Meanwhile in a parallel universe ....
Skate Canada Predictions
1 Kevin VAN DER PERREN (BEL)
2 Elladj BALDE (CAN)
3 Patrick CHAN (CAN)
4 Andrei ROGOZINE (CAN)
5 Daisuke TAKAHASHI (JPN)
6 Denis TEN (KAZ)
7 Javier FERNANDEZ (ESP)
8 Alexander MAJOROV (SWE)
9 Ross MINER (USA)
10 Adam RIPPON (USA)
1 Adriana DESANCTIS (CAN)
2 Amelie LACOSTE (CAN)
3 Cynthia PHANEUF (CAN)
4 Sarah HECKEN (GER)
5 Akiko SUZUKI (JPN)
6 Alena LEONOVA (RUS)
7 Elizaveta TUKTAMISHEVA (RUS)
8 Rachael FLATT (USA)
9 Mirai NAGASU (USA)
10 Ashley WAGNER (USA)
1 Jessica DUBE / Sebastien WOLFE (CAN)
2 Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD (CAN)
3 Paige LAWRENCE / Rudi SWIEGERS (CAN)
4 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN (CHN)
5 Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN (CHN)
6 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN (JPN)
7 Lubov ILIUSHECHKINA / Nodari MAISURADZE (RUS)
8 Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Maxim TRANKOV (RUS)
1 Tarrah HARVEY / Keith GAGNON (CAN)
2 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR (CAN)
3 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE (CAN)
4 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT (FRA)
5 Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE (ITA)
6 Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Jonathan GUERREIRO (RUS)
7 Ekaterina RIAZANOVA / Ilia TKACHENKO (RUS)
8 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES (USA)
Last edited by theresa; 10-23-2011 at 07:45 PM.
Meanwhile in a parallel universe ....
After the epic fail on my own predictions for Skate America, I am crossing my fingers for this competition. Hopefully the skate gods are on my side lol.
1. Patrick Chan (almost obvious no?)
2. Daisuke Takahashi
3. Adam Rippon (I have faith that he can redeem himself after the upsetting last season)
1. Elizaveta Tuktamisheva
2. Akiko Suzuki
3. Mirai Nagasu
1. Volosozhar/Trankov (This is their competition to lose)
1. Virtue/Moir (No real competition for them)
2. Pechalat/Bourzat (I hope Fabien feels better =/)
1. Duh, Isn't it obvious?
3. The late blooming Kevin Van Der Perren
1. Akiko Suzuki
2. Rachael Flatt
3. Cynthia Phaneuf
Note: Mirai should win, I think she's the most talented of this field, but I don't trust her. So I will conservatively put her in 4th or 5th. Rachael will start off good, but get worse as the year goes on and her leg starts to hurt.
I don't know anything about these pairs.
2. French pair
3.Another Canadian pair--probably Weaver and Poje.
Didn't do so well at Skate America but the first GP is usually a bit of a mess...
1. Patrick Chan
2. Daisuke Takahashi
3. Adam Rippon
4. Ross Miner
5. Kevin Van der Perren
1. Mirai Nagasu
2. Elizaveta Tuktamisheva
3. Akiko Suzuki
4. Alena Leonova
5. Ashley Wagner
(Go Mirai, Akiko!)
Hope Sweigers/Lawrence does well too! And T/T does better than I'm placing them!
ICE DANCE (I believe Pechalat/Bourzat will withdraw from this, they have 3 GPs anyways)
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1) Patrick Chan
2) Daisuke Takahashi
3) This might be surprising to some, but Kevin VDP
I predict Chan will win and many will whine and mourn about how unfair, inflated for home ice blah blah blah and the other guy should have won blah blah blah... It has become a tradition for every Chan win.
Let's how all disciplines have a better skate than Skate America!
Last edited by jettasian; 10-23-2011 at 10:13 PM.
jettasian, I think it's too draining to proactively react to negativity before it happens. Predicting and anticipating disagreeable scenarios often manifest them.
Tripping on the Podium
6.Van Der Perren
4.Riazanova/Tkachenko( i think P/B will WD, and they'll get the bronze)
Last edited by skatinginbc; 10-24-2011 at 06:56 AM.
