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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    S/S are in front, but only by a couple points (through PCS). Didn't see the skates, so is that fair?

    No pairs team is really making a case for themselves to win worlds, are they?
    What is a strong case for you? Not so sure what you mean. Do you want to see 70+? In the beginning of the season the judges won't give out the huge PCS scores yet.

    Aliona stepped out of her 3t, otherwise, they have the best qualities in this field. B/L were very strong as well. H/W fro Germany skated a solid program and sitting clearly in the 3rd. The canadians , well, Bordeur is an unreliable jumper. Fell on both sbs and throw,

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    thank you!!!

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    I really liked Savchenko & Szolkowy today. They seemed more comfortable with the program than they did in their first GP. They had good expression, which is an area where I think B/L are lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herios View Post
    What is a strong case for you? Not so sure what you mean. Do you want to see 70+? In the beginning of the season the judges won't give out the huge PCS scores yet.

    Aliona stepped out of her 3t, otherwise, they have the best qualities in this field. B/L were very strong as well. H/W fro Germany skated a solid program and sitting clearly in the 3rd. The canadians , well, Bordeur is an unreliable jumper. Fell on both sbs and throw,
    Yes, I do. At TEB 09 (the/their 1st GP), S/S posted nearly 73.

    I'll add the qualifier that I may take that back after watching the performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by gold12345 View Post
    I really liked Savchenko & Szolkowy today. They seemed more comfortable with the program than they did in their first GP. They had good expression, which is an area where I think B/L are lacking.
    I agree with this.

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    Enjoyed the top three pairs and agree with the placements. B/L are a very strong team,
    they should take Silver here. imo
    Last edited by demarinis5; 11-26-2010 at 12:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Yes, I do. At TEB 09 (the/their 1st GP), S/S posted nearly 73.

    I'll add the qualifier that I may take that back after watching the performance
    Well, it's a lot harder to get higher than 70 now with the new rules...

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    Quote Originally Posted by burntBREAD View Post
    Well, it's a lot harder to get higher than 70 now with the new rules...
    Yes. people keep forgetting that the SP lost an element across the board, men, ladies, pairs.

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    Good point. Must lower expectations of grades.

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    If Savchenko & Szolkowy had skated cleanly they probably would have scored over 70 anyway.

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    1. Goodness, Barazova/Larionov improved a lot over the summer. I don't love this program, but they have this harmony of movement and of intent that makes their movement just float. Too bad they're not all that expressive, but her line makes up for a lot. The one thing I don't like (other than the Beauty and the Beast vibe they've got going on) is that she seems so tiny and fragile compared to him. I don't care for that in a pairs team.

    2. Hausch and Wende... eh, very schizophrenic program. Odd music cut/orchestration firstly. Strangely workmanlike quality to the elements (lets get this level four/lets land this). Largely void of passion. And it's "El Tango de Roxanne" for crying out loud - this requires a passon that borders on bloodthirsty.

    3. Brodeur/Mattatal: the pairs you beat at Nationals last year are raring to go. Why are you skating to the musical equivalent of baby food? Where's the spark? This was a team that got top ten at worlds in 2009! What happened?

    4. Savchenko/Szolkowy: Yeah, they were good. That throw was ginormous. The top two teams might be a perfect case study for the validity of TES vs PCS, truth be told.

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