View Poll Results: Who is Canada's international star right now?

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  • Jeff Buttle

    48 54.55%
  • Emanuel Sandhu

    38 43.18%
  • Chris Maybee

    0 0%
  • Shawn Sawyer

    2 2.27%
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Thread: Best male skater in Canada right now??

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    Best male skater in Canada right now??

    Jeff Buttle
    Emanuel Sandhu
    Chris Maybee
    Shawn Sawyer

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    I voted Emanuel, becuase he has better luck with the quad. His dance training also comes through in his footwork, which is great. It was a tough decision though, because I really love Buttle, and they are both well-rounded skaters.

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    I picked Sandhu for two reasons. The first is because he can do the quad on a much more consistent basis than Buttle. The second is because Sandhu's skating (at least when he's on) is unbeatable IMO. His programs are amazing, especially that flamenco SP of his.

    I would rank Buttle second, but it would be a close second. I can easily see how people would prefer him to Sandhu.

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    I love both Buttle and Sandhu, but I voted for Jeff.......his style reminds me of Paul Wylie and Petr Barna..........42

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    I had to vote for Eman right now , but just give Chris a year or two. He's amazing!

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    IMO Jeff dosn't have near the skating ability of Emanual so i would pick Emanual over Jeff anyday also when Eman is on he is ON

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    No man in Canada besides Buttle comes close to Sandhu in terms of basic skating skills. And Jeff is still not nearly as powerful as Emanuel. Sandhu beats him hands down on ice coverage per stroke, ease of blades etc. Everything that Emanuel does just looks bigger. Sandhu also has better jump techniques (minus the flutz and occasional two-foot landing). Buttle will be amazing when he skates up to his potential, but Sandhu can be a god if he's on.

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    Best male skater in Canada right now??

    Because of Sandhu's recent success he is looking stronger, but I am partial to Jeff. He reminds me of Kurt Browning, the way he flows so effortlessly from one element to the next and his musicality sense is superb. I also like Sean Sawyer and am eagerly awaiting his "arrival" in the Sr. ranks. I know Jeff needs to really get those jumps solid, but man what flow and artistry!

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    From ABC TV, I've only seen Ben Ferreiro once. He did not skate well competitively but I did note that he had a budding style and fairly good basics. I was impressed but since then nothing much has happened for him. I notices he came out second in the Canadian Nats. Hopefully I get to see him in 4C.

    I think it's a tie between Buttle and Sandhu. Unless one of them takes a giant skate forward, they will be one or the other in competitions. One thing going for them is that they both have different styles. I like that.

    Joe

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    Holy...I thought Emanuel would be the sure winner...I like Jeff Buttle, but I think Emanuel has more polish.

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    My vote goes to Shawn Sawyer!

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    jeepers....I don't like when two of my favorites are on the same thing cause its sooo hard to decide....but I am with CassidyL about Chris (yet) but I'm with Jeff for the NOW part
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    My vote goes to Emanuel. I just love watching him skate even when he is not on but ecstatic when he is.

    Dee

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    I PREFER Jeff, but I love Emanuel too! They are my favorite male skaters right now--both of them:D

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    Sandhu is the best in that he has the most talent imo. He just needs consistency! But he's still the best :D

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