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    Quote Originally Posted by mystichaze View Post
    I wholeheartedly agree with you! I am a fan of both teams but constantly hearing about V&M being unbeatable and invincible to everyone and everything is getting a little old. Heck why not just hand them the World title and Olympic gold medal now! Might as well tell all the other dance teams to quit because V&M are just so superior! Like OMG!
    I agree. I find V/M a bit boring. Did anyone see their new exh program for Festa on Ice. I think it was set to Beethoven, and what a dud. I thought it was quite mediocre, and felt too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mystichaze View Post
    I wholeheartedly agree with you! I am a fan of both teams but constantly hearing about V&M being unbeatable and invincible to everyone and everything is getting a little old. Heck why not just hand them the World title and Olympic gold medal now! Might as well tell all the other dance teams to quit because V&M are just so superior! Like OMG!
    I think if the fans of B&A would stop putting all the blame on Tanith for their decline in Dance, and don't offer any suggestions for improving the Team, then this is what you get in the forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanoff81 View Post
    B&A have an uphill battle in my opinion for the olympic podium, V&M unless something really bad happens will be on the podium the olympics are in their country and the judges need to make amends for the B&K fiasco of 1998, so I don't see the international judges placing two north american dance team on the podium.
    I cannot imagine V/M being off the podium, but what's this about making amends for B/K? By the time Vancouver comes around, that would be 12 yrs ago, I don't think anyone really remembers anymore.

    Well, they put two North American teams on the world podium in 2006 and 2007. Though its more likely they will put two European teams, cos seven out of the top ten dance teams in the world right now are European. And everyone in the top ten are all so good.

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    Nobody said V&M were invincible its all the ice dance specialists who say that they have something special and could become one of the greats. B&A have been around for awhile now we pretty much know what to expect from them while V&M are on the ascendency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanoff81 View Post
    Nobody said V&M were invincible its all the ice dance specialists who say that they have something special and could become one of the greats. B&A have been around for awhile now we pretty much know what to expect from them while V&M are on the ascendency.
    But don't we know what to expect fromV&M? More slow, boring, put-me-to-sleep music and empty choreography. They are so consistently overrated and overhyped and overscored, it is ridiculous.

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    Evidently you did not see their free program when they won world juniors in 06, they are capable of changing pace and skate to any music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanoff81 View Post
    Evidently you did not see their free program when they won world juniors in 06, they are capable of changing pace and skate to any music.
    ugh. that program felt like an aerobics exercise. they skated that program without zero emotion whatsoever.

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    Does anyone think that Khokhlova and Novitski have a pretty good chance of knocking someone off the podium -- maybe even moving ahead of Domnina and Shabulin as the number one Russian team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanoff81 View Post
    Nobody said V&M were invincible its all the ice dance specialists who say that they have something special and could become one of the greats. B&A have been around for awhile now we pretty much know what to expect from them while V&M are on the ascendency.
    Actually, we don't know what to expect from B&A, now that they are with Linichuk. B/A's main problems had to do with line, extension, posture, etc. Now that they are with Linichuk, they are addressing these very issues. Some icenetwork articles have indicated that Linichuk is making them spend a ton of time on compulsory dances and stroking. If this is true, then we should be seeing a very, very different B/A this coming season.

    I'd say we know what to expect from V/M, since they have stayed with Marina and Igor. I disagree with some other posters on this thread -- I don't think they are boring at all. In fact, their "ballet" exhibition for Festa on Ice is one of my favorites, because it shows just how well they are able to listen to and express music. However, I do think that Igor and Marina's choreography can get repetitive, and would love to see V/M work choreographically with someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Does anyone think that Khokhlova and Novitski have a pretty good chance of knocking someone off the podium -- maybe even moving ahead of Domnina and Shabulin as the number one Russian team?
    I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Does anyone think that Khokhlova and Novitski have a pretty good chance of knocking someone off the podium -- maybe even moving ahead of Domnina and Shabulin as the number one Russian team?
    Well, they are more fun to watch. They are so different than all those Russian Dance Teams. But, I'll wait and see how this plays out.

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    Quote: Some icenetwork articles have indicated that Linichuk is making them spend a ton of time on compulsory dances and stroking. If this is true, then we should be seeing a very, very different B/A this coming season.



    I really hope to see improvements in these areas! I love watching B/A and respect them for trying different music/styles. Put good programs together with better basics and hopefully they will restart some momentum!


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    I'd say we know what to expect from V/M, since they have stayed with Marina and Igor. ... However, I do think that Igor and Marina's choreography can get repetitive, and would love to see V/M work choreographically with someone else


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Does anyone think that Khokhlova and Novitski have a pretty good chance of knocking someone off the podium -- maybe even moving ahead of Domnina and Shabalin as the number one Russian team?
    I suspect that Domnina and Shabalin are worrying about Khokhlova and Novitski. Otherwise, I don't see what would have motivated them to leave Gorshkov for Linichuk. It must be sobering to D&S to reflect that K&N have won a medal at worlds when D&S never have.

    Furthermore, V&M, who were World Jr. champions after D&S (2006), have already won world medals and B&A who were World Jr champions the year before D&S (D&S were world jr champs in 2003, B&A in 2002) have both an Olympic and some world medals.

    Of course, they have had injuries and tragedies, but apparently they think that they need a change. I wonder whether the Russian federation directed this change. Up until K&N got their bronze at worlds, D&S have been thought to be Russia's best chance for a medal at the 2010 Olympics.
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 07-27-2008 at 06:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassieandcheetah View Post
    ugh. that program felt like an aerobics exercise. they skated that program without zero emotion whatsoever.
    Yeah, I didn't care for that program at all.

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    Does anyone know if B&A and Dom/Shabs actually train AT THE SAME TIME?
    One way of handling the potential for tension between rival athletes is to have them train at different times of the day. Of course, going head to head every morning seems like a lot more "fun"

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