Top 10 Men's skaters from 1990 - 2010?

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  1. Zokko!

    Zokko! Comansnala?

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    After the Ladies now the faar moore interesting ;) suggestions for the Men's.
    I'm still working on my list ... :D
     
  2. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    1. Alexei Yagudin
    2. Kurt Browning
    3. Evgeny Plushenko
    4. Stephane Lambiel
    5. Daisuke Takahashi
    6. Ilia Kulik
    7. Viktor Petrenko
    8. Elvis Stojko
    9. Alexei Urmanov
    10. Brian Joubert
     
  3. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    1) Alexei Yagudin
    2) Evgeny Plushenko - wish I didn't have to admit it!!
    3) Elvis Stojko
    4) Kurt Browning
    5) Viktor Petrenko
    6) Ilia Kulik
    7) Alexei Urmanov
    8) Evan Lysacek
    9) Timothy Goebel
    10) Brian Joubert

    It might be a little personally biased to leave out Candeloro, but *shrug*

    Honourable mentions - Candeloro, Takahashi, Eldredge, Weiss, Lambiel, Buttle, Chan, Weir
     
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  4. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    Hardly, there are easily more than 10 guys who have achieved more than Candelero overall in the last 20 years. The guy has never won a World title, he hasnt even won a European title.

    Petrenko, Browning, Urmanov, Kulik, Stojko, Eldredge, Yagudin, Plushenko, Lambiel, Buttle, Lysacek, Joubert, Takahashi, have all clearly achieved more even with his 2 Olympic bronzes.
     
  5. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    Alexei Yagudin
    Evgeny Plushenko
    Kurt Browning
    Elvis Stojko
    Viktor Petrenko
    Alexei Urmanov
    Brian Joubert
    Ilia Kulik
    Todd Eldredge
    Stephane Lambiel
     
  6. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    Alexei Yagudin
    Kurt Browning
    Evgeni Plushenko (ugh, that is painful to admit)
    Elvis Stojko
    Stephane Lambiel
    Todd Eldredge
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Brian Joubert
    Ilia Kulik
    Viktor Petrenko
     
  7. Zokko!

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    1. Alexei Yagudin
    2. Evgeni Plushenko
    3. Kurt Browning
    4. Stephane Lambiel
    5. Ilia Kulik
    6. Brian Joubert
    7. Viktor Petrenko
    8. Daisuke Takahashi
    9. Alexei Urmanov
    10. Jeffrey Buttle
     
  8. moebius

    moebius Well-Known Member

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    Plushenko
    Yagudin
    Petrenko
    Kulik
    Stojko
    Lambiel
    Takahashi
    Joubert
    Urmanov
    Browning

    I noticed that Lysacek isn't on most of the list, including mines:)
     
  9. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

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    IMHO these are the TOP 5
    1. Kurt Browning (without whom the quad wouldn't have become so big)
    2. Elvis Stojko (who made the quad so consistent and used in combination and someone who was incredibly consistent in competition)
    3. Alexei Yagudin (who made the quad look easy but also had incredible artistry)
    4. Evgeny Plushenko (Solid technician/ and so consistent for a long time)
    5. Jeffrey Buttle (Who brought creative choreography/transitions etc to a program)

    6-10 (more preference than what they brought to the sport)
    6. Brian Joubert (porn factor- pure and simple)
    7. Stephane Lambiel (spins and choreo)
    8. Philippe Candeloro (Choreography)
    9. Emanuel Sandhu (makes me wish for what could have been with him)
    10. Evan Lysacek (just cuz I like him!)
     
  10. tiredout

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    I am surprised how many lists have Urmanov and how few have Lysacek. Here are mine.

    1. Evan Lysacek (have to make sure I don't forget him)
    2. Paul Wylie (1992 Olympic silver medalist and one of all time best stylists
    3. Kurt Browning
    4. Viktor Petrenko
    5. Elvis Stojko
    6. Daisuke Takahashi
    7. Brian Joubert
    8. Alexie Yagudin
    9. Ilia Kulik
    10. Evgeni Plusheko
     
  11. Fandango

    Fandango New Member

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    Well, what else could be the reason to name him? :D
    Apart from that, I don't find him even very likeable. :shuffle:

    Anyway, my personal Top Ten,

    - Alexei Yagudin
    - Kurt Browning
    - Stephane Lambiel
    - Evgeni Plushenko
    - Ilia Kulik
    - Viktor Petrenko
    - Johnny Weir :saint:
    - Brian Joubert
    - Philippe Candeloro
    - Alexei Urmanov
     
  12. Jaana

    Jaana Well-Known Member

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    In no particular order:

    - Lysacek
    - Kulik
    - Buttle
    - Joubert
    - Yagudin
    - Plushenko
    - Lambiel
    - Urmanov
    - Browning
    - Petrenko
     
  13. skateboy

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    As much as I enjoyed Ilia Kulik's OGM skate, I wouldn't list him in my top 10. Same with Urmanov (and I'm a big fan!). I'd actually include Eldredge over both of them.
     
