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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    With Plushenko's withdraw, bump everyone up a spot and give 10 to Contesti.
    Contesti may bomb again. My new philosophy

    1.) Chan
    2.) Oda
    3.) Brezina
    4.) Kozuka
    5.) Takahashi
    6.) Abbott
    7.) Rippon
    8.) Bradley
    9.) Amodio
    10.) Joubert

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    Men
    1. Takahashi
    2. Joubert
    3. Oda
    4. Chan
    5. Abbott
    6. Ten
    7. Kozuka
    8. Brezina
    9. Rippon
    10. Contesti

    Ladies
    1. Kim
    2. Asada
    3. Nagasu
    4. Ando
    5. Kostner
    6. Lepisto
    7. Flatt
    8. Suzuki
    9. Gedevanishvili
    10. Makarova

    Pairs
    1. Pang & Tong
    2. Savchenko & Szolkowy
    3. Kavaguti & Smirnov
    4. Zhang & Zhang
    5. Mukhortova & Trankov
    6. Dube & Davison
    7. Langlois & Hay
    8. Danney & Barrett
    9. Dong & Wu
    10. Bazarova & Larionov

    Dance
    1. Virtue & Moir
    2. Davis & White
    3. Faiella & Scalli
    4. Pechalat & Bourzat
    5. Khokhlova & Novitski
    6. Kerr & Kerr
    7. Samuelson & Bates
    8. Crone & Poirier
    9. Zaretski & Zaretski
    10. Cappellini & Lanotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptichka View Post
    Men
    1. Takahashi
    2. Joubert
    3. Oda
    4. Chan
    5. Abbott
    6. Ten
    7. Kozuka
    8. Brezina
    9. Rippon
    10. Contesti

    Ladies
    1. Kim
    2. Asada
    3. Nagasu
    4. Ando
    5. Kostner
    6. Lepisto
    7. Flatt
    8. Suzuki
    9. Gedevanishvili
    10. Makarova
    Joubert and Oda won't beat Chan unless they both have the SOHL, which for Joubert is unlikely (he always seems to make mistakes).

    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.

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    Are we going to see another quadless World Champion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennylovskt View Post
    Are we going to see another quadless World Champion?
    Jeremy, Dai, Kozuka, Oda (?) all have quads planned, no?
    I suppose if Chan wins, there would be another quadless champion

    I don't see that as the biggest tragedy on the planet but I guess some do.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    Contesti may bomb again. My new philosophy

    1.) Chan
    2.) Oda
    3.) Brezina
    4.) Kozuka
    5.) Takahashi
    6.) Abbott
    7.) Rippon
    8.) Bradley
    9.) Amodio
    10.) Joubert
    I just did that to make you happy, and you go and change your mind on me.... I can't swallow the Bradley Kool-AId, though. And Brezina winning a worlds medal that eluded Verner for so long would be cruel to the older Czech skater.

    Other predictions.....

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    I just did that to make you happy, and you go and change your mind on me.... I can't swallow the Bradley Kool-AId, though. And Brezina winning a worlds medal that eluded Verner for so long would be cruel to the older Czech skater.


    .... or maybe not
    I know, I know, but I just love the Czech men and I think if Brezina DID win a medal it would really push Verner to start delivering in competition and a good rivalry could develop. I mean, Verner could have medaled in 07 if he hadn't popped his 3a in the SP and could have medaled again last year if he didn't double those 2 easy jumps in his LP, it's his fault for being such a headcase. Michal medaling could be a good slap in the face for Verner to step it up - after Kostner lost to Marchei at nationals, she knew she had to do well at Europeans if she was going to get to go to the Olympics, and then she won the title. I also think in terms of ability and talent the two Czech guys are pretty evenly matched (but different in style).

    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 !
    Last edited by silverlake22; 03-19-2010 at 10:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    I just did that to make you happy, and you go and change your mind on me.... I can't swallow the Bradley Kool-AId, though. And Brezina winning a worlds medal that eluded Verner for so long would be cruel to the older Czech skater.

