Pairs: I believe that, atleast for a while, the Chinese dominance will slowly fade out, and the unstoppable ones may become Kawaguchi/Smirnov
if they remain on the ice, with Murkhotova/Trankov
there, but I do think that Duhamel/Bunton
actually make a run at the podiums, just as Dube/Davison had, and who I have a really good feeling about. However, I think the American stars will be battling to podium contenders, so we'll see a lot more of McLaughlin/Brubake
r and Denney/Barret
. Who knows, after the Russian skaters move on, it could be an American era of pairs.