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    Virtue and Moir are Marvelous!

    How exciting it is to have not only one top ice dance couple - D&L, but also the new kids on the block - Virtue and Moir. Their long program at Skate Canada was exquisite. They skated it beautifully. Congratulations to them both.


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    Their OD is great, and the FD is just spellbinding. Loved it. We've seen shades of it, but I think thier presentation really blossomed this year (esp. Tessa), and I can't help feeling proud for this team. And they are so versatile.
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    A really lovely dance team but unfortunately, there is an unwritten law in Dance that one must wait their turn to get on the podium at Worlds.

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    I was mezmorized by their freeskate on Sunday. They have flow and emotion to the music. Scott is just an awesome dancer and it actually looked like a ball room dance but on ice and I think that is what ice dance should be all about. Their costumes were beautiful as well instead of all this stuff on them. I am very certain that their future will be bright and I am glad to see another ice dance team from Canada coming to the forefront. I also hope that this new judging system will not allow for this team to get to the top in their due time. Judge on what they put out there and not place them down just because they are new to the senior scene. I guess we will have to see how this year goes for them and how the judges are going to judge them.

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    I found this team thrilling to watch...did enjoy them in the past, but they have matured sooooo much! It will be interesting to see how they place at Worlds (presuming they make the team!) with Canada already having a medal contending team. I would expect them to be in the top ten should they perform at least as well as they did last weekend. However, will the fact that they are first year seniors keep on the World scene keep them lower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    A really lovely dance team but unfortunately, there is an unwritten law in Dance that one must wait their turn to get on the podium at Worlds.

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    Do you really think that, if not for this "unwritten law", V&M would medal at Worlds this year? I think they're good, but they have a way to go before they're top contenders IMHO. Their FD is so empty. They bore me a little.

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    Last year I saw them in person at Nationals, and if you find them great on T.V. well let me tell you, in person it is UNBELIEVABLE...

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    Good to hear that chania36. I will see them at Nationals in Halifax in January. Yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancindiva03 View Post
    Do you really think that, if not for this "unwritten law", V&M would medal at Worlds this year? I think they're good, but they have a way to go before they're top contenders IMHO. Their FD is so empty. They bore me a little.
    I kind of do.

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    As much as I love this team and believe that they will one day be world champions, I don't believe that they are in line for a world medal this year, barring disaster from their competitors. They are a fabulous team, but IMO, there are a number of other top teams whose experience will legitimately place them ahead of this wonderful young Canadian team.
    I do fear, however, that they may not receive a placement as high as they deserve due to their "newness" on the senior scene and the presence of D/L. (Hope I'm wrong on both accounts!)

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    I think their youth and beauty brings a freshness to ice dance period. As Tracy Wilson observed "It's wonderful to see dance brought back to ice dance. Virtue and Moir almost stole the show even in the shadow of D&L. I don't think it will be long before they are on top of the podium - even at Worlds. With the new judging system it is possible for movement in the ice dance world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    I kind of do.

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    OKay, so of the top skaters, who do you think V&M should be above? I've watched them skate and I think they ought to be behind G&P (US), B&A (US), D&S (Bulgarians, French, and Russians), D&L(CAN) at least. With a clean skate I'd have F&S(ITA) and P&B(FRA) ahead of them, too. I'm genuinely curious, which of these teams would you have below V&M, and WHY? I'm not saying they aren't good, but they still look like junior kids. ANd I don't just mean that they physically look young, I mean their skating looks immature still. I know this is their first year out of juniors but I guess after all the fuss, I expected more from them than what I've seen so far.

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    So. much. talent.

    I was really impressed at Skate Canada. They did not look like junior skaters at all. Their freedance is fantastic and can only get better as the season goes. It's very sophisticated, difficult and completely, refreshingly, dance. I don't remotely expect them on the podium or even challenging for it at worlds this year — let's face it, that's not how ice dance works — but they could, legitimately, be challenging very shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancindiva03 View Post
    Do you really think that, if not for this "unwritten law", V&M would medal at Worlds this year? I think they're good, but they have a way to go before they're top contenders IMHO. Their FD is so empty. They bore me a little.
    *comes out of dark forest she usually lurks in*

    I have to agree with Joe here. 110%.

    I don't think they are boring at all, and I thought their FD was very interesting and innovative. I enjoyed it more than the other Canadian team at Skate Canada. (don't get me wrong, I love the other Canadian team, but I think they are seriously overmarked....)

    *runs back to the dark forest of lurkdom*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eowyn View Post
    *comes out of dark forest she usually lurks in*

    I have to agree with Joe here. 110%.

    I don't think they are boring at all, and I thought their FD was very interesting and innovative. I enjoyed it more than the other Canadian team at Skate Canada. (don't get me wrong, I love the other Canadian team, but I think they are seriously overmarked....)

    *runs back to the dark forest of lurkdom*
    Okay then what the heck am I missing here? I think that V&M, and especially that FD, are DULL DULL DULL. Yeah, they are cute, but other than that... I just don't get it. I'm sure that they will improve and I have no problem with people predicting that they will, IN THE FUTURE, be on the World podium but this year, they are just not even close.

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