Looking at all the grand prixs it is interesting to wonder who is in best shape to make the grand prix final:
Skate America- I would actually call Wagner to win this. It is early in the season when Mao typically isnt at her best and it is in the U.S which will probably lead to inflated PCS for Wagner (especialy if she skates well) and deflated for Mao and the others. Mao probably to take 2nd and Tuktamysheva probably to take 3rd.
Skate Canada- Kim to win easily. Silver and bronze with alot of skaters battling for it though. I think the podium will be some combination of Gold, Osmond, Lipnitskaia, and Suzuki after Kim. This will be an important event for Gold and Suzuki to try and take 2nd in if they have strong hopes for the final.
Cup of China- Kostner to probably win, although she isnt reliable on the grand prix events so anything could happen. Murakami, Li, and Sotnikova probably battling for 2nd. Home ice could push Li's scores here.
NHK- if Mao skates well then probably Mao winning, and Gold vs Suzuki vs Li for 2nd place.
Trophee Bombard- Kim to win easily. Wagner probably to take 2nd. Sotnikova to probably take 3rd.
Rostelecom Cup- Kostner probably winning, especialy as she tends to find her form around now. Murakami vs Lipnitskaia vs Osmond possibly for 2nd.
So Kim, Kostner, and Asada should be in easily. Wagner definitely should be in, she lucked out with cushy assignments again. Gold and Suzuki likely are battling directly in their events for a spot in the final. Whoever does better between the two in their two combined events has a good shot to make it, while the other likely wont. The other spot will likely go to Murakami who lucked out with easier assignment as well. Li, Osmond, Sotnikova, Lipnitskaia have an outside shot to make it but drew tougher assignments.