Getting the story behind who was selected, why, what their response was and best of all, the process of basic skills, partnering and getting ready for the first program was really a great start.
The hockey players once again, are a great mix of guys, and once again, a few of the NHL enforcers are a surprise and a treat to see in figure skates.
The ladies on the professional figure skating side of the equation are even better than last year. I am particularly surprised and pleased to see Ekaterina Gordeeva. You just can't get any better than that! Not sure that Bure as a partner is going to be the best chance of victory but we'll see...
Meantime, on a purely emotional level, my heart and my hopes are with Russ Courtnall and/or Theo Fleury. Their stories and their fight just impress me. They've earned their way and they pay it back. I like that.
Now, as long as we don't get Katerina Witt as a judge this year, it should be a fine season. Whomever the top pair turns out to be, many charities will be the winners, once again! Life is good...and on CBC yet! Go figure!moreless