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    Japanese men's team for Sochi

    Dai is injured and there are like 6 really good Japanese men. Who are you rooting for.

    Foremost, I'm rooting for Dai, fast recovery, then, I'd like to see Hanyu skate (sans that blouse of course, lol) and for third, well, Machida has been impressive but I like Takahiko more. He's such a sweet looking kid. SO that's my dream team for Japanese men. Who is yours?

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    Dai (when he does his best, no one can touch him artistically)
    Yuzuru (young, but so full of promise)
    Oda (He's so much fun. Who can match the Oda's personality)
    And if one of those 3 doesn't make it, I so hope Machida gets it. He's the most consistent of the top 6.

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    Hanyu, Takahashi, Oda. Machida making it would be great too, however he has more years in him.

    I'd also love to see Oda make it after facing so much heat from skeptics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    Hanyu, Takahashi, Oda. Machida making it would be great too, however he has more years in him.

    I'd also love to see Oda make it after facing so much heat from skeptics.
    Actually, Machida is 23, and Hanyu is only 18. Hanyu should sit this Olympics out since, while very talented, he's 1. not consistent enough yet, and 2. will only be Machida's age by the 2018 Olympic. So if anything, he's the one that has more years in him.

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    Ideally I would like Takahashi, Kozuka, and Machida, but since there is almost no chance of either Takahashi or Hanyu being left off the team (or Kozuka making it at this point) I will go with Takahshi, Hanyu, and Machida. For Machida to miss the team the way he has skated this season would be absolutely devastating. I definitely dont want to see that. If Oda makes the team good comeback for him and congrats, but his skating does absolutely nothing for me, and never has. I always found him devoid of any artistry or maturity on ice.

    I also dont agree Machida has the future all in front of him. If he makes the team and builds confidence from that yeah he could have many more bright years ahead. However if he fails to make the team yet again after skating so well this year, it wont be easy for him to make any future teams, let alone the next Olympics. Hanyu and Mura are both much younger than him, and there are surely other young Japanese coming up. He needs to make the team for his career and future both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    Ideally I would like Takahashi, Kozuka, and Machida, but since there is almost no chance of either Takahashi or Hanyu being left off the team (or Kozuka making it at this point) I will go with Takahshi, Hanyu, and Machida. For Machida to miss the team the way he has skated this season would be absolutely devastating. I definitely dont want to see that. If Oda makes the team good comeback for him and congrats, but his skating does absolutely nothing for me, and never has. I always found him devoid of any artistry or maturity on ice.

    I also dont agree Machida has the future all in front of him. If he makes the team and builds confidence from that yeah he could have many more bright years ahead. However if he fails to make the team yet again after skating so well this year, it wont be easy for him to make any future teams, let alone the next Olympics. Hanyu and Mura are both much younger than him, and there are surely other young Japanese coming up. He needs to make the team for his career and future both.
    Mura(born 91) is one year younger than Machida (born 90).

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    Not that worried about Daisuke's injury. It's minor and all he needs to do is rest it a little. So he definitely should be on the team. My other picks are Yuzu and Tatsuki Machida. It would be nice to see Oda on the team too but at this point Tatsuki looks to be the better choice. Mura and Kozuka appear to be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franklin99 View Post
    Actually, Machida is 23, and Hanyu is only 18. Hanyu should sit this Olympics out since, while very talented, he's 1. not consistent enough yet, and 2. will only be Machida's age by the 2018 Olympic. So if anything, he's the one that has more years in him.
    Hanyu sitting out this Olympics is ridiculous considering with the exception of Dai there is no other Japanese man that can beat him when he skates even semi decently. Besides this might be his only chance to go to Olympics he could get injured in the future and never be the same skater. When you are good enough to make a Olympic team it doesn't matter your age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franklin99 View Post
    Actually, Machida is 23, and Hanyu is only 18. Hanyu should sit this Olympics out since, while very talented, he's 1. not consistent enough yet, and 2. will only be Machida's age by the 2018 Olympic. So if anything, he's the one that has more years in him.
    Oh, like after years of hard work and training, not to mention a World medal and Japanese championship, Hanyu is going to say "OK, I'll sit out this Olympics because I'm 18." What a ridiculous statement.

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    Dai has to go. I don't know much about this injury but I hope he can get a bye at nationals and should be 100% by February. Machida and Hanyu should be 2 and 3. Machida had been consistent and has a fantastic style. I'm worried about Hanyu's quads this year and he seems like nerves could really affect him but is capable of scoring high and would be a great Olympic experience to build on for 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    Dai has to go. I don't know much about this injury but I hope he can get a bye at nationals and should be 100% by February. Machida and Hanyu should be 2 and 3. Machida had been consistent and has a fantastic style. I'm worried about Hanyu's quads this year and he seems like nerves could really affect him but is capable of scoring high and would be a great Olympic experience to build on for 2018.
    I love Dai but he does not deserve a bye. I don't think any of the Japanese men deserve byes and if so, IMO, Hanyu deserves it more than Dai, based on consistent performances.

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    Whether he deserves one or not if he did choose that route (deeming himself too hurt to skate at Nationals) he would probably get it. The JSF definitely want both Hanyu and Takahashi on the team, and would only leave either off by a forced hand. Any opportunity they have to put them on they will. Hanyu is their biggest future hope and is a big threat for a medal in Sochi, and Takahashi is their most popular star and will add alot of interest to the Games for the Japanese by his presence, and they also want to honor his great career by sending him to a last Olympics.

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    Yuzu for now is the only lock
    and it should be a booster for Yuzu in GPF where Chan doesn't do well in Japan soil , he can win this !
    the same can happen in Olympics in Russia where the overrated Chan have poor result records

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Yuzu for now is the only lock
    and it should be a booster for Yuzu in GPF where Chan doesn't do well in Japan soil , he can win this !
    the same can happen in Olympics in Russia where the overrated Chan have poor result records
    Really?
    I thought Chan won his first WC there and even the Mighty Tarasova stood up and clapped for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Yuzu for now is the only lock
    and it should be a booster for Yuzu in GPF where Chan doesn't do well in Japan soil , he can win this !
    the same can happen in Olympics in Russia where the overrated Chan have poor result records
    Remind me, who was the winner of Japan Open 2011 in Men's?

    Also, what was the place where the previous world record score of combined SP + FS for men was registered prior to TEB 2013?

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