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    Skate America: Predictions

    I was 7/12 correct on NHK ... Let's see how correct I'll be this time.

    Men:
    Kevin REYNOLDS (CAN)
    Shawn SAWYER (CAN)
    WU Jialing (CHN)
    Tomas VERNER (CZE)
    Florent AMODIO (FRA)
    Yasuharu NANRI (JPN)
    Andrei LUTAI (RUS)
    Igor MACYPURA (SLO)
    Adrian SCHULTHEISS (SWE)
    Ryan BRADLEY (USA)
    Evan LYSACEK (USA)
    Brandon MROZ (USA)

    Ladies
    Elena GLEBOVA (EST)
    Susanna POYKIO (FIN)
    Elene GEDEVANISHVILI (GEO)
    Sarah HECKEN (GER)
    Julia SEBESTYEN (HUN)
    Fumie SUGURI (JPN)
    KIM Yu Na (KOR)
    Joshi HELGESSON (SWE)
    Tugba Karademir (TUR)
    Sasha COHEN (USA)
    Rachael FLATT (USA)
    Alexe GILLES (USA)

    Pairs
    Megan DUHAMEL/ Craig BUNTIN (CAN)
    SHEN Xue/ ZHAO Hongbo (CHN)
    ZHANG Dan/ ZHANG Hao (CHN)
    Stacy KEMP/ David KING (GBR)
    Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR/ Stanislav MOROZOV (UKR)
    Brooke CASTILE/ Benjamin OKOLSKI (USA)
    Keuna McLAUGHLIN/ Rockne BRUBAKER (USA)
    Amanda EVORA/ Mark LADWIG (USA)

    Ice Dance
    YU Xiaoyang/ WANG Chen (CHN)
    Caitlin MALLORY/ Kristian RAND (EST)
    Zoe BLANC/ Pierre- Loup Bouquet (FRA)
    Alexandra ZARETSKI/ Roman ZARETSKI (ISR)
    Anna CAPPELLINI/ Luca LANOTTE (ITA)
    Jana KHOKHLOVA/ Sergei NOVITSKI (RUS)
    Kristina GORSHKOVA/ Vitali BUTIKOV (RUS)
    Tanith BELBIN/ Benjamin AGOSTO (USA)
    Madison CHOCK/ Greg ZUERLEIN (USA)
    Kimberly NAVARRO/ Brent BOMMENTRE (USA)

    Predictions:
    Men
    1. Evan Lysacek
    2. Tomas Verner
    3. Brandon Mroz

    Ladies
    1. Kim Yu Na
    2. Rachael Flatt
    3. Julia Sebestyen

    Pairs
    1. Shen/ Zhao
    2. Zhang/ Zhang
    3. McLaughlin/ Brubaker

    Ice Dance
    1. Belbin/ Agosto
    2. Khokhlova/ Novitski
    3. Cappellini/ Lanotte

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    Ladies
    1. Yuna
    2. Rachael
    3. Fumie
    4. Julia
    5. Suzanna
    6. Gilles
    7. Sasha

    Men
    1. Tomas
    2. Evan
    3. Mroz
    4. Ryan
    5. Kevin
    6. Nanri
    7.Shawn

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    OK, I'll play, though I'm awful at these things; in fact, I think I'll adopt Tuesday Morning Quarterback's "all predictions wrong or your money back" line*:

    Men
    1. Lysacek, because he is well-feathered and because Tomas hasn't won anything in forever.
    2. Verner
    3. Amodio (gotta have a left field choice )
    4. Lutai
    5. Mroz

    Ladies
    1. Yu-Na
    (huge gap)
    2. Flatt
    3. Elene
    4. Poykio
    5. Suguri
    6. Sebestyen
    No way does Sasha show up.

    Pairs
    1. Shen and Zhao , but I want them to get dinged for that crappy LP so that they'll fix it.
    2. V/M, but only because of Tatiana. Why can't Tatiana have a partner who can actually skate? It's not right.
    3. Zhangs, because the skate gods will wreak vengeance for the LP costumes.
    4. M/B
    5. D/B

    Dance
    1. B/A
    2. K/N
    3. C/L
    4. Z/Z


    * disclaimer: I will not be giving anyone money if my picks win, especially not if Yu-Na wins.

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    Looks like men are my biggest problem when it comes to predictions. But I'll try again this time anyway.

