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    Podium Predictions

    LADIES ENTRIES

    1. Chantelle Kerry Australia
    2. Jaimee Nobbs Australia
    3. Zara Pasfield Australia
    4. Amelie Lacoste Canada
    5. Alexandrea Najarro Canada
    6. Cynthis Phsneuf Canada
    7. Bingwa Geng China
    8. Kexin Zhang China
    9. Qiuying Zhu China
    10. Crystal Kiang Chinese Taipei
    11. Choachin Liu Chinese Taipei
    12. Melinda Sherilyn Wang Chinese Taipei
    13. Mao Asada Japan
    14. Haruka Imai Japan
    15. Kanako Murakami Japan
    16. Reyna Hamui Mexico
    17. Zhaira Constiniano Philippines
    18. Mericien Venzon Philippines
    19. Victoria Muniz Puerto Rico
    20. Min Jeong Kwak Rep. Korea
    21. Chae Yeon Shur Rep. Korea
    22. Yea-Ji Yun Rep. Korea
    23. Brittany Lau Singapore
    24. Lejeannae Marais South Africa
    25. Mimi Tanasorn Chindasook Thailand
    26. Sandra Khopon Thailand
    27. Melanie Swang Thailand
    28. Ashley Wagner USA
    29. Agnes Zawadzki USA
    30. Caroline Zhang USA

    MEN ENTRIES

    1. Nicholas Fernandez Australia
    2. Brendan Kerry Australia
    3. Mark Webster Australia
    4. Kevin Alves Brazil
    5. Luiz Manella Brazil
    6. Patrick Chan Canada
    7. Kevin Reynolds Canada
    8. Jeremy Ten Canada
    9. Jinlin Guan China
    10. Nan Song China
    11. Jialiang Wu China
    12. Jordan Ju Chinese Taipei
    13. Wun-Chang Shih Chinese Taipei
    14. Harry Hau Yin Lee Hong Kong
    15. Tatsuki Machida Japan
    16. Takahito Mura Japan
    17. Daisuke Takahasti Japan
    18. Abzal Rakimgaliev Kazakhstan
    19. Denis Ten Kazakhstan
    20. Christopher Caluza Philippines
    21. Maverick Eguia Philippines
    22. Alex Kang Chan Kam Rep. Korea
    23. Hwan Jin Kim Rep. Korea
    24. Min Seok Kim Rep. Korea
    25. Jeremy Abbott USA
    26. Ross Miner USA
    27. Adam Rippon USA
    28. Misha Ge Uzbekistan

    PAIRS ENTRIES

    1. Jessica Dube/Sebastien Wolfe Canada
    2. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford Canada
    3. Paige Lawrence/Rudi Swiegers Canada
    4. Huibo/Dong/Yiming Wu China
    5. Wenjing Sui/Cong Han China
    6. Yue Zhang/Lei Wang China
    7. Narumi Takahashi/Mervin Tran Japan
    8. Caydee Denney/John Coughlin USA
    9. Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig USA
    10. Mary Beth Marley/Rockne Brubaker USA

    ICE DANCE ENTRIES

    1. Danielle O’Brien/Gregory Merriman Australia
    2. Alexandra Paul/Mitchell Islam Canada
    3. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir Canada
    4. Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje Canada
    5. Xintong Huang/Xun Zheng China
    6. Xiaoyang Yu/Chen Wang China
    7. Cortney Mansour/Darin Zhunussov Kazakhstan
    8. Corenne Berhns/Ryan Van Natten Mexico
    9. Meryl Davis/Charlie White USA
    10. Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue USA
    11. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani USA
    12. Anna Nagornyuk/Viktor Kovalenko Uzbekista

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    And my predictions:

    LADIES

    1. Mao Asada
    2. Ashley Wagner
    3. A Canadian

    MEN

    1. Chan
    2. Daisuke Takahasti
    3. An American

    Pairs

    1. Duhamel/Radford
    2. Lawrence/Sweigers
    3. Marley/Brubaker (more of a wish hope than a real prediction...)

    Dance

    1. Davis/White
    2. Virtue/Moir
    3. Shibs

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    Interesting that many top skaters are going this year. I believe many of them didn't go last year?

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    LADIES

    1. There’s a couple of really interesting stories going on. The battle of the lone Canadians spot ends (?) here. Phaneuf has a stronger reputation with the international judges, but a spotty season and a coaching switch midway through means that you can’t rely on anything. Skate Canada is admittedly damned either way – I simply think that the ladies field is too broad to for Canada’s ladies to get that second spot. Oh well.

    2. Alissa Czisny skipping 4CC is a HUGE surprise to me. However, that is a HUGE boost to Ashley Wagner. She could conceivably medal, and that would give her a boost in the eyes of the judges (worked for Duhamel/Radford last season, anyway). Should be fascinating to see if she pushes forward and continues cashing the cheques her mouth’s been writing.

    3. No Suzuki means this is Mao’s to lose, though I’m very curious if Kanako Murakami can capitalize on her successful Nationals and score a silver.

    4. Indeed, the lower registers, with Zhang, Zawadski, Phaneuf, LaCoste, Imai, and Kwak means this will be a pretty fascinating competition.

