#TeamTrainwreck 22: Every dark cloud has a pewter lining!

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Dobre

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I haven't watched all of Rostelecom yet so I cannot catch up in this thread; but having made it through the men's event, I would just like to congratulate Aliev on having botched more significant footwork sequences in his career than possibly any other figure skater I can think of;).
 

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I still had no time to watch men, but before I forget: Nugu! :encore:
This was not the best she skated all season; but based on recent injury and line-up, 5th place finish here is great 💪

I know I am biased here, but her lines and skills were absolutely superior in this field! :love:
 

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Is it just me or are the music selections and choreography from Team Rukavicin this season not so great? Aliev is such a wonderful emotional skater, but that LP is so boilerplate and reminded me of an old Morisi program. :scream: He deserves better than that. Nugu's LP doesn't highlight her strengths and enhances her weaknesses. And while Ignatov's endurance actually seems improved, the LP is quite poor--worst version of Malade ever.

It all just seems so generic and it's not elevating the skaters at all. Particularly in contrast to the more inspired choreography/music (if not always tasteful) from team Mishin.

Do we need to arrange an intervention? ;)
 

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I still had no time to watch men, but before I forget: Nugu! :encore:
This was not the best she skated all season; but based on recent injury and line-up, 5th place finish here is great 💪

I know I am biased here, but her lines and skills were absolutely superior in this field! :love:
She is lovely and skated quite well. I don’t care for this year’s FS much though, wish she would bring back the Nutcracker program or choose a different lyrical instrumental selection. She really shines with that kind of music.
 

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#TeamRukavicin bad programs post
Totally agree here. I love Il Volo for Aliev, but just because I love schmaltz, but that program goes nowhere.
Nugu works best classic, as shown in SP, so I really don't get this 'modern' approach for her.

Tbh, I have a soft spot for Ignatov's JSM though. I love the final steps, just because he is wobbling around as he'd been an entire night in the bar of sunken dreams :40beers:
 

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Off topic, but the posters in this thread know everything and have salacious instagram posts about it, what is going on with Tursy? since she trains with Eteri I thought she might be at Rostelecom.
 

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Off topic, but the posters in this thread know everything and have salacious instagram posts about it, what is going on with Tursy? since she trains with Eteri I thought she might be at Rostelecom.
I think she just got back on the ice very recently
 

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I'm really proud of Nugu. What a lovely GP debut! :40beers:

She joins a short, but proud list of recent Russian ladies who have only had 1 GP.
-Guliakova (but I hope she gets one next season, too; GP medalists should be an automatic in)
-Mikhailova
-Stavitskaia

and considering who has never got one (Gubanova :fragile:, Tarusina, Fedichkina, Tarakanova, Proklova, Agafanova), that's quite an accomplishment!
 

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@rfisher , you might be pleased to know that your tastes in skating are pretty similar to Savchenko’s: among athletes she is rooting for she named Pavluchenko/Khodykin, Kostornaia and Kolyada (added that she liked Aliev last year)
 

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@rfisher , you might be pleased to know that your tastes in skating are pretty similar to Savchenko’s: among athletes she is rooting for she named Pavluchenko/Khodykin, Kostornaia and Kolyada (added that she liked Aliev last year)
Trankov likes Daria as well. I just don't know which of the other three teams they are going to knock off the podium, although, I know which one I'd prefer it to be. :lol:
 

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@rfisher , you might be pleased to know that your tastes in skating are pretty similar to Savchenko’s: among athletes she is rooting for she named Pavluchenko/Khodykin, Kostornaia and Kolyada (added that she liked Aliev last year)
She has great taste! :respec:
 
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