  14. paskatefan

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    In no particular order:

    Kurt Browning
    Elvis Stojko
    Todd Eldredge
    Paul Wylie
    Ilia Kulik
    Alexei Yagudin
    Evgeni Plushenko
    Stephane Lambiel
    Jeff Buttle
    Daisuke Takahashi
     
  15. sydneyphoenix

    sydneyphoenix New Member

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    According to my formula which inherently favour skaters that have been active since 1996 due to more available competitions, top 10 Men's Skaters from 1990 are:
    1. Evgeni Plushenko
    2. Alexei Yagudin
    3. Elvis Stojko
    4. Viktor Petrenko
    5. Evan Lysacek
    6. Brian Joubert
    7. Alexei Urmanov
    8. Todd Eldridge
    9. Stephane Lambiel
    10. Kurt Browning

    My personal, subjective opinion on who I think are the most talented 10 Men's Skaters since 1990 (but not my 10 FAVOURITES from the era) are:
    1. Alexei Yagudin
    2. Evegeni Plushenko
    3. Kurt Browning
    4. Ilia Kulik
    5. Elvis Stojko
    6. Stephane Lambiel
    7. Evan Lysacek
    8. Alexei Urmanov
    9. Viktor Petrenko
    10. Brian Joubert

    This list only took into consideration athletes that have won Olympics, Worlds OR GPF, as I think having what it takes to win major competitions is part of job descriptions for great champions.
     
  16. Fliple Trip

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    IMO,
    Yagudin, Browning, Kulik,
    Plushenko, Lambiel, Joubert,
    Petrenko, Urmanov, Candeloro,
    Stojko (cannot stand the guy/his skating, but he was successful and influential at his times)
     
  17. Moka-Ananas

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    My personal Top 10:

    1. Plushenko
    2. Lambiel
    3. Yagudin
    4. Kulik
    5. Abt
    6. Weir
    7. Urmanov
    8. Joubert
    9. Stojko
    10. Eldredge
     
  18. Dancin' Dream

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :scream:

    Awwww, sooooo completely forgettable, this guy? :D
     
  19. museksk8r

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    That's because Alexei is an infinitely better skater than Evan in every facet of figure skating. For shallow purposes, Urmanov has Lysacek beat in the looks department too IMO. ;)
     
  20. dinakt

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    I think 5 most influential are
    Yagudin
    Browning
    Plushenko
    Lambiel
    Stojko
    ... then Petrenko, Kulik, Joubert, Candeloro, Urmanov, Elderidge, Lysacek...

    I would really like to put Takahashi there, and don't only because he is still going strong.
     
  21. ZuZu

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    To me:

    Yagudin
    Plushenko
    Kulik
    Petrenko
    Urmanov
    Takahashi
    Lambiel
    Joubert
    Browning
    Weir
     
  22. ciocio

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    My Top 10

    Plushenko
    Yagudin
    Browning, Petrenko, Lambiel,Stojko,Takahashi, Joubert, Kulik, Urmanov
     
  23. briancoogaert

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    In no particular order, except for the first !

    Kurt Browning !
    Alexei Yagudin
    Alexei Urmanov
    Ilia Kulik
    Stephane Lambiel
    Evgeny Plushenko
    Jeremy Abbott
    Elvis Stojko
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Brian Joubert
     
  24. The Accordion

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    Kurt Browning
    Alexei Yagudin
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Evgeny Plushenko
    Victor Petrenko
    Alexei Urmanov
    Stephane Lambiel
    Todd Eldredge
    Elvis Stojko
    (not my personal favourite - but he did what he had to do when it had to be done ----his terminator competition persona and technical accomplishments were impressive)
    Jeff Buttle
     
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    1. Alexei Yagudin
    2. Ilia Kulik
    3. Kurt Browning
    4. Stephane Lambiel
    5. Victor Petrenko
    6. Evgeny Plushenko
    7. Brian Joubert
    8. Alexei Urmanov
    9. Daisuke Takahashi
    10. Johnny Weir
     
  26. JerseySlore

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    No particular order.
    Browning
    Urmanov
    Yagudin
    Plushenko
    Lambiel
    Kulik
    Stojko
    Joubert
    Takahashi
    Lysacek

    I hope I'll be able to include Kozuka and Brezina in Top 10 men's skaters 2010-:encore:
     
  27. Icedreamer

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    Alexei Yagudin:saint:

    Stephane Lambiel
    Ilia Kulik
    Brian Joubert
    Todd Eldredge
    Kurt Browning
    Johnny Weir
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Evgeny Plushenko
    Dennis Ten
     
  28. paskatefan

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    These are two of my favorite international competitors for now & the future! :encore:
     
  29. pinky166

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    I'd like to put an "on" Verner on the list, but I'm hoping his best years are still ahead and he can prove that to us rather than just leaving us to wonder about the things he could have done had his talent been channeled effectively.
     
  30. Satellitegirl

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    What criteria are we basing this on? Just personal preference?