Well, I'm willing to start this off, if no-one has already ( If someone has , just add this in, thanks,Mods.)
I've been very excited to see the results of some of the changes that have been taking place in Russian ice dance.
Bobrova / Soloviev ( for example ), whom I've always found much to like in , but whose programs and costumes lately have been a huge disappointment. Not to mention that the posture problems so often remarked on seem to have been accentuated rather than addressed... so I'm really anticipating a marked improvement from them.
I was very excited about Riazanova / Tkachenko's plans ( I freely admit they're perhaps my favourites ) , but now with the upheaval in Canton I worry about what will happen for them.
I see the potential in Ilinikh / Katsalapov but I've been disappointed in them so far. To me , they have no character , as a couple , on the ice..the early promises have not been delivered on..for me .
There's no doubt that there's just a scad of talent emerging in Russia..but I'm far from an expert on the subject. I'd love to know more than I do , so I hope those more in the know will chime in here. ( Diana Selene , where are you ?)