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    The "I have a gut feeling that..." thread for '14-'15.

    Just for fun!
    It's way to early with a whole summer in front of us to predict what will actually happen next year. That, and the ice is slippery.
    But does anyone have any funny gut feeling that something will happen? A surprise retirement? A surprising result?
    Please share

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    Here are my funny little feelings, none of which have an real reason behind them: Adelina will retire. Mao will not. Polina will win US Nationals.

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    that 2014 will finally be Gracie's year

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    That Anna P. is going to progress better than Julia.

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    Yuzu's going to land the 4S perfectly at almost any competition.
    Denis is going to win the silver medal at the worlds.
    Unfortunately, Machida won't repeat the great performance from this year.
    S/K will beat V/T one time next season, but not at the worlds.
    Elena will win the european championship.

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    Adelina (or probably different girl) is going to try to jump 4T at the GP or another official competition. Not successfully.
    I/K are going to skate together at least one more season.
    Russian girls are going to win at least two medals at the worlds.
    US team is going to win zero medals at the worlds for the second year in a row.
    Russian team will get 12 spots for Worlds 2016.
    V/T will win all their competitions and will set new world record in FP.
    W/P and/or C/L will retire after next season.
    More scandals and accusations about unfair judging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    Can't we please, please all just drink some happy juice and stop the personal attacks and nasty comments on what could be an interesting thread???

    My gut feeling: Vera Bazarova will find a partner less truck driver-ish than Yuri Larinov. I/K will not break up. Polina Edmunds is done.
    Nah she's just getting started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post

    My gut feeling: Vera Bazarova will find a partner less truck driver-ish than Yuri Larinov. I/K will not break up. Polina Edmunds is done.
    I too have a feeling Polina Koroebynikova 2.0, will get taller and taller
    its the Polina curse

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    Very excited for Polina. Her reputation has sky-rocketed since finishing 2nd at US Nats and her good showing at Sochi. I am very excited for her future. Her jumps are good!

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    So many of the girls are up in the air right now b/c they are so young. Adelina and Gracie are the only ones who have made it through puberty so far. Zijun had a growth spurt last year and she's been struggling ever since. Same thing for Liza T. Julia, Elena, Anna, Polina, Karen, and all of the baby juniors are all 15-years-old or younger...no one knows what will happen with their bodies in the next year or two.

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    Someone (I forget who) with a deleted comment asked me to explain why I had the feeling Adelina would not be back. And I really wish I had an answer for it. I wasn't surprised when she withdrew from Worlds, but then when the competition actually happened without her and I thought more about the depth is Russia, I just have that sneaky feeling that the Olympics was her last competition.
    To add another gut feeling to my list: Aliona Savchenko and the new partner thing will never get off the ground. I don't think we'll ever see them compete.

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    My gut feeling is that China will announce that they could be the ones to beat in the next quad at 2015 Worlds.

    In pairs: Sui / Han, Cheng / Zhang, new world junior champs all go top 8-10, at least one of them medals
    In men: Yan Han gets on the podium
    In Ladies: Li cleans her act up and gets in the top 5
    In dance: ... er, never mind

    We'll see China take more medals on the pairs GP series and at least one entry in each of the singles at GPF.

    How's that for a gut feeling?

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    I think Gracie will overcome all the criticism and skate "lights out" at Nats next year. I think Polina will continue to improve her technical scores but it will take a few years for her skating skills to catch up. I wouldn't be surprised if Adelina retires. I think China will own pairs for some years to come. I think Hanyu will struggle. I think (and hope) Jason Brown will put his quad into his programs and will win big at Nats in 2015. The Japanese will continue, however, to dominate in men's figure skating and Michida will be a force to be reckoned with.

    I don't have a clue what Mao will do. I still enjoy watching her skate so much. I hope she doesn't retire.

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    I think if Mao retires or sits out the season, then the Japanese ladies will drop on the world stage unless Kanako steps up. If she makes good on her idea to go to college full-time, then it will be up to Imai and Miyahara to place well and the overall team performance will suffer a bit while they rebuild their national team. They can get their team up to a great level but it could take the whole quad to build. In the short run, all depends on whether Mao and / or Kanako retire.

    Their men will continue to dominate and their nationals still the best to watch overall due to the high level of competition.

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    In men: Hanyu dominates, Kovtun challenges Javier for the win at Euros, Yan has a breakthrough year even moreso than last year
    In women: Lipnitskaia wins everything, Gold wins a GP but loses at Nationals to Edmunds or Wagner, Wagner makes the GPF, Radionova has an awesome year and medals at Worlds.
    In pairs: Very exciting with MT/M, D/R, S/H, C/Z, S/K all vying for dominance... I picture S/K coming out on top but the other teams will make it close
    In ice dance: W/P trade gold and silver at the GPF and Worlds with C/L (if I/K split up), perhaps a mini-rivalry throughout the season

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