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Vash01
11-08-2011, 08:29 PM
Stealing/borrowing an idea from another poster-

Here are my top 10 men (I did not include those who were only 'figures' skaters because it's hard to compare. Also I may have missed some of the older skaters that contributed a lot to the sport due my lack of familiarity with their performances. I did not include any of the currently competing skaters either).

1.Dick Button (2 OGMs)
2.Alexei Yagudin
3.John Curry
4.Toller Cranston
5.Evgeni Plushenko
6.Brian Boitano
7.Robin Cousins
8.Kurt Browning
9.Scott Hamilton
10.Ilia Kulik

Honorable mentions (not necessarily in order):

Elvis Stojko (for his contributions to the quad, and 3 world championships and two Olympic silvers)

Stephane Lambiel

Brian Orser

Viktor Petrenko

Alexei Urmanov

Paul Wylie

ETA: Looks like I did not 'steal' very well. The thread title should have been YOUR Top 10 men (not MY top 10 men). Can an admin correct this?

museksk8r
11-08-2011, 08:46 PM
Using the same criteria I did for the ladies thread, in alphabetical order:

Jeremy Abbott
Brian Boitano
Jeffrey Buttle
Robin Cousins
John Curry
Takahiko Kozuka
Stephane Lambiel
Matt Savoie
Daisuke Takahashi
Alexei Yagudin

pani
11-08-2011, 08:58 PM
Robin Cousins
Kurt Browning
Toller Cranston
Alexei Yagudin
Stephane Lambiel
Daisuke Takahashi
Jeffrey Buttle
Brian Orser
Brian Boitano
Patrick Chan

Moka-Ananas
11-08-2011, 09:10 PM
1. Evgeni Plushenko
2. Alexei Yagudin
3. Alexander Abt
4. Stéphane Lambiel
5. Brian Joubert
6. Johnny Weir
7. Takahiko Kozuka
8. Ilia Kulik
9. Artur Gachinski
10. Javier Fernandez

briancoogaert
11-08-2011, 09:23 PM
So difficult, I think there are many great skaters in term of skating skills. I'm not fond of Patrick Chan and Alexei Urmanov, but IMO, their skating skills are so good, they have to be in my top 10 !
My top ten would include :

John Curry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o26Bb8bh3EM)
Kurt Browning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXtd7xq7URM)
Stephane Lambiel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CVtO1Tzmaw)
Patrick Chan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtS6dJ98GB4)
Alexei Yagudin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JreQby8Kbug)
Jeremy Abbott (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJorSTaB59I)
Brian Boitano (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Rpt0dF9zw)
Robin Cousins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21pvHxrINtI)
Alexei Urmanov (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTHBdbTEaH4)
Ilia Kulik (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52JmYr8tmOE)

mia joy
11-08-2011, 09:50 PM
I've only been following skating since around 2000, so I really don't remember many of the guys you've mentioned, but for me it's Yagudin all the way. By far the best male singles skater I've ever seen. Noone has ever come close in my eyes. Yags is perfection.

paskatefan
11-08-2011, 09:55 PM
My faves, in no particular order

Dick Button
Todd Eldredge
Brian Orser
Paul Wylie
Kurt Browning
Brian Boitano
Ilia Kulik
Elvis Stojko
Robin Cousins
Scott Hamilton

Honorable mention - Takahiko Kozuka (for the current generation), Jeff Buttle, Matt Savoie

Skaters who are great competitors, although not among my favorites - Evgeni Plushenko, Alexei Yagudin

paskatefan
11-08-2011, 09:57 PM
My faves, in no particular order

Dick Button
Todd Eldredge
Brian Orser
Paul Wylie
Kurt Browning
Brian Boitano
Ilia Kulik
Elvis Stojko
Robin Cousins
Scott Hamilton

Honorable mention - Takahiko Kozuka (for the current generation), Jeff Buttle, Matt Savoie

Skaters who are great competitors, although not among my favorites - Evgeni Plushenko, Alexei Yagudin - I certainly do respect their athleticism.

DimaToe
11-08-2011, 10:54 PM
So will a Pairs/ Dance thread be started soon? :) well anywho here's mine....

Ilia Kulik
Paul Wylie
Philippe Candeloro
Alexei Yagudin
Brian Boitano
Brian Orser
Matt Savoie
Emmanuel Sandhu
Robin Cousins
Johnny Weir

Cloudy_Gumdrops
11-08-2011, 11:18 PM
Alexei Urmanov
Alexander Abt
Brian Boitano
Ryan Jahnke
Daisuke Takahashi
Ilia Klimkin
Stephane Lambiel
Evgeny Plushenko
Chengjiang Li
Silvio Smalun

Mostly random order, but Urmanov is my top favorite.

judiz
11-09-2011, 12:46 AM
My top ten not in any particular order

Johnny Weir
Christopher Bowman
David Santee
Matt Savoie
Todd Eldredge
Brian Boitano
Scott Hamilton
Mark Mitchell
Kurt Browning
Paul Wylie

snoopysnake
11-09-2011, 01:01 AM
Brian Boitano
Paul Wylie
Scott Hamilton
Stephane Lambiel
Robin Cousins
Viktor Petrenko
Evan Lysacek
Evgeni Plushenko
Ilia Kulik
Ryan Janhke

falling_dance
11-09-2011, 01:03 AM
in the order of which they appeared on the scene:

Curry
Cousins
Orser
Bowman
Browning
Urmanov
Kulik
Yagudin
Savoie
Chan

Honorable mention: Petrenko, Takahashi, Abbott. Hanyu and/or Gachinski might make the list someday, depending on how much they improve.

judgejudy27
11-09-2011, 03:31 AM
1. Dick Button- way ahead of his time
2. Alexei Yagudin
3. Robin Cousins
4. Brian Boitano
5. Kurt Browning
6. John Curry
7. Evgeny Plushenko
8. Elvis Stojko
9. Brian Orser
10. Patrick Chan

Honorable mentions- Toller Cranston, Scott Hamilton, Gillis Grafstrom, Ulrich Salchow, Karl Schafer, Jenkins Brothers

No skater post 2006 belongs on the list at all IMHO.

Vash01
11-09-2011, 04:45 AM
1. Dick Button- way ahead of his time
2. Alexei Yagudin
3. Robin Cousins
4. Brian Boitano
5. Kurt Browning
6. John Curry
7. Evgeny Plushenko
8. Elvis Stojko
9. Brian Orser
10. Patrick Chan

Honorable mentions- Toller Cranston, Scott Hamilton, Gillis Grafstrom, Ulrich Salchow, Karl Schafer, Jenkins Brothers

No skater post 2006 belongs on the list at all IMHO.

If you meant 'past 2006' why is Patrick Chan on your list?