So, who can depose the king?
Nobody because Plushenko is figure skating's God.
Nobody. He is overscored and could throw up on the ice and still get higher PCS than Abbott
So, who can depose the king?
I think he'll be pretty tough to beat, but not impossible. The only person who can beat Plush with two perfect programs I think is Joubert. However, if Plush makes mistakes, then Stéphane is probably better placed.
It also depends on judging, especially PCS. PCS are extremely high and if one person out there is able to get higher PCS than Plush, it's Lambiel.
He's been known as the best male figure skater for years, but I'd say either Joubert or Abbott has the best chance of beating him - Joubert because he has before, and Abbott because he's new to the scene and isn't as intimidated by him as the longtimers.
I voted for Evan but it was a bit from the heart, although I would not count him out. I do think he needs the quad, unless Plushenko really does go out there and pukes on the ice
If Abbot skates clean I think he's the most amazing skater out there. But I fear he will be a little hurt at the Olympics by his international record. Hopefully not and maybe being a back-to-back national champ will help.
Joubert ... He has a good chance maybe even the best chance and I can see why people voted for him. But I think he is a little hurt by the fact that his strengths are also Plushenko's. Unlike other skaters in the mix, I'm not sure he really does anything better than Plushenko.
I guess the bottom line is the men are very good this year and it's anyone's game. I thought about putting an option like that in the poll but it's kind of a cop out and I wanted to make people choose.
I really "love" the last option, I was between that and he is a skating God, so I dont vote, I m still debating which one has more irony inside
if people believe the last and he is that lazy, please send him the medal to save him for 20 hours trip.
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It's a tough question!
I am torn between Joubert and Lambiel. I chose Joubert. However, if these three all skate clean at Olympics, I do not see the judges give the gold to anyone else but Plushenko. So maybe I should choose the second last option.
Aside Joubert and Lambiel, theoretically, Takahashi and Abbott are not far behind. But I don't see their nerves help them. I do hope that Abbott could have a break through and make it to the top 6 though. Or with some help in the field, make it to the podium.
I just do not understand the idea of putting Lysacek so high, except because of the national ego and/or fandomness. What does he have besides consistency? Though he doesn't have consistency any more with a quad in LP. Sorry, Evan fans. At least Chan and Oda have artistry.
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