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    Battle of the Blades on CBC

    I liked Isabelle Brasseur the best, and Barbara Underhill.

    The guys were pretty awesome, too.

    One thing about this show, unlike skating shows in the U.S., this was heavily advertised on CBC over an extended period. I hope they got big ratings.

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    Isabelle is my absolute favorite! She is so cute and tiny and was one of my idols growing up. I'm sure this show got big ratings; it has been all over the news and Hockey Night In Canada, and they have been doing a good job of promoting it on websites such as Facebook. The lines were busy tonight so I think that is a good sign!

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    how'd YOU get to see it, MM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    how'd YOU get to see it, MM?
    I live right across the Detroit River from Windsor, Ontario. I can get CBC from Windsor by regular TV.

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    I am watching it right on, I am on the west coast and live in the seattle area. I am not too impressed yet. I mean they are hockey players. they should be able to do much more than that, I want to see a double axel or a single axel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    I am watching it right on, I am on the west coast and live in the seattle area. I am not too impressed yet. I mean they are hockey players. they should be able to do much more than that, I want to see a double axel or a single axel.
    Are you serious?? Most of the guys have been retired for many years and are at least in their 40s. No way they are just going to be able to bust out a double axel!

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    I am on the West Coast - Vancouver area and I am just watching the show right now. I think it is great! I am enjoying watching the hockey players skate. The ladies of course are just terrific and could make anyone look good. Guess who is one of the judges - Dick Button!

    It's going to be difficult for me to decide who to vote for. I really enjoyed Shae-Lynn Bourne and Claude Lemieux and also Jamie Sale and Craig Simpson. All the routines are very entertaining and great music.

    This show is going to be fun to watch.


    Here is a link to the CBC:

    http://www.cbc.ca/

    Quote Originally Posted by i love to skate View Post
    Are you serious?? Most of the guys have been retired for many years and are at least in their 40s. No way they are just going to be able to bust out a double axel!
    That's for sure. Most of these guys are used to hitting 200 lb guys out of their way while chasing the puck across the ice not picking up featherweight ladies and tossing them around!!
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    Dick and Sandy being judges would be a turn off for me...

    Kurt makes up for it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Dick and Sandy being judges would be a turn off for me...

    Kurt makes up for it, though.
    Actually Sandra is doing a pretty good job - she is a little more relaxed in this gig. Dick is his usual serious self - I guess he is too old to realize this "competition" is just a send up of So You Think You Can Dance on Skates. The hockey players are taking his comments with grace. It's all pure entertainment. The hockey players are doing better than I expected and are really good sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    I am watching it right on, I am on the west coast and live in the seattle area. I am not too impressed yet. I mean they are hockey players. they should be able to do much more than that, I want to see a double axel or a single axel.
    You do know that "The Cutting Edge" was a made up film and not a documentary don't you

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    You do know that "The Cutting Edge" was a made up film and not a documentary don't you

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    Oh, that's why. I was expecting too much. I really thought they were gonna do at least side by side a single jump.

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    Apparently the show was a hit with NHL players and was a topic of conversation in the dressing rooms today! A few players even want to partipate in the show and it sounds like some TML players are attending the tapings. 1.95 million people viewed the show which is really good - around 3 or 4 million watch the Stanley Cup finals so this is great! It sounds like many people are just undestanding how difficult figure skating is! Hopefully we get more than one season of this show.


    http://www.google.com/hostednews/can...NJXZuKvXtpZTeA

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    That would be great or how about some figure skaters like Kurt, David, and Elvis in a hockey match? Some of the Canadian guys started out in hockey before discovering figure skating!!

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    Charlie White used to play hockey! His high school team won the state championship. However, he injured himself his last year and D&W lost a whole season because of it. I hope none of my favorite skaters will play hockey and do likewise.

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    Even Scott Hamilton played hockey for a minute!

    I saw a few clips on YouTube- I hope they will continue to post them. I live FAR SOUTH of the border in the garden of good and evil, so there is no hope that my television would pick up Canadian stations.

    That was so cool that Barb Underhill did a death spiral in hockey skates- and it was a really good death spiral! I think she spoils me for all other death spirals, to be honest. I liked seeing Tuffy again- it was fun. Dick was a rusty hoot!

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