My top 10 men

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  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    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?
     
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  2. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    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
     
  3. pani

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    Robin Cousins
    Kurt Browning
    Toller Cranston
    Alexei Yagudin
    Stephane Lambiel
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Jeffrey Buttle
    Brian Orser
    Brian Boitano
    Patrick Chan
     
  4. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    1. Evgeni Plushenko
    2. Alexei Yagudin
    3. Alexander Abt
    4. St├ęphane Lambiel
    5. Brian Joubert
    6. Johnny Weir
    7. Takahiko Kozuka
    8. Ilia Kulik
    9. Artur Gachinski
    10. Javier Fernandez
     
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  5. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  7. paskatefan

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    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
     
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  8. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. DimaToe

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    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
     
  10. Cloudy_Gumdrops

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    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.
     
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  11. judiz

    judiz Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  12. snoopysnake

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    1. Brian Boitano
    2. Paul Wylie
    3. Scott Hamilton
    4. Stephane Lambiel
    5. Robin Cousins
    6. Viktor Petrenko
    7. Evan Lysacek
    8. Evgeni Plushenko
    9. Ilia Kulik
    10. Ryan Janhke
     
  13. falling_dance

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    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.
     
  14. judgejudy27

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    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.
     
  15. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    Perhaps he got in under the wire by skating at 2006 Canadians?
     
  17. Pretty Vegas

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    In no real order...

    Kurt Browning
    Brian Boitano
    Alexei Yagudin
    Stephane Lambiel
    Matt Savoie
    Scott Hamilton
    Ilia Kulik
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Paul Wylie
    Brian Orser
     
  18. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, you are right. :lol: I sort of dont think he belongs there yet, yet I sort of think he does for his WR breaking performances last season. So he is a tricky one. He is definitely already a better skater than any of the Joubert, Lambiel, Lysacek, class are though, and a better competitor (despite the numerous falls at times) than Takahashi ever was.

    When I typed that I was thinking of the 2007-2010 generation of top skaters which was very weak IMO. How else did we have this sudden return to quadless champions, even ones with mediocre artistry like Lysacek to boot. Thank god that quad of rubbish is over, and the rubbish has merely been transformed to the ladies for the 2011-2014 quad it appears.
     
  19. ciocio

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    1. Plushyagudin :D

    Random order

    S. Lambiel
    D.Takahashi
    J. Abbott
    P. Chan
    K. Browning
    A.Abt
    A. Urmanov
    I. Kulik
    F.Candeloro

    A lot of honorable mention: Matt Savoie, Jeff Buttle, B Boitano, B Orser, etc,etc
     
  20. Jaana

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    My top ten favourites in alphabetical order (current eligible skaters not included):

    Kurt Browning
    Jeffrey Buttle
    Philippe Candeloro (not as a pro)
    Robin Cousins
    John Curry
    Ilia Kulik (not as a pro)
    Stephane Lambiel
    Brian Orser
    Alexei Urmanov
    Paul Wylie
     
  21. briancoogaert

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    It depends on what are your criterias. If we talk about quality, you can judge them in one year...Patrick Chan was already among the best ever when he arrived on the scene. He was really young and newcomer, but everybody said, already, that his skating skills were to die for.
     
  22. VarBar

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    In more or less random order.

    1. Dick Button
    2. Alexei Yagudin
    3. Kurt Browning
    4. Patrick Chan
    5. Brian Boitano
    6. Brian Orser
    7. John Curry
    8. Toller Cranston
    9. Stephane Lambiel
    10. Daisuke Takahashi
     
  23. Zokko!

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    1. Alexei Yagudin :swoon:
    2. Ilia Kulik :respec:

    In no particular order:
    - Robin Cousins
    - Victor Petrenko
    - Kurt Browning
    - Philippe Candeloro
    - Stephane Lambiel
    - Johnny Weir
    - Brian Joubert
    - Daisuke Takahashi
     
  24. Twilight1

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    In random order...
    1. Kurt Browning
    2. Elvis Stojko
    3. Emanuel Sandhu
    4. Jeffrey Buttle
    5. Patrick Chan
    6. Alexei Yagudin
    7. Evgeny Plushenko
    8. Brian Orser
    9. Brian Boitano
    10. Philippe Candeloro

    HM
    Evan Lysacek
    Johnny Weir
    Ilia Kulik
    Daisuke Takahashi
     
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    Ulrich Salchow
    Dick Button
    Kal Schafer
    Alexei Yagudin
    John Curry
    Robin Cousins
    Brian Boitano
    Kurt Browning
    Ilia Kulik
    Evgeni Plushenko
     
  26. doubleflutz

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    Historical importance:
    1. Jackson Haines
    2. Ulrich Salchow
    3. Gus Lussi
    4. Dick Button
    5. Toller Cranston
    6. John Curry
    7. Kurt Browning
    8. Alexei Yagudin & Evgeni Plushenko
    9. Stephane Lambiel & Jeff Buttle
    10. Patrick Chan

    Personal preference:
    1. Daisuke Takahashi
    2. Patrick Chan
    3. John Curry
    4. Kurt Browning
    5. Jeff Buttle
    6. Stephane Lambiel
    7. Alexei Yagudin
    8. Jeremy Abbott
    9. Tomas Verner
    10. Johnny Weir (pre-2008 competitive stuff only)
     
  27. dinakt

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    My list- strictly "skaters significant to me personally, who keep me in love with skating"

    Alexei Yagudin
    Jeremy Abbott
    Stephane Lambiel
    Kurt Browning
    Toller Cranston
    Igor Bobrin
    Brian Orser
    Daisuke Takahashi
    John Curry
    Matt Savoie
     
  28. Habs

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    My personal top 10 favourites:

    Kurt Browning
    Alexei Yagudin
    Jeff Buttle
    Stephane Lambiel
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Brian Orser
    Patrick Chan
    Alexei Urmanov
    Ilia Kulik
    Scott Davis
     
  29. SkateFan66

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    My favorite male skaters (listed in alphabetical order):

    1. Boitano
    2. Browning
    3. Hamilton
    4. Kulik
    5. Lambiel
    6. Lysacek
    7. Orser
    8. Takahashi
    9. Wylie
    10. Yagudin
     
  30. LoveToSkate

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    My personal top 10 men skaters.

    1. Kurt Browning
    2. Scott Hamilton
    3. Alexei Yagudin
    4. Steven Cousins
    5. Viktor Petrenko
    6. Jeffrey Buttle
    7. Ryan Bradley
    8. Evan Lysacek
    9. Philippe Candeloro
    10. Stephane Lambiel