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    Prediction Thread for Trophée Eric 2009

    I figured we will do predictions for all 6 events, as preliminary as it is, but here are mine.

    Ladies:
    1. Kim
    2. Nakano
    3. Asada
    (sasha withdraws)

    Men:
    1. Oda
    2.Joubet
    3. Verner

    Pairs:
    1.savchenko and szolkowy
    2. mukhortova and trankov
    3. dube and davidson

    Dance:
    1. Virtue and Moir
    2. Pechalt and Bourzat
    3. Sameulson and Bates?

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    I hope Sasha doesn't withdraw. She would have to fake an injury to do so.

    I don't think she has to beat anybody to keep her comeback on track. Just show that she is still competive against a tough field.

    Prediction for ladies: Caroline Zhang will be the surprise medallist, maybe second.

    Another prediction: NBC televison sees what a great pre-Olympic competition this is going to be (not to mention Sasha's debut as the comeback kid) and they decide to televise it in prime time in the U.S.

    Men: Oda

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    keep dreaming, MM!

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    TEB:
    Asada
    Kim
    Nakano, Kostner, Cohen, Zhang.
    Men:
    1. Oda
    2.Joubet
    3. Verner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Another prediction: NBC televison sees what a great pre-Olympic competition this is going to be (not to mention Sasha's debut as the comeback kid) and they decide to televise it in prime time in the U.S.
    add one more dreamer to the list...

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    DANCE:
    Virtue/Moir
    Pechalat/Bourzat
    Kerr/Kerr
    Samuelson/Bates
    Hubbell/Hubbell

    PAIRS:
    Savchenko/Szolkowy
    Mukhortova/Trankov
    Dube/Davison
    Castelli/Shnapir
    Dong/Wu

    MEN:
    Joubert
    Ponsero
    Oda
    Verner
    Rippon

    LADIES:
    Kim
    Asada
    Zhang
    Nakano
    Cohen (if she doesn't withdraw, Kostner if she does)
    Last edited by chuckm; 06-01-2009 at 07:44 PM.

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    Oda couldn't count, so Joubert wins with the beautiful program choreographed by Albena and Maxim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I hope Sasha doesn't withdraw. She would have to fake an injury to do so.
    Nah, she doesn't need to do that. The likelihood of a real one is large enough.

    Prediction for ladies: Caroline Zhang will be the surprise medallist, maybe second.
    I suspect Kim and Asada will go 1-2 in either order. Rochette is the only one who has proven she can hang up there with them, and she's not present here. Zhang can definitely sneak in 3rd though- absolutely.

    Another prediction: NBC televison sees what a great pre-Olympic competition this is going to be (not to mention Sasha's debut as the comeback kid) and they decide to televise it in prime time in the U.S.
    The ladies' FS is set for Sunday afternoon (according to the web site). I don't see them tape-delaying the event to Sunday night in any scenario. Plus, I don't know how much flexibility there is in moving the times around. The site didn't say "subject to change" or anything so I'm assuming they're all but set in stone

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    Ladies
    1. Yuna
    2. Mao
    3. Caroline, Sasha, Yukari(my hope)

    Men
    1. Joubert
    2. Oda
    3. Verner, Poncero


    Very suprised to see Mao vs. Yuna at the first competion of the GPs.

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    i'm just predicting that it's gonna be amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NatachaHatawa View Post
    i'm just predicting that it's gonna be amazing!
    I agree, TEB look fantastic this year (barring WDs)!

    I'll go with:
    Men: Joubert, Oda, Rippon (just cause I love this kid).
    Ladies: Asada, Kim, Koster
    Pairs: S/S, D/D, M/T
    Dance: V/M, K/K, P/B()

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    My prediction:

    Ladies
    1. Yu-Na Kim
    2. Caroline Zhang
    3. Mao Asada

    Men
    1. Brian Joubert
    2. Tomas Verner
    3. Nobunari Oda

    Pair
    1. Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy
    2. Jessica Dubé & Bryce Davison
    3. Maria Mukhortova & Maxim Trankov

    Ice Dance
    1. Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir
    2. Nathalie Pechalat & Fabian Bourzat
    3. Emily Samuelson & Evan Bates

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    men
    1 oda
    is strong at the first event evreytime
    2 yanick
    is strong in europe,especaillly in france
    3 verner
    this is my hope.i think he is storong when skating with high-level-sketers like joubert
    4 joubert
    becouse he is not good at first event,and in france.

    ladies
    1 yuna
    2 one of american
    3 one of japanese

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    Kim
    Asada
    Cohen

    Oda
    Verner
    Joubert

    S&S
    D&D
    J&B

    V&M
    S&B
    K&K

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    is it a real prediction thread based on the last 4 years or is just Listing your favorite skaters? We had a HOPE thread last year which made more sense.

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