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    The front runners for Euros

    The are the skaters who i think are the front runners for euros
    Men
    Plunshenko
    Lambiel
    Brian

    Women
    Alena
    Kostner
    Lepisto

    Pairs
    S/S
    M/T
    K/S

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    Quote Originally Posted by enlight78 View Post
    The are the skaters who i think are the front runners for euros
    Men
    Plunshenko
    Lambiel
    Brian

    Women
    Alena
    Kostner
    Lepisto

    Pairs
    S/S
    M/T
    K/S
    Thanks and I guess I agree with your picks. The mystery to me is Laura, who aside from her shaky jumps can skates circles around Alena. Same for Caro too. I hope North American fans will get to see some of the Euro event as it will be exciting - and even more so in an Olympic year.

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    Would either D/S be ready for Euro? If not, this is P/B's to lose.

    I no longer consider Verner as a top contender for the gold with his inconsistency issues, but he does have a shot at bronze.

    As for ladies, Meier, Korpi, Glebova, Marchei and one of the other two Russians should also contend for bronze or even silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrlmy View Post
    Would either D/S be ready for Euro? If not, this is P/B's to lose.

    I no longer consider Verner as a top contender for the gold with his inconsistency issues, but he does have a shot at bronze.

    As for ladies, Meier, Korpi, Glebova, Marchei and one of the other two Russians should also contend for bronze or even silver.
    I am actually thinking Verner might have a better shot here than Joubert, who will come back from injury. Verner had a horrible meltdown already and usually after such an event, he fares better. I think if they can keep it together the other French duo Ponsero and Preaubert (if they are sent here) will also be contend-worthy. Or maybe it'll be Amodio who gets a ticket, dunno.
    I agree with the additional picks for ladies, although not so much for Meier. She really seemed too undertrained to me during the GP but maybe she'll prove me wrong.
    Pairs are very obvious I guess. I wonder if this'll be the year for K&S?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrlmy View Post
    Would either D/S be ready for Euro? If not, this is P/B's to lose.
    they better be

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    I expect to see Faiella & Scali there. If so, they have a good chance to medal, perhaps even win, depending on the status of the D&S's.

    And I look forward to seing Khokhlova & Novitski's new FD!

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    Men:

    Joubert
    Lambiel
    Plushenko
    Verner
    I believe that Contesti, if there are weak performances could come and upset things

    Ladies:
    Carolina Kostner
    Laura Lepisto
    Alena Leonova
    Possibly Kira Korpi and Susanna Pokyo

    Pairs
    S/S
    M/T
    K/S
    V/M

    Ice-Dancing
    DelSchoes if they're there
    same goes for Dom/Shabs
    P/B
    K/K
    K/N
    F/S

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    Ladies
    Carolina Kostner
    Sarah Meier
    Elene Gedevanishvili
    Alena Leonova
    Kiira Korpi
    Susanna Pöykiö
    Elena Glebova

    Men
    Stéphane Lambiel
    Brian Joubert
    Evgeni Plushenko
    Tomas Verner

    Pairs
    Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy
    Maria Mukhortova & Maxim Trankov
    Yuko Kavaguti & Alexander Smirnov
    Tatiana Volosozhar & Stanislav Morozov

    Ice Dance
    Isabelle Delobel & Olivier Schoenfelder
    Oksana Domnina & Maxim Shabalin
    Federica Faiella & Massimo Scali
    Sinead Kerr & John Kerr
    Jana Khokhlova & Sergei Novitski
    Nathalie Péchalat & Fabiab Bourzat

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    Men:
    Plushenko
    Joubert
    Verner
    Lambiel
    Contesti (he was such a surprise last Euros!)
    Not really frontrunners; but could grab a medal if they have a brilliant skate;
    Other French guys (two of Préaubert, Ponsero and Amodio)
    Kevin van der Perren (his a big question mark; but he's got 2 euro medals already... but with Lambiel and Plushenko; the field just got a lot tougher than last year.)

    I'm rooting for a podium of Joubert, Verner and Van der Perren; not likely, but who knows. Oh and Lambiel in case that any of these three bomb or withdraw.

    Ladies:
    zzzzzzzzz it was sooo boring last year
    Lepisto
    Kostner (if she skates even remotely clean, she could very well leave the others in the dust)
    Leonova (I think it's a relatively safe bet that she's going to medal)
    Not really frontrunners but deserve a mention, because the frontrunners have bomb-potential: Meier, Korpi (who actually medalled at the GP this season!), Poykio and Gedevanishvili.

    Dreams? I like Lepisto, Kostner and Meier.
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    Men

    Just don't know who will be healthy enough to compete at the olympics. As for now
    ambiel (i know he had a rough time at the nationals, still)

    Ladies

    Leonova if pressure doesn't get her.

    Pairs

    Mukhortova/Trankov : I hope it is S/S, but i doubt it. If M/T win russian nationals & skate the way they did all season their score will go up. i think judges will favor a clean program to a messy, but choreographically brilliant s/s program.

    Ice dance

    i hope it is domnina and shabalin, if not i will be happy to see other D/S win the title (as long as Domnina and Shabalin wins the olympic gold ) .

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    I'm looking forward to Euros because I think it will be the first competition where we see what Stéphane can really do. He hasn't had to try the 3A or triple-triple combos because he didn't need them to win Nebelhorn or Swiss Nats. He'll have to step up the technical content for Euros if he wants to win.

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    Seeing Lambiel, Plushy and Joubert compete together again? It'll be a dream come true (if they'll all show up), so much actually I won't care who wins..

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    Seeing Lambiel, Plushy and Joubert compete together again?
    This trio 'd better be there, cause i will!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    This trio 'd better be there, cause i will!
    Awww, I wish I was going too.. It's once in a lifetime opportunity to see those three compete together, something we probably won't be able to do again...
    I guess I'll have to make myself content with seeing it live on TV and listening to Chris and Nicky's wonderful commentary on Eurosport..

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    ladies

    Kostner, if she were to skate halfway decently.
    Marchei, who showed impressive scores at Italian Nationals.
    Lepisto.
    Korpi, again if she can hang in there with the jumps.
    Leonova (favorite at this point).
    Gedevanishvili, extremely inconsistent but can be spectacular when on.
    Meier, good when on, injury might affect her.
    Sebestyen, has shined this year in SP; struggles in FS. If she can skate 2 decent programs she may have a shot at a medal.

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