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    Outlook on Ice Dance

    Waltzing on to Glory

    Belbin/Agosto
    Domnina/Shabalin
    Pechalat/Bourzat

    Jitterbugging in Anticipation

    Cappallini/LaNotte - 22
    Faiella/Scalli -22

    Quick Stepping to the Finals

    Virtue/Maoi - 15
    Delobel/Schoenfelder - 15
    Khoklova/Navitski -13

    There you are 8 great Tango teams and two MUST go.Not saving the last dance for me. But which two go?

    Joe

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    The way things are shaping up, the only way either Italian team can make it is if Khokhlova and Novitski didn't medal, or if the French or Canadians somehow failed to make the top five(is that even possible without withdrawing?). In fact, K&N would have to finish below fourth or get really low scores or they'll still beat out Cappallini and LaNotte on the numbers. And when the only team that could seriously threaten them is the Kerrs, who had a few problems in China. No, barring a withdrawal, three teams will put themselves in this weekend and the Italians will have to hope somebody gets injured again a la last year.

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    Personally, I think this is the toughest field.

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    I think this is who will go:

    1.) Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto (USA)
    2.) Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin (RUS)
    3.) Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat (FRA)
    4.) Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder (FRA)
    5.) Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (CAN)
    6.) Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski (RUS)


    This is most likely who will make the final

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    It's already in the cards, because I can't see any team other than DelShoes, V/M and Khokh/Nov medaling at NHK. And if those 3 teams finish on the podium in any order, they are all in and will join B/A, DomShabs and Pechalat/Bourzat.

    The only question is the order of placement of these 3 teams at NHK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SailorGalaxia518 View Post
    I think this is who will go:

    1.) Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto (USA)
    2.) Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin (RUS)
    3.) Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat (FRA)
    4.) Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder (FRA)
    5.) Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (CAN)
    6.) Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski (RUS)


    This is most likely who will make the final
    That'll be a dream result!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ae9177 View Post
    That'll be a dream result!
    Khoklova and Novitski most likely will win the bronze medal and clinch a spot on the GPF, just look at TEB. They beat Delobel and Schoenfelder in the Free Dance at TEB

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    It's already in the cards, because I can't see any team other than DelShoes, V/M and Khokh/Nov medaling at NHK. And if those 3 teams finish on the podium in any order, they are all in and will join B/A, DomShabs and Pechalat/Bourzat.

    The only question is the order of placement of these 3 teams at NHK.
    It will be interesting to see how Virtue/Moir's scores compare to Skate Canada. They were wonderful there but like you have pointed out many times home court advantage often can impact scores, and certainly that has been true of Canadian skaters at times in the past since the inception of COP as well. Now they face some real competition on foreign turf. It should be really give a stronger indicator were they stand now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slutskayafan21 View Post
    It will be interesting to see how Virtue/Moir's scores compare to Skate Canada. They were wonderful there but like you have pointed out many times home court advantage often can impact scores, and certainly that has been true of Canadian skaters at times in the past since the inception of COP as well. Now they face some real competition on foreign turf. It should be really give a stronger indicator were they stand now.
    Well they can certainly challenge Delobel and Schoenfelder that's for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by slutskayafan21 View Post
    It will be interesting to see how Virtue/Moir's scores compare to Skate Canada. They were wonderful there but like you have pointed out many times home court advantage often can impact scores, and certainly that has been true of Canadian skaters at times in the past since the inception of COP as well. Now they face some real competition on foreign turf. It should be really give a stronger indicator were they stand now.
    i totally agree

    Quote Originally Posted by SailorGalaxia518 View Post
    Well they can certainly challenge Delobel and Schoenfelder that's for sure
    they can?

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    We will see but I have a strong feeling that they can challenge the French

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