Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 22 of 22

Thread: Predictions Canadian Nationals 2014

  1. #16
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    777
    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    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
    This is my prediction too. I thik P&I will make errors and GP will get the nod.

  2. #17
    Constable , Costume Police colleen o'neill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,799
    I predict P/I will not make mistakes beyond that, I'll have think a bit..

  3. #18
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    777
    Quote Originally Posted by colleen o'neill View Post
    I predict P/I will not make mistakes beyond that, I'll have think a bit..
    I hope this is the case too but somehow I am sceptical. I saw them live twice and loved them. Havent seen GP live this season.
    Looking forward to seeing them both this weekend.

  4. #19
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    3,028
    Quote Originally Posted by nadster View Post
    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.
    Better yet if Krall can do what she did for Patty this would be awesome for Balde.

  5. #20
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    777
    Why Krall?
    Balde is at DSC.

  6. #21
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    715
    I'm going to give this a try...

    Men:

    1. Patrick Chan (Duh.)
    2. Kevin Reynolds (Assuming he is healthy.)
    3. Elladj Balde (He seems to have improved, and none of the other guys have really stepped up this season.)

    Ladies:

    1. Kaetlyn Osmond (I know she won't be at her best, but I still think she'll take it.)
    2. Amelie Lacoste (I wouldn't have said this a few months ago, but some of the younger girls appear to have faltered early in the season.)
    3. Veronik Mallet (She seems to have stepped it up this year.)

    Pairs:

    1. Duhamel/Radford (I think their TES score will elevate them over the rest of the field.)
    2. Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    3. Lawrence/Swiegers (All things considered, they looked pretty good at Skate Canada, and Paige has had many months to heal since then.)

    Dance:

    1. Virtue/Moir (Duh.)
    2. Weaver/Poje (Double Duh.)
    3. Paul/Islam (The tide seems to have shifted in their favour internationally, and they are showing real improvement after two seasons at DSC. I really think they can avoid disaster this time.)

  7. #22
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    3,028
    Pairs

    Gold - Duhamel and RAdford - they are due for a decent skate - I am worried about their lost triplelutz though

    Silver - MT- M they are on the heals of D and R

    Bronze - an uninspired Sweigers/Lawrence


    MEN's

    Gold - Chan - by far the class of the field

    Silver - Reynolds -injury is not the issue - it is the boot and practice time

    Bronze - Almost no one deserves it but I will go with Ten my preference though he has no 3A so Balde is the safer choice.


    Dance

    Gold Virtue and Moir -= again the extreme favourites

    Silver - Weaver Poje

    Bronze Gilles Porier edigng P and I


    Ladies

    Gold Osmond despite watered down tes

    Silver Daleman - fresh and great jumps

    Brtonze Lacoste

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •