Which singles male skater would you LIKE to see win the OGM in Sochi?

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Which male skater (singles) would you Like to see win OGM in 2014?

This poll will close on Feb 5, 2015 at 4:15 PM.
  1. Chan

    70 vote(s)
    25.8%
  2. Takahashi

    85 vote(s)
    31.4%
  3. Fernandez

    25 vote(s)
    9.2%
  4. Hanyu

    15 vote(s)
    5.5%
  5. Plushenko

    13 vote(s)
    4.8%
  6. Ten

    15 vote(s)
    5.5%
  7. Kozuka

    13 vote(s)
    4.8%
  8. Reynolds

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  9. Abbott

    23 vote(s)
    8.5%
  10. Other

    10 vote(s)
    3.7%
  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    This is not a prediction poll. It's a popularity poll- sort of.

    Which single male skater would you Like to see win the Gold in the 2014 Olympics?

    You can pick just one (since usually there are not two gold medals in FS; there is always a tie breaker). I realize this is tough if you have several favorites.
     
  2. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    Since there isnt an option for "anyone but Chan" I will pick Takahashi. I would be happy if it were Fernandez or Abbott (no way it will ever be Abbott though I know) too.
     
  3. Loves_Shizuka

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    Takahashi or Kozuka! :D
     
  4. kwanatic

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    Daisuke is sublime. :swoon:
     
  5. centerstage01

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    I voted for Takahashi, but Fernandez was my second choice. If Abbott could get his jumps together, I'd vote for him.
     
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    I voted for Fernandez, but I would be happy with either Takahashi or Fernandez TBH...
     
  7. centerpt1

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    I would love for Abbott to get his act together, but I think he's too injured to even make the US team to Sochi. (but I voted for him anyway)

    Any one of Kozuka, Takahashi or Chan would be fine with me .
     
  8. blue_idealist

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    Takahashi because he's my favourite on that list and he's definitely retiring (IIRC) so it would be a good "retirement present", kind of lol.
     
  9. Holley Calmes

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    Takahashi is a true athlete/artist in my opinion. And that's the kind of competitor I prefer in the long run. So, since Stephan Lambiel is long retired, I'll take Dai. :)
     
  10. Spun Silver

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    THIS!
     
  11. unicorn

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    so many people jinxed Takahashi :lol:
     
  12. mia joy

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    Definitely Takahashi. He's the total package. Fernandez for silver (he's young, he can win in 2018 ;))
     
  13. Proustable

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    My ideal podium is

    1. Chan
    2. Fernandez
    3. Kozuka
     
  14. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    Does Jeremy have an injury right now? I didn't know.

    I am surprised that this poll is turning into Takahashi vs. Chan. I thought some of the other skaters were very popular. May be people just don't think they can win in 2014.
     
  15. Spun Silver

    Spun Silver Well-Known Member

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    Vash-- yeah, part of me is bracing for a Javi or Hanyu win. Esp the latter. Either seems very possible to me. Of course we never know, but from here the men's event looks to be a nailbiter to me.
     
  16. fscric

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    Hmm ... why did you say this? You think people who voted didn't understand your question?
     
  17. Antiloquy

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    I think it's more that people just want Daisuke to retire with an OGM, because he's friggin' amazing and also older than the rest of the pack. I love Javier, Yuzuru, Denis, Jeremy, and Taka (and Florent)like crazy, but if Daisuke won I'd be over the moon. lol, that was literally the only thing I was happy about for the Men's competition in Vancouver.

    I voted for Javier.
     
  18. t.mann

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    Certainly, FSU users pretend not to like & appreciate Chan only outwardly. :lol:
    I am surprised (in a good way) lately to see an old FSU poll thread. In 'the best NA male skater' question, Chan was ranked 3rd. It was even before Chan became a 2-time WC.
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?82689-Greatest-North-American-Singles-male-skater
     
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  19. Japanfan

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    I would like Chan to win with clean and inspired programs - to fulfill his potential, finally.

    My second choice would be Takahashi. I'd also be fine with a clean, inspired Abbott, but just can't see that happening.

    And don't forget Denis Ten. He's in the running, and I'd be fine with him as Olympic champ as well.

    Mostly, I want to see good skating from the men. Not a 'who makes the least mistakes' and 'who wants to take it' competition. Much as Lysacek deserved his Olympic title, the last Olympic mens' comp was the least inspiring and interesting for me of all I have watched. And I started watching seriously in 2004.
     
  20. LilJen

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    Perfect podium:
    1. jeremy
    2. Dai
    3. Kozuka
     
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  21. fscric

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    Just curious, why did you set the poll to be closed on 2-6-2015?

     
  22. Loves_Shizuka

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    ^Well, the Olympics starts 07-02 (in American format) the day after this poll would close ...except in 2014, not 2015... :lol:
     
  23. unicorn

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    Chan has lots of fans, especially after he landed his quad. But he hasn't won his biggest title yet, they just don't want to argue and jinx him.
     
  24. briancoogaert

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    My favorites are Abbott, Kozuka and Chan.
    So, I'd love to see a podium with those three guys, even if I know it's almost impossible :)
     
  25. purple skates

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    Well if it's what we would like to see, regardless of the odds of it actually happening, I'd like Fernandez, Aaron, and then probably Plushenko to cap off a long and great career.

    ETA - change that. While I'm dreaming, lets make it Fernandez, Aaron, Rippon. I have a soft spot for Adam.
     
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  26. Vash01

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    Plushenko :wuzrobbed
     
  27. purple skates

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    I know, but you gotta give the old guy some credit. :lol:
     
  28. fscric

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    You and me both, with Chan taking the crown.
     
  29. Jarrett

    Jarrett Well-Known Member

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    I honestly would love Patrick Chan to win the OGM with perfect programs. He is an amazing skater and a joy to watch on ice.... off-ice is sometimes a different matter.
     
  30. Vash01

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    If he skates great, one mistake should not hurt him, but if he makes multiple mistakes and still wins the OGM, I may not be happy (unless all others made multiple mistakes too).

    My favorite skaters are Plushenko and Takahashi. I will be happy with either of them winning the OGM, although in Plushenko's case even a bronze will feel like the gold, considering his age and injuries.