Last edited by gopatrick; 01-10-2010 at 09:56 PM.
Here is my prediction
Mens : Patrick Chan
Ladies : Joannie Rochette
Pairs : Dubé / Davison
Duhamel / Buntin
Dance : Virtue / Moir
Weaver / Poje
One skater who hasn't been mentioned is Joey Russell- he's very much a long shot of course but he at least thinks he has a chance
As he says in the article, if he skates 2 clean programmes- with a triple axel in each - he'll certainly put some pressure on the other contenders as he has good skating skills, choreography, and presents his programmes well. Still, it's one thing to land the 3-axel consistently in practice and quite another to do it in competition (just ask Shawn Sawyer), especially a competition with so much riding on it.
Sitting Here on Blue Jay Way
I'm just hoping that Joey places top 5 so he can get 4cc and some Sr. internationals next season. I love his skating and want him to stay around for awhile longer.
Patrick and Shawn
Joannie and Cynthia
Jess and Bryce
Toss up between Megan and Craig and Annabelle and Cody. Will be happy w/either one, but slightly more happy for Megan and Craig since she's from the same area as I am and have been watching her skate for a very long time. So, bit of a bias there, but an understandable one IMO.
Tessa and Scott
Kaitlyn and Andrew ~ As much as I adore Vanessa and Paul's skating, I don't think their OD is helping them. The FD to me is completely different and has given me a constant case of chills whenever I've seen it, however one program does not a competition make. I think Kaitlyn and Andrew have the stronger OD and have the best of out of all the POTO programs this season. Especially love that they're using the Music Box version of Masquerade in their FD, as I've been wanting and waiting for someone or some team to use that in a POTO program for a very, very long time now and it's used beautifully by Kaitlyn and Andrew.
Regardless, this weekend's going to be an awful lot of fun!!
The Men's event will be interesting. Patrick Chan, I hear is skating well and so is Vaughn Chipeur. It is unfortunate that injuries held both athletes from skating well at their Grand Prix events..Good luck to all. My bets are on Patrick and Vaughn for the 2 spots.