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    Quote Originally Posted by Becki View Post
    If this happens, I suspect Daisuke might decide to retire and past on the throne to Yuzuru :D
    Actually, I don't think so. At least according to the English-language sources available, Daisuke's repeatedly reiterated his intention to stay until Sochi (yay!).

    Since we're freely delving into the world of fantasy, here are my dream podiums:

    MEN
    1. Daisuke Takahashi - Duh. Also, as I've said earlier, I want to see Pangtongfan's reaction if this actually happens.
    2. Jeremy Abbott - I want him to win a world medal as befits his talents and programs
    3. Yuzuru Hanyu - a world medal should be more than sufficient to whet his appetite for bigger prizes

    LADIES
    1. Akiko Suzuki - because a world title would be the perfect fairy-tale climax/ending for her tumultuous career, as well as make up for all those years of lowballing
    2. Carolina Kostner - love her programs, but don't want to see her jump content win a world title in 2012
    3. Mao Asada - she can win a world title next year when she gets her 3As back

    PAIRS
    1. Savchenko/Szolkowy - because Pina is a wonderful program
    2. Volosozhar/Trankov - hopefully another world silver would be incentive enough for them to ditch the Morozov choreography
    3. Kavaguti/Smirnov - because Clair de Lune is a wonderful program

    ICE DANCE
    1. Davis/White - because I don't think anything will beat Die Fledermaus
    2. Virtue/Moir - I'm not a fan of Funny Face, and their SD is looking worse with every tweak
    3. Weaver/Poje - to see how Skate Canada will react to this, especially with their apparent politicking of another team. Also, Je Suis Malade is great

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post




    2. Volosozhar/Trankov - hopefully another world silver would be incentive enough for them to ditch the Morozov choreography
    Hahaha! Good one!

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    Dream podium for me

    Men
    1 Chan (duh)
    2 Fernandez (my other fave skater)
    3 Song (hope he can jump his way to the podium)

    Dance
    1 V/M (want the momentum back on their side)
    2 D/W
    3 W/P (my fave LP this year deserves to be on the podium)

    Ladies and Pairs don't really care.

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    There is my fantasy choice and realistic.

    REALISTIC

    Pairs

    Gold S and S from German
    Silver V and T from Russia
    Bronze Chinese team

    Men

    Gold - Takahashi
    Silver Chan
    Bronze Abbott

    DANCE

    Gold - Davis and Whie
    Silver - Virtue and Moir
    Bronze - P and B France

    (This doesn't sound nice but P and B should take the bronze and run because you have Shibutani's, Weaver and Poje, Two or maybe three Russians and Italians all about to pass them.

    Ladies

    GOld - Kostner
    Silver - Wagner
    Bronze - Asada


    Fantasy pics

    Pairs

    Gold - Kavaguti and Smirnov
    Silver - V and T
    Bronze S and S


    Men

    Gold- Patrick Chan
    Silver - Takahashi
    Bronze - Gachinski


    Dance

    Gold Virtue and Moir
    Silver Weaver and Poje
    Bronze I and K Russia

    Ladies

    Gold - Asada
    Silver - Suzuki
    Bronze - Czisny

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    Here are my realistic picks:


    Pairs:

    Gold- Volosozhar & Trankov
    Silver- Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Bronze- Kavaguti & Smirno


    Men:

    Gold- Chan
    Silver- Abbott
    Bronze- Takahashi

    Dance:

    Gold- Davis & White
    Silver- Virtue & Moir
    Bronze- Pechelat & Bourzat


    Ladies:

    Gold- Caroline Kostner
    Silver- Mao Asada
    Bronze- Ashley Wagner

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    Ladies:

    Carolina Kostner
    Ashley Wagner
    Mao Asada
    sentimental podium: Polina Korobeynikova

    Men:
    Patrick Chan
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Yuzuru Hanyu

    Pairs:
    Volosozhar/Trankov
    Savchenko/Szolkowy
    Kavaguti/Smirnov

    Ice Dance:
    Virtue/Moir
    Davis/White
    Pechalat/Bourzat ( France )

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    Fantasy picks:

    Pairs:

    Gold- Pang & Tong
    Silver- Volsozhar & Trankov
    Bronze- Duhamel & Radford


    Men:

    Gold- Takahashi
    Silver- Verner
    Bronze- Brezina


    Dance:

    Gold- Weaver & Poje
    Silver- Pechalat & Bourzat
    Bronze- dont care


    Ladies:

    Gold- Alissa Czisny
    Silver- Ashley Wagner
    Bronze- Alena Leonova

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    Are Pang and Tong competing? The Zhang's?

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    It hasnt been confirmed who China is sending. My guess is if Pang & Tong want to go they are a lock but I am not sure if they want to compete or not. I am not sure who they will choose between the Zhangs and Sui & Han if Pang & Tong choose to compete. So really any combination of 2 teams wouldnt surprise me. I dont think any have a chance at more than bronze though, and I dont pick any of them to even win the bronze.

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    my personal fave would be this

    gold--alissa
    silver--akiko
    bronze--carolina kostner
    why just in case ( i am not in the know, but if the "older Ladies want to stop ) they can go out with their heads held high, each with a world medal.
    i think they will stay, but just in case

    4th-mao
    5th--ashley
    6th--kiira

    men--

    gold--patrick
    silver-daisuke
    bronze--jeremy, brian

    pairs-
    gold s/z
    silver v/trankov
    bronze-pang tong

    dance

    gold d/w
    silver v/m
    bronze-p/b
    4th shibutani
    5th-weaver poje
    6th-bobrova soliview

    what i would like not what i thnk will happen, i have no clue.

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    Ladies:

    1. Akiko SUZUKI
    2. Ashley WAGNER
    3. Carolina KOSTNER

    Men:
    1.Patrick CHAN
    2.Jeremy ABBOTT
    3. Daisuke TAKAHASHI


    Pairs:
    1.Volosozhar/Trankov
    2. Savchenko/Szolkowy
    3. Kavaguti/Smirnov

    Ice Dance:
    1.Davis/White
    2.Virtue/Moir
    3. Pechalat/Bourzat

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    "Interesting" to see Wagner's name all of a sudden appearing in Worlds podium predictions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    "Interesting" to see Wagner's name all of a sudden appearing in Worlds podium predictions.
    Indeed , and she earned her reputation. You go, girl!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    "Interesting" to see Wagner's name all of a sudden appearing in Worlds podium predictions.
    Mostly it's because she won the National title and then followed it up with her best performance of her career and beat one of the perenial favorites with a confident and masterful performance.

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    Dream Podium:

    Carolina/Alissa
    Akiko
    Mao

    Jeremy (Would love to see him as World Champion as my other 2 favorites already own a World Title)
    Dai/Patrick
    Kozuka

    Sarchenko/Szolkowy
    Kavagui/Smirnov
    Volosozhar/Trankov

    Meryl and Charlie
    Tessa and Scott
    Anna and Luca

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