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    Win, Place and Show Predictions with Analysis

    LADIES

    Michelle outskates the field with a 3x3 combo and an exquisite faultless program.

    Carolina and Julia fight it out for silver and bronze. I think Julia gets the silver.

    Fumie or Susanna may chase one of the above off the podium.


    MEN

    His nibs will overtake the field whether he skates well or not.

    Stefan or Stephane. That is the question.for silver and bronze. I'll pick Lindemann reluctantly for the silver.

    Jeffrey and Emmanuel - Two hometown favorites may bust their way to the posium with a quad.


    PAIRS

    Really no competition for S&Z and I predict huge scores.

    Pang and Tong - Despite the slender figures, they are prone to silver.

    Z&S - Their longevity will bring a sentimenal bronze medal

    Keep your eye on hometown L&A looking to mix up that Podium..


    DANCE

    The Three Seeds do it in the order presented: D&S - Bulgaria; D&S - France;
    C&S (Israel).

    Watch for the hometown favorites: D&L; and W&L for a podium steal.


    [/I]Just my far out thoughts`!!
    Joe
    Last edited by Joesitz; 08-05-2004 at 06:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz
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    Keep your eye on Innoue and Baldwin to make a posium move.
    Last time I looked, Inoue & Baldwin were not scheduled for this event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8pics
    Last time I looked, Inoue & Baldwin were not scheduled for this event.
    Thanks Sk8pics. My eyes slipped over into Japan. I'll correct that now.

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    My predictions right now are:

    Dance:
    1st - Denkova/Staviski
    2nd - Dubreuil/Lauzon
    3rd - Delobel/Schoenfelder
    4th - Chait/Sakhnovski
    5th - Wing/Lowe

    Maybe it will be a repeat of Skate Canada in 2002 and Albena and Maxim will place surprisingly low but, I doubt it. I would LOVE for Marie-France and Patrice to win though!!

    Ladies:
    1st - Michelle Kwan
    2nd - Fumie Suguri
    3rd - Julia Sebestyen
    4th - Carolina Kostner
    5th - Cynthia Phaneuf

    Pairs:
    1st- Shen/Zhao
    2nd - Pang/Tong
    3rd - Zagorska/Siudek
    4th - Langlois/Archetto
    5th - Marcoux/Buntin

    2nd-5th could really switch around, it depends on how everybody skates....

    Men:
    1st - Evgeni Plushenko
    then I don't know.....um....Lindeman, Lambiel, Buttle, Sandhu, and Honda could all be up there......

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    Isn't Sasha Cohen going to be at SC???

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    Nope, she's going to the Cup of China instead.

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    Stephane Lambiel will not compete because of surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alina
    Stephane Lambiel will not compete because of surgery.
    Drats! What's wrong with him now? He never makes the GP and given the tight schedules, he won't be healed to skate in any of them.

    Joe

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    Well guys and gals all great predictions, but I like to go with the "anything can and does happen in figure skating" approach. One never really knows the outcome until the final skate. Looking forward to Skate Canada.

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    My predictions are:

    Dance: Denkova/Staviski gold
    Dubreuill/Lauzon silver
    Delobel/Schoenfelder bronze

    Pairs: Pang/Tong gold
    Shen/Zhao silver
    Zagorska/Siudek bronze

    *Shen/Zhao will not skate clean in their first event of the season.

    Men: Takeshi Honda gold
    Jeffrey Buttle silver
    Emanuel Sandhu bronze

    *This is my prediction as long as Plushenko does not compete. Otherwise, Plushenko is my pick for gold, and you can move the others down 1 notch.

    Ladies: Fumie Suguri gold
    Michelle Kwan silver
    Julia Sebestyen bronze

    *A bold pick indeed. I believe that Suguri will be fired up after what happened in Dortmund last season. I believe she will be determined to recapture the Japanese crown as well as contend for the world title this season. For Fumie, it's either produce or perish, as it is for the other Japanese ladies. She's on a mission this season.

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    I'm not too sure how Fumie will do. The last article I saw about her quoted her as saying she was relearning some jump techniques. That was also before she changed coaches which will create an adjustment period of its own. I don't know if she'll be comfortable with the new techniques and coaching just yet. Though I am impressed with her willingness to improve. It looks like she is really committed to making it to the Olympics. I hope Fumie makes it back to the World podium.

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    I see your point...moving to Chicago, a new coach, a new country, etc. Those are legitimate factors that could potentially affect her skating. Those factors definitely affected Volchkova adversely. It makes you wonder...what kind of support system does Fumie have in Chicago? She'll miss her family, Mr. Sato, her language, home cooked Japanese food...what a sacrifice! However, Fumie used to live in Alaska when she was young. This is where she first learned to skate. Well...moving to the U.S. and changing her coach really paid dividends for Arakawa...not even a year in the U.S., 2 different coaches...then she wins the World Championship. Perhaps, this is what primarily inspired Fumie to make such a drastic change.

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    I expect Onda. She stands on the podium in the Grand Prix series of all past 2 seasons. She is the skater who has sense of stability very much technically. It's true that the result of 4CC last year was bad. However, the cause has clarified. She caught a cold and was a high fever till SP's previous day. And also,The coach was changed this year. That will bring about influence good for her.

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    My predictions are:

    Dance:
    Denkova/Staviski gold
    Chait / Sakhnovski silver
    Wing / Lowe bronze

    Pairs:
    Shen/Zhao gold
    Pang/Tong silver
    Borezenkova/Chuvilaevz bronze


    Men:
    Emanuel Sandhu gold
    Ryan Jahnke silver
    Takeshi Honda bronze

    Ladies:
    Julia Sebestyen gold
    Fumie Suguri silver
    Susanna Poykio bronze

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miriam Boo
    I see your point...moving to Chicago, a new coach, a new country, etc. Those are legitimate factors that could potentially affect her skating. Those factors definitely affected Volchkova adversely. It makes you wonder...what kind of support system does Fumie have in Chicago? She'll miss her family, Mr. Sato, her language, home cooked Japanese food...what a sacrifice! However, Fumie used to live in Alaska when she was young. This is where she first learned to skate. Well...moving to the U.S. and changing her coach really paid dividends for Arakawa...not even a year in the U.S., 2 different coaches...then she wins the World Championship. Perhaps, this is what primarily inspired Fumie to make such a drastic change.

    Fumie lives with a Japanese family in Chicago, so she eats japanese food all the time I reckon. The mom of the host family is a well known sports journalist in Japan. Her daughter is a novice skater and competed at one of the regionals in Japan. During the summer, on her website(the jornalist and a former skater, Tomoko Imagawa has a joint website) in her journal, she gave us some reports on Fumie's everyday life in Chicago.

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