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    The Definitive Word from Scott Moir ?

    I'm not sure my cut and paste is working properly, but as per CBC sports..On Scott Russell's blog Scott Moir says via phone interview that they will definitely be at 4CC .

    Something's gone wrong with my toolbar functions, maybe someone else can link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen o'neill View Post
    I'm not sure my cut and paste is working properly, but as per CBC sports..On Scott Russell's blog Scott Moir says via phone interview that they will definitely be at 4CC .

    Something's gone wrong with my toolbar functions, maybe someone else can link.
    Yeah, that site will mess up your computer if you have an older operating system. It works OK if you turn off javascript before going there.

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    Here are the salient parts of that article for those who don't want to visit that crappy website:

    "We will be back at Four Continents in two weeks and I can't wait to compete again," Scott Moir said via e-mail from the training base in Canton, Mich. "We still have the fire and I hope it will last for many more years."

    "We wanted Tessa to be healthy," Moir stressed. "That became our number one priority and we knew the surgery was 100 per cent necessary. Still, it is always frustrating for an athlete not to be able to perform."

    It's going to be interesting to see Davis/White, who has had an entire season of competition to refine their programs and athleticism up against their rink mates. My guess is Virtue/Moir are going to come in second to Davis/White. Still, I am very happy that my favorite ice dancing team will be at 4cc and at least get one major international competition in before Worlds.

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    Thanks, guys ! On top of the crappy website, a guest to my home ( who won't be a guest again in a hurry ) went on my computer and messed around with toolbars and God knows what else and I haven't managed to get things completely back to normal yet. Sadly, I'm like the person who knows how to drive, but has no very good idea of how the vehicle works..

    The world will not end for me if V/M come second to D/W. I like D/W very much. However, I'm not thinking D/W have as clear an advantage as might seem obvious. Some of V/M's strengths are practically innate by now..(unison , extension, pointed toes, skating close together, etc. )..so some of what they have to regain will probably come back very quickly.

    Charlie and Meryl have greatly improved their programs since the beginning of the season . Their FD is very difficult , fast, has lots of interesting elements..but still struggles to find the proper tango expression , so for me doesn't make much of an emotional impact.( When I think of them, S&D is the program that still springs to mind as the ideal ) So if Tessa and Scott have a really good FD , the playing field can be levelled quite a bit , time out notwithstanding.( I have no doubt they will have a very good handle on Latin expression)

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen o'neill View Post
    Thanks, guys ! On top of the crappy website, a guest to my home ( who won't be a guest again in a hurry ) went on my computer and messed around with toolbars and God knows what else and I haven't managed to get things completely back to normal yet. Sadly, I'm like the person who knows how to drive, but has no very good idea of how the vehicle works..

    The world will not end for me if V/M come second to D/W.
    Lucky you only your toolbars got clobbered, could have been a lot worse like mine, which was hit by a virus and my troubleshooter was very suspicous of all the sites I have been watching skating live last week

    In any case, no matter how V/M will do at these years competitions, if they are back indeed and skate, Canada will have the best line up ever at a world championship with potentially all 3 teams coming into the top 10. That was something I envisioned back about 3-4 years ago, when I sensed that C/P will be in a few years top 10 calibre and W/P could improve to that level as well.
    And if they will pull it off, then with P/I chasing them from behind, it could be even better next year. Hoping to have 2 canadian dance teams on the podium before v/M retire, that would be the cherry on the cake. (London 2013 perhaps?)
    You can say I am dreamer, but you never know

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    To quote Mr. Rogers and Mr. Hammerstein , " You got to have a dream . If you don't have a dream , how you gonna have a dream come true ? "

    I had a computer virus about a month or so ago...got it fixed through Microsoft. They found the baddie , but they also didn't like my security program from my internet provider. It was like Tron..there was a war going on in my computer , each side telling me I was at risk from the other..

    And fingers crossed for skatebuzz getting a stream for 4CC..so we don't have to stick our necks out quite so far....because if the only stream comes from Lower Slobovia , I'll still have to try to watch.

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    I was just posting a preview for the Ice Dance competition at 4 Continents on my blog today and I realized how deep the American and Canadian dance fields are. All six of those teams have the potential to make top ten at Worlds and I think that competing at 4 Continents will give them all the chance to push each other to be better at Worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackStage Barbie View Post
    I was just posting a preview for the Ice Dance competition at 4 Continents on my blog today...
    Link, please? (Unless you wish to preserve anonymity on this board.)

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    Sure, here is the link! I was thinking of posting earlier but didn't want to shamelessly plug my own blog

    http://backstagebarbie.blogspot.com/

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    Very nice. I just voted for Shibutani and Shibutani in your poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackStage Barbie View Post
    Sure, here is the link! I was thinking of posting earlier but didn't want to shamelessly plug my own blog

    http://backstagebarbie.blogspot.com/
    Cool blog Backstage Barbie, you know a few things about ice dancing, you should post more often.

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    Thanks! I'm going to try to post more often. I just read the threads for a while but finally decided a few days ago to start replying to the threads.

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    Really nice, thoughtful blog. I'll be peeking in , now and then.

    Glad you decided to post !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackStage Barbie View Post
    Sure, here is the link! I was thinking of posting earlier but didn't want to shamelessly plug my own blog

    http://backstagebarbie.blogspot.com/
    I think Davis/White can't expect to win with another 3 falls in the competition like they did in Skate America because that's for sure.

    As for the Shibutanis taking the Bronze besides the two Ice Dance giants, I don't think raising such unrealistic expectation too soon is healthy at all. For one thing, the two teams they have to beat both make it to GPF while they didn't and the American Silver Medalists are just in their 1st year in the Senior rank. With literaly one point separating the #2 and #3 Canadian teams in their Nationals and Weaver/Poje defeating Crone/Poirier in the Short Dance at the GPF, it seems to me you have way underestimated Weaver/Poje as a competitor and just assume Shibutani will easily be ranked above them. Sure, the Shibutanis did rank higher at Skate America, emphasizing in America. But they lost when they competed in Japan. At best, I think it would make a potential interesting fight as a three way battle for the Bronze but you have to believe Crone/Poirier are the favorites even though personally, I couldn't care for their style of skating or them as a team, speaking as someone who actually met them and up close.

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