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Thread: Rostelecom Cup, formerly COR - Analysis

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    The European ladies all struggled last season. I can't see any of them making the Final this year. For the Americans, I only see Rachael and Caroline as having a realistic chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflake View Post
    Has anyone seen Alena skating/training since WTT? What do we know about her developments? She has high goals for this season:

    "At the Russian Nationals my goal will be the first place, at the Europeans 2nd or 3rd, at the Olympics 5th or 6th" (from her site)
    I think those are very realistic goals for Alena Leonova. She's ranked 1st in Junior Worlds and 7th in Senior Worlds after all. 3rd at Europeans and 5th or 6th at Olympics should be achievable for her. She has to deliver two very steady programs though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Star View Post
    Well, as I know Alena is landing 3-3 and going to put it in both programs (3T-3T, but she is also working on 3F-3T), Tarasova helped her a lot with SP, so I think it will be possible for her. I think she can even be the next European champion, she beated all of the europeans at Worlds except Lepisto, but I think she can beat her too
    Great to hear! I don't think Leonova should be underestimated. GO ALENA!!! I'm cheering for you!

    My prediction for RC Ladies is:
    1. Asada
    2. Ando
    3. Leonova
    I really hope Kimmie skates well too!
    Last edited by museksk8r; 08-25-2009 at 08:53 AM.

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    Amen to that!!!

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    Dream Podium
    1.Miki Ando. I love her skating1
    2.Mao Asada Love/Hate Relationship
    3.Alissa Czisny
    4.Alena Leonova
    5.Ashley Wagner.

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    I love useless lists.

    Men
    1. Evgeni Plushenko
    2. Takahiko Kozuka
    3. Johnny Wier
    4. Brandon Mroz
    5. Kevin van der Perren

    It'd be cool if Sawyer was able to get a top five placement, but I doubt that's happening. Plushenko is less interesting to me, admittedly, then seeing where the rest settle out behind him.

    Ladies
    1. Miki Ando
    2. Mao Asada
    3. Alena Leonova
    4. Alissa Czisny
    5. Julia Sebestyn

    Yeah, this seems right. Maybe Wagner over Sebestyn.

    Pairs
    1. Kavaguti/Smirnov
    2. Pang/Tong
    3. McLaughlin/Brubaker
    4. Bazarova/Larionov
    5. Brodeur/Mattatall

    Dance
    1. Davis/White
    2. Capellini/Lanotte
    3. Crone/Poirier
    4. Copely/Stagniunas
    5. Rubleva/Sheffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    We haven't seen anyone skate since the World Championships or even since the World Team Championships, and we will not see this competition until 22 October. Save your favorites for the prediction threads later on.

    The Ladies

    In addition to 3 US Ladies (Cziny; Meissner, Wagner there is the 3rd place World Champion Miki Ando, and also the 4th place Mao Asada. What is the JF thinking in allowing these two top skaters in the same GP? Of course, they could both get gold and silver and move them into the Finals. Then there is Leonova in her home country. Will she be up to it. And those US Ladies, will one of them rise to the podium? Poykio is a well seasoned skater. Keep tuned.

    The Gentlemen

    Another colossal(sp) Field of Gold wannabees: Can Chan, Kozuka, and Weir overtake the 2006 Olympic Champion? and then there is the ubiquitous Keven vander Perren along with Sawyer, Mroz and Lutai. Don't miss this event. It will tell us much about the Men's field in general.

    The Pairs

    Has Pang and Tong lost it? Kawaguti and Smirnov in their host country. Broder and Mattatal will skate to prove they are deserving to be here, Has McLaughlin and Brubaker got a fighting chance here? And who is tht TBA from Russia?

    Ice Dance

    Since many posters feel for Davis/White, can they stand up to Domnina/Shabalin? Have Findlay/Richaud replace Carron/Jost in their rivalry with Cappellini/Lanotte? Three other good team are here: Crone/Poirier, Copely/Stagnius, and Rubleva/Shefer btw, the Hermanns are back.

    Where's Joesitz??? I can't believe I've actually missed his irascible personality, but I have, nobody to spar with, lol. Seriously, I hope he's okay & in good health.

    GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE COMPETITORS, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEIR NEW PROGRAMS!!!!

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    The question is, will Ando come back with that giant tarantula on her chest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdtkqorl123 View Post
    The question is, will Ando come back with that giant tarantula on her chest?
    Hopefully Rostelecom cup won't invite kids for the grand prix like the french, if they do, they may scare children away from the sport for good.

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    I havent heard of children there, but if there are it will be fun I think! I could learn some words and take advice for sightseeing!
    Plush will skate first in SP, wont he?

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    Pairs
    1. Pang/Tong
    2. Kavaguti/Smirnov
    3. Bazarova/Larionov
    4. McLaughlin/Brubaker
    5. Brodeur/Mattatall


    dunno why,,,just dont enjoy Kavaguti's expressions...kind of scary

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