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Thread: Cup of China: Predictions

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    merrybai, I think the very fact that we've seen Oda nail his program is the reason people are thinking he'll be the winner. We don't know what Lysacek's going to do. Plus, Oda seems to do better than Lysacek on the Grand Prix circuit (one gold for Lysacek, three/four for Oda (4th being TEB this year), and this is despite Lysacek having a two season advantage).
    RE: Oda. Can't deny the facts, and of course that makes sense. People were wondering what he'd bring and he brought something special.

    By the same token, I think Evan will do the same = bring something unknown, perhaps unexpected, and just as wonderful. Plus, I think he does better coming in under the radar so to speak. Also when he's not listed as the front runner. Therefore, I am not counting him off the top.

    Also correct that Evan doesn't have the same gold medal count as Oda, each year using the GP events to help him peak later in the season which is his target anyway. That said, he has a remarkable MEDAL count - I recall PJ Kwong saying Evan is "one of a very few - if any - to have medaled at 10" ISU competitions. So that speaks to his consistency.

    The GP is the training ground - for all the competitors actually - not the end goal. Whatever the results, we're in for a treat! I'm sure neither will disappoint. Let the skating begin!

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    1. Xue SHEN / Hongbo ZHAO (CHN)
    2. Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG (CHN)
    3. Meagan DUHAMEL / Craig BUNTIN (CAN)
    4. Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Stanislav MOROZOV (UKR)


    1. Nobunari ODA (JPN)
    2. Evan LYSACEK (USA)
    3. Denis TEN (KAZ)
    4. Samuel CONTESTI (ITA)
    5. Stephen CARRIERE (USA)


    1. Joannie ROCHETTE (CAN)
    2. Rachael FLATT (USA)
    3. Akiko SUZUKI (JPN)
    4. Carolina KOSTNER (ITA)
    5. Fumie SUGURI (JPN)

    Ice dancing

    1. Tanith BELBIN / Benjamin AGOSTO (USA)
    2. Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI (RUS)
    3. Federica FAIELLA / Massimo SCALI (ITA)
    4. Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN (USA)
    5. Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE (CAN)

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    Tripping on the Podium
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    Love your new banner.
    It's really cute.

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    Dammit Joannie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Well, with Asada bombing out of the GPF, Joubert off the podium at TEB and several other surprises, predicting this is rather silly. But I still have fun doing it, so here goes...

    1. Nobunari Oda
    2. Evan Lysacek

    3. Samuel Contesti
    4. Yannick Ponsero

    5. Denis Ten
    Ehh, not bad. I definitely underestimated Voronov, which was silly after TEB, but his score seemed too low for what he did there, so I assumed I didn't know something.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    1. Joannie Rochette
    2. Rachel Flatt

    3. Fumie Suguri
    4. Carolina Kostner
    5. Mirai Nagasu
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Let's start with the top two weren't in my top five (I should've had Suzuki, but Korpi... wouldn't have had her after being burned in by TEB predictions). Then with sure thing Rochette nearly missing the podium thanks to a near ruinous short. Than with Flatt missing the podium with two fifth place finishes. Just an odd event overall.

    Kim is just gonna waltz to that gold.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    1. Shen/Zhao
    2. Zhang/Zhang
    3. Volosozhar/Morozov
    4. Duhamel/Buntin
    5. Iliushechkina/Maisuradze
    Patting myself on the back.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    1. Belbin/Agosto
    2. Khoklova/Novitski
    3. Faiella/Scalia

    4. Chock/Zuerlein
    5. Zaretski/Zaretski
    Again. Interesting to note that both Z/Z and W/P beat the Ukranian Z/V in two events (CD and FD).

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