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Thread: 2014-15 Grand Prix assignments

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    At the very least, the dates on the general GP page should be kept current to match the dates of the latest revisions.
    Past season ISU made two updates in one day.

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    The NHK Trophey will be a close competition for ladies and ice dance. I thin for ladies, Gold is going to win it with Murakami with second and Edmunds with third. I think Sotniknova will take fourth. I think ice dance will have Weaver / Poje and Hawayek / Baker will place first and second( but W/P will probably win by a small margin).

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    I love Hawayek / Baker, but I'd be shocked if they won silver in their first year on the GP. They will first skate at CoR, and I'm sure the Russian Fed wouldn't have invited them if they thought they'd offer tough competition for their teams Ilinyk/Zhiganshin, Stepanova/Bukin, and Sinisina Katsalapov (whom H/B will also face at NHK).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skategmt View Post
    The NHK Trophey will be a close competition for ladies and ice dance. I thin for ladies, Gold is going to win it with Murakami with second and Edmunds with third. I think Sotniknova will take fourth. I think ice dance will have Weaver / Poje and Hawayek / Baker will place first and second( but W/P will probably win by a small margin).
    A small margin? Seriously?

    H/B are talented, and can get on the level of W/P one day. Don't get me wrong. But I don't see them coming close just yet, unless W/P completely fall all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kresslia View Post
    A small margin? Seriously?

    H/B are talented, and can get on the level of W/P one day. Don't get me wrong. But I don't see them coming close just yet, unless W/P completely fall all over the place.
    I agree. I don't think is their season to rise internationally and certainly not to beat W/P although I expect really respectable GP results in line with the Shibs and H/D. I think where they'll make a statement is nationally, definitely nabbing a World team spot and perhaps surprising for silver.

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    Maylin Wende & Daniel Wende won't compete in Grand Prix Series, both of Skate America and Rostelecom Cup. What happened to them?
    http://isuprod.blob.core.windows.net...ted-aug-13.pdf

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    Daniel just turned 30---maybe he wants to hang up his competitive skates so they can enjoy married life. I don't see them continuing on til 2018 anyway, and Germany has a promising new pair in Annabelle PRÖLß / Ruben BLOMMAERT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shina View Post
    Maylin Wende & Daniel Wende won't compete in Grand Prix Series, both of Skate America and Rostelecom Cup. What happened to them?
    http://isuprod.blob.core.windows.net...ted-aug-13.pdf
    There was info than they want a baby.
    Maybe she is pregnant?

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    That would be happy news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flutzy13 View Post
    I agree. I don't think is their season to rise internationally and certainly not to beat W/P although I expect really respectable GP results in line with the Shibs and H/D. I think where they'll make a statement is nationally, definitely nabbing a World team spot and perhaps surprising for silver.
    Wow. I cannot really see them reaching Worlds spot yet, there's Chock/Bates, Shibs and H/D, all strong teams. I would be very surprised to see H/B beat them during their first senior year. I know it's the beginning of the season but they received really low scores in their recent competition. I do hope they'll do great, I like this team very much. J-L is fantastic and Kaitlin has progressed a lot. I can see them compete in the 2018 Olympics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figureskaterr View Post
    Wow. I cannot really see them reaching Worlds spot yet, there's Chock/Bates, Shibs and H/D, all strong teams. I would be very surprised to see H/B beat them during their first senior year. I know it's the beginning of the season but they received really low scores in their recent competition. I do hope they'll do great, I like this team very much. J-L is fantastic and Kaitlin has progressed a lot. I can see them compete in the 2018 Olympics!
    I don't think they'll touch C/B but I can absolutely see them edging one of the Shibs or H/D more likely the latter given that the shibs have more clout as Olympians/world medalists and have Marina in their corner. They'll have to skate well of course. H/D are coming back from injury and have been fourth for 2 years and off the World team. I could see USFS wanting to give the third world nod to the newly minted World Jr champs. The latest USFS skating magazine has a huge spread on them with Meryl Davis giving quotes about how special they are- the federation has plans for these two (not unlike how the federation decided in 2013 that C/B not the Shibs would be the heir when d/W left) and probably wants to get them to worlds sooner than later. Again they'll have to,skate well but if they do, I'll be surprised if they're not top 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flutzy13 View Post
    I could see USFS wanting to give the third world nod to the newly minted World Jr champs. The latest USFS skating magazine has a huge spread on them with Meryl Davis giving quotes about how special they are- the federation has plans for these two (not unlike how the federation decided in 2013 that C/B not the Shibs would be the heir when d/W left) and probably wants to get them to worlds sooner than later. Again they'll have to,skate well but if they do, I'll be surprised if they're not top 3.
    Hopefully they'll not only have to skate well, but better than the teams mentioned. But it's true that USFS politics greatly influences the Nationals podium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shina View Post
    Maylin Wende & Daniel Wende won't compete in Grand Prix Series, both of Skate America and Rostelecom Cup. What happened to them?
    http://isuprod.blob.core.windows.net...ted-aug-13.pdf
    German media reports that he is injured. Some disk problem. The article also hints the Prölß / Blommaert may substitute them at Skate America.

    http://www.focus.de/sport/winterspor...d_4060253.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by blancanieves View Post
    Hopefully they'll not only have to skate well, but better than the teams mentioned. But it's true that USFS politics greatly influences the Nationals podium.
    Right but "better" can be largely subjective with PCS especially in dance. My prediction is that if H/B perform decently on the GP and are clean in Greensboro, they will find themselves on the World team. If I'm wrong, I'll happily admit that in January.

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    I don't see H/B being pushed unto the world team this year. Who would they jump over? From the GP assignments it looks like C/B, S/S H/D all have great shots at making the GPF. And if that happens they will certainly want to send those 3 teams to worlds.

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