Of the 4 disciplines of skating, which do you think will be the most exciting this coming season?
Men-Plushenko maybe returning. Can Joubert keep up his pace of last year, and if so will the others respond? Can Lambiel return to the top step? Can Takahashi keep up his newfound consistency of last year and add an extra quad or two to reach the top step? Has far will Lysacek's consistency and determination vs his more talented rivals? Is it now or never for Johnny Weir? Has Buttle's career already seen its best days? Will Verner's star continue to rise, or will he be a 1-year wonder? Will Oda have quad(s) incorporated in his jump arsenal to help his quest to move up in the ranks? Will any up and comers of mostly junior pedigree up to now make their mark?
Pairs-With Shen/Zhou likely gone for good, and Totmianina/ Marinin now definitely not returning, as well as the departure for good of aging Petrova/Tikhonov, will any team emerge as the clear leader or will it be a hotly contested battle between a certain number of elite teams at the very top? Will Pang/Tong regain their World title? Will the Zhangs regain their 2006 form, and possible step to the top step of the World podium for the first time? Will Savchenko/Szokoly continue to build on their newfound consistency of last season, and will move up from their bronze at Worlds? Have Inoue/Baldwin's career already seen its best days? Can Dube/Davison make a push for the podium? Will Kawaguchi/Smirnov return Russia to among the elite leaders of pairs?
Ladies-Can Miki Ando hang onto her World title, with Asada and Kim who each decisively beat her in one seperate program at Worlds each on her tail? Can Asada live up to all the hype by finally winning the World title, and showing consistency throughout a season which she did not last season? Can Kim avoid a possible recurring back injury, and finish the job she couldnt quite finish at Worlds last year? Can Meissner break up the Asian wall now in front of her? Can Meier take the next step? Can Kostner establish some consistency in her skating, and possibly return to the World podium again? Can Hughes step out of Meissner's shadow in the U.S? Has Rochette's window of any hope of ever winning a World medal already closed? How will the upstarts do on their senior GP circuit debuts?
Dance-Will Denkova/Staviski return? Is this the season Belbin/Agosto reach the top step? Will a dissapointing Worlds simply be a small bump in the rise of Domnina/Shabalin, or is it a sign of thing to come? Will Delobel/ Schoenfeldner ever do better then 4th place at a World Championships? Will Moir/Virtue fill the void of Dubreuil/Lauzon's temporary leave of absence, and rise to a World medal? Will Davis/White be able to move past Moir/Virtue after trailing right behind them for awhile now?