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    Who Will Be Dominating Men's Figure Skating?

    Yuzuru? Denis? Jason Brown? Peter Liebers? Javier?

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    Yuzuru
    Patrick
    Javier
    Denis Ten if he can start doing quads regularly

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    Han Yan

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    It's hard to say... obviously right now both Yuzuru and Patrick(if he continues) have the edge, but four years ago no one would have betted on yuzuru to become an olympic gold medalist... I personally don't think that both Ten and Liebers will leave much of an impression, so Iwould say that the ones who RIGHT NOW could try to challenge the former two for the gold (in worlds as well in the olympics) are in no particular order Maxim Kovtun, Han Yan, Javier Fernandez and Jason Brown (if he gets a quad), other people that could become contenders are IMO Farris if he get some consistences, Nathan Chen, Bojiang Jin, Adian Piktev and Shoma uno (if he finnaly becomes able to land his jum and he ups his TES) if their passage from junior to senior is smooth...

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    I think the next Olympics will be between Yuzuru Hanyu and Han Yan

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    I think the men's is reaching a really exciting time where no one man will dominate, but several will fight. Yuzuru Hanyu, Han Yan, Max Aaron, Jason Brown, Joshua Farris, Artur Gachinski...the wealth of talent and excitement in those six names alone is overwhelming, and they're just the surface scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    I think the men's is reaching a really exciting time where no one man will dominate, but several will fight. Yuzuru Hanyu, Han Yan, Max Aaron, Jason Brown, Joshua Farris, Artur Gachinski...the wealth of talent and excitement in those six names alone is overwhelming, and they're just the surface scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Yes, yes, I know you think he should have retired and hung himself in shame years ago, presumably with Liza starving herself to death nearby.

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    4 years is such a long time span... with the difficulties the men are attempting these days, I'm afraid a lot of them won't have very long careers, maybe even due to injury.

    Maybe Yuzuru could be dominating, but given how he always wants to go for something new, I think he'll never be consistent and thus always beatable (said in a recent interview he wants to land 4Lo in competition, wants to learn quad-quad combinations in practice). If Patrick sticks around, he's obviously right next to Yuzuru. Han Yan is very promising too, coming in 7th in his first big stage senior event! If Jason gets his quad, he'll be a tough contender too. The future ahead looks so amazing!

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    Too hard to say.

    For all I know Boyang Jin could come out in a few years and land the quad lutz that apparently he's been landing cleanly in practice now...No one expected Hanyu bursting out with Chan beating technical four years ago.

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    I really like 3 men:
    Yuzuru
    Patrick
    Jason

    These are the guys I'm interested in

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    I must admit even though I feel guilt and worry about pushing the Men to do quads and increasing their likelihood of injury, I can't help hankering for that WOW when I see a textbook tripe axel or quad as they fly across the rink. It's really not good, we must care more for the skaters' health and wellbeing... How do we find a balance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crylais View Post
    I think the next Olympics will be between Yuzuru Hanyu and Han Yan
    If Han Yan survives the new waves of Chinese boy esp. Boyang Jin.

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    Hanyu, Hanyu, Hanyu (assuming Patrick retires). Nipping at his heels may be Ten, Han Yan and Brown. Ten has the highest possibility of beating Hanyu within the next two years if he gets his quads consistent. Han Yan needs to work on his skating skills and choreography. Brown definitely needs quads because the other three has quads.

    Jin relies too munch on his jumps to win. He must improve his skating skills.

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    I really hope Javier Fernández can manage to be World Champion at least once during this Olympic cycle. To have World Champions from non-traditional countries can be very refreshing to the sport (something like Carolina Kostner). Denis Ten is a spectacular male skater, tho.

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