02-14-2012, 12:26 PM
didn't S/H mention they will compete both at junior and seniors ?
endurance would not be an issue here but they could focus on Sr. Worlds, Zhnags are injured and P/T are getting old
they are the new blood for the chinese pairs team.
I may be selfish, but they have won it twice in jr. worlds
but I'd rather look forward to seeing a new pairs gold winners. lol
02-14-2012, 02:55 PM
Hey gang, if you have issues with a poster - don't drag a thread down. Either put them on ignore, or take the issues to PM. Fights from other boards are also not welcome here. So let's just focus on the real topic and not who can come up with the best insult.
02-14-2012, 05:24 PM
Under current age rules, Sui / Han will be eligible to compete at JW for two additional seasons and they can do both Senior and Junior Worlds each year through 2014.
02-14-2012, 05:25 PM
Finally getting to watching the TV coverage of the pairs at 4CC. For the Canadians, I feel that Skate Canada should have used this competition to decide who to actually send to Worlds. Sorry, but Dube/Wolfe are still not ready for prime time. Yes, she is the former Canadian champion with a different partner. Yes, she is the supposed veteran. But that is precisely why it is so wrong for Skate Canada to send them to Worlds. Give them until next year. It's not the best thing for them, never mind for the potential spots for next year's worlds. If they go to worlds and do not place well, they will set a precedent, and it will be much harder for them next year. Add the Europeans and Russians to the mix, and they will be lucky to even crack the top 10. Poor Wolf is just out of Junior. Can we please let these 2 develop properly? There is good potential if they have the space and a little more time to gel as a team and get the tricks down. None of the Canadian skaters did particularly well here. All things considered, if the goal is to earn 3 spots to worlds next year, then Skate Canada should send D/R and MT/M. That is our best chance for 3 spots next year. MT/M had a horrendous skate at Nationals, but they have the highest international ranking with or next to D/R, and just missed the GPF. Once again, Skate Canada is shooting itself in the foot. I guess it is kind of hard to change now, but this is just so wrong after watching this event. If they could use this event as the decider for the ladies, I don't see why they couldn't do the same for the pairs, out of the bubble of Nationals.
02-14-2012, 05:34 PM
I agree. Dube/Wolfe were something of a disaster at 4CC. Skate Canada should have sent MT/M to 4CC instead of Lawrence/Sweigers and declared a skate-off between D/W and MT/M as they did with the ladies.
02-14-2012, 05:56 PM
Han said they will go to both Sr and Jr worlds if they are in fact asked to go to Sr worlds by the Chinese fed. No team as of yet has been named. I would send the Zhangs to srs and S/H to jrs.
02-14-2012, 06:14 PM
Totally agree and the judging in pairs at 4CCs was lenient. If Canada does not obtain 3 pair spots next year for worlds it will be a huge missed opportunity. This is not to put down Dube/Wolfe but really their programs are not competitive with the top 8-10 in the world at this stage. Total miscalculation on Skate Canada's part.
Originally Posted by NorthernDancers
02-14-2012, 07:58 PM
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