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    I love Duhamel and Radford and find it deplorable that several of the people commenting on this thread have been so entirely negative! Each pair from Canada had their strengths and weaknesses, as had pairs like Sale and Pelletier in the past. It's sad to think that people get their kicks by making such far-sweeping negative comments about any given team. I enjoy all of Canada's pairs, and the terrible commentary in this thread does nothing to support the sport of figure skating in our country.

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    So there were 7 teams at Canadians last year:

    1 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford QC 213.62 75.80 137.82
    2 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch WO 209.44 74.96 134.48
    3 Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers SK 176.31 61.67 114.64
    4 Natasha Purich / Mervin Tran QC 170.40 60.04 110.36
    5 Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro WO 147.35 54.23 93.12
    6 Shalena Rau / Rob Schultz WO 146.44 48.63 97.81
    7 Brittany Jones / Joshua Reagan WO 144.98 52.47 92.51

    Teams 2,3, 4, 5 have broken up. It will be interesting to see how many pairs will show up in 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    So there were 7 teams at Canadians last year:

    1 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford QC 213.62 75.80 137.82
    2 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch WO 209.44 74.96 134.48
    3 Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers SK 176.31 61.67 114.64
    4 Natasha Purich / Mervin Tran QC 170.40 60.04 110.36
    5 Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro WO 147.35 54.23 93.12
    6 Shalena Rau / Rob Schultz WO 146.44 48.63 97.81
    7 Brittany Jones / Joshua Reagan WO 144.98 52.47 92.51

    Teams 2,3, 4, 5 have broken up. It will be interesting to see how many pairs will show up in 2015.
    If Jones and Reagan Are staying together this could be an interesting and unique opportunity for them.

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    Also 6

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    Wow, this is truly the season of veterans refusing to retire + duos splitting up. Maybe time to cue up Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way."

    While D/R are rather uninteresting to me, I give them credit for their difficulty and their triple lutzes. No need to call them (or S/P) "deplorable." I certainly don't want them to split up--what would be the point of that? They're no longer "in anyone's way" since the other teams went ahead and self-destructed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    So there were 7 teams at Canadians last year:

    1 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford QC 213.62 75.80 137.82
    2 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch WO 209.44 74.96 134.48
    3 Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers SK 176.31 61.67 114.64
    4 Natasha Purich / Mervin Tran QC 170.40 60.04 110.36
    5 Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro WO 147.35 54.23 93.12
    6 Shalena Rau / Rob Schultz WO 146.44 48.63 97.81
    7 Brittany Jones / Joshua Reagan WO 144.98 52.47 92.51

    Teams 2,3, 4, 5 have broken up. It will be interesting to see how many pairs will show up in 2015.
    Apparently Purich is going with Rob Schultz so that would mean #6 is also no more

    edit: apparently Purich is with Drew Wolfe but Rau/Scultz are apparently no more anyway
    wish we'd get some confirmation rather than rumours

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    Rau will skate with Arcieri

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    and worst, their worst pair is the only one left
    MT/M should have stayed 4 more years instead of D/R
    D&R are actually Canada's highest-ranked pair, as you probably know.

    Now if you mean that stylistically they are awkward together, there are people that agree with that. Duhamel has a more aggressive, athletic style on the ice, and Radford is more artistic and lyrical. They also have a huge height difference, which while good for lifts, can sometimes make them a little too far apart, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    So there were 7 teams at Canadians last year:

    1 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford QC 213.62 75.80 137.82
    2 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch WO 209.44 74.96 134.48
    3 Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers SK 176.31 61.67 114.64
    4 Natasha Purich / Mervin Tran QC 170.40 60.04 110.36
    5 Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro WO 147.35 54.23 93.12
    6 Shalena Rau / Rob Schultz WO 146.44 48.63 97.81
    7 Brittany Jones / Joshua Reagan WO 144.98 52.47 92.51

    Teams 2,3, 4, 5 have broken up. It will be interesting to see how many pairs will show up in 2015.
    Ugh, what a nightmare situation for the state of pairs in Canada.

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    Rudi Swiegers is now on Partner Search:

    http://icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=4833

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    Official press release from Skate Canada now out:

    5/8/2014

    Saskatchewan pair skaters Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers end partnership

    http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/Ne...S/Default.aspx
    Last edited by Ryan O; 05-08-2014 at 06:44 PM. Reason: Fixed problem with Skate Canada URL link

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