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    GREAT Jeff Buttle article!

    http://calsun.canoe.ca/Sports/2006Ga...49802-sun.html

    Seems like a great guy and someone I could have fun hanging out with. I hope he does COI this summer. I especially like:

    Thankfully, Canada's newest figure skating star wears success well.
    Buttle is an 'aw, shucks' kind of guy.
    Sincere, appreciative, even a bit sugary, Buttle is never cocky.
    Never says the wrong thing.
    He even laughs nicely.
    The 23-year-old inspires giddiness in others.
    "I could just put you on a cracker," one woman at the party said to him.
    Weir should take some attitude lessons from Buttle and Lambiel.

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    "I could just put you on a cracker," one woman at the party said to him.


    What a quote! Thanks for posting this article! Hurrah for Jeff--he does seem like a good guy.

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    I agree with everything in that article...

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    I think that Jeff has a bright future. Discounting the jumps he is my favorite skater in the men's event. The qualities that make him great will be a big draw in shows/exhibitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogre Mage
    I think that Jeff has a bright future. Discounting the jumps he is my favorite skater in the men's event. The qualities that make him great will make him popular in shows/exhibitions.
    He gets a lot of flack for being a bad jumper, but actually, he's pretty consistent. I know, he's not flawless often, however he routinely skates more difficult programs than anyone else and I appreciate that he challenges himself. I am frustrated, however, that he can't seem to master that quad! Since he first landed it in competition in 2003 I've been waiting for him to become consistent on it — he always gets the full rotation, so he's almost there.
    But that's really not what I wanted to comment on, lol. I wanted to agree with you that he's one of my favorite skaters to watch as well. He reminds me a great deal of Kurt Browning (that's a huge compliment from me).
    I'm looking forward to the Olympics exhibitions. He did a great new one at Canadians to Fix You by Coldplay - gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous and suited him to a "T".
    Actually I was cheering throughout the competition for him to finish high enough to be in the televised exhibitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rain
    I wanted to agree with you that he's one of my favorite skaters to watch as well. He reminds me a great deal of Kurt Browning (that's a huge compliment from me).
    He reminds me of Kurt Browning also (of whom I was also a fan), particularly in the footwork and overall superior performance quality. Though choreographically in general, I think Buttle/Wilson are uniquely original. I could not imagine Kurt skating to Naqoyqatsi. Bits of Jeff's style remind me slightly of Paul Wylie (another favorite of mine), though Wylie was more introverted. Weir might be a better comparison to Wylie.

    With Jeff I am mesmerized by the spins, footwork, edging, overall choreography/MITF and musicality, which says a lot about the quality of his skating. As Dick said, he is a "dancer on the ice."
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    Thank you for the link to this article. Jeff is my favorite Olympic elgible men's skater, and I love what he puts out on the ice ( for artistry!), but I also admire his off-ice behavior (I guess that also explains why I'm a fan of Todd, Kurt, Matt, both Brians, Elvis, & Paul). Sure, I'd love to see him have flawless programs (I don't care about quads), but I feel he more than makes up for that with everything else.

    I don't think Jeff can do the COI tour this season. He'll be doing the Canadian SOI tour. Personally, I hope he gets to tour with the US SOI tour some day!
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    Thanks for the link!

    Jeff is my favourite eligible skater and he seems to be such a lovely and amiable person

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    Great article, thanks for posting it!!! He's just such a nice, sweet guy and I'm so, so proud of him, he's so deserving

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    I thoroughly enjoyed his skate during the long program....so deserving of a place on the Oly podium...........42

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    that was a great article, thanx for the link to it!! i am so glad that he did so well!!

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    Such a good role model for Canada's young skaters. I'm proud of that boy!

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    Great article... I'd take this kind of polite and sincere humility over thoughtless honesty anyday. Hope this medal gives him even more confidence going into Worlds. Go Jeff!!

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