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    Predictions Canadian Nationals 2014

    Men:
    1) Chan
    2) Reynolds
    3) Balde

    Ladies:
    1) Osmond
    2) Daleman
    3) Chartrand

    Pairs:
    1) Duhamel/Radford
    2) Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    3) Purich/Tran

    Ice Dance:
    1) Virtue/Moir
    2) Waever/Poje
    3) Gilles/Poirier

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    Men:
    1) Chan
    2) Reynolds
    3) Ten

    Ladies:
    1) Osmond
    2) Lacoste
    3) Daleman

    Pairs:
    1) Duhamen/Radford
    2) Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    3) Lawrence/Swiegers

    Ice Dance:
    1) Virtue/Moir
    2) Waever/Poje
    3) Paul/Islam

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    Men:
    1) Chan
    2) Reynolds
    3) Balde

    Ladies:
    1) Daleman
    2) Chartrand
    3) Osmond

    Pairs:
    1) Duhamen/Radford
    2) Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    3) Purich/Tran

    Ice Dance:
    1) Virtue/Moir
    2) Waever/Poje
    3) Paul/Islam

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    That's a bold prediction for the ladies, sk8hrd! Wow. I think you deserve some sort of prize if you're right.

    Men
    1)Chan
    2)Reynolds
    3)Ten

    Ladies
    1)Osmond
    2)Daleman
    3)Lacoste (but will make the Sochi team)

    Pairs
    1)Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    2)Duhamel/Radford
    3)Lawrence/Swiegers

    Dance
    1)Virute/Moir
    2)Weaver/Poje
    3)Paul/Islam

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    I know, Chartrand coming 2nd is a long shot, but if she can keep her nerves under control I think she can do it. As for Daleman I think she has what it takes. Osmond has been injured to much this season and as long as SC doesn't inflate her PCS, Daleman will win. She has the jumps and spins and I have heard she is really working on the PCS part of her skating. Lacoste won't podium as she'll do her usual at Nationals and pop at least two jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8hrd View Post
    As for Daleman I think she has what it takes. Osmond has been injured to much this season and as long as SC doesn't inflate her PCS, Daleman will win. She has the jumps and spins and I have heard she is really working on the PCS part of her skating.
    Daleman has the jumps and the spins but she is not yet mature enough to have PCS Osmond and Lacoste have. However, she deserves the second spot for the Olympics.

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    MEN

    1) Chan 2) Reynolds 3) Rogozine or Balde - I can't decide!

    LADIES

    1) Osmond 2) Lacoste (she's doing better under Krall) 3) Daleman

    PAIRS

    1) D/R 2) MT/M (but it'll be close) 3) Purich/Tran by a smidgen over Lawrence/Swiegers

    DANCE

    1) V/M 2) W/P 3) Gilles/Poirier but won't get the Sochi spot due to her lack of citizenship.. the spot will likely go to O/W or maybe P/I

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    MEN:

    1) Chan 2) and 3) are going to be hard to call because Reynolds has not yet skated internationally and we don't know how he's doing, Rogozine and Balde can both really mess up on some days of the week, and others are perhaps improving silently out of the spotlight.


    LADIES

    1) Lacoste 2) Osmond 3) unknown...could be Daleman or a number of others. With Osmond's injury, and some time for Lacoste to develop with Krall, there's a chance she could win the title.


    PAIRS

    1) Moore-Towers/Moscovitch (it's easier being the under-dog, and D/R are not coping well with the mantel of champions this season) 2) Duhamel/Radford 3) Lawrence/Sweigers (the rest just are not developed enough yet)


    DANCE

    1) Virtue/Moir 2) Weaver/Poje 3) Paul/Islam (Assuming Paul/Islam are clean, I think 3rd spot is there's, and they've received the best scores of the other Canadian teams internationally. Gilles/Poirier need some time yet to clean up their basics, although I love their creativity this season. Ralph/Hill could slip into position if these 2 teams falter. I think Orford/Williams have not stepped up their game enough to factor in the mix. It will be interesting to see the rest of the teams at Challenge this week. The dance field in Canada is rich and deep.)

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    My thoughts

    Ladies: A lot will depend on how Osmond skates at challenge. For now:

    1. Lacoste ( her nerves and technique on toe picking jumps has improved under Krall )
    2. Osmond ( could be higher or lower based on what I see at challenge )
    3. Daleman


    Men:

    1. Chan
    2. Reynolds ( even a rusty Reynolds would be miles ahead of this field.
    3. Ten or Balde. Ten worked with a good jump coach over the summer and his triple axel is more consistent. I think Balde has benefitted from training with Chan as well.

    My other darkhorse for 3rd is Firus. The fact he missed the summer hurt him but he is under Krall now and if Krall can do to him what she did to Lacoste, he could snag the bronze here.

    Rogozine has gone backwards and has skated badly not only internationally but domestically as well . He only finished 4th at the Central Ontario section behind 2 skaters who aren't even attempting triple axels. He also only landed one clean triple in the FS in the Octoberfesst competition in Barrie. Rogozine also does not have a good history of competing at nationals as well and I think that could hurt him especially in an Olympic year.


    Dance and pairs : See northerndancers comments. I can't add any more there.

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    My predictions for the nationals

    Men:
    Chan
    Reynolds
    Balde/ten

    Ladies
    Osmond (even if she has a bad skate)
    Daleman (deserves to go to Sochi, has improved a lot, has huge jumps and gets better in her PCS
    Lacoste

    Pairs
    Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    Duhamel/Radford
    Lawrence/Swiegers

    Dance
    Virute/Moir
    Weaver/Poje
    Paul/Islam

    I think the ladies competition will be a hard fight!!! Looking forward to it.

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    Men:
    Chan
    Reynolds
    Rogozine

    Ladies:
    Osmond
    Daleman (who is skating well and should easily best Lacoste, maybe even win If Osmond struggles)
    Lacoste (her overall skating and grit is better under Krall but I think it might be too late given Osmond's practical bye and Daleman's technical superiority... Even Chartrand might beat her again).

    Pairs: (obviously close but D/R have struggled more than M-T/M this year)
    MT/M
    D/R
    L/S

    Ice Dance:
    V/M
    W/P (I think they'll make it close)
    P/I

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    Men:
    1. Chan
    2. Reynolds
    3. Rogozine

    Ladies:
    1. Osmond
    2. Lacoste
    3. Daleman

    Pairs:
    1. Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    2. Duhamel/Radford
    3. Lawrence/Swiegers

    Dance:
    1. Virtue/Moir
    2. Weaver/Poje
    3. Gilles/Poirier

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    Men:
    1. Chan
    2. Reynolds
    3. Balde

    Ladies:
    1. Osmond
    2. Daleman
    3. Lacoste

    Pairs:
    1. Duhamel/Radford
    2. Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    3. Lawrence/Swiegers

    Dance:
    1. Virtue/Moir
    2. Weaver/Poje
    3. Gilles/Poirier

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    I see that hardly anyone agrees with me that Purich/Tran will take the 3rd spot..

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    After the challenge I need to adjust my picks
    Men:
    1) Chan
    2) Reynolds
    3) Balde

    Ladies:
    1) Daleman
    2) Osmond
    3) Lacoste
    4) Chartrand (her nerves just get the best of her and this was really evident in Regina)

    Pairs:
    1) Duhamen/Radford
    2) Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    3) Purich/Tran

    Ice Dance:
    1) Virtue/Moir
    2) Waever/Poje
    3) Paul/Islam

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