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

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vash01, Sep 23, 2013.


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)
  2. Takahashi

    85 vote(s)
  3. Fernandez

    25 vote(s)
  4. Hanyu

    15 vote(s)
  5. Plushenko

    13 vote(s)
  6. Ten

    15 vote(s)
  7. Kozuka

    13 vote(s)
  8. Reynolds

    2 vote(s)
  9. Abbott

    23 vote(s)
  10. Other

    10 vote(s)
  1. bronwynsings

    bronwynsings Active Member

    Mar 27, 2013
    Pipe dream podium would be any order of Kevin Reynolds, Denis Ten, and Adam Rippon. :p Realistically, I would love to see Ten win, as I absolutely love his skating and those sky high triple axels blow me away.
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear New Member

    Oct 19, 2004
    I would love the following podium:
    1. Takahashi - Because, as someone said above, he is sublime.
    2. Abbott - To finally fulfill his potential on the big stage.
    3. Chan - Because he is too good not to medal. BUT I want him low enough on the podium to deflate his ego a little. Humble pie will be good for his future well-being. :}
  3. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    At this time Plushenko winning a gold or even silver is a pipe dream, but I will dream anyway.
  4. ciocio

    ciocio New Member

    Jun 29, 2010
    As far as I know Olympics are a real competition, so Plushenko could have a chance to medal, if health allows him. :)
  5. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Max Aaron, Jeremy Abbott, and Kevin Van Der Perren, just to sit back and watch the carnage on the board :p :EVILLE:.
  6. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    I love too many men to root fully for Plushenko, but I hope he captains the Russian team to a bronze medal (or silver, but he doesn't have an Olympic bronze yet, and I like complete sets)
  7. Jiazumi

    Jiazumi Active Member

    Aug 8, 2011
    1. Super Javi!!!
    2. Daisuke!
    3. Denis Ten, Patrick Chan (fair judging), or Max Aaron

    I want Fernandez to win gold. Daisuke had his chance and did fairly well last Olympic games. However, I wouldn't mind seeing him move up a rank and take silver going into retirement. Patrick Chan or Max Aaron for 3rd. No other comment there. :lol:
  8. Andrushka

    Andrushka New Member

    Nov 2, 2004
    Not Chan,other than that,I don't know.
  9. nicecardshark

    nicecardshark New Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Such an amazing field of men. So much talent out there. We're lucky we get to see it all.

    When I see, especially in person, the likes of Dai and Patrick, and when they're on the top of their game, I think I could just sit in the stands for hours watching their sublime skating.

    I think a few of you voted for who you think will win, rather than who do you want to win.

    Although I could have gone many ways in this poll, I cast my vote for Jeremy. A little bt of nationalism. Plus I tend to root for the underdog :)
  10. immoimeme

    immoimeme having a nice day

    Apr 17, 2001
    I would LIKE to see Brian Joubert win the gold medal :)
  11. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2004
    I voted for Dennis Ten. Can only imagine what that might mean to his home country :)
  12. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

    Jan 21, 2011
    Plushy, of course, but if he can't, Aaron.

    If only for the explosion of angst all over the internet...
  13. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

    Jul 15, 2005
    I would love for Daisuke to win, but if he cannot, I would be happy with Javier winning gold and Daisuke getting the silver. I imagine Daisuke would be pleased with that too; I doubt that he's seriously expecting to win. Patrick will be on the podium somewhere unless he breaks his leg or something similar, while sadly I cannot really see Jeremy overcoming his anxiety to the extent that he skates clean or makes only a minor mistake or two. He seems a highly strung sort of man, and I don't like the way the phrase "being mentally tough" is thrown around as if you can control your nervousness if only you try. Some people are naturally more uneasy and tense than others, and it may be that all the psychological work a skater does cannot change his or her approach to competing before an audience.
  14. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2010
    Anyone but Chan unless he actually deserves it for a change. If he gets the Gold medal with a performance like at Worlds then stick a fork in figure skating it's done for good.
  15. leapfrogonice

    leapfrogonice Active Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    What I would LIKE is that the truly best SKATES/performances, win Olympic medals. I would like for this to NOT confuse the general public - and thus risk further turning off casual fans from having ANY interest the sport. Olympic medals awarded to confusingly poor performances would only further erode credibility.
  16. Li'Kitsu

    Li'Kitsu Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    I have like... no idea :lol:
    No, really, I'd need multiple gold, silver and bronze medals to have everyone rewarded who I'd like to reward. Daiskue needs no explanation, he's absolutly breathtaking and it would be such a great end to his great career. While I'm not exactly a Patrick fan I still like him enough to want him on that podium - he's got the talent, and he's been the dominating skater this last quad with such high expactions on him, how awful would it be to be loosing out exactly at the most important event? Javier is like my european homeboy, he's so charming and his 4S in the second half of the FS always amazes me. Yuzuru is still so young - he'd be one of the youngest winners ever, I think. Plus, I love him. Taka needs to kick some jugdes a** for always being underscored and make some funny faces at them from the top of the podium. And of course Plush - he could bring the house down like nobody else in russia, and a happy crowd is always great to see! (Plus, he and Daisuke were robbed in 2010 me thinks, so...)

    And that's not even everyone, there are still others like Nobu, Jeremy, Jason, Brian...
  17. falling_dance

    falling_dance Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    This is the podium I'd like to see:

    1. Chan
    2. Takahashi
    3. Kozuka or Ten
  18. Badams

    Badams Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2002
    I voted for Ten because how awesome would it be for Kazakhstan to win a gold medal in figure skating?
  19. itoaxel

    itoaxel Member

    Feb 5, 2013
    The funny thing is Chan is 2nd highest on this poll, yet if there was another poll who people would least like to see win he would probably be 1st or 2nd on that poll too. I voted for Fernandez, but I would have voted for Abbott if it were halfway realistic.
  20. bardtoob

    bardtoob Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Haven't voted yet. Probably Javi or D10 for the win because they are likable. If I was guaranteed a clean Chan, then he would get my vote.
  21. Triple Axel

    Triple Axel New Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    THIS. Especially since people are throwing the 'old' card around when talking about Lysacek and Weir! Plushenko is geriatric by those standards..and I hope he's in top form, enough to clean up the ice with the others. If Chan skates CLEAN, I hope he does well. If he does NOT, I hope he is not given inflated scores and rewarded for really bad skating. Used to be, you almost HAD to skate clean to win an OGM. Now, you can Zamboni and still walk away with the top prize in international competitions.
    Failing Plushenko being strong enough to make the Russian team (If he can crawl, he will be there..the man is a TANK!) I want Gachinski to at least medal. Seriously. I want him to skate out of his skin this season, and if Plushenko cannot go, I want Artur as Russia's guy. And I want him on the podium. On TOP.

    I also would love to see Florent Amodio do well, simply because he's working with Alexei Yagudin, and I think he can DO this. He was precious at Euros in 2011.

    Bronze is up for grabs. Let's give it to Jeremy Abbott, just because he's a sweetheart of a guy.
  22. Triple Axel

    Triple Axel New Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    No, he doesn't have a Olympic Bronze...

    What he does have is SILVER...GOLD.....SILVER...... IS ANYONE ELSE SEEING A PATTERN HERE???? How incredible would it be for a skater of THIS era (of quads that take a serious toll on your body, and THIS guy has been doing them fairly consistently since he was a teenager!) to medal in FOUR Olympic Games?? I don't even know of another skater besides the man that is Plushenko that has even TRIED. I know Yagudin would have, but his body betrayed him..assisted by years of pounding an already malformed hip with those quads-and landing them consistently).

    For Plushenko, even making it to the Sochi games, if he is able, would be amazing. A win would be profound.
  23. kuzytalent

    kuzytalent Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    Among this list, purely in terms of liking it to happen:

    1. Takahashi
    2. Abbott
    3. Kozuka
    4. Fernandez
    5. Ten
    6. Hanyu

    7. Plushenko (I am already past the happy stage)

    8. Chan

    9. Reynolds.
  24. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2002
    That would be AMAZING!!! :rofl: :watch: