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    I'm just pumped up for men's event.
    Sorry for Plush's injury, but he just made it much more interesting.

    Men:

    1. Jeremy
    2. Joubert
    3. Oda

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    Oh I want Takahashi to win this and all, although I was hoping for him to win also next year in his country, but If Kozuka wins somehow magically you will see an hysterical happy girl on tv jumping on ice and hugging him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennylovskt View Post

    Me too. Can't bear another hit just one month after the Olympics.
    Yeah. I actually think that's why Verner pulled out. He said he "wasn't in form" but he landed a gorgeous quad in Vancouver (before he imploded the rest of the program) so I tend to think he was referring to his mental form, the kind of reasoning that "If I go to worlds I will likely bomb again and get badly beaten by my younger teammate who does not have a quad....for the 4th time this season". Yeah. I'm just hoping at least one of the headcases performs well here.

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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


    Very very funny on Kim. I agree with you on 1 and 2 too. It would be a shame if V/M retires, but what can we do? It would seem logical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    Yeah. I actually think that's why Verner pulled out. He said he "wasn't in form" but he landed a gorgeous quad in Vancouver (before he imploded the rest of the program) so I tend to think he was referring to his mental form, the kind of reasoning that "If I go to worlds I will likely bomb again and get badly beaten by my younger teammate who does not have a quad....for the 4th time this season". Yeah. I'm just hoping at least one of the headcases performs well here.
    Scott Hamilton said Brezina planned to do one after his triple axel in the LP but instead did a triple flip or something. Will Brezina ever actually pull the trigger on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    Scott Hamilton said Brezina planned to do one after his triple axel in the LP but instead did a triple flip or something. Will Brezina ever actually pull the trigger on it?
    I think he will here, he has nothing to lose and has an outside shot at a medal.

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    Men:
    1. Takahashi
    2. Abbott
    3. Chan
    4. Oda
    5. Joubert
    6. Kozuka
    7. Breznia
    8. Rippon
    9. Amodio
    10. Reynolds

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

    Pairs:
    1. Pang/Tong
    2. Kavaguti/Smirnov
    3. Savchennko/Szolkowy
    4. Zhang/Zhang
    5. Dube/Davison
    6. Langlois/Hay
    7. Mukhortova/Trankov
    8. Bazarova/Larinov
    9. Evora/Ladwig
    10. Denney/Barrett

    Dance:
    1. Virtue/Moir
    2. Davis/White
    3. Faiella/Scali
    4. Pechalat/Bourzat
    5. Kerr/Kerr
    6. Khoklova/Novitski
    7. Samuelson/Bates
    8. Zaretsky/Zaretsky
    9. Cappellini/Lanotte
    10. Bobrova/Sloviev
    Last edited by louieb2009; 03-21-2010 at 02:51 PM.

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    Pairs
    1. Pang-Tong
    2. Savchenko-Szolkowy
    3. Kavaguti-Smirnov
    4. Zhangs
    5. Mukhortova-Trankov

    Men
    1. Takahashi
    2. Chan
    3. Abbott
    4. Joubert
    5. Oda

    Dance
    1. Virtue-Moir
    2. Davis-White
    3. Faiella-Scali
    4. Pechalat-Bourzat
    5. Khoklova-Novitski

    Ladies
    1. Kim
    2. Asada
    3. Lepisto
    4. Nagasu
    5. Ando

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    Men
    Takahashi (If he is clean, nobody beats him)
    Chan (could actually win if he lands his jumps. His skating is awesome)
    Oda (I believed in him at olympics too, but there is always something about him )

    Abbott will be too nervous and unfocused again

    Surprises(in a good way); Reynolds and Schulteiss

    Ladies
    Kim (she is simply the best)
    Ando
    Asada
    Surprises; Meier and Hecken


    Pairs

    S/S (They will pull it together this time … revenge!)
    Pang/Tong
    K/S

    Surprises; Langlois/Hay and James/Bonheur

    Dance
    V/M
    D/W
    F/S

    No surprises.

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    Men
    Takahashi
    Chan
    Abbott

    Ladies
    Kim
    Asada
    Nagasu

    Pairs
    Pang/Tong
    Savchenko/Szolkowy
    Dube/Davison

    Dance
    Davis/White
    Virtue/Moir
    Faiella/Scali

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    Pair:
    D/D
    S/S
    Z/Z
    Maybe a record in fs history? all pairs with the same initial for both partners, and in alphabetic order. Just kidding

    My predictions:

    Pair:
    P/T
    S/S
    Z/Z

    Ladies
    Yu-Na
    Mao
    Mirai
    I don't mind these three in any order

    Man:
    Jeremy Abbotte
    Dai
    Oda

    Dance:
    V/M
    D/W
    Italians

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    kinda late for predictions but I don't really do ice dancing or pairs (but I do watch) so here's just men and ladies predictions:

    I think it's going to be a historic almost complete Japanese sweep of the medals at this world championship:

    Men:

    1. Takahashi
    2. Oda
    3. Kozuka

    I think Takahashi will be the champ unless he tries to go for a quad flip. He does, all bets are off.

    Ladies:

    1. Nagasu
    2. Asada
    3. Ando

    I can't imagine how Kim can really get up for this competition. She just won the top prize in figure skating so it has to be really hard to get motivated for Torino. And it's gonna be a break out competition for Mirai!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix347 View Post
    kinda late for predictions but I don't really do ice dancing or pairs (but I do watch) so here's just men and ladies predictions:

    I think it's going to be a historic almost complete Japanese sweep of the medals at this world championship:

    Men:

    1. Takahashi
    2. Oda
    3. Kozuka

    I think Takahashi will be the champ unless he tries to go for a quad flip. He does, all bets are off.

    Ladies:

    1. Nagasu
    2. Asada
    3. Ando

    I can't imagine how Kim can really get up for this competition. She just won the top prize in figure skating so it has to be really hard to get motivated for Torino. And it's gonna be a break out competition for Mirai!
    An All-Japanese podium for both men and ladies? I don't know about that, this seems highly improbable given the assumption that somehow Kim will bomb pretty badly for this to happen and several other men will have to bomb too for Kozuka to get a medal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallylutz View Post
    An All-Japanese podium for both men and ladies? I don't know about that, this seems highly improbable given the assumption that somehow Kim will bomb pretty badly for this to happen and several other men will have to bomb too for Kozuka to get a medal.
    Mirai is American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenaj View Post
    Mirai is American.
    Not entirely correct, Nagasu is a Japanese name and Mirai Nagasu also holds Japanese citizenship and is a dual citizen, hence I was factually correct to lump her with the other 5 skaters.

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