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Thread: NHK Trophy: Predictions

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    Throwing tomatoes at corrupt judges Audrey19's Avatar
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    Ladies:
    1. Miki
    2. Yukari
    3. Laura

    Pairs:
    1. Pang &Tong
    2. Kavaguti & Smirnov
    3. Denney & Barret

    Dance:
    1. Davis & White
    2. Kerrs
    3. Crone & Poirier

    But I'm unable to predict the gentlemen...just impossible

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    Men : Takahashi / Abbott / Joubert
    Ladies : Ando / Lepisto / Wagner

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    Men
    1. Takahashi
    2. Joubert
    3. Kozuka

    Ladies
    1. Leisto
    2. Ando
    3. Wagner

    Pair
    1. P/T
    2. K/S
    3. D/B

    Dance
    1. D/W
    2. K/K

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    The line-up for the men's single is just wow.

    Dakahashi is my favorite to win.

    Adam looks so much better this season (TEB), so here's a hoping that he gets on the podium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjwh08 View Post
    The line-up for the men's single is just wow.
    I know! This has to be by far the toughest and most thrilling mens' line-up of the entire Grand Prix series! The men who were not assigned to NHK must be thanking their lucky stars.

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    Ladies

    1. Miki Ando/ Yukari Nakano
    2. Laura Lepisto
    3. Ashley Wagner

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    If this season has been any indication, it's that the predictions are hard.
    Good luck to all the competitors.
    Looking forward to another exciting and unpredictable weekend!!
    Last edited by *Sniper*; 11-04-2009 at 03:10 AM.

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    This is probably going to be really off but anyway:

    Mens
    1) Daisuke Takahashi
    2) Takahiko Kozuka
    3) Jeremy Abbott

    Ladies
    1) Miki Ando
    2) Yukari Nakano
    3) Laura Lepisto

    Dance
    1) Davis/ White
    2) Kerrs
    3) Crone/ Poirier

    Pairs
    1) Pang/ Tong
    2) Kawaguchi/ Smirnov
    3) Inoue/ Baldwin

    I think Dance is the easiest to predict (D/W will eclipse the field like at CoR) ... Men's is basically a toss up so I went with my favourites.

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    Men
    1. Takahashi
    2. Kozuka
    3. Rippon

    Ladies
    1. Ando
    2. Nakano
    3. Lepisto/Wagner

    I don't follow pairs and ice dance much...

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    Men:
    1. Daisuke Takahashi
    2. Jeremy Abbott
    3. Takahiko Kozuka

    Ladies:
    1. Miki Ando
    2. Yukari Nakano
    3. Cynthia Phaneuf

    Pairs:
    1. Pang & Tong
    2. Kavaguti & Smirnov
    3. Inoue & Baldwin

    Dance:
    1. Davis & White
    2. Kerr & Kerr
    3. Crone & Poirier

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    Pairs

    1. Qing PANG / Jian TONG (CHN)
    2. Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV (RUS)
    3. Caydee DENNEY / Jeremy BARRETT (USA)
    4. Rena INOUE / John BALDWIN (USA)
    5. Mylene BRODEUR / John MATTATALL (CAN)

    Men

    1. Jeremy ABBOTT (USA)
    2. Daisuke TAKAHASHI (JPN)
    3. Takahiko KOZUKA (JPN)
    4. Adam RIPPON (USA)
    5. Brian JOUBERT (FRA)

    Ladies

    1. Miki ANDO (JPN)
    2. Yukari NAKANO (JPN)
    3. Ashley WAGNER (USA)
    4. Sarah MEIER (SUI)
    5. Alena LEONOVA (RUS)

    Ice dancing

    1. Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE (USA)
    2. Sinead KERR / John KERR (GBR)
    3. Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER (CAN)
    4. Cathy REED / Chris REED (JPN)
    5. Anna ZADOROZHNIUK / Sergei VERBILLO (UKR)

    Gotta change my banner for some favourites - unfortunately, so many of my favourites are here with Joubert, Abbott, Kozuka, Takahashi... And I got banners for all of them. I also love the puppies Brezina and Rippon. Life is hard....
    Last edited by Medusa; 11-05-2009 at 11:08 AM. Reason: I now gave the edge to Jeremy!

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    I'm kind of surprised so many people expect Takahashi to win. I mean, obviously he's an excellent skater who could win this event, but on the other hand - he is coming back from an awful injury, and was decidedly unspectacular in the LP at Finlandia, where the judges had to bail him out with the PCS. And even before the injury he had his ups and downs. I wouldn't be at all surprised if one of the other guys wins.

    I really think the only sure thing at NHK is Davis/White (followed most likely by the Kerrs). I'm not even going to try and predict the rest of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    I also love the puppies Brezina and Abbott. .
    Puppy Rippon is missing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    I'm kind of surprised so many people expect Takahashi to win. I mean, obviously he's an excellent skater who could win this event, but on the other hand - he is coming back from an awful injury, and was decidedly unspectacular in the LP at Finlandia, where the judges had to bail him out with the PCS.
    But maybe those who do that, expect the judges to bail him out with pcs again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hsuhs View Post
    But maybe those who do that, expect the judges to bail him out with pcs again?
    Maybe - but if Takahashi is in a situation where his TES is that low this weekend, I don't think a PCS assist from the judges will be enough. Unless NHK is a splatfest, I expect the winning score will be in the 230s-240s. I'm not saying he can't do it; just that I'm surprised everyone expects it of him considering all he's been through, and because he's kind of an unknown factor as a result.

    In addition, Daisuke really had only Voronov to contend with at Finlandia (and Voronov won the LP) - this time it's the strongest GP field of the year. IMO, at least . I'm actually kind of surprised JSF put him in this situation for his first GP coming back. I'm not saying they should have watered down the field like the Russian Fed did for Plushenko, but really, why not help your guy out a bit?

    Medusa, you should do a collage banner, didn't you have one last year with all your faves? It would be most appreciated - and aesthetically appealing as well!

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    L'art pour l'art Medusa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hsuhs View Post
    Puppy Rippon is missing!
    I meant the Rippon-puppy! Abbott is no puppy any more. I also have a weakness for the Borodulin puppy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post

    Medusa, you should do a collage banner, didn't you have one last year with all your faves? It would be most appreciated - and aesthetically appealing as well!
    Yeah, I had that for Worlds. I just don't find those aesthetically pleasing, way too crowded - but I'll probably do one for Euros with my favourite Euroboys, which means basically everyone , S/S, K/S, Dom/Shab and P/B. At the Olympics it will probably only be Stéphane though, only if he shows up, of course.
    Last edited by Medusa; 11-05-2009 at 07:46 AM.

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