    Men:

    1. Evan Lysacek
    2. Tomas Verner
    3. Brandon Mroz / Ryan Bradley

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    My predictions:

    LADIES:
    1- Yu-Na
    ((BIG gap))
    2- Sasha (if she shows up)
    3- Rachel

    If no Sasha:
    2- Rachel
    3- Fumie

    MEN:
    1- Evan
    2- Verner
    3- Mroz

    PAIRS:
    1- S/Zh
    2- Z/Z
    3- M/B

    DANCE:
    1- B/A

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    This should be an easy one for Yuna. Still, it'll be interesting to see if she shows some vulnerability or not...

    Flatt should be on the podium. I take it she'll be 2nd, but if she slips up she could be 3rd or lower. I think it's anyone's game after that. Suguri is probably the favorite out of the rest to round up the Medals.

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    Ladies
    1. Yu-Na Kim
    2. Elene Gedevanishvili
    3. Rachael Flatt

    Men
    1. Evan Lysacek
    2. Tomas Verner
    3. Brandon Mroz

    Pairs
    1. Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao
    2. Dan Zhang & Hao Zhang
    3. Tatiana Volosozhar & Stanislav Morozov

    Ice Dance
    1. Tanith Belbin & Benjamin Agosto
    2. Jana Khokhlova & Sergei Novitski
    3. Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte

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    Men:
    Evan
    Verner
    Mroz

    Ladies:
    Kim
    Flatt
    Cohen

    Pairs:
    Shen/Zhao
    Zhang/Zhang
    Mclaughlin/Brubacker

    Dance:
    Belbin/Agosto
    Cappellini/Lanotte
    K/N

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    This should be an easy one for Yuna. Still, it'll be interesting to see if she shows some vulnerability or not...
    Yeah, it will be intriguing to see how she scores in SA.
    Will it be such a big gap again?
    And looking at the field, I would think that even if everybody else went clean, she would lead by 30 pts or more as long as she skated clean.

    As for the rest of the field, no prediction from me.
    I wish everyone the best of luck.

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    I suck at this too. But that's no reason not to pontificate.

    Men:
    Verner
    Lysacek
    Wu (let's hear it for Chinese champ!)

    Women:
    Kim
    Cohen
    Gedevanishvili

    PAIRS:
    S/Z
    V/M
    M/B

    DANCE:
    K/N
    B/A
    C/L

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    Men
    1. Evan Lysacek
    2. Brandon Mroz
    3. Tomas Verner
    - As for men, I think it could either be 1-2-3 or 3-2-1. but if i'm on a bet, i would go with Lysacek in the 1st.. Verner actually winning a competition rarely happened.


    Ladies
    1. Yu-Na Kim
    2. Rachel Flatt
    3. Elene G, Fumie, Julia, Alex(you go girl!)
    - To win the competition over Yuna, the ladies need decent two long programs. As for Sasha, I doubt she'll stick through the whole competition even if she shows up.


    Pairs
    1. S/Z
    2. Z/Z
    3. V/M or M/B
    - I'm not sure about the 3rd place. we'll just have to see how well V/M performs.


    Ice Dance
    1. B/A
    - not my best field. i hardly even watch the Ice Dance..

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    Men
    1) Lysacek
    2) Verner
    3) Mroz
    would prefer Bradley to medal ahead of Mroz, which is highly unlikely

    Ladies
    1) Yu Na Kim
    2)Julia Sebeysten
    3) Flatt
    Sasha Cohen, I don't know what to expect from her. if it is disastrous skating behind yu na i think cohen can win silver with her spirals and spins, jumps let the technical specialist decide.

    Pairs
    1) Shen/Zhao
    2) Zhang/Zhang
    3) Volosozhar/ Morosov

    Plz no WR for if they skate slowly.

    Ice dancing
    1)Belbin/agosto
    2) Khokhlova/Novitski
    3)Capalline/Lanotte
    K/N, Please drop those hideous costumes, judges will score at least 2 to 3 points more for your programs.
    Last edited by life684; 11-08-2009 at 03:43 PM.

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    Ladies.

    1. Kim.
    2. Cohen...Oh please!!!
    3. Flatt.

    Men.

    1. Lysacek.
    2. Verner.
    3. Mroz.

    Pairs.

    1. S/Z.
    2. Z/Z.
    3. M/B.

    Ice Dance.

    1. B/A.
    2. K/N.
    3. C/L.

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    I really think Cohen can medal if she shows up. The rest of the field seems a little bland right now. It's the perfect timing for her to show up and rack up points under the new system. CoP has been pretty good to her in the past.

    Ladies:
    Kim
    Cohen
    Flatt

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