    5. This is the last ISU event Zhang medalled at. Just sayin’

    6. Should the podium echo the season best list, it’ll be:
    • Gold – Asada
    • Silver – Wagner
    • Bronze - Murakami


    MEN

    1. The world podium can come from countries represented here, and it still manages to feel a little bit of a disappointment without Kozuka and Hanyu (and Oda, out with injury). I have to admit I’m a little stymied by this decision. Machida and Mura definitely deserve more chances to show off their skills, but Hanyu and Kozuka need to be competing with the best.

    2. So, does anyone else think that Abbott could overtake Takahashi here and use that momentum to capture silver or gold at worlds (cue pangtonfan’s derisive laughter)? I know, he sucks dealing with weighty expectation, or at least he has in the past, but I really do think that he can garner some major excitement here.

    3. Nan Song is the spoiler – two quads, two triple axels. He’s already beaten Abbott in the long program once. He’s really come on strong this year and I think he could be a major, major surprise at Worlds (top five type surprise).

    4. Rippon could threaten the top three/four. Wouldn’t surprise me in the least. Also, the last event he medalled. Just sayin’

    5. I’m very curious about J. Ten’s return to competition. I think a 60/130 score is quite doable, and would be a solid return. Have no idea about Reynolds’ potential, truthfully. My dislike of his style clouds my judgement.

    6. Should the podium echo the season’s best

    • Gold – Chan
    • Silver – Takahashi
    • Bronze - Abbott

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    To some skaters, such as Kostner, or Abbott, podium here may NOT be a good thing for world. Why? They choke at big event, especially with great expectation.

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    Ladies:

    Mao Asada
    Kanako Murakami
    Caroline Zhang

    Men:


    Ptrick Chan
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Adam Rippon

    Ice Dance:

    Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir
    Meryl Davies/Charlie White
    Maia/Alex Shibutani

    Pairs:

    Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford
    Wenjing Sui/Cong Han
    Narumi Takahashi/Mervin Tran

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    Ladies

    1. Mao Asada
    2. Ashley Wagner
    3. Agnes Zawadzki

    Men

    1. Patrick Chan
    2. Daisuke Takahashi
    3. Jeremy Abbott

    Ice Dance

    1. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir
    2. Meryl Davis/Charlie White
    3. Maia/Alex Shibutani

    Pairs

    1. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford
    2. Wenjin Sui/Cong Han
    3. Paige Lawrence/Rudi Swiegers

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    Surprise that no one is looking at Weaver/Poje. As much as I love the Shib Sibs, I will say that it will be a fight for bronze between those two pairs. Both had great performances at Nationals, so it's hard to say who will emerge to the bronze. I think W/P have some momentum, so I will go with them this time (though obviously I wouldn't be disappointed if the Shibs ended up there instead.

    Ladies
    1.) Mao Asada
    2.) Ashley Wagner
    3.) Kanako Murakami

    Men
    1.) Patrick Chan
    2.) Daisuke Takahashi
    3.) Jeremy Abbott

    Paris
    1. Duhamel/ Radford
    2. Sui/Han
    3. Takahashi/Tran

    Ice Dance
    1.) Davis and White
    2.) Virtue and Moir
    3.) Weaver and Poje

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    Predictions:

    Ladies: (BTW, why isn't Akiko Suzuki here?)
    Mao
    Kanako
    Haruka

    Men:
    Chan
    Takahashi
    Abbott

    Pairs:
    Sui and Han
    Duhamel and Radford
    Takahashi and Tran

    Dance:
    Davis and White
    Virtue and Moir
    Weaver and Poje

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    I usually don't make predictions. I just wanted to answer IP question about Abbot overtaking Dai. Yes I think Jeremy can. It will be interesting to see how the judges score Dai and Jeremy if they are both clean. I think it will be very, very close. Jeremy might have the advantage on TES and Dai the advantage on PC'S. Of course it all depends on which Dai and which Jeremy show up. I agree about Song he is the dark horse here. imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    Predictions:

    Ladies: (BTW, why isn't Akiko Suzuki here?)
    I copied the list right from the 4CC website- sorry if she is actually entered. If she is not, I don't know why that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    I copied the list right from the 4CC website- sorry if she is actually entered. If she is not, I don't know why that is.
    I meant why isn't she here at 4CC. I would have thought that they might give her a spot considering she is the Japanese #2. But I'm happy that they are giving Kanako another chance

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    Ladies:
    1.Mao Asada
    2.Ashley Wagner
    3.Caroline Zhang

    Men:
    1.Patrick Chan
    2.Jeremy Abbott
    3.Daisuke Takahashi

    Pairs:
    1.Zhang/Zhang
    2.Duhamel/Radford
    3.Evora/Ladwig

    Dance:
    1.Virtue/Moir
    2.Davis/White
    3.Shibutani/Shibutani

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    Ladies:

    1. Asada
    2. Wagner
    3. Zawadzki


    Men:

    1. Chan
    2. Abbott
    3. Takahashi


    Dance:

    1. Davis & White
    2. Virtue & Moir
    3. Weaver & Poje



    Pairs:

    1. Duhamel & Radford
    2. Sui & Han
    3. Takahashi & Tran

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDLutz View Post
    Pairs:
    1.Zhang/Zhang
    2.Duhamel/Radford
    3.Evora/Ladwig

    Dance:
    1.Virtue/Moir
    2.Davis/White
    3.Shibutani/Shibutani
    Unless I am missing something it doesnt look like the Zhangs are even in the event (I think Duhamel & Radford would have beaten them anyway if they were).

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