Drobiazko / Vanagas have dropped out of the GP and will be replaced at Skate Canada by Grunberg/Rand (Estonia).

That makes SIX new-to-Senior-GP dance teams on the SC roster:
Virtue/Moir
Mikhailova/Sergeev
Davis/White
Platonova/Maksimishin
Pratt/Gilles
Grunberg/Rand

Of course, V/M has beaten all these teams on the JGP, JGPF and JW last season. In addition, they have beaten Yu/Wang and LeFebvre/Markov, and Yu/Wang beat Romanovskaya/Grachev. That means V/M can finish no lower than 4th at SC, and if Navarro/Bommentre and Faiella/Scali don't skate well, they could finish as high as 2nd.