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Vagabond
06-25-2012, 02:49 PM
The tribe has spoken.

In a double-elimination round, Elvis Stojko (http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos/elvis-stojko-2010-canadas-walk-fame-H8rAtE.jpg) (9th) and Evan Lysacek (http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0gPBe1w3Ur7rP/220x.jpg) (10th) were voted out, joining Todd Eldredge (11th) and Alexei Urmanov (12th) on the sidelines.

The original contestants were the last twelve men to win a World or Olympic title.

The remaining choices are:


Ilia Kulik (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YhPlfpz5fEQ#t=18s): Olys 1998
Alexei Yagudin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sVYs2M_rIm0#t=18s): Worlds 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, Olys 2002
Evgeni Plushenko (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21woRiBqrks): Worlds 2001, 2003, 2004, Olys 2006
Stéphane Lambiel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzhQkDlPCrU): Worlds 2005, 2006
Brian Joubert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPjL8pBzi6E): Worlds 2007
Jeffrey Buttle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypNSQb9heLA): Worlds 2008
Daisuke Takahashi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9zx_6PTmIQ): Worlds 2010
Patrick Chan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8Nzn0K7yc4&feature=fvwrel): Worlds 2011, 2012

Who is the weakest link? Use whatever criteria you want.

sk8ingcoach
06-25-2012, 02:56 PM
It is time for Buttle to leave

SamuraiK
06-25-2012, 02:58 PM
This round is gonna be a deja-vu of 2008. Buttle vs Joubert. I say bye bye Jeffrey.

Macassar88
06-25-2012, 03:35 PM
Hope buttle gets knocked out.

Cherub721
06-25-2012, 03:50 PM
Haven't decided yet... Buttle, Joubert, and Chan are the only ones without an Olympic medal. I will see how the voting goes.

Vagabond
06-25-2012, 03:57 PM
Haven't decided yet... Buttle, Joubert, and Chan are the only ones without an Olympic medal. I will see how the voting goes.

Buttle won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

Jeschke
06-25-2012, 04:11 PM
Buttle won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

still don´t know, how that could happen, 6th after short, with fall, hand down and double in the free claiming the podium.

so many mistakes of the other skaters? maybe i should rewatch the competition.

Marco
06-25-2012, 04:15 PM
If between Buttle and Joubert, definitely Joubert.

They both won 1 Worlds. Buttle managed a bronze at his only Olympics whilst Joubert failed to medal in 3 tries; on the other hand, Joubert had a much more impressive Worlds and Euros streak compared to Buttle's Worlds and 4CCs streak.

But when it comes down to their head to head at 2008 Worlds, Buttle's best beat Joubert's near-best quite convincingly.

Marco
06-25-2012, 04:20 PM
still don´t know, how that could happen, 6th after short, with fall, hand down and double in the free claiming the podium.

so many mistakes of the other skaters? maybe i should rewatch the competition.

Buttle actually placed 2nd in the free to place 3rd overall behind Lambiel, who also fell.

The medal contenders who skated well in the short (Weir, Joubert, Takahashi) messed up their free skates, and those who skated strongly in the free messed up the short (Lysacek, Savoie).

The Olympic men's competition in 2006 was not very well skated. Plush was clean and won by a landslide. He skated similarly in 2010 and lost to someone without a quad.

misskarne
06-25-2012, 04:22 PM
Have to say I voted Joubert this round.

I find him distinctly underwhelming as a skater. (Also, er, I have issues working out why everyone seems to find him so attractive. :confused:)

Zemgirl
06-25-2012, 04:37 PM
I'm afraid I had to vote for Jeffrey Buttle. I appreciate what he did when he was at his best, but looking at his competitive career, he wasn't close to his best often enough, and has probably achieved less than everyone else on this list. The Olys medal is nice, but considering the standard of the event... the same can probably be said for his medal at 2005 Worlds.

That said, I really like what he has done since his retirement, both as a skater and as a choreographer.


But when it comes down to their head to head at 2008 Worlds, Buttle's best beat Joubert's near-best quite convincingly.
2008 Worlds was not Joubert's near-best; he was only sixth in the SP and the LP was a fair bit off his PB.

aftershocks
06-25-2012, 04:48 PM
3 Votes to off Ilia???! That lowers even further the buried casket level credibility of these polls. :lol:

Cherub721
06-25-2012, 05:00 PM
Buttle won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

Duh! How could I forget. :lol: I probably had blocked it out.

lauravvv
06-25-2012, 05:33 PM
I voted for Buttle. I definitely love Jeffrey more, but I understand that he has to go before Brian. Joubert's overall career and longevity is somehow more impressive, whatever other people say. Yes, Jeffrey is a great professional skater now, but seems that this is not about that.

judgejudy27
06-25-2012, 05:37 PM
I voted for Joubert. If I am being objective on competitive record Buttle is the weakest one left with Lysacek gone, but I feel Buttle is just a better skater. Jeff does have an Olympic medal too in a strong field, Joubert doesnt have one at any point even in the weak Vancouver field, and both have a World title in a strong field.