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Thread: Prediction Thread for Trophée Eric 2009

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    Dream Podium
    1.Mao Asada
    2. Kim Yu-na
    3.Sasha Cohen
    4.Yukari Nakano
    5.Elene Gedevanishvili
    6/7.Caroline Zhang/Carolina Kostner.

    I'm not a big Kim Yuna fan but if she skates like she can she will most likely win.

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    Kiira Korpi could be in the top 8 or 5 if people fall.

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    Whoever fails to make the podium here will have a very poor chance of making the final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jovani2293 View Post
    Kiira Korpi could be in the top 8 or 5 if people fall.
    ...and she doesn't!

    I don't see her placing any higher than 6th, though, even in the best scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolymerBob View Post
    Whoever fails to make the podium here will have a very poor chance of making the final.
    Isn't that generally the case? How common is it for someone to miss the podium at one of their Grand Prix events and still make the final?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Isn't that generally the case? How common is it for someone to miss the podium at one of their Grand Prix events and still make the final?
    I don't think it's too rare, especially since skaters with a 4th/1st combination place higher than those with 3rd/2nd combinations in the tie-breaker. Last year, for example, Carolina Kostner, Brian Joubert, and Jeremy Abbott all qualified with one 4th place finish and one win.

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    I'm so curious as to what jump contents Mao will bring to this competition. Thanks to pocky_oc and okami I saw her practice clips from the off season and the jumps look great! The recent showing at Japan Open worried me a lot so it was encouraging to see.

    Not having seen any clips of a 3lz jump, I'm guessins she'll ditch it for the season? If so, what will be the most efficient jump layout do you guys think?

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    I'd love to see her do 3lp/3lp, 3f, 2axe. Somehow lp/lp seems more promising than f/l, rotation-wise?

    LP
    I just don't like the two 3axel layout (telegraphing). With her able to do (judging from the clips mentioned above) 3t/3t, 3ft/3l/2l, 3lp/3lp, I have no idea what she'll actually do!

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    Well, for ladies it's easy.

    1)Yuna Kim (no doubt about it)
    2)Carolina Kostner
    3)Sasha Cohen

    Oh, for Mao, her jumps look really shaky in recent years. Since she doesn't have solid 3-3, 3Lz,3S, it will be really tough for her to climb back up to podium. OMG! Can't wait!!!

    for men,
    1)Brian Jubert
    the rest, I'm not sure. l

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    Easy: Yuna will run away with the gold for sure. 2 and 3rd place will be 4 way battles between Asada, Nakano, Kostner and Cohen. Asada and Nakano needs to work on getting their triple fully roatated. Nakano just injure her shoulder at Japan open, so you don't know what condition is she in. Kostner. Enough said, she is so consistently inconsistent you never know what to expect from her. Cohen, who knows. Will she bring back her triple flip/flutz in or triple splat.

    Men: It will be between Brian and Oda and both of them often make silly mistake.

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    For ladies:
    1) Yu-Na Kim
    2) Mao Asada
    3) Caroline Kostner
    4) Yukari Nakano
    5) Sasha Cohen
    6) Caroline Zhang

    For men:
    1) Nobunari Oda
    2) Brian Joubert
    3) Tomas Verner

    For pairs:
    1) Savchenko/Szolkowy
    2) Dubé/Davison
    3) Mukhortova/Trankov

    Dance
    1)Virtue/Moir
    2) Kerr/Kerr
    3) Pechalat/Bourzat

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    For the men, I will say:

    1) Brian
    2) Nobunari
    3) Adam

    For the ladies, I will say:

    1) Mao
    2) Yu-Na
    3) Caroline

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    oh,,bad news! Sasha has withdrawn from TEB. I hope she will be in good shape for SA. well, then

    for ladies, it will be

    1)Yuna Kim
    2)Carolina Kostner
    3)Caroline Zhang

    for men,
    1)Brian Jubert
    2)Nobunari Oda
    3)Thomas Verner

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    icenetwork live streaming:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Do you guys think I'll be able to watch it, i live in Canada and I wasn't able last year.

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    My Predictions

    1. Yuna
    2. Mao
    3. Kostner/Zhang

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    I have a feeling Carolina Kostner is going to redeem herself and do very well here. That said.

    1) Yu-na Kim

    2) Carolina Kostner

    3) Caroline Zhang/Mao Asada

    Short of injury, I don't see Yuna losing gold.

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