View Poll Results: Best mens singles skater of all time?

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  • John Curry

    18 10.53%
  • Elvis Stojko

    1 0.58%
  • Dick Button

    8 4.68%
  • Kurt Browning

    45 26.32%
  • Alexei Yagudin

    57 33.33%
  • Scott Hamilton

    2 1.17%
  • Brian Boitano

    13 7.60%
  • Evgeny Plushenko

    11 6.43%
  • Toller Cranston

    3 1.75%
  • other

    13 7.60%
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Thread: Revised best mens singles skater of all time?

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    Revised best mens singles skater of all time?

    Similar to my best ever womens skater of all time, I was able to use my first poll for the best mens skater of all time as a test, to judge if I used the best combination of options and who should be replaced on the poll. Since after 61 votes not a single vote was cast for Karl Schafer, Gillis Grafstrom, or either Jenkins brother, and only 1 vote was cast for Ulrich Salchow, leaving 60 of 61 votes spread out over only 4 out of 9 poll options I realized my initial poll choices were pretty much a disaester in this case, even worse then my original womens poll choices. There were also requests for different inclusions, particularly Browning, so I have decided it is best to also give an adjusted poll for the men too.
    Last edited by slutskayafan21; 11-30-2007 at 08:31 PM.

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    It's always been Kurt... it always will be Kurt...

    ETA - why do I have a feeling this poll is going to be Kurt v Yags? :lol:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    It's always been Kurt... it always will be Kurt...

    ETA - why do I have a feeling this poll is going to be Kurt v Yags? :lol:
    Right you are so far.

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    I cast my vote for Dick Button - though I was just an early grade-schooler who saw Button skate only in the movie newsreels at the theater.

    If I could cast a 2nd vote for a skater in the more modern era, it would be Brian Boitano. His narrow victory over Brian Orser in the "Battle of the Brians" in '88 is still to me, the most exciting men's performance in my lifetime.

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    Kurt Browning will always get my vote.

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    I voted for Kurt.

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    That was tough, but I voted for John Curry.......I guess I voted for grace and style over power and jumps.......but really, I love them all........42

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    None of the listed.

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    Yagudin.

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    I voted for Alexei.

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    One question: is there anyone who actually dislikes Yagudin's skating? I've never heard of anyone who does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NatachaHatawa View Post
    One question: is there anyone who actually dislikes Yagudin's skating? I've never heard of anyone who does.
    Yes. Plushenko fans.

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    Since I am too young to know much about several of these skaters, I am going with Yagudin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swizzletwizzle View Post
    Since I am too young to know much about several of these skaters, I am going with Yagudin.
    I'm pretty sure Youtube has all of those that are listed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I'm pretty sure Youtube has all of those that are listed?
    Yep, but it's still not the same as having really seen them for years and years on TV. I watched some skates from Curry, Browning, Cranston etc. on youtube. It is also possible to acknowledge their skills, talent and artistry - but it's just not the same. What Browning is for someone who was born like 10 years before me - is Yagudin for me, I still remember seeing him on TV in 1997 when he won Bronze at the Worlds, I was 13 I think. And I watched him again, season after season and admired him, his development... Yagudin had his flaws and perhaps some of the other skaters on that list are actually more deserving of being the best men's singles skater - but not for me. I doubt that this question can be answered impartially.

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