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    Canadian Pairs 2019/2020 Season News and Updates

    My understanding is that Underhill and Martini were the poster children of that very statement
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    Canadian Pairs 2019/2020 Season News and Updates

    For some of the other pairs, of course all teams are committed through Beijing. After that, whatever happens depends on personal goals within or outside of skating. Trennt has stated in the past he seems himself on cruise ships, a route many skaters take into retirement. This kind of thinking...
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    Canadian Pairs 2019/2020 Season News and Updates

    Some information has been shared with me over the years relative to Brasseur and her recent partnerships. While Mark's size and power do come into play there are a number of other factors that feed in to what we're seeing: 1. Oil and Water On the ice they look great together but there's...
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    Canadian Pairs 2019/2020 Season News and Updates

    When she's at her best, vaguely reminiscent of a young Sale, but not quite ready for that comparison yet. As for him, that smile is painted on. Either that or someone rammed a coat hanger into his mouth. Nothing authentic about it - almost to the point of being a little creepy - but he's trying.
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    Canadian Pairs 2019/2020 Season News and Updates

    Thank you for the clarification. The feed had M/T out of Skate Oakville so I was reacting to that. Fair point that it might be him that's the issue on jumps. I was reacting to something I had been told offline that sent me in that direction but he's growing a lot too so he may be losing his...
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    Canadian Pairs 2019/2020 Season News and Updates

    So happy I have tickets to Pairs (and men) SP in Mississauga. Going to see some serious jockeying for position in the eyes of SC and for that important third 4CC spot. Starts with working your way into the final group after the short. Where S/D fit in will be most interesting as they are the...
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    Canadian Pairs 2019/2020 Season News and Updates

    Love the top 3 junior pairs. All out of Skate Oakville btw #powershift I have been waiting for Patricia Andrew to take her game up a notch and I saw it here with more elements being landed. The performance level was higher, especially in the last minute. McIntosh lack of SS starting to...
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    Canadian Pairs 2019/2020 Season News and Updates

    Really great progress from S/D. Integrating the 3Tw. Agree, program is not an asset for them. Next year they are going to need to be packaged properly. I was most pleased with how happy she looked here, which I don't think I've seen from her in several years. I can't get on the B/B bandwagon...
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    U.S. Pairs 2019-20 season - News & Updates, Part X

    Reminds me of Tim Goebel's last cycle, (well really last 3 years) which he talked about on TSL. He battled injuries, motivation, coaching, a bunch of stuff. He all but said it was a waste of four years - and the look on his face for most of that time pretty much confirmed it. Has the same feel...
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    Most surprising medalist of the 2019-20 Grand Prix?

    This is my vote, because of how she stacked up against the field going in. For the others, there was either a home bump or on paper they had a real chance going in.
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    Rossano: Current Replay Systems Not Up To Task of Insuring Accurate Calls

    Waiting for the follow up piece entitled 'ISU Not up to the Task of Caring about Accurate Calls' Need to separate the symptoms of issues (technology) from root cause.
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    U.S. Pairs 2019-20 season - News & Updates, Part X

    Handicapping the field for US Nationals: don't even bother. Just :watch: and take the event as it comes.
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    Rossano: Current Replay Systems Not Up To Task of Insuring Accurate Calls

    I don't think the timeline is quite that. When the scandal happened there were a number of articles such as this quoting Rogge, demanding the ISU clean up the sport or it would risk losing Olympic status. Many of the articles pointed at Ice Dance as the first likely to go. My understanding is...
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    Rossano: Current Replay Systems Not Up To Task of Insuring Accurate Calls

    Yes, using single camera IIRC. He started first with skating but got nowhere so I think he's making millions working with other sports that have money, along with an inate desire to make correct decisions. On that last point, while I realize this is at least partially a motherhood fliippant...
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    2019-20 Canadian ladies news and updates

    I hope this is a turning point for Bausback. She tends to be fairly consistent with the jumps but doesn't skate much like she believes in what she's doing. The judges haven't given her much of a sign to date - until today. She looked truly shocked (join the club - I hate the program) and...
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