I am also gaga about him but the team has yet to coalesce fully. She has a way to go.The CSA has always been gaga over paul Poirier. Probably even too much so even if he is a very talented skater. Now that they have this super 8th place at worlds they will likely dump Weaver & Poje who they have never been big on, and throw all their support behind Paul Poirier now with a good international standing starting again.
It's too bad how much of a toll skating takes on these young skaters. Both Paul & Kaitlyn are likely to have those screws permanently in their legs now after those injuries. Luckily both of them are determined and hard-working and were able to come back and skate even when they were given negative prognoses by their doctors.Carol Lane reported on CBC that Paul was in hospital last week for two days with appendicitis! They also showed photos of his and kaitlyns ankle injuries. This team has sure fought through a lot this year. Congratulations to the team for a great World placement.
Hamilton Spectator article: Gilles and Poirier will headline skating club carnival
See: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?89688-Paul-and-Islam-quot-No-Matter-What-quot&p=4231045&viewfull=1#post4231045What is the Margaret Garrison event? I've never been to it before, but I've heard it talked about.
Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier: "We’re not satisfied unless we have pieced together something fresh and novel”
The author occasionally posts on FSU. The link to the Savchenko and Steuer interview was posted in GSD last month: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?91925-Confirmed-as-a-new-pair-Aliona-Savchenko-and-Bruno-Massot&p=4242511&viewfull=1#post4242511I don't think I've seen the 'Inside Skating' website before. Florentina Tone is a journalist based in Romania? It appears she takes the time to give really detailed interview questions to the skaters. This week's new interview is with Gilles & Poirier, but I see there are other recent interviews on the site, too. (eg. Aliona Savchenko).
It's going to be very hard to top the Hitchcock program. However they needed to broaden their sphere and do something more traditional.Just watched the free dance - it looked like it has come a long way from the earlier version I saw of it. It must have been hard to find a vehicle after the very engaging Hitchcock but I think this is going to score well for them as the season progresses. Funny but Carol Lane and Co. have come up with some of my favourite "out of the box" programs such as Paige and Rudy's vampire long program and Paul and Piper's Hitchcock free dance. I also recall a very unique dance skated by Juris's son and former partner a few years ago that was just plain fun.
I don't think that's possible. Perhaps you are one of those who think that they can overtake Weaver/Poje already this season, but let's be realistic - G/P got 89.10 for their FD with lost levels at Skate Canada Autumn Classic, and W/P got 99.73 for theirs also with lost levels at Nebelhorn Trophy. Yes, G/P's base value was 2.50 points lower than W/P's (35.50 vs. 38), but the difference would still be huge even if they had the same or higher base value. G/P's PCS were 46.20, W/P's - 52.10. So I hope that it was just wishful thinking on your part, and you actually know that second is the best that Gilles/Poirier can achieve in this event.I hope to see gold at Skate Canada! I will settle for nothing less.