4. Van Der Perren
Chan vs. Takahashi but Chan receive ridiculous PCS boost (yes his PCS should be high but not outrageously) with 2 falls. Hoping that Rippon was only in a rut last year. Fernandez sounds positive aboot his switch to Orser. KVDP will "jump" his way in when others falter, his silver at Skate America was probably a big confidence boost. Interesting to see how Rogozine, Miner, and Ten compare. I see all three of them as the juniors of seniors.
Pewter: Wagner or Leonova
My theory is that Mirai is going to win the SP and place 3rd in the FS with enough points to win silver. Tuktamysheva will place 3rd in the SP and win the FS but lose in overall points to Nagasu. Suzuki will place second in both the SP and FS and win gold. Flatt will skate laboriously and place 6th, behind Leonova and Wagner.
Pewter: Takahashi/Tran or Lawrence/Sweigers
Personally, I don't like V/T's programs. Sui/Han have had mileage on their programs already because of JGP. Duhamel/Radford would slightly edge out V/T with home-ice bonus. Really loved Takahashi/Tran's programs in the shows and really want Lawrence/Sweigers to do well.
Pewter: Cappellini/Lanotte or Chock/Bates or Riazanova/Tkachenko
Here's hoping that Bourzat gets better soon and doesn't withdraw
Men: Van der Perren. Fresh off his LP victory and overall silver at Skate America, Kevin's on a roll!
Ladies: Queen Tuhk, the next Sasha Cohen! I agree with Mistichaze. It's a new world (Golda).
Pairs. Don't know. Unlike men's and ladies, I don't really know for sure who will win.)
Dance. Virtue and Moir have no peer here, but for silver, Wever and Poje.
Ha, another premature complaint of an imaginary event, just like what jettasian was preemptively complaining about.
Originally Posted by icellist
What did I tell you about manifestation, jett?
I too am still recovering from a HORRIBLE first round of predictions, but why not try to redeem myself?
4. Van der Perren
I think Chan will win easily (by 10+ points), based on his and Takahashi's skates at JO. I'm hoping Rippon can finally have a good year on the senior GP, but I wouldn't be surprised if Van der Perren grabbed another medal in this field. Fernandez has a ton of potential and I really enjoy Ten and Miner a lot...it was hard for me to place one above the other. The other three are too inconsistent (Ragozine, Majorov) or unkown (Balde) to put any higher.
I can't help it! Nagasu is my favorite skater at the moment, and if she can (miraculously) skate clean I think she could run away with it. I hope watching Czisny fight her way through a(nother) program after a rough start gave her some inspiration. Tuktamisheva is too strong technically not to medal, and I think Suzuki will put herself on the podium with higher PCS than some of the others. The other ladies are rather to me. I've never really enjoyed Wagner, Flatt, Leonova, Phaneuf, or Lacoste, even when they manage to skate clean. Maybe i'm too picky, though . Hecken could finish higher if she hits her 3-3 like she has recently, and I don't think Desanctis has any chance at all to finish any higher than 10th in this field.
I predict V/T to run away with it, scoring a good bit higher than S/S this past weekend. I thought I/M should have been in the GPF last year, so here's to hoping they can prove themselves again. I really enjoyed D/R at worlds and 4CC last year and think that they have a good chance to medal, but they really need to be clean. I think this year's GP series will be a bit of a wake-up for both Sui/Han and Takahashi/Tran. L/S could pull higher, but only if some of the above falter IMO. I wasn't impressed with D/W at their recent showings, and i'm not familiar with Y/J.
Where were all of these teams at Skate America?? I think that any of my top 7 here could have medalled there....
Anyway, I don't think there will be as huge of a gap from gold and silver as we saw at Skate America (assuming that Bourzat is feeling at least a little better), but it won't really be close. I actually kinda hate P/B's free this year and wouldn't be surprised to see them passed by the Shibs or W/P as the season goes on. We'll see. I enjoy C/L a lot, but I don't think they'll be able to medal, and I haven't been amazed with either Russian team yet, but it is a new season and they could make it to the podium if W/P falter like they did last year on the GP. I'm one of the EXTREME few who happen to love the Chock/Bates pairing and I would love to see them perform well, but this is a really tough field for a GP debut. I've never even heard of H/G, so they bu default get the last spot.
Well, i'm really excited to see everything play out! Too bad college has to get in the way of this Friday :/
It is a prediction thread, so we probably should tolerate people bringing up an imaginary event. However, it is the preconceived judgment or negativity assigned to opponents or disagreers that makes me uneasy.
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring