Yeah, maybe the next version of this event will take the suggestion earlier for a 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 score scheme for the LP because there really isn't going to be that much movement. And while Plushenko's scores were also quite generous (really, 9.5/10s for tansitions/footwork?), their only real weak spot was the Men and he did bring the technical arsenal to keep Russia on top. Everyone knew they would win in pairs, their ladies entries are top 4 skaters and took advantage of others mistakes and some home-ice score inflation. Now, the Russian ice dance team was overscored IMO, but I don't know enough about the technical stuff to say for sure. I liked the Italians better than the French or the Russians and the Italians ended up in fifth. It is definitely to Canada's credit that they are as close as they are.
It is interesting how different styles appeal to different people. I personally prefer Davis/White (and the Italians) Light/Romantic/Classic style to the Dark/Passionate/Modern style that Virtue and Moir do. I also wish they would wear colors--she always seems to be in something black and slinky. Which works for her, but it all blurs together for me. Is her LP costume black too or was that the green dress?
Edited by rhitroadkill, Feb 8, 2014 @ 7:01 PM.