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    Grand Prix Speculation 2015-2016

    Well, we need something to do in the off-season.... so, we have 6 events, 4 disciplines, and 288 spots to fill with skaters! My thoughts to come later....

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    Quote Originally Posted by invisiblespiral View Post
    Well, we need something to do in the off-season.... so, we have 6 events, 4 disciplines, and 288 spots to fill with skaters! My thoughts to come later....
    In 2014, each GP had slots for twelve men; twelve ladies; eight dance couples, eight pairs.

    If the numbers remain the same for 2015, the total number of slots to fill is 240, by my arithmetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    In 2014, each GP had slots for twelve men; twelve ladies; eight dance couples, eight pairs.

    If the numbers remain the same for 2015, the total number of slots to fill is 240, by my arithmetic.
    Oh, I'm sorry, I though it was 12 each.... between this and April Fool's Day...

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    Oh, is it that time already? :D

    Let's see:

    Josh: NHK (again, to exorcise some demons), and COR (more demon exorcising)

    Jason: TEB (because they loved him!) and Skate Canada (because they haven't seen him yet!)

    Max: Skate America (he needs some loving on the home front), and NHK

    Artur: I guess the best I can hope for here is the host pick for COR

    Liza: COR + NHK (the Japanese fans love her!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    Oh, is it that time already? :D

    Let's see:

    Josh: NHK (again, to exorcise some demons), and COR (more demon exorcising)

    Jason: TEB (because they loved him!) and Skate Canada (because they haven't seen him yet!)

    Max: Skate America (he needs some loving on the home front), and NHK

    Artur: I guess the best I can hope for here is the host pick for COR

    Liza: COR + NHK (the Japanese fans love her!)
    I actually think the French may appreciate Josh's style. How about TEB for Josh?

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    So you guys do this? You try to think who's going to skate where? Sorry, like my profile says, I've only been on this forum for less than a year....

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    Too early to even speculate. My brain is tired.

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    The men (based on last year's announcement) = 60 spots total

    Top 12 at Worlds (2 spots guaranteed = 24 spots)
    1. Javier Fernandez, ESP
    2. Yuzuru Hanyu, JPN
    3. Denis Ten, KAZ
    4. Jason Brown, USA
    5. Nam Nguyen, CAN
    6. Misha Ge, UZE
    ---- skaters above this line are seeded
    7. Maxim Kovtun, RUS
    8. Adam Rippon, USA
    9. Florent Amodio, FRA
    10. Han Yan, CHN
    11. Joshua Farris, USA
    12. Takahiko Kozuka, JPN

    Top 24 Season's Best Scores (1 spot guaranteed = 12 spots)
    7. Daisuke Murakami, JPN
    8. Shoma Uno, JPN
    9. Takahito Mura, JPN
    10. Sergei Voronov, RUS
    14. Michal Brezina, CZE
    15. Max Aaron, USA
    17. Richard Dornbush, USA
    18. Konstantin Menshov, RUS
    19. Stephen Carriere , USA
    20. Alexander Petrov, RUS
    22. Boyang Jin, CHN
    23. Jeremy Abbott, USA

    Top 24 World's Ranking (1 spot guaranteed = 3 spots) Pre-scrubbing, so this list may change)
    5. Patrick Chan, CAN
    22. Peter Liebers, GER
    23. Adian Pitkeev, RUS

    World Junior Championships medalists (1 spot guaranteed)
    3. Sota Yamamoto (if he moves up to seniors), JPN

    Total spots guaranteed = 28/60 spots
    Country breakdown:
    USA 7
    JPN 6
    RUS 4
    CAN 2
    CHN 2
    ESP 1
    KAZ 1
    UZE 1
    FRA 1
    CZE 1
    GER 1


    Spots up for grabs 32/60
    - Top 24 WR/SB will likely get a second spot (15 spots approx)
    - Host picks (18 spots; some of the skaters above may get these spots)
    USA (currently in International Selection Pool, but not in above): Nathan Chen, Grant Hochestin, Alexander Johnson, Ross Miner, Jordan Moeller, Sean Rabbitt, Douglas Razzano
    CAN: Kevin Reynolds, Liam Firus, Elladj Balde, Roman Sadovsky
    FRA: Chafik Besseghier, Simon Hocquaux,
    CHN: Yi Wang, Nan Song, He Zhang
    RUS: Artur Gachinski, Moris Kvitelashvili,
    JPN: Keiji Tanaka, Ryuju Hino Hiroaki Sato

    (The rest of you int he world can fill in other prospective host picks; this were my best guesses)

    Prospective picks outside the hosts:
    Alexei Bychenko, ISR
    Ronald Lam, HKG
    Michael Christian Martinez, PHI
    Ivan Righini, ITA,
    Jin Seo Kim, KOR
    June Hyong Lee, KOR
    Deniss Vasiljevs, LAT

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    The real question is, which front-runner will Patrick Chan be paired up against early in the season?
    2014 Chan vs Hanyu was pretty epic. They went against each other 5 times that season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbiespectator View Post
    The real question is, which front-runner will Patrick Chan be paired up against early in the season?
    2014 Chan vs Hanyu was pretty epic. They went against each other 5 times that season!
    Patrick will likely get Skate Canada (though maybe Nam will too or maybe they will opt to send him elsewhere since he has two spots automatically, though I could see Skate Canada doing a double header, but that would be a "waste" (from a logistical standpoint) as that would leave just one spot for a bunch of guys who don't qualify for GP spots otherwise.

