Just looking at that photo, with Ashley surrounded by a bunch of hungry, big jumping tigresses, no matter how raw and wild they may be, is that she's gonna need some big lutz (a true lutz), or 3-3 combo to compete with them in the future. Sochi may be her best and only chance to be the no.1 US lady.
Kovtun is looking better and better, while Chan is looking worse and worse. Russia will have 3 tough ladies (Sotnikova, Tuktamysheva, Lipnitskaia) while Canada will have Osmond and an also-ran (if Kaetlyn can place top 10 at Worlds). Duhamel/Radford are no match for Volosozhar/Trankov.
All the Osmond hype reminds me of similar hype about Mao in 2006, with all the whining about her age keeping her out of the Olympics. Only Mao was JW Champion, JGPF Champion and GPF Champion, while Kaetlyn has a Senior B gold and a GP gold and that's all so far. Osmond is good and has a great future, but she has to prove herself against the best in the world. She ain't soup yet.
Why are we discussing the ladies' hair color??