2014 GP Pairs Final Early Prediction

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by haribobo, Jun 13, 2014.

Who will make final?

  1. Stolbova/Klimov

    90.0%
  2. Duhamel/Radford

    88.0%
  3. Sui/Han

    80.0%
  4. Peng/Zhang

    78.0%
  5. Antipova/Maisuradze

    34.0%
  6. Volosozhar/Trankov

    92.0%
  7. James/Cipres

    20.0%
  8. Zhang/Bartholomay

    2.0%
  9. Kayne/O'Shea

    2.0%
  10. Scimeca/Knierim

    14.0%
  11. Yu/Jin

    4.0%
  12. Wende/Wende

    4.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    Which 6 will make the final? For now I chose to leave off Denney/Coughlin and Berton/Hotarek, Kavaguti/Smirnov, and baby Russians, but if they are competing they could also be factors...also Bazarova/Deputat, Moore-Towers/Marinaro, Leng/Shnapir could compete, but they are new so I'll give them time to gel, and several of the other teams will have country issues right now preventing them from competing- Lyubov/Moscovitch, Castelli/Tran, Savchenko/Massot, Zabijako/Larionov...
     
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  2. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    I voted the first six, but it might be J/C instead of A/M, or someone else could sneak in there for that last spot if those teams don't skate well.
     
  3. cbd1235

    cbd1235 Well-Known Member

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    I think Duhamel/Radford and Stolbova/Klimov will be world frontrunners this season, and hope they duke it out at worlds for the title. Both pairs are amazing!
     
  4. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    I havent heard anything about V&T retiring. Until V&T retire I am quite sure that D&R atleast will never be in serious contention for gold at a major event.
     
  5. lauravvv

    lauravvv Well-Known Member

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    What judgejudy27 wrote. Also see below.

    They are not retiring. In the most recent interview which was posted at the Great Skate Debate in 'From Russia with love' thread (http://www.figureskating-online.com/volosozhar-trankov.html) they said this:
     
  6. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    This poll really puts into perspective how badly pairs is lacking in depth compared to the other 3 disciplines these days.
     
  7. snoopy

    snoopy Team St. Petersburg

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    What is your guess for the number of pairs skaters in the world, total? Less than 200? Less than 100? It is a pretty small sport.
     
  8. VolosozharGOAT

    VolosozharGOAT Member

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    Volosozhar & Trankov will easily win worlds in 2015. Then they might take a break and others might have a shot, or maybe not. We will have to see.
     
  9. VolosozharGOAT

    VolosozharGOAT Member

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    There will be atleast 1 U.S team in the final I think. The Chinese pairs are overrated. Duhamel & Radford are old and will start to fall down the rankings.
     
  10. cbd1235

    cbd1235 Well-Known Member

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    I thought based on stuff I'd read a while ago that V/T weren't going to be around for this season then they'd come back. Clearly that's changed.

    Obviously D/R and S/K aren't going to be duking it out for gold, as I'd posted, with V/T around. They're on another level than any other pair team...

    Yup! You said it.
     
  11. VolosozharGOAT

    VolosozharGOAT Member

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    I think S&K can challenge V&T. D&R can maybe challenge S&K but are not yet able to challenge V&T barring big improvements. In the Team competition at the Games their clean short was 12 points lower than V&T, even with a higher base value. I know that sounds a bit contradictory but it really isnt, just because S&K can challenge V&T possibly, and D&R challenge S&K possibly doesnt mean D&R can compete with V&T. It is like Suguri was a threat to Cohen, and Cohen was a big threat to Kwan, but Suguri was still no threat to Kwan.
     
  12. irinayunafanatc

    irinayunafanatc Member

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    With Volosozhar & Trankov, Stolbova & Klimov, and some up and coming Chinese and Russian pairs, Duhamel & Radford will be happy to even repeat their bronze from the last 2 worlds.
     
  13. ladygagafan

    ladygagafan Member

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    Wow the pairs field is rubbish. I cant even think of more than 3 or 4 teams who even deserve to be in the grand prix final.