Anyway here is how I see the events:
NHK- Pang & Tong win easily. Denney & Barrett favored for 2nd, possibly challenged by Barazova & Larionov and Inoue & Baldwin.
Skate Canada- Kavaguti & Smirnov the favorites. Dube & Davison possible challengers for the gold with home field advantage if K&S make mistakes. McLaughlin & Brubaker 3rd if they have come back from last season well, maybe 2nd if D&D skate poorly.
Cup of China- Pang & Tong win easily. Zhangs on home ice probably take 2nd easily.
3rd to Evora & Ladwig or Lubov & Nodari.
Skate America- Savchenko & Szowkoly win easily. Denney & Barrett and McLaughlin & Brubaker battle for 2nd on home ice.
Russia- Kavaguti & Smirnov the heavy favