This is positive thread for realists
Note: I expect Mao and Dai either to retire or skip the season, so no prediction for them. Lipnitskaya and Hanyu are growing on me, but I'm not ready to call them my favorites.
Adelina Sotnikova: I predict a year with moderate success. Adelina will win her 1st Grand Prix competition and place 3rd at GPF. She'll win Europeans and Nationals. At the Worlds she'll place 3rd.
Kanako Murakami: I predict a little success this year. One bronze at a Grand Prix event and no GPF qualification. She'll win Nationals and place 2nd or 3rd and 4CC. At the Worlds she'll place betwenn 9th-6th.
Maxim Kovtun: I predict a transitional year with noticeable improvement in skating but little in results. Maxim will qualify for GPF and place between 6th and 4th. At the Nationals he'll be either 2nd or 1st. At the Europeans he'll place between 4th-2nd. At the Worlds he'll place between 8th and 5th.