I agree that no other team would have been any more of a guarantee this year than Ashley/Alissa. But it's also true that any number of teams MIGHT have done well. That is what is so frustrating. We all want these ladies to show what they can really do at worlds.
We don't have a Michelle or a Sasha, it is true. But we have sent good ladies to worlds and if they had just skated up to their potential we might even have eked out a medal or two. I still love them though. ONE of them is bound to have their day one of these years.