    I'm going to take a guess at my seeded skater picks

    Skate America: Denis Ten (1-3), Jason Brown (4-6)
    Skate Canada: Javier Fernandez (1-3), Nam Nguyen or Misha Ge (4-6)
    Cup of China: Yuzuru Hanyu (1-3), Misha Ge or Nam Nguyen (4-6)
    Trophee Eric Bompard: Javier Fernandez (1-3), Nam Nguyen (4-6)
    Rostelecom Cup: Denis Ten (1-3), Misha Ge (4-6)
    NHK Trophy: Yuzuru Hanyu (1-3), Jason Brown (4-6)

    I think Patrick will get Skate Canada and Trophee Eric Bompard, like he did in 2013.

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    The Ladies

    Top 12 (24 spots)
    1. Elizaveta Tuktamyseva, RUS
    2. Satoko Miyahara, JPN
    3. Elena Radionova, RUS
    4. Gracie Gold, USA
    5. Ashley Wagner, USA
    6. Rika Hongo, JPN
    ----
    7. Kanako Murakami, JPN
    8. Polina Edmunds, USA
    9. Zijun Li, CHN
    10. Mae Bernice Meite, FRA
    11. Alaine Chartrand, CAN
    12. So Youn Park, KOR

    Top 24 SB (11 spots)
    4. Evgenia Medvedeva, RUS
    5. Serafima Sakhanovich, RUS
    6. Anna Pogorilaya, RUS
    9. Alena Leonova, RUS
    11. Julia Lipnitskaia, RUS
    15. Maria Sotskova, RUS (if she moves up)
    17. Samantha Cesario, USA
    18. Courtney Hicks, USA
    19. Elizabet Tursynbaeva, KAZ (if she moves up)
    20. Yuka Nagai, JPN (if she moves up)
    23. Hannah Miller, USA

    Top 24 WR (5 spots)
    2. Mao Asada, JPN (if she returns)
    9. Adelina Sotnikova, RUS
    15. Viktoria Helgesson, SWE
    19. Haruka Imai, JPN
    21. Valentina Marchei, ITA (if she returns)
    22. Joshi Helgesson, SWE

    Total spots guranteed 40/60
    County breakdown
    RUS: 9 (max spots for each country is 18)
    USA: 6
    JPN: 5
    SWE 2
    CHN: 1
    CAN 1
    KOR: 1
    KAZ: 1
    ITA: 1


    Spots up for grab 41/60

    Host picks (up to 18 depending on how many picks are from above list)
    USA: Mariah Bell, Ashley Cain, Karen Chen, Mirai Nagasu, Angela Wang
    CAN: Gabrielle Daleman, Veronik Mallet
    CHN: ????
    RUS: Maria Artemieva, Alexandria Proklova,
    FRA: Lauren Lecavelier, Anais Ventard
    JPN: Riona Kato, Kaori Sakamoto (if she moves up), Miyabi Oba

    Other prospective picks
    Kira Korpi, FIN
    Da Bin Choi, KOR (if she moves up)
    Elene Gedevanishvili, GEO
    Angelina Kuchvaliska, LAT
    Roberta Rodeghiero, ITA
    Ivett Toth, HUN
    Brooklee Han, AUS
    Nicole Scott, GER
    Nicole Rajicova, SVK

    Seeded skaters placements (my guess)

    Skate America - Satoko Miyahara (1-3), Ashley Wager (4-6)
    Skate Canada - Elena Radionova (1-3), Gracie Gold (4-6)
    Cup of China- Elizaveta Tuktamysehva (1-3), Rika Hongo (4-6)
    Rostelecom Cup - Elena Radionova (1-3), Ashley Wagner (4-6)
    Trophee Eric Bompard - Elizaveta Tuktamysehva (1-3), Rika Hongo (4-6)
    NHK Trophy - Satoko Miyahara (1-3), Gracie Gold (4-6)
    Last edited by Mrs. P; 04-02-2015 at 01:16 PM. Reason: Because Kiira Korpi is not a Swede. :)

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    mrs p you are always so informative... even when it comes to early speculation cheerio!

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    Amazing stuff Mrs. P!

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    So, I am curious. Why is everyone so sure Chan is coming back? Also, at what point would we start seeing evidence or rather start getting suspicious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StitchMonkey View Post
    So, I am curious. Why is everyone so sure Chan is coming back? Also, at what point would we start seeing evidence or rather start getting suspicious?
    He said he was going to. So I think he is.

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