Why do we invest so much energy in spewing all this hate towards a young pair like I/K? It is obvious that they were very nervous here, they almost always seem to not be able to give their best in Russia. I think the answers to their failings lie in the psychological fallout after leaving Zhulin. The hate directed at them for not leaving in a more discrete manner, has been epic. I think there is a lot going on behind the scenes that we are not privy to.
Somehow however they need to get the past out of their heads and move on. They were simply sublime in Paris, so I am not quite ready to write them off. Besides in their post fd interview Nik mentioned that their skates clashed, maybe they were just going for too much. Freak spills happen to everyone. B/S had a big one at GPF last year, and they had two falls this season. Let's see how they move forward :-)