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    Veronik Mallet gets the TBA spot for Skate Canada, Your thought ?

    http://lenord-cotier.com/index.php/2...-a-oberstdorf/
    http://isu.sportcentric.net/db//files/serve.php?id=4631

    What are your thought ? Do you think that Skate Canada make the right choice ?

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    Hmm really strange... i would think chartrand has done enough so far this season to earn that spot... mallet i barely heard of..

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    My thought is, well... Who is she?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherryy View Post
    My thought is, well... Who is she?
    The same here! "Who is Veronik Mallet?"

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    Here she is at Liberty. Lookin' good. Nice speed, nice ice coverage. Ran out of pep in the second half. Work on those jumps!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO21WYWmlJ0

    I see they changed the sign to "Look out for flying objects."

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    Well, remember when people asked, "Who in the world is Max Aaron?"

    I think it's nice that Skate Canada is giving the spot to a young and upcoming skater. A GP series slot in the Olympic year seems to be a very valuable learning experience indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaraM View Post
    Hmm really strange... i would think chartrand has done enough so far this season to earn that spot... mallet i barely heard of..
    Alaine Chartrand is doing JGP this season. She just competed at Latvia finishing 4th, so she can't do Senior Grand Prix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiKike View Post
    Alaine Chartrand is doing JGP this season. She just competed at Latvia finishing 4th, so she can't do Senior Grand Prix.
    You beat me to it. Chartrand will have a nice opportunity doing Junior internationals instead of trying to scratch her way through the intensity of Senior during an Olympic year IMO

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    Interesting choice, but I would have liked that Skate Canada give the Nebelhorn Trophy spot to Alexandra Najarro instead of giving to Veronik Mallet.
    But, I'm fine with the choice with Mallet at Skate Canada I just would like that Skate Canada give a chance to Najarro also

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRK View Post
    The same here! "Who is Veronik Mallet?"
    My sentiments exactly? Is she even from Canada? Sorry Mallet family and friends but Veronik is not really well known. In fact my friend thought was this some kind of mallet to flatten steaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    My sentiments exactly? Is she even from Canada? Sorry Mallet family and friends but Veronik is not really well known.
    That's a stupid reason not to give someone a GP event.

    Also, yes, she is Canadian. According to the "2013 Canadian Figure Skating Championships" article on Wikipedia, Ms. Mallet had a fifth-place finish at Nationals last season.

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    Just having a little fun but usually we have heard of them and fifth in Canada isn't really a great promise. But she is young so who knows.

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    I still don't understand why Skate Canada didn't give Daleman or Chartrand at least one GP assignment instead of going back to the JGP. Considering that either one is probably going to be the 2nd place finisher and qualify for the Olympics why not get them some experience as Seniors?

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    I believe Mallett is a little older and not junior eligible. Chartrand, Daleman, Seguin are all very young.
    Osmond, Lacoste, Mallett = senior
    Daleman, Chartrand, Seguin = junior

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Well, remember when people asked, "Who in the world is Max Aaron?"
    This! Ice, after all, is slippery, and one event can make all the difference.

    While I'm not well-acquainted with her skating, I'm very excited to see Ms. Mallet's debut on the senior stage, household name or not.

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