05-18-2011, 02:55 PM
Firebird, Scheherazade, Rhapsody in Blue, Spartacus....and now Nessun Dorma? Team Denney is sure working the warhorses.
Originally Posted by EWalker
I'm so disappointed. Coughlin is more of the athletic type, but with the more elegant Yankowskas, there was definitely the potential to improve and rise up above the typical lower-ranked pairs feel (i.e. decent tricks but lacking in finesse overall). But now paired up with someone like Denney, well....I have a feeling that's unlikely to happen. At the very least, there's definitely a longer way to go in terms of developing artistry and presentation skills.
05-18-2011, 03:07 PM
Joey Votto Fangirl
Jeremy has completely retired from competitive skating and is now coaching full time in Florida.
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
05-18-2011, 03:15 PM
Trixie Schuba's biggest fan!
Is Blanchard looking for a partner?
Originally Posted by KwanFan1212
05-18-2011, 03:19 PM
I don't think Blanchard is skating anymore at the moment. And also, I'm not sure Blanchard would be the great partner for Yankowskas...in the few competitions he skated with Mukhortova, wasn't he even more inconsistent with the jumps than she was? And well, Mukhortova is no Volosozhar when it comes to jumping.....
Originally Posted by blue dog
05-18-2011, 03:47 PM
ugh. I wish the ISU would ban certain music simply for being overused.
05-18-2011, 05:44 PM
So it's official. I'm shocked by this and still wonder what led to it. Caitlin skated great last season and supported John through a difficult time--only to get dumped and replaced with another partner just weeks after Worlds?? How cold is that?
05-18-2011, 05:59 PM
This is NOT the case. V/T could not compete internationally until after Europeans because she represented the Ukraine up until the 2010 Olympics and needed to sit out a year before representing Russia. They competed at the Mont Blanc trophy to earn a minimum score in order to compete at Worlds.
Originally Posted by BackStage Barbie
I share the same sentiments as most of this thread - that Yankowskas is a far better skater, she had beautiful line and style, and I have no idea what Coughlin is doing trading her for the less impressive Denney (whom I have never gotten) - but if they can qualify for a GP assignment there's no reason to deny them one.
Meh. After M/B and Y/C split, there's really no reason for me to watch US pairs.
05-18-2011, 08:23 PM
Caitlin and John complement each others well. It's too bad. But what's wrong with Caydee Denney. The girl got spunk. I think these two will be America's #1 team soon enough.
This is Caitlin's chance to find a great partner. Maybe steal Tran from Canada/Japan.
05-18-2011, 10:47 PM
I'm not sure if you are half-joking or not, but let's not go there.
Originally Posted by FlattFan
Right now Tran can't participate in Olympics, and he'd be in the same situation with Caitlin. He'd have to wait for years to obtain US citizenship even if he agrees to be a dual citizen.
Why would you want to put Tran the same crappy situation many of us think Cailin was put through?
05-18-2011, 11:51 PM
05-19-2011, 12:07 AM
let T&T be. they have enough on their plates without people thinking nefarious thoughts yeah, i said it, i like T&T and don't care if they represent japan, canada or mars, i will root for them over any american team.
Originally Posted by FlattFan
back on the topic, however-- please don't infect them with our plague.
05-19-2011, 02:22 AM
Constable , Costume Police
I love Narumi and Mervyn, too..But even if I didn't , I don't think Mervyn would be a large enough build for Caitlin. Don't forget Narumi is teeny-tiny. ( A perfect little elf girl. )
05-19-2011, 02:57 AM
Oh boohoo, why would Tran be in any crappy situation? It's not like his partner is Yuko Kavaguti. Narumi's dragging him down.
Tran isn't exactly short and Caitlyn isn't tall, kinda like Bryce and what's her face. Team North America, y'all.
Those two should easily become US or Canada #1 within 1 season.
05-19-2011, 03:25 AM
1. If Japan is really serious about the 2014 group figure skating event, she would offer a citizenship to Tran. (Unlike Canada, it's currently almost impossible to obtain a citizenship in Japan);
2. Tran is 5'9" and Caitlin is 5'2". Narumi is only 4'9.5". FYI: John C is 6'2".
3. It's true Narumi is no Yuko Kavaguti. On the other hand, Kavaguti is 30 year old and Narumi is only 19. Upside potential for Narumi is rather good.
4. Most importantly, I hope Caitlin, Narumi, & Tran have say in the "destiny" of their partnership.
Last edited by CARA; 05-19-2011 at 03:28 AM.
05-19-2011, 04:00 AM
Tran will never get to go to the Olympics. The more reason to find a partner here. He's about as tall as Bryce. Caitlin is about as tall as Jessica. These two should be perfect together. We need a campaign to get the two good skaters together.
Narumi is 19, and can barely jump. There's no upside.