McLaughlin & Brubaker to train with John Nicks in California
Interesting then that John Nicks hasn't retired but Sasha didn't go back to him.
Originally Posted by antmanb
Hey ant, like so many keep saying, "it's early yet." Give it a little time and we'll see about another Sasha/Nicks reunion.
L'art pour l'art
Yes, one of the rumours swimming around in the rink (since it is off-season, the ice is melted) has been confirmed! Still waiting for the second one...
But probably a good move for McLaughlin / Brubaker, they seemed a bit lost last season and something new might be inspirational.
Good move! And an even better move would be, after next year, move to europe to train with Ingo. haha
Last edited by jumpjumpjump; 05-22-2009 at 01:58 PM.
All Hail Queen Yu-Na!!!!!!
Yeah He seems to be the top pairs coach right now......him and of course Bin Yao
Originally Posted by jumpjumpjump
haha, i think Ingo's far better pairs coach than Bin Yao. Ingo can offer the complete package, from technique to choreography, everything. I think Bin Yao is rather so-so, just IMO though.
Originally Posted by SailorGalaxia518
but seriously, Ingo will have no top teams after next year, i don't see S/S or V/M continue after next year? it'd be amazing.
I would prefer Tamara Moskvina. The lady knows how to maximize her skaters abilities. I wish she was still coaching in the USA!
Originally Posted by jumpjumpjump
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
I can't believe Mr. Nicks wanted to take on a full-time young team who will most certainly not retire after next season.
Very interesting that Sasha did not return to him if he was not in retirement. Could it be that she blames him for her olympic result? They seemed inseparable at the olympics.
Anyway, for Keauna and Rockne this sounds like a great move. I know they have been being mentored by Tai Babalonia, so maybe she convinced her old coach to take on the young team. I hope that the move works out well for them. They seem extremely motivated to get a world/olympic medal. Another plus for them is that Keauna is back home in SoCal.
Wow, didn't see this one coming.
This has to be temporary. I can't see Nicks, who was retired from full time coaching, staying on to coach anyone into the next quadrennium. Even in an Olympic season, I'm surprised he's willing to coach anyone at this level full time anymore. I wonder if M&B would go back to Sappenfield when Nicks inevitably retires. I never got the impression they had a poor working relationship with Dalilah, so I can't imagine that things are that bad. I know people are suggesting they eventually move to Germany to work with Ingo, but I don't think a move that drastic would be needed to get on the World podium. Some of the top pairs are pushing 30 and will probably retire soon anyway (maybe even teams like Dube & Davison who seemed on the miserable side this season), and I think M&B are more than capable of beating pretty much everyone that should be left.
So M&B and Abbott, both current National Champions, both who train at the same rink, announce coaching changes on the same exact day? Are we not supposed to think this is strange? lol Abbott's change doesn't surprise me as much because Tom Z is loaded with top names (Flatt and Mroz came on very strong last year), but M&B seemed to clearly be Dalilah's main focus even with her juggling a bunch of teams at once.
Anyway, I wish them all the luck in the world, especially because I love their skating and I want them to be happy with their performances.
Last edited by gold12345; 05-22-2009 at 10:24 PM.
John Nicks to coach McLaughlin& Brubaker