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    Denney and Coughlin out for 2014-2015 season

    http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=50261&type=media


    Caydee Denney and John Coughlin, the 2012 U.S. pairs champions, announced today they will not compete in the 2014-15 figure skating season as Denney continues to rehabilitate a right ankle injury.

    "After a lot of therapy, I am excited to take the next step of getting back on the ice beginning with performing in shows and eventually strengthening back to a competitive level," Denney said.

    Wow, pairs is going to be interesting.

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    What is the competitive level going to be in pairs, with all of the splits and now this?

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    Oh wow, thanks for sharing this. This is truly going to be an interesting year in pairs. Best wishes to Caydee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amei View Post
    What is the competitive level going to be in pairs, with all of the splits and now this?
    I don't think D/C really impact the competitive bar of pairs internationally. I'm sure Scimeca and Knierim can challenge for those GP bronzes in their absence.

    Was anyone expecting them back at this point? Its been clear they haven't been in the same city with John doing all kinds of USFS stuff and camps and its almost July with no news of training, getting new programs. Honestly with his age and the fact that their entire partnership seemed to point to Sochi, I'll be surprised if we ever see them again. This sit out a year statement seems to just be the trendy thing this season.

    It does sound like her injury was worse than the original reports indicated and I do hope her rehab goes well.

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    So as it stands we have the following:

    Zhang/Barthlomay (S2)
    Scimeca/Knierim (S4)
    Denney/Frazier (S5)
    Kayne/O'Shea (S6)
    Calalang/Sidhu (11)
    Shaughnessy/Morgan (S12)


    New pairs/moving up
    Aaron/Settlage (J1)
    Oltmanns / Santillan (J6)
    Castelli (S1)/Tran (S4-Canada; pending release)
    Leng (S7)/Shnapir (S1)
    Simpson (J1-2013)/Penasse (Canada)
    Budd (J8)/Blackmer (J1-2013)
    Davidovich (ISR)/Silecky
    Last edited by Mrs. P; 06-24-2014 at 01:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dramahkween View Post
    Oh wow, thanks for sharing this. This is truly going to be an interesting year in pairs. Best wishes to Caydee!
    I'm glad she's not risking permanent injury but was hoping they would compete. Best wishes to both of them. In the meantime, I hope the remaining pairs really seize the opportunity to make a splash and (dare I say it) make it a competitive season nationally and perhaps internationally. I can dream, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    So as it stands we have the following:

    Zhang/Barthlomay (S2)
    Scimeca/Knierim (S4)
    Denney/Frazier (S5)
    Kayne/O'Shea (S6)
    Calalang/Sidhu (11)
    Shaughnessy/Morgan (S12)


    New pairs/moving up
    Aaron/Settlage (J1)
    Oltmanns / Santillan (J6)
    Castelli (S1)/Tran (S4-Canada; pending release)
    Leng (S7)/Shnapir (S1)
    Simpson (J1-2013)/Penasse (Canada)
    Budd (J8)/Blackmer (J1-2013)
    Davidovich (ISR)/Silecky
    Thanks, Mrs. P!

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    pairs 2014 predictions will be boring then

    I can already name the possible the GPF Qualifiers

    Volosozhar / Trankov
    Kavaguti / Smirnov
    Sui / Han
    Stolbova / Klimov
    Duhamel / Radford
    Peng / Zhang

    Bazarova / Deputat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amei View Post
    What is the competitive level going to be in pairs, with all of the splits and now this?
    V/T skating around the rink waving to the crowd in pretty costumes and winning GPF, Euros and Worlds (maybe I should go the crazy predictions thread)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    pairs 2014 predictions will be boring then

    I can already name the possible the GPF Qualifiers

    Volosozhar / Trankov
    Kavaguti / Smirnov
    Sui / Han
    Stolbova / Klimov
    Duhamel / Radford
    Peng / Zhang

    Bazarova / Deputat
    Welcome back, Kavaguti/Smirnov!

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    I'm sorry to hear this but glad that Caydee is taking the time to rehab instead of getting back to competition too soon. I disagree with those that say they wouldn't have been a factor internationally. I think they're wayyyyyyyyyyy more dynamic than Castelli and Schnapir were and much more interesting than Zhang and Bartholomay. I think they easily could have topped the podium in the US again and done well in the grand prixs. I think US Pairs is in a very sorry state right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyAFan View Post
    . In the meantime, I hope the remaining pairs really seize the opportunity to make a splash and (dare I say it) make it a competitive season nationally and perhaps internationally. I can dream, right?
    The pairs event last year at Nationals was one of the competitive and exciting in years. I don't think anyone expected that L&L would be in third after the short over D/C, that C&S would essentially run away with the title in the short, that S&K wouldn't even make the final group and that Z&B would go to Sochi over D&C. If next year's event at Nationals is half as crazy, I'll be excited. As far as internationally, I think there's certainly opportunity to build a lot over the course of the quad but with the two teams with the longest international resumes out, I don't think next year will be a big year internationally for US pairs. However if they use next year to start setting up for Boston 2016 and Pyeongchang, that will be great.

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    Thanks for sharing. Too bad to hear this, I didn't realize Caydee was injured. They 're definitely doing the right thing, but I have this little niggling doubt in my head about them returning to competition.

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    I'm guessing when she does come back, it could be with a new partner and John will retire, although I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    pairs 2014 predictions will be boring then

    I can already name the possible the GPF Qualifiers

    Volosozhar / Trankov
    Kavaguti / Smirnov
    Sui / Han
    Stolbova / Klimov
    Duhamel / Radford
    Peng / Zhang

    Bazarova / Deputat
    Not a bad set of contenders.

    What about Yu/Lin? Still untested at this time? Too early to call?

    Yay to Yuko & Sasha coming back! Hope they can get onto the "A"-roster!

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