- Pang & Tong
- Savchenko & Szolkowy
- Kavaguti & Smirnov
- Zhang & Zhang
- Mukhortova & Trankov
- Dube & Davison
- Langlois & Hay
- Danney & Barrett
- Dong & Wu
- Bazarova & Larionov
- Virtue & Moir
- Davis & White
- Faiella & Scalli
- Pechalat & Bourzat
- Khokhlova & Novitski
- Kerr & Kerr
- Samuelson & Bates
- Crone & Poirier
- Zaretski & Zaretski
- Cappellini & Lanotte
No Leonova in the top 10? I kind of doubt it. Also, I think it's too ambitious to assume Kostner, Lepisto, AND Gedevanishvilli will all skate very well, which they would need to in order to earn those placements. I don't see Flatt being as far down as 7th either, just because one of Kostner or Lepisto is bound to bomb and Rachael is almost always clean. As for Mirai, I really WANT her to be 3rd, but I think more realistically Miki will be 3rd and Mirai will be issued a UR or two which bumps her down to 4th or 5th place. I'm also going to predict that Suzuki will be higher than at least one of Kostner or Lepisto. I mean, Kostner has been bombing all season - she gave 2 decent performances at Europeans which was a splatfest and that combined with her PCS allowed her to win. I don't think she is going to just miraculously be able to pull 2 great skates out of nowhere. The same goes for Joubert.
Are we going to see another quadless World Champion?
I doubt Oda- he has not done one at any point this season.
Kozuka got negative GOE on his at the olympics
Dai fell on his
Abbott fell on his.
Now someone may try one but landing it or doing it well is ver very iffy. This is why I am leaning toward a chan victory
1. If Virtue/Moir win worlds, they'll retire. And I will cry.
2. If Chan scores about 0.00, someone will complain he was overscored.
3. Kim will land three triple axels, a quad, grow to 50 feet tall, be nicknamed "Kimzilla" by an overzealous reporter, take over the world, bring world peace, win an Oscar and at least three Nobel Prizes (in economics, literature and peace, of course). Then she'll retire on a spaceship hovering earth so as to avoid the nuttily obsessed media.
.... or maybe not
I don't think Michal will get the PCS to medal but I don't think it's out of the question considering most of the competition is so unpredictable. GO MICHAL !
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I want a 2014 party!
tee hee. cuteness fest ! Sorry Japan
Why do I smell a Japanese Sweep? It can happen!
This is more realistic but who knows.
Could be a repeat of 2006 with Brian redeeming himself by skating to the Matrix... AGAIN!
2) Czech Buttle
Let the Sochi Cycle begin! That's more for the dream thread!
As for everyone else....
3) Miki (even though I prefer Mirai)
Also US ladies will get 3 spots back with Mirai and Rachael finishing 4th and 5th respectfully!
1) Ali & Robin
2) Pang & Tong
3) Masha & Max (sorry Yuko & Sasha)
1 & 2) Voir & Merlie (I don't care who wins, I'll be happy no matter what)
3) Rica & Massi (home ice advantage)
I'm not going into this expecting Abbott or Joubert to deliver just so I don't end up sad....
For once, I have no headcases to root for among the women. I've never been a Carolina uber, though I like her okay.
A men's champion without a quad is just so lame. At least try one would be different from playing safe.