Quote Originally Posted by Kitt View Post
hmmmm.....wondering if these teams got demoralized this season when the young Shibutanis came along and blew everyone out of the water!
I don't see how this can possibly be blamed on the Shibs

If your thought is even partially true better that such mentally weak competitors call it a day.

I think the Shibs went to Worlds hoping to do well and maybe finish in the top 5 or 6.

When other teams made mistakes the Shibs solid skating got them onto the podium.

I can't see how this could have caused other teams to break up although I can see how it might make them want to train harder.