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    Quote Originally Posted by koatcue View Post
    I agree that she has a GOOD chance if she skates the best she can. Her speed, personality, lines...She has it all She just needs to be consistents and that's a huge deal. I'd personally add to the list of girls who CAN compare somehow with Yuna Zidjun Li and Osmond. I'm sure less about Osmond because shee needs to improve her jumps+ increase the difficulty. But all of them are special and has a shot for podium if clean!

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    Pairs
    1.V/T:They've already been having a great season so far, and plus, they're Russians.
    2.S/S
    3.D/R
    4.MT/M

    Men
    1.Chan:Only if he is close to being flawless.
    2.Fernandez
    3.Takahashi
    4.Hanyu

    Ladies
    1.Yuna
    2.Mao or Carolina
    3.Mao or Carolina
    4.Kanako or Ashley
    5.Kanako or Ashley
    6.Zijun or Gracie and/or surprise Russian lady
    7.Zijun or Gracie and/or surprise Russian lady
    8.Zijun or Gracie and/or surprise Russian lady
    9.Russian lady, possibly Tuktamysheva. Or it could be 3rd Japanese lady.

    Ice Dance
    1.V/M or D/W:I can't really choose-V/M placed behind D/W for three times, but it would hopefully motivate them to do better next season.
    2.V/M or D/W
    3.B/S or C/L
    4.B/S or C/L
    5.W/P
    6.P/B or I/K
    7.P/B or I/K

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    Seems so early but i would venture

    Pairs

    V and T
    Ssquared
    B and L or D and R

    Men

    Hanyu
    Fernandez
    Chan

    Dance

    D and W
    V and M
    B and S


    Ladies

    Kim
    Kostner
    Asada

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    I think the only skater that could challenge Yuna is Gracie Gold. If Gold can hire a better choreographer and work hard on polishing her postures(I think she has good body lines) and if She can handle the pressure and lands everything with a better program, I believe she can challenge Yuna.
    I doubt anyone could beat Yuna at the moment, let alone Gracie Gold.
    She didn't even skate her best and still was unbeatable so i'm 100% sure yuna will easily dominate 2013/2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    I think the only skater that could challenge Yuna is Gracie Gold. If Gold can hire a better choreographer and work hard on polishing her postures(I think she has good body lines) and if She can handle the pressure and lands everything with a better program, I believe she can challenge Yuna.
    But, I think it will be very difficult... when look back at the past competitions
    there are big PCS boost to top skaters like yuna, mao, carolina..

    In coc,
    julia's tes= 92(short+long) pcs = 84 / asada's tes=85 pcs=95
    mao asada has won.
    In euros,
    carolina's tes=93 pcs=101 / sotnikova's tes=99 pcs=93
    carolina kostner has won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    It wouldnt be their motivation this time, it would be the Chinese fed. and their desperation with their plunging fortunes in pairs. The same reason Pang & Tong are even still competing IMHO. I agree it is very unlikely still, but I thought I would just throw that out to see if anyone else had considered it.
    This summer S/Z officially announced their retirement at a press conference - during/after their Artistry on Ice tour; Wikipedia seems to confirm my recollection that they retired to start coaching, and if they aren't even doing show-skating anymore, I think that the likelihood that they'd reconsider and return to compete are... well, non-existent. Maybe somebody with better recollection and/or knowledge could confirm/correct?

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    Just men and ladies (in no particular order)

    Chan
    Fernandez
    Hanyu
    Takahashi
    ?

    Kim
    Asada
    Kostner
    Gold
    Wagner

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    IMO a clean, 7 triples Kostner has a chance of gold. She may be the only lady with some sort of chance of beating Kim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphna View Post
    IMO a clean, 7 triples Kostner has a chance of gold. She may be the only lady with some sort of chance of beating Kim.
    I would give the odds of gold as something like 80% Kim, 13% Kostner, 5% Mao, 2% everyone else combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vera01 View Post
    Pairs
    1.V/T:They've already been having a great season so far, and plus, they're Russians.
    2.S/S
    3.D/R
    4.MT/M

    Men
    1.Chan:Only if he is close to being flawless.
    2.Fernandez
    3.Takahashi
    4.Hanyu

    Ladies
    1.Yuna
    2.Mao or Carolina
    3.Mao or Carolina
    4.Kanako or Ashley
    5.Kanako or Ashley
    6.Zijun or Gracie and/or surprise Russian lady
    7.Zijun or Gracie and/or surprise Russian lady
    8.Zijun or Gracie and/or surprise Russian lady
    9.Russian lady, possibly Tuktamysheva. Or it could be 3rd Japanese lady.

    Ice Dance
    1.V/M or D/W:I can't really choose-V/M placed behind D/W for three times, but it would hopefully motivate them to do better next season.
    2.V/M or D/W
    3.B/S or C/L
    4.B/S or C/L
    5.W/P
    6.P/B or I/K
    7.P/B or I/K
    These ladies predictions are hilarious! Way to hedge your bets! LOL!!!

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