I'll hold back on replying to the questions Joe posted - most of what I would say has already been said !
My question: We've discussed the American Ladies - both the A-Team and the "B-Team" to no end, but I am curious about the up and coming Russian Ladies.
I figure Irina, Elena, and Vika will all be back, but what about their next generation? I will be curious to see where Ludmilla Nelidina will turn up in the rankings. How much improvement do you anticipate in her carriage, presence, expression, and choreography next season? Do you think she could be a dark-horse contender for the podium? She did amazingly well last season, considering her ungainliness and lackluster presentation, but does she have the goods to develop into a top elite skater? What do you think?