Who do you think has the best chance of making it the top of the podium? Berntsson, the defending champ, had subpar results in his last 3 competitions (even by his own headcase standards), most likely because he's stretching himself too thin by having to split his time between his Master's thesis and a part-time job in addition to his training. Schultheiss recently changed coaches and currently has a groin injury. Majorov doesn't have a consistent 3A, but he did beat Kristoffer at the Ice Challenge. It's too bad that Adrian had to withdraw of the NRW Trophy because I would've liked to see how he would have fared against Sasha (who won the event). The Swedish men have 2 spots for both Euros and Worlds, and I wonder if Majorov might be able to move ahead of one of his seasoned teammates.