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    Quote Originally Posted by PolymerBob View Post
    Caroline will need to finish as top U.S. lady here ( which she has done twice ) to regain some credibility. I figure most ISU judges haven't seen a 3loop/3loop in over a decade, so she might just squeek into the final freeskate group. That will provide a slight psychological boost with the judges over the lower ladies.
    I don't think so necessarily! If Caroline has a decent skate and Ashely and Agnes also have decent skates and finish above Caroline it's not something to be ashamed of. I am sure she will be disappointed but all three ladies are talented and if they skate decently they will not have lost credibility, win or lose, IMO. Of course, if all three American ladies skate well it's hard not to see at least one of them on the podium, given their competition here.

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    Jackie Wong's take on the 4CC Men:

    Four Continents preview (men): We play by quad rules

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    Ladies:
    Asada
    Wagner
    Zhang
    (Hoping Imai/Kwak to do well!)

    Men:
    Chan
    Takahashi
    Rippon
    (Hoping J10/D10 to do well!)

    Dance:
    D/W
    V/M
    S/S
    (Hoping W/P and H/D to do well!)

    Pairs:
    D/R
    E/L
    T/T
    (Hoping M/B and L/S to do well!)
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    I always suck at these things LOL

    LADIES

    Gold - Mao Asada Japan
    Silver - Kanako Murakami Japan
    Bronze - Caroline Zhang USA (sing along now: Wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin' Plannin' and dreamin' each night)

    MEN

    Gold - Patrick Chan Canada
    Silver - Daisuke Takahasti Japan
    Bronze - Adam Rippon USA


    PAIRS actually more wishing than predicting for this batch

    Gold - Wenjing Sui/Cong Han China
    Silver - Narumi Takahashi/Mervin Tran Japan
    Bronze - Mary Beth Marley/Rockne Brubaker USA

    ICE DANCE

    Gold - Meryl Davis/Charlie White USA
    Silver - Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir Canada
    Bronze - Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani USA

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    Ladies

    Gold- Ashley Wagner
    Silver- Mao Asada
    Bronze- Amélie Lacoste

    Men
    Gold- Patrick Chan
    Silver- Daisuke Takahashi
    Bronze- Kevin Reynolds

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    Ladies
    1. Mao
    2. Ashley
    3. Caroline

    Men
    1. Patrick
    2. Daisuke
    3. Nan

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

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

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    Ladies
    1. Mao
    2. Ashley
    3. Caroline

    Men
    1.Daisuke
    2. Chan
    3. Nan

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

    Ice Dance
    1. Davis & White
    2. Virtue & Moir
    3. Weaver & Poje
    Last edited by RUS84; 02-08-2012 at 05:06 PM.

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    For the ladies,

    Obviously, this is Mao's competition to lose. Unless she has a major implosion, I can't see anyone else on top of the podium.

    Silver and bronze is another story. My gut says Ashley, but Kanako (if she performs like she did at nationals) has a good shot as well. If Kanako can put in her 3t-3t or 3f-3t, she'll give herself an edge BUT Ashely mentioned adding a 3-3 to her programs going forward with the rest of the season too, so it will come down to execution there. Also, Agnes has a shot if she can pull off a clean SP and follow it up with a decent LP...but therein lies her problem.

    I'd love to see Caroline medal here but the field may be a little too deep. Her rep points with the international judges are way down, so she's in a rebuilding phase. All she needs to do is have a strong showing here like she did at nationals, especially if she throws that 3l-3l in the SP. It's such a rarely attempted combo and I don't care what that damn tech caller said at nationals, that was a clean combo. If Caroline can execute that here, she'll undoubtedly find herself in that final group. I'd love to see her make top 5.

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    Last edited by RUS84; 02-08-2012 at 05:07 PM.

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    ^
    its Caroline Zhang not Kostner since this is 4CC

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    ^
    its Caroline Zhang not Kostner since this is 4CC
    Yes, I corrected ... not written in the subject)))

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    Back on topic:

    Ladies:
    Mao
    Ashley W.
    Murakami or another US lady could play spoiler

    Men:
    Chan
    Takahashi( even though I wish he would beat Chan)
    Abbott

    Pairs:
    A Canadian pair
    An American pair
    Either another Canadian or American pair or Sui/Han

    Dance:
    Davis/White
    Virtue/Moir
    The Shibs

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    Oh no, PJ Kwong has her pick. She's a jinxer, wrong most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettasian View Post
    Oh no, PJ Kwong has her pick. She's a jinxer, wrong most of the time.
    I agree, I don't even want to go there. :(.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettasian View Post
    Oh no, PJ Kwong has her pick. She's a jinxer, wrong most of the time.
    I don't think she's a jinxer in the sense that a sure winner she picks would usually end up losing or every pick of hers would lose. What I see from her is she chooses the obvious but favours the Canadian when the race is tight, in which case of course the outcome could just as easily come out for the other competitor or team.

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