Ice Dance: Predictions Hopes and Thoughts
Unless Meryl and Charlie forget to show up, they'll win their 5th title. But what does everyone think the rest of the podium will look like?
I think the Shibs will hold on to 2nd place. Even during their off competition, they still outscored the other U.S teams, besides D&W of course. I think the real battle will be again for bronze and the 3rd world spot. IMO,I really think C&B could take it. They have great programs and seem really prepared this year. I'm not feeling H/D's programs this year and would actually be surprised to see them in 3rd. As for K/G-S, I don't think they will make the podium. I like them but their dances are weak this year, especially their FD. All their FD's are starting to look the same to me both elements wise and music wise.
1st- Davis & White
Bronze- Hubbel & Donahue
4th- Chock & Bates
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Yes, D/W and the Shibs are pretty locked for Gold and Silver, unless some of them doesn't show up or something disastrous (like a couple of falls in a step sequence ), but the battle for the Bronze will be interesting: C/B have surely the best SD and Polka technique (thanks to Shpilband), but H/D could challenge them in the FD (remember that they were second in that segment of the comp at TEB), I feel that K/G-S will be really in 5th place, even if I like their programs this year...
I think there is some major exagerration by some how far the Shibutanis are ahead of the rest. The Shibutanis are probably only about 8th or 9th in the World right (counting Weaver & Poje who sadly wont be at Worlds this year probably). I am not basing that just on their result at Worlds last year, but in general how competitions have gone in the last year there are 7 teams clearly above them at this point, and even the #3 Russian team could well beat them these days. The 3rd U.S team was 10th at Worlds last year. If the Shibutanis even fall once I would predict them going down to 3rd place. Meanwhile Davis & White would need to fall about 5 times to lose to the Shibutanis at this point.
true, I would put Hubbell/Donohue as No.2 and potentially could take silver at nationals also,
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
they hae done well in their short season together and could beat the Shibs
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