This about the most ridiculous statement one could ever make. What a joke of a preview.Lambiel may need to be satisfied with just making the podium at this event.
There is nobody here to challenge the three Japanese ladies and they will undoubtedly form the podium.
Dubreuil and Lauzon have had "lucky" draws this season in terms of being able to easily win, but I'm not sure they may not have preferred to face some of their real challengers a bit earlier and get the lay of the land while they still had more time to make changes or improvements to programs. It can be a two-edged sword.
The Big One- the time has come for Asada and Suguri to step up. I think Asada will win this one, although Suguri and Nakano have surprised before. Those are the only three I care about here because I think everyone else is out of contention for the GPF.
I think the podium will be:
I think the above is a very likely scenario. However, it could just as easily be Suguri-Asada-Nakano as well.
P.S. Your custom title- is that old or is there an announcement I missed?
And Takahashi has a "reliable" quad? I love Daisuke, but I don't think, having watched him the last two seasons or so, that his quad jump is so reliable. I know he's rotated it a few times, but how many times has he landed it cleanly? I mean, that statement kind of hit me like "Buttle has a reliable quad". But maybe I've been missing on some of Dai's attempts.
When she comes back? Do you know something the rest of us here don't? If so, please enlighten us
Wouldn't you like to know!!!
If Mao does not win gold at NHK she'll not qualify for the Grand Prix Final. Wouldn't that be odd, Julia in but Kimmie and Mao out . . .
Smart money would be on Mao to win. Even with a badly botched free skate at Skate America, Mao still outscored Fumie's skate at Skate Canada, 171.23 to 168.76. If Mao puts together 2 decent skates, Fumie won't be able to touch her.
As the saying goes, though, the ice tends to be slippery, especially if there is a lot on the line.