Very interesting read. Good to see Nicks in the game again. Sounds like this team is going through some major changes, but I think they can rise to the occasion if they just stay on track
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You know these funny questions in questionnaires "Name 5 people you want to have dinner with one time!"? I think "John Nicks" would be one of my answers.
Oh I agree Medusa. Such a quirky charm and wonderful wit. Always a twinkle in his eye kind of commentary. His contribution to skating is immense. Will be entertaining hearing what he has to say as the season progresses.
Lol, thanks for posting this, Sylvia!
Mr. Nicks always makes me laugh, such a wonderful dry sense of humour, he reminds me of one of my tough little Chihuahuas.
Seriously, I'd love to sit down with him & have a conversation about the past, his recollections, he's like a living museum, the best kind.
I'm sure gonna miss seeing him beside Sasha, but I understand her move, she needs a coach that will challenge her, force her to do double-runthroughs, whatever it takes. Alas, Mr. Nicks used to be like that in the past when working with the incomparable Tai Babilonia & Randy Gardner, but he has mellowed with age. Understandable. Still, I think he's just what the doctor ordered for McLaughlin & Brubaker. On that note, I am beyond excited to see that they chose Sarah Kawahara for their choreographer, can't wait to see what their LP will look like!
McL/Bru should be better than they are. They make such "novice" mistakes and the judges hit them hard.. Let's see if Nicks can get them to at least "senior" mistakes.
very interesting. So many questions i still have, like "why did sasha not decide to return to Nicks?"
I am surprised at how honest they all were in saying how hard the move was. Mr. Nicks at times seems like is slightly (or more than slightly) annoyed at Keauna and Rockne...but then again, he is Mr. Nicks.
I would love to talk to this guy. He has so much to tell.
Where in the article did you get that impression? All he said was that their first two weeks with him were a little rough because they understandably weren't used to his coaching. All his other comments were on the positive side.I am surprised at how honest they all were in saying how hard the move was. Mr. Nicks at times seems like is slightly (or more than slightly) annoyed at Keauna and Rockne...but then again, he is Mr. Nicks.
They did so well at Nationals, then faltered at Worlds. Maybe it's just that we don't have a strong pairs program right now.
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As for the Tedh, I think they have a lot going for them and their speed is as good as the top Pairs. Just silly little mistakes.
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