acting, he just goes and does what no one else can. [...] I try not to want to copy everything he does, we should find our own style, but he is my idol."

    And when the interviewer asked about working with Scott & Tessa as coach or choreographer after they retire: "Of course, all my limbs would say yes! That would be very cool, I think."

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    I also think I&K are diamonds that need to be honed a bit. I think everyone got the impression from some interviews that they were lazy but who really knows what happens. They have immense potential and are a stunning team when it comes to good looks.
    I noticed he has had some difficulty lifting her in the past so better training and choreo will certainly help.

    I hated last year's program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emdee View Post

    I hated last year's program.
    Who didn't? Aside from Morozov maybe, and then I'm not even sure.

    This years FD looks like it could be a winner. With what B/S are putting out there it might be a role reversal this season. Agree that I/K have all the potential in the world they just have to realize it and want it or it'll be a sad waste. If V/M D/W do retire after this season the ice dance 'order' is going to become very interesting indeed.

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    Thanks for those, morqet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Emdee View Post
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    I hated last year's program.
    so did I...it was really tough for me to watch them get saddled with that FD. Thankfully, this year is another story

    *Ice Princess*, I always enjoy looking through the photos you have collected. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by morqet View Post
    Speaking of Ilinykh/Katsalapov, I've been meaning to link these interviews over here for a while because they say lots of nice things about Tessa & Scott:

    http://команда.рф/team/ilinykh-elena...icheskoy-roli/
    http://команда.рф/team/katsalapov-ni...chim-muzhikom/

    Translation:

    Elena: "I'm madly in love with Tessa & Scott. Their relationship seems so easy. They are an incredibly skillful and charasmatic duo.[...] For Nikita, Scott is is idol, and I want to emulate Tessa [...] They are one in a unique shell. Tessa is the perfect woman in a partnership."

    Nikita about Scott: "The most important thing that he does is show how a man should be on this ice. I have no words for it. It's not a fight, it's not acting, he just goes and does what no one else can. [...] I try not to want to copy everything he does, we should find our own style, but he is my idol."

    And when the interviewer asked about working with Scott & Tessa as coach or choreographer after they retire: "Of course, all my limbs would say yes! That would be very cool, I think."
    Thank you for bringing this over! and Ia Tessa is perfect I always found Scott feminine and gentle especially how he holds Tessa. It is sweet and romantic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequins View Post
    Who didn't? Aside from Morozov maybe, and then I'm not even sure.

    This years FD looks like it could be a winner. With what B/S are putting out there it might be a role reversal this season. Agree that I/K have all the potential in the world they just have to realize it and want it or it'll be a sad waste. If V/M D/W do retire after this season the ice dance 'order' is going to become very interesting indeed.
    For me this will be sad years after this OG. Bur it will be interesting competitin before judges will not show who are there favorites.
    Nobody touch my soul, like could VM, when they skating music, but this will save my nervouse for sure

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