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So far , Osmond has seemed to be impervious to nerves , or at least be able to turn them into a positive force when she takes the ice.... but she's never been in the position of being the favourite at this level before. I hope she's able to just ride it .( Her demeanor reminds me a bit of a young Kurt Browning ).
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The top Canadian pairs all are so likeable.
I wish that every team could win.
As much as I wish Sandu well I don't think he has had enough training time or resources to compete at the elite. He should make top ten but without an axel or quad and diminished spins (scarey actually) he has only had a month to improve. Amazing for how little time and resources and I wish him well. A solid Sandu is not a bad no. 2 man!!! Hear the sarcasm because if he could regain the form and skate cleanly we all know he would be a threat for at least top 5 in the world but who knows what has happened with time. Maybe Mira Leung will return too (wink wink
This is a stab in the dark:
Some very luck skater Charobnneau?
It looks like in the men those who make the top three other than Chan and I am not sure if Reynolds has qualified scorewise but the third guy will be under the gun to meet the minimum score requirement.
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IIRC Reynolds has made the qualifying scores for Worlds. I'm not sure about Rogozine, but I think Balde only has one of them.
Originally Posted by Skater Boy
More or less: more is more
1. Patrick Chan
2. Kevin Reynolds
3. Ellajd Balde
4. Liam Firus
5. Jeremy Ten
Chan wil win by a BIG margin - no contest. Reynolds should be okay for silver, if he can hit some quads. Bronze is more open, but I'm guessing Balde.
1. Kaetlyn Osmond
2. Amelie Lacoste
3. Gabrielle Daleman
4. Julianne Seguin
5. Alaine Chartrand
Osmond is clear favorite for gold. Lacoste could take silver, if she doesn't make too many mistakes, but the youngsters could knock her off the podium.
Duhamel/Radford are favorites, but Moore-Towers/Moscovitch could take the title if they skate strong and D/R make some big mistakes.
Virtue/Moir will take the title, no doubt. Silver is between Gilles/Poirier and Paul/Islam; I think Paul/Islam will take silver if they're clean, but I don't think they will be. Ralph/Hill is off the podium and will maybe get some comp from Orford/Williams for 4th place.
1. Patrick Chan (Any doubt? the question is how clean can he be)
2. Kevin Reynolds (Kevin actual has made some progress in his skating skills, but not enough? or something is still not right)
3. Ellajd Balde/Jeremy Ten (J10 has a big PCS cusion, approximately 2 jumps in the total score? the outcome would really depend how many jumps they can pull off)
5. Andrei Rogozoine (for some reason, he always screwed up nationals, would it help to skate at home this time?)
6. Liam Firus (besides the big jumps, he needs to work on stamina and spins)
Hey, don't forget, Sandhu is here! I doubt he can crack in top 5 without a proper coach, but always interesting to watch.
1. Kaetlyn Osmond
2. Amelie Lacoste
Najarro is not here, so it's quite difficult to pick from the rest...some has the skating, some has the jumps...
Sigh, Dube/Wolfe retired
1. Virtue/Moir (Waiting to see the reworked SD...)
2. Gilles/Poirier or Paul/Islam (I saw many people wishing them well, me2)
4. Ralph/Hill or Orford/Willaims
Very close contest in dance...
Rogozine has made the standard fully ( based on skates from last season ). Balde has made the SP requirement but still has to make the FS requirement.
Originally Posted by blue_idealist
It is interestesting as Rogozine tends to struggle at nationals. Personally I think Balde will finish 3rd at nationals unless Rogozine brings his best there ( which he has never done to this point ).
1. Virtue/Moir (Easiest prediction I've ever made)
1. The Holy Patrick Chan
2. Alexe Gilles
Rejoicing in the land of Kwan
The same Alexe Gilles from the US? She skates for Canada now?
Originally Posted by Reginald
I hope Osmond wins, I love her hapiness on the ice. Good luck girl!
Gilles and Lacoste should take 2 and 3.
Emanuel Sandhu to the podium.
This is the surprise for me of the day. I had no idea that she switched countries.
Originally Posted by skatel80
I guess her chances are better versus the US, but if she was 9th at the Challenge then...
Osmond should win, even with mistakes in the long. After the short program, Kaetlyn is about 12 points ahead of 2nd place Lacoste. Seems doubtful Alexe can challenge for a medal. She is currently in 12th position, more than 10 points behind 3rd place Seguin (who is herself 4 points behind Amelie).
Originally Posted by TelmoFe