    Other predictions.....

    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
    Teehee. And there will be a Japanese men's sweep, causing a Toyko stock market paralysis, followed by a crash and the final emergence of China as Asia's economic power.

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    I want a 2014 party!

    1.) Michal
    2.) Adam
    3.) Javier

    tee hee. cuteness fest ! Sorry Japan

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    I want a 2014 party!

    1.) Michal
    2.) Adam
    3.) Javier

    tee hee. cuteness fest ! Sorry Japan
    Me too silverlake! But I think it can go either way...

    Prediction A
    1) Daisuke
    2) Kozuka
    3) Oda

    Why do I smell a Japanese Sweep? It can happen!

    Prediction B
    1) Daisuke
    2) Jeremy
    3) P-Chiddy

    This is more realistic but who knows.

    Prediction C
    1) Daisuke
    2) Joubert
    3) Jeremy

    Could be a repeat of 2006 with Brian redeeming himself by skating to the Matrix... AGAIN!

    Prediction D
    1) P-Chiddy
    2) Czech Buttle
    3) ARipp

    Let the Sochi Cycle begin! That's more for the dream thread!

    As for everyone else....

    Ladies
    1) Yuna
    2) Mao
    3) Miki (even though I prefer Mirai)
    Also US ladies will get 3 spots back with Mirai and Rachael finishing 4th and 5th respectfully!

    Paris
    1) Ali & Robin
    2) Pang & Tong
    3) Masha & Max (sorry Yuko & Sasha)

    Ice Dance
    1 & 2) Voir & Merlie (I don't care who wins, I'll be happy no matter what)
    3) Rica & Massi (home ice advantage)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennylovskt View Post
    Are we going to see another quadless World Champion?
    Who cares? Maybe The quadophiles will get off Evan's back.
    Revised predictions for Men:

    1. Patrick Chan
    2.Daisuke Takahashi
    3.Jeremey Abbott

    more importantly, I predict nobody on the podium
    will be clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARipp42014 View Post
    Me too silverlake! But I think it can go either way...

    Prediction A
    1) Daisuke
    2) Kozuka
    3) Oda

    Why do I smell a Japanese Sweep? It can happen!

    Prediction B
    1) Daisuke
    2) Jeremy
    3) P-Chiddy

    This is more realistic but who knows.

    Prediction C
    1) Daisuke
    2) Joubert
    3) Jeremy

    Could be a repeat of 2006 with Brian redeeming himself by skating to the Matrix... AGAIN!

    Prediction D
    1) P-Chiddy
    2) Czech Buttle
    3) ARipp

    Let the Sochi Cycle begin! That's more for the dream thread!

    As for everyone else....

    Ladies
    1) Yuna
    2) Mao
    3) Miki (even though I prefer Mirai)
    Also US ladies will get 3 spots back with Mirai and Rachael finishing 4th and 5th respectfully!
    I agree with a lot of this, I think Miki and Brian if they skate well will be on the podium over younger skaters who may arguably be better than them. I actually think the most likely men's podium will be:

    1.) Daisuke
    2.) P-Chiddy
    3.) Nobu

    I'm not going into this expecting Abbott or Joubert to deliver just so I don't end up sad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    I'm not going into this expecting Abbott or Joubert to deliver just so I don't end up sad....
    Yes, the headcases have broken my heart all season ... I've been beaten into submission ... doing the expect the worst, hope for the best thing when it comes to Jeremy, Ryan and Brian :sheesh:.

    For once, I have no headcases to root for among the women. I've never been a Carolina uber, though I like her okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    Who cares? Maybe The quadophiles will get off Evan's back.
    The fact would never get off Evan's back. It's going to be talked about every year. And it's going to be talked about four years later, too.

    A men's champion without a quad is just so lame. At least try one would be different from playing safe.

    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    I'm not going into this expecting Abbott or Joubert to deliver just so I don't end up sad....
    Me too. Can't bear another hit just one month after the Olympics.

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