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Phaneuf switches to Orser

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by jiggs, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    Well, I honestly feel like nothing can save her now...but good luck to her with Orser. :)
     
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  2. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I hope that he can help her.
     
  3. falling_dance

    falling_dance Coaching Patrick

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    Best of luck to her.
     
  4. clarie

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    It's not so much her skating....it's her "head" that's the problem. Microwave popcorn doesn't pop as much as she does. I hope he can teach her to control her nerves. I really would like to see her skate to her potential.
     
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  5. fsfan22

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    I'm surprised she's taking the leap and leaving Québec! However, I think the change of training in a new atmosphere will help re-motivate her.
     
  6. nlyoung

    nlyoung Active Member

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    I think having world class competitors around her on a daily basis will help, as will a new environment. If she is away from her old habits, it may help her to focus more on training. Good luck to her, as she certainly has the potential if she can overcome her nerves. Solid training is the first step to accomplishing that.
     
  7. marbri

    marbri Hey, Kool-Aid!

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    Good luck to her. I had long given up on her but she has some fantastic basics, some of the best, and will be interesting to see if she can live up to her past potential with the new change. I won't hold my breath but I do agree with Thompson in that article that she has the potential to be another Joannie.
     
  8. pat c

    pat c Well-Known Member

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    Good luck to Cynthia. I think she waited a bit too long, but you never know.
     
  9. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    YEAH BABY!!!! Amaaazing move on her part! Nothing bad can come out of this, cuz she's already reached the lowest point this season with her latest FP performance (triple toes only? Really?) it seams like orser is somehow making gedevanishvilli less if a headcase with each outing, and maybe he can do the same to her :)

    But first thing's first: GET HER NEW PROGRAMS :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  10. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Four the Dark Side

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    I really hope this will help Cynthia. Good luck to her.
     
  11. fan

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    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (i skate at the CC).
     
  12. professordeb

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    Ohhhhh, this is fantastic news. Here's to hoping for a fruitful pairing. I do wish this had taken place earlier in the season, but better now than later (or not at all). Good luck Cynthia. Best wishes to you.
     
  13. Habs

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    I'm happy to hear this! I hope it works out for her.
     
  14. maggylyn

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    And new costumes, please.

    I think this is a great move. I hope it helps her to leave a place that may have become too comfortable and where she's obviously not improving anymore.

    Good luck to her!!
     
  15. peibeck

    peibeck Simply looking

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    Perhaps a new set of eyes and coaching will help Phaneuf, but I think she mainly needs to find the motivation within to succeed. I wish her luck on her new journey though.
     
  16. DaveRocks

    DaveRocks Wheeeeeeee!

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    Great for Cynthia, but I, too, am very surprised that she left Barabe and co.

    Best of luck to her! :cheer:
     
  17. DFJ

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    Okay, this is good. If there's anyone out there that can help, it's Brian. Good luck to her. :) I have to admire her tenacity. It's been a tough go since she came back from her injury (seems long ago).
     
  18. Mevrouw

    Mevrouw living every minute

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    HALLELUJAH ! ! ! ! ! !

    I never thought this would happen but it's just about the ONLY thing that could allow her to finally reach her potential. Best of luck to you, Cynthia.
     
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  19. flowerpower

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    Great news!
     
  20. Lara

    Lara It's JJ style!

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    Agree, but this is an excellent first step at least - she wouldn't uproot herself at this point in her career if she didn't care. Good news!
     
  21. Wiery

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    Wonderful news!
     
  22. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

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    Great news! Orser has helped Gede a lot with consistency since she switched, hopefully he can do the same for Cynthia!
     
  23. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    :) Orser will do wonders for Phaneuf
    ... I am assuming, of course, that Brian is also secretly a phychologist/hypnotist
     
  24. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    Brian is all kinds of awesome. But I have my doubts about Cynthia.
     
  25. manhn

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    Cynthia has the motivation for an Olympic medal in the team event. She has to know that ladies is Team Canada's weak link and pressure will be on her not to dissolve on the ice.

    I'm happy to see a Canadian skater actually train with Orser. What took so long? Reynolds should head out east too.
     
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  26. numbers123

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    Put me in the camp that thinks Brian will be good a good fit for her.
     
  27. Braulio

    Braulio Pleasantly pleasing with Peggy

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    I hope this works for her but I do too think this change should have been made long time ago, hopefully a new style and approach to her skating can be done under Brian´s coaching
     
  28. shutterbug

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    Have to say I’m utterly shocked by this decision, but good for her to finally make a move! :cheer: Was wondering why Annie wasn’t with her this past weekend at NHK.

    I know……she’s 23 already, tough to change your training habits at that age, especially when you’ve only had one coach your entire career. Josee Chouinard was a similar age when left Quebec for Toronto and had mixed results. Some coments from Josee shortly after the move: http://www.kurtfiles.com/articles/article.php?id=90&cat=SOI

    BTW, a big thank you to Teenes for keeping such an amazing archive. This article was a fun trip down memory lane!
     
  29. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along

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    Hmmmmm....I've been fed up to here with Cynthia's failure to compete. But, hey, I had the same disdain for Gedevanishvilli and, in my estimation, SHE has turned it around completely and skates like a new woman. Bravo, Elena. :encore:

    If Brian has the same success with Phaneuff, he's a miracle worker. :cheer2: Go Brian! :cheer2:

    (at least he gives me a reason to watch Phaneuff instead of using her time on the ice as my bathroom break)