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    The JSF typically uses 4CC for its lower ranked skaters to get more experience or skaters that are unable to go to Worlds. Last year Akiko went to 4CC instead of Kanako. So it makes sense for Haruka and Kanako to go instead of Akiko (who went to 4CC in 2009, 2010 and 2011).

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    Considering how completely off my predictions for nationals were, I shouldn't be trying this, but here goes...

    Men

    Chan (unless he completely blows up)
    Takahashi
    Abbott

    Ladies

    Asada
    Murakami
    Wagner (she seems to be having a really great season, and I expect it will continue)

    Pairs

    Duhamel/Radford (if they go clean)
    Sui/Han
    Takahashi/Tran (I expect the throws will let them down again)

    Ice Dance

    Virtue/Moir (If their SD goes well)
    Davis/White
    Weaver/Poje (assuming they stay on their feet, I see no reason why they shouldn't handily beat the Shibs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Ladies:

    Mao Asada
    Kanako Murakami
    Caroline Zhang
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan04 View Post
    Men

    Chan (unless he completely blows up)
    Takahashi
    Abbott
    I don't know that a blow-up is necessary. Daisuke has finished in front of Patrick in the past. He may pull out a win here.

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    Men
    Chan
    Takahashi
    Song

    Ladies
    Asada
    Murakami
    Wagner

    Dance
    Davis/White
    Virtue/Moir
    Shibutanis

    Pairs
    Duhamel & Radford
    Sui & Han
    Takahashi & Tran

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    women,
    mao
    zhang- i hope
    ashley
    but could go
    mao, kanako ashley, caroline zhang, agnes
    any of the U.S. and Japan ladies,
    i think the top 6 will be from U.S. and Japan, with canada outside shot cracking it

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    The ladies are hard to predict with so few top women competing. Of course, I hope Mao wins - certainly the gold is hers to lose. I'd bet on Murakami, Ashley and Agnes for the other spots on the podium but it's too hard for me to say who or in what order. Really really rooting for Ashley though! What a boost a medal would be ahead of worlds. I certainly don't see her missing the podium if she skates like she did at nationals or better.

    As for the men, I'd be surprised and bummed if Patrick and Takahashi didn't medal of course. And I hope Jeremy also medals but there are other contenders. Really, though, Jeremy SHOULD medal at this one.

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    As usual, no predictions from me, just wishes:

    Men:

    Chan - gold
    Takahashi - silver
    Abbott - bronz

    Ladies:

    Asada - gold

    Dance:

    Davis&White - gold
    Virtue&Moir - silver

    (And then at 2012 worlds, Virtue&Moir gold, Davis&White silver. Really can't pick who are better.)

    Pairs:

    Doesn't matter.

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    After countless sleepless nights, pulling grey hair, biting nails and eating chocolates, I'm ready to make my bold prediction, LOL

    WOMEN

    1. Mao Asada
    2. Cynthis Phaneuf
    3. Kanako Murakami

    MEN

    1. Patrick Chan
    2. Nan Song
    3. Daisuke Takahashi

    PAIRS

    1. Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford
    2. Wenjing Sui/Cong Han
    3. Narumi Takahashi/Mervin Tran

    ICE DANCE

    1. Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir
    2. Meryl Davis/Charlie White
    3. Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje
    Last edited by jettasian; 02-04-2012 at 01:06 AM.

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    men

    patrick chan 1st
    daisuke murakami 2nd
    jeremy abbott 3rd

    dance

    virture and moir 1st
    davis and white 2nd
    shibutani/weaver poje 3rd

    pairs

    zhang zhang 1st
    duhamel radford 2nd
    denny coughlin 3rd

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    LADIES

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

    But Caroline Zhang could sneak in there, or one of the Canadian ladies.. or Agnes.

    MEN

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

    How can this NOT be the podium? lol. Unless Rippon or Song sneaks on.

    PAIRS

    1) Duhamel/Radford 2) Sui/Han 3) Denney/Coughlin

    Although, don't count out Takahashi/Tran.

    DANCE

    1) Davis/White 2) Virtue/Moir 3) Shibutanis or Weaver/Poje, too close to call.

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    Ladies
    1. Asada
    2. Murakami
    3. Zhang (Bronze again!)

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    Ladies:

    1.) Asada
    2.) Murakami
    3.) Wagner

    Altough, silver and bronze are rather hard to predict, might aswell switch them. And I wouldn't mind Zawadski and Zhang sneaking up there.

    Men:

    1.) Chan
    2.) Takahashi
    3.) Song Nan

    It's sad that Abbott is out due to injury. But it makes it easier for me to predict, since I really didn't know how to rate him against Song. Song really had a great season so far, and I hope he continues like that

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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.
    Not true Amelie Lacoste did one in 2010 in skate Canada

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    Ladies:
    1.Asada
    2.Wagner
    3.Zhang

    Men:
    1.Chan
    2.Takahashi
    3.Rippon

    Dance:
    1.D/W
    2.V/M
    3.S/S

    Pairs:
    1.D/C
    2.Z/Z
    3.D/R

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    Ladies:
    1. Asada
    2. Wagner
    3. ????

    Men:
    1. Chan
    2. Takahashi
    3. Rippon

    Dance:
    1. D/W
    2. V/M
    3. S/S

    Pairs:
    1. S/H
    2. D/R
    3. ????

    I think pairs will be very interesting because I think many of the teams are very similar in their scoring abilities. It will depend on who puts it out there cleanly at the event. I just hope Denney and Coughlin can sneak in for a medal.

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