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    Predictions (and Other Thoughts)

    Men
    1. Daisuke Takahashi
    2. Adam Rippon
    3. Nobunari Oda
    4. Shawn Sawyer
    5. Kevin van de Perren

    A fairly unimpressive line-up. Little startled that Skate America went for Rippon instead of Abbott, but it'll be interesting to see if Rippon can repeat his Japan Open triumph over Takahashi. I doubt it. I assume hometown boost will give Rippon a bit of a leap over Oda. Just guessing with the other two.

    Ladies
    1. Rachael Flatt
    2. Carolina Kostner
    3. Kanako Murakami
    4. Caroline Zhang
    5. (tie) Joshi Helgelsson and Viktoria Helgesson

    I assume Kwak will suffer from the travel. I'm predicting a tie cause it's fun. LaCoste will probably be fifth, but that's less fun.

    Pairs
    1. Savchenko/Szolkowy
    2. Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    3. Sui/Han
    4. Denney/Barrett
    5. Stoblova/Klimov

    The juniors are coming (Zhang/Toth are the ones I like the most, but of course, jun-to-sen. don't count). The new rules favour Sui/Han who'll get sky high TES regardless of what they do simply because they stack their programs the way they do and go for the harder elements in the first place. I'm thinking they suffer due to travelling (when in doubt, predict jet-lag!).

    Dance
    1. Davis/White
    2. Crone/Poirier
    3. Weaver/Poje
    4. Shibutani/Shibutani
    5. Reed/Reed

    Totally hopedicting with W/P vs Shibs. I'm really hoping that W/P are able to make it to the GPF, and the only way they will is if they medal here. I don't think they'll be able to catch C/P - they're just ahead technically. I can rationalize it (W/P have more to improve on than the Shibs in terms of levels and were ahead in PCS at NHK, hometown judging spent on reaffirming D/W's place at the top).

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    Men: Takahashi and then Oda and Rippon in some order after that. I want Shawn Sawyer to medal, but with those three there, I doubt it. Maybe he can get 4th, or someone will implode? I feel mean for saying the second thing, haha, but you never know, I don't think many people expected Lacoste to come in 3rd at Skate Canada and Phaneuf not to medal at all.

    Ladies: Flatt, Kostner, Murakami. Same people on the podium as NHK. Lacoste could sneak in there again, but I'm not holding my breath. She's not that consistent.. although neither is Murakami.. or Kostner for that matter. That's why I chose Flatt as my guess for winner.

    Pairs: Savchenko/Szolkowy, Denney/Barrett, and then either Moore-Towers/Moscovitch or Sui/Han.

    Dance: Davis/White, Crone/Poirier, Weaver/Poje. The Shibutanis could displace either of the Canadian teams, though, and I've never seen this Russian team who's on the list so I have no idea where they might place.

    Side note: The depth of ice dance in Canada now is almost scary! It just hit me when I was predicting two Canadian teams for the podium, and that doesn't even include Tessa and Scott!

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    My dream podiums:

    Ladies
    1. Carolina Kostner
    2. Elene Gedevanishvili
    3. Kanako Murakami

    Men
    1. Nobunari Oda
    2. Daisuke Takahashi
    3. Adam Rippon

    Pairs
    1. Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy
    2. Caydee Denney & Jeremy Barrett
    3. Ksenia Stolbova & Fedor Klimov

    Ice Dance
    1. Meryl Davis & Charlie White
    2. Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier
    3. Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani

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    Ladies
    1) rachel flatt
    2) carolina kostner
    3) either between Amelie LaCoste or Kanako Murakami
    outside chance at bronze medal
    Caroline Zhang
    Elene Gendevanishili
    Victoria Helgessen

    Dance
    1) davis/white
    2) crone/poirier
    3)shibutanis, russian team riazchenko and t/ sorry about misspelled and weaver/poje
    will do others later

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    Ladies
    1. Rachael Flatt
    2. Kanako murakami
    3. Elene Gedevanishvili
    4. Carolina Kostner
    5. Caroline Zhang

    Men
    1. Daisuke Takahashi
    2. Adam Rippon
    3. Nobunari Oda

    Pairs
    1. Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy
    2. Caydee Denney & Jeremy Barrett
    3. Ksenia Stolbova & Fedor Klimov

    Ice Dance
    1. Meryl Davis & Charlie White
    2. Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani
    3. Vanessa Crone & Paul Poirier

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    Pairs
    1)Savchenko/Szolkowy
    2nd probably Moore-towers/moschovitch
    3rd between Denny/Barrett --Sui/Han and Stolbova and Klimova
    outside shot--castelli/shnapir

    Men
    1)Daisuke Takahashi
    2)Adam Rippon
    3)Nobunari ODa
    with outside shots at medals Shawn Sawyer, Kevin Van Der Perren and Stephane Carrier and Armin Mahnoozbaheh and Adrian SHultheiss

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