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    Question 2014 Worlds: Who is the Dark Horse for the Men's podium?

    Hanyu is the heavy favorite...but he has been prone to injury and illness at the end of the season for the last 2 years. Anything can happen.
    So who is your pick to upset the applecart and get a surprise win or podium finish?

    -My pick for a surprise Bronze is Machida --could even get gold if he skates perfectly.

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    I'm going to be very bold and very hopeful and say Max Aaron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    Hanyu is the heavy favorite...but he has been prone to injury and illness at the end of the season for the last 2 years. Anything can happen.
    So who is your pick to upset the applecart and get a surprise win or podium finish?

    -My pick for a surprise Bronze is Jason Brown
    As much as I'd love that, Jason isn't going to Worlds. Jeremy Abbott and Max Aaron are the two competitors for the U.S. I wouldn't mind seeing Machida sneak onto the podium, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scovies View Post
    As much as I'd love that, Jason isn't going to Worlds. Jeremy Abbott and Max Aaron are the two competitors for the U.S. I wouldn't mind seeing Machida sneak onto the podium, though.
    AAARRRG! I totally forgot! I keep thinking he's going. Grrr. Ok, Machida then.

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    The odds are against him, but it would be a great way to avenge the way his Federation treated him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    The odds are against him, but it would be a great way to avenge the way his Federation treated him.
    ... which is why I chose him.
    He'll likely be angry and think "you passed me over? Oh yeah!? Suck on THIS!" and he wins a worlds medal, then the Federation will suddenly at at his mercy.
    For how long depends: he could be Plushenko, or he could be Gachinskii (who I'd forgotten about until just now!).
    No guts, no glory! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJGL View Post
    I'm going to be very bold and very hopeful and say Max Aaron.
    Ditto. Super excited for Max Aaron.

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    I'll also go with Machida for the bronze medal (even silver medal if Javi has mistakes and Machida has two clean programs)

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    Machida, Kozuka, or Kovtun. I'm not counting Javier as a sure bet for the podium, either. If it was last year I might have said Kevin Reynolds, but this season, it's unlikely. Umm.. I'll also throw Peter Liebers in, even though that's quite a long shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    Anything can happen.
    So who is your pick to upset the applecart and get a surprise win or podium finish?
    Jeremy Abbott.

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    With all the withdrawals of the big names, does Abbott even need to go for a quad in either program to have a top 5?
    My pick for the dark horse for podium would be Kozuka, Han Yan, or Kovtun.
    Doesn't Machida actually have a good chance of the podium though (woops forget that the OP also asked surprise win)? Javi and him have the highest total after Hanyu by 20 pts compared to the rest of the field.

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    I think Machida; I hope Kozuka. However, both Machida and Kozuka seem to be a bit low-balled on PCS

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    Well, seeing that Worlds are in Japan, one has to bet on Kozuka. Tbh, I wouldn't be surprised if the Japanese men sweep the podium!

    1) Hanyu
    2) Machida
    3) Kozuka

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