Just when you think it might be safe to check the Ice Network website... you see this news on their Facebook feed about the latest casualty in ice partnerships.
Yep, just a few days after the Crone/Poirier split was announced, we get word that Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein are following suit. You know, the junior-level sensations that had a breakout senior season in 2010-11, which culminated in a 9th place finish at their senior Worlds debut... yeah, that team. Zuerlein's retiring and focusing on his education, while Chock will continue skating and look a new...
SIGH. I can't continue. Too depressing.
By the way, for anyone wondering how Samuelson/Bates would fit back into the U.S. ice dance landscape once they return (or should I say IF they return??)... I'm starting to think they'll do just fine.