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    Marshalls final roster

    Joe's post on the Worlds thread got me to look this up.

    The spring cheesefest will be on April 11 and televisied April 15. Skaters expected to perform are

    Ladies
    Sasha Cohen (USA)
    Emily Hughes (USA)
    Michelle Kwan (USA)
    Kimmie Meissner (USA)
    Irina Slutskaya (RUS)

    Men
    Stephane Lambiel (SUI)
    Evan Lysacek (USA)
    Evgeny Plushenko (RUS)
    Matt Savoie (USA)
    Johnny Weir (USA)

    Pairs
    Rena Inoue & John Baldwin (USA)
    Tatiana Totmianina & Maxim Marinin (RUS)

    Dance
    Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto (USA)

    They are calling this the "Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating Showcase" and say that each participant will skate two "exhibition pieces." It sounds like it will just be a show with no judging.

    http://usfsa.org/event_story.asp?id=33380

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    Thanks Mathman. I really hope Michelle does at least one of her programs from this past season.

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    I can't imagine Michelle doing to this.

    I hope Irina shows up and is healthy.

    Nice to see Stephane and Evgeni as show people and each one different than the other.

    The rest will be standard fare. Nice to watch as the sun sets on Michigan and the spring sales go up at Marshalls and we all wait with baited breath for the soup competitions in september with no one ready yet. And so it goes, another year in the life of a fanatic figure skate fan.

    Joe

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    It's just way it goes, I guess

    These worlds better be exciting, because there's not much reason for me to be interested in following the next four years. I'm a casual Olympic fan at heart, remember that. I don't even know what caused me to follow skating from the four years between 2002 and 2006. It was great to be familiar with the competitors in Torino, however. I think I would have been totally lost if I hadn't because of the new scoring system, and all these international players.

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    It is really nice line up. Especially to me Michelle is there.

    The exhibition is all she can do at this point. I doubt there is any jump in her programs.

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    Well- she still has a month to prepare so I'm assuming we'll see a couple of 3 toes from Kwan. Maybe a lutz- I imagine she'll play it slow before going back to axels and salchows.

    If Taylor gets the nod for worlds or Rochette medals, do you think they'll add either of those?
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    This is how the results will go if they all skate well:

    Women:

    1)Kwan
    2)Cohen
    3)Meissner
    4)Hughes
    5)Slutskaya

    Men:

    1. Johnny Weir
    2. Evan Lysacek
    3. Evgeny Plushenko
    4. Matt Savoie
    5. Stephane Lambiel

    The event is a farce, it is only a cheap attempt to boost the U.S skaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slutskayafan21
    The event is a farce, it is only a cheap attempt to boost the U.S skaters.
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but this is not a competition ... it's an exhibition only.
    Hard to understand how it's a farce.

    And darn that usfsa again, trying to showcase their skaters ... shame on them. :sheesh:

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    It's not cheap at all. Typically they give out about $200,000 in prize money, making these invitationals the most desirable stops on the circuit.

    As Nymkfan says, it appears from the announcements that this one will not be judged at all. It seems to be just an exhbition, especially since the pairs and dancers are listed right along with the men and women as regular participants. Usually they have judging for just the men and women, with "exhibition" skates by guest pairs/dancers.

    BTW, of the December cheesefests that I have gone to (one Heshey's Kisses and two Marshalls) Slutskaya won over Michelle two out of three times, and Plushenko (the crowd favorite - he's huge here in Detroit ) won all three times.

    Prediction: When the Grand Prix folds, the "Triple Crown" (the two Marshalls and the Campbell Soup bowl) will become the new big deal events on the circuit.

    Cheese rules!

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    Since this is an exhibition and not a competition, we may see Michelle there. She will not have the pressure to do triple jumps, so she can really sell those programs. Of course i hope that she is well enough to do the triple jumps.

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    I think this format will be great for the skaters to relax and maybe show us their new numbers for COI. I really hope Michelle is able to compete. I would love to see her skate some good programs to end her year on a nice note. I hope she is doing better.

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    Question

    Which network usually televises this ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka
    Which network usually televises this ??
    Possibly ABC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka
    Which network usually televises this ??
    The link says...

    The event will be broadcast on ABC on April 15 from 3-5 p.m.

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    Let's see- 2 hours as broadcast. It's exhibitions, so usually they'd be shorter than LP's. Maybe 20 performances broadcast at best??? I see 13 skaters/teams on that list. It looks like I&B, Emily and Savoie get chacked to me. (I hope not...I hope they will show at least one program by each of the skaters/teams).

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