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    TT may spend summer's at MK's rink

    There is a very interesting aticle on FSU about TT. Amazing compliments for MK and she may spend summers at MK's rink. Here's the link

    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28550

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    Great interview. Thanks, Kathy and Nadya!

    The “inimitable” Tatiana Tarasova! Interesting comments about the New Judging System: “(These new) rules, in my opinion, are moronic. However, a generation will come along that will work under them successfully. The winner will be the skater who will be able to marry technical difficulty with the program components. The most important thing will be to not let technical difficulty overshadow artistic value and integrity of the program.”

    Also:

    “Q. How did Arakawa feel about you developing programs for Kwan?”

    ”A. I didn’t ask about her feelings.”


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    Thanks Kathy for the link.

    3 months of Michelle and she may be out there in the summers to come! Do you think Michelle will try for Oly 2010?

    I hope she gets a rink in Moscow. I'd hate to see her not be wanted there. Of course, the summers in California will be perfect for her and her diverse champion wannabees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz
    ... she may be out there in the summers to come! ...

    I hope she gets a rink in Moscow. I'd hate to see her not be wanted there. Of course, the summers in California will be perfect for her and her diverse champion wannabees.

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    I would think she wants to spend the winters in California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz
    Of course, the summers in California will be perfect for her and her diverse champion wannabees.

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    Yeah. I guess this shall explain to those who gave a dig at the time that all other skaters went to TT for choreograph only MK to have TT over to her rink....TT might get invited to EW rink to check out the new place.....beside not as if MK never go other place for choreograph. IIRC it was reported MK went to Morosova for choreograph at 2003 and 2004 seasons. (a little OT here)

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    Well, well. Interesting move on her part.

    She really seems dig working with Kwan. She has a lot of respect for her and doesn't seem to care where she's from. A sign of a great coach.

    Seems like (Kwan) means business this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attyfan
    I would think she wants to spend the winters in California.
    And leave the bear she uses as a coat behind? Not a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman
    “Q. How did Arakawa feel about you developing programs for Kwan?”

    ”A. I didn’t ask about her feelings.”

    OUCH!

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    Quote:

    “Q. How did Arakawa feel about you developing programs for Kwan?”

    ”A. I didn’t ask about her feelings.”

    My, she seems like a really sweet and caring person!!!!
    With friends like her, who needs enemies!!!!
    Last edited by millie; 09-28-2005 at 07:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millie
    Quote:

    “Q. How did Arakawa feel about you developing programs for Kwan?”

    ”A. I didn’t ask about her feelings.”

    My, she seems like a really sweet and caring person!!!!
    With friends like her, who needs enemies!!!!
    As tough as it sounds, these are business relationships. Unless someone is paying really HUGE $$ for exclusivity, then the professionals have every right to work with more than one skater, so long as they follow their contractual obligations - verbal or otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attyfan
    I would think she wants to spend the winters in California.
    If there is winter Camp at those rinks she might as well.

    I always thought had Sasha stayed with TT. TT might ask what Sasha's (or her mother's) feeling.....But again MK might not make the call to TT.

    Really, nothing against TT or Arakawa. TT always shown she is a really careing coach. And from the way TT talked (from a Rusian translation a while ago) Arakawa is really a 'listening/respecting' students. The thing is Japanese Federation acted as if they don't give TT total control over Arakawa. They assigned another Japanese coach to Arakawa as if don't want TT taking full credit.

    It's nice for Sasha send TT a signed book showing her gratitude to her former coach, even she was only coached her for couple of seasons.....which brought back the disscussion in another thread.....they both shown the classy. Not as estranged once two splited.
    Last edited by mzheng; 09-28-2005 at 08:36 PM.

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    Here's the complete quote in context:

    "Q. Aren’t any of your skaters jealous? How did Arakawa feel about you developing programs for Kwan?"

    "A. I didn’t ask about her feelings. My job is to help skaters. I never promised them any exclusive arrangements. I do what I can and what I find interesting. I don’t pursue or chase anyone, I don’t pitch my business, I don’t pull on their sleeves. In fact, I speak no foreign languages. When people need me, they get hold of my phone number and call me, just like Michelle did."

    I wonder if Michelle has a detailed plan in place gradually to attract the most famous coaches to her facility, and make it THE place to train in California.

    MM

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    Quote Originally Posted by millie
    Quote:

    “Q. How did Arakawa feel about you developing programs for Kwan?”

    ”A. I didn’t ask about her feelings.”

    My, she seems like a really sweet and caring person!!!!
    With friends like her, who needs enemies!!!!
    Well, I would suggest that you don't look to your coach/choreographer to be your friend...that's not their job. TT is a pro. It's nice to hear that (so far) the team of TT and MK has worked out well. My fingers are crossed that these two legends will produce a legendary OGM winning performance .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piel
    Well, I would suggest that you don't look to your coach/choreographer to be your friend...that's not their job. TT is a pro. It's nice to hear that (so far) the team of TT and MK has worked out well. My fingers are crossed that these two legends will produce a legendary OGM winning performance .
    what ever happened to Kwan's coach, Aratunian? are they still working together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hikaru
    what ever happened to Kwan's coach, Aratunian? are they still working together?

    Yup-arooni!

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