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    What I am looking forward to at the 2007 Worlds!

    I look forward to Lambiel defending his World title, Meissner losing her World title, Pang/Tong defeating the Zhangs for a second straight Worlds, and Belbin/Agosto winning their first World title.

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    I'm looking for great consistent skating from all contestants and that the judging is on the up and up and whoever wins is ok for me regardless of the silly nationality passion.

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    I'm agree with Slutskayafan, except about Belbin/Agosto.
    The title will possibly win by Dubreuil/Lauzon , Denkova/Stav in the 2nd place.
    Belbin/Agosto's maximum theoretically will be 2nd, but most possibly 3rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdeal
    I'm agree with Slutskayafan, except about Belbin/Agosto.
    The title will possibly win by Dubreuil/Lauzon , Denkova/Stav in the 2nd place.
    Belbin/Agosto's maximum theoretically will be 2nd, but most possibly 3rd.
    Are teams like Dubreuil/Lauzon, Denkova/Stavinski, Delobel/Schoenfelder, or Drobiazko/Vanagas even staying in the game for next season or beyond?

    My guess was that only Delobel/Schoenfelder of that group would be back next year.

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    Golds:
    Delobel/Schoenfelder
    Carolina Kostner
    Stephane Lambiel
    hmmm....pairs...Russian pair, whoever

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    So Kostner will get herself back on track? Personaly I think the 2005 Worlds will be her career highlight forever, along with her Euro medal this past year.

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    Yes, both of Denkova/Staviyski and Debruel/Lauzon announced keeping their eligible status up at the next season.
    Denkova/Stav, because Sofia wants to held an Olympic Games, and they became a sort of Ambassadors of that event, and the Canadians has a feeling they have a chance to get the World Title before going pro ( I think, this chance is huge).
    It is a bad news to Delobel/Schönfelder, because they lost their time to "arrive" before Domnina/Shabalin.... Don't forget that, the Russian block needs to award a honorary gold to Belbin/Agosto to kill all the real competitors of the Russian pair before and during the Olympic Games...It all will happen before 2007.

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    I hope they do not use another Latin Original Dance. They are all so bad

    I think D&L and Dav/Stav will be battling it out for gold.

    I hope Dom/Sha don't even place. Quite boring for me.

    Tired of B&A. Same routines/different music.

    Hopefully, there will be new blood this coming season that will crack that podium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz
    I hope they do not use another Latin Original Dance. They are all so bad

    I think D&L and Dav/Stav will be battling it out for gold.

    I hope Dom/Sha don't even place. Quite boring for me.

    Tired of B&A. Same routines/different music.

    Hopefully, there will be new blood this coming season that will crack that podium.

    Joe
    I agree with you on all of that. Belbin/Agosto I liked more when they first came on the scene, they have grown a bit stale on me too. I think alot of that is their Russian coach who goes with the same look for his teams every time which does not do justice to the talent of his teams. I also agree on Domnina/
    Shabalin if they stay together, I find them tedious and drab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdeal
    Yes, both of Denkova/Staviyski and Debruel/Lauzon announced keeping their eligible status up at the next season.
    Denkova/Stav, because Sofia wants to held an Olympic Games, and they became a sort of Ambassadors of that event, and the Canadians has a feeling they have a chance to get the World Title before going pro ( I think, this chance is huge).
    It is a bad news to Delobel/Schönfelder, because they lost their time to "arrive" before Domnina/Shabalin.... Don't forget that, the Russian block needs to award a honorary gold to Belbin/Agosto to kill all the real competitors of the Russian pair before and during the Olympic Games...It all will happen before 2007.
    Thanks. Interesting theories but all quite possable in the World of ice dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slutskayafan21
    I look forward to Lambiel defending his World title, Meissner losing her World title, Pang/Tong defeating the Zhangs for a second straight Worlds, and Belbin/Agosto winning their first World title.
    I don't look forward to anyone LOSING a World title. I think that is the worst kind of karma.



    I am not sure that Denkova/Staviiski are going to compete at Worlds 2007. They haven't definitely said they are or are not. And neither Den/Sta or Dubreuil/Lauzon are assured of a placement on the World podium, any more than Belbin/Agosto are. Ice Dancing judges are fickle.

    The OD for next season is the tango. Sorry, Joesitz.
    Last edited by chuckm; 06-10-2006 at 08:45 AM.

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    That's ok, Chuckum, the Tango has an interesting history which I won't go into right now. It comes from the Spanish Bolero, if I remember correctly which went to Paris and became the Tango, then refined in Italy and all those Italian immigrants to Argentina made it their national dance. It's more European dance than a Cuban or Brazilian dance. If you've ever been to Buenos Aires, you will see it is completely a European city-nothing at all like the rest of Latin America.

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    Obviously- and it's quite useless to say that- all of us Carolina's fans and Italians in general are looking forward for another World medal..I really think that if she learns to handle the pressure (which is quite difficult actually) she can do it and she has a real chance.
    Anyways I don't know if Cohen will finally get her gold medal (I hope so) but I don't think Meissner will be world champion again, unless whe develops her artistic style.

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    I could understand Carolina's extreme nervousness skating at home, and felt bad for her performances in Torino. But I did not understand why she did not skate better in Calgary. She skated so well at Europeans, and similar performances would have placed her in the top 5, but instead she skated even more poorly than she did in Torino, and finished well out of the top 10.

    I hope she can snap out of whatever funk she is in and skate the performances she's shown she is capable of. However, her 2005 Worlds performances won't earn her a place on the 2007 podium, not with Asada, Kim and Meissner landing 3As and 3/3s consistently. Carolina will have to up her game considerably to be competitive.

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    Personally, I've never gotten on the Carolina bandwagon. Breaking it all down, I admit, she is probably the fastest skater today for the first 2.5 minutes but then it slows down. She has the air rotations for triples and maybe a quad, but does she execute them properaly 7 out of 10 times? I don't think so. Her spins are more than adequate but nothing special, footwork is not her strongest element.

    Maybe, when the nerves are controlled, I will see what others see.

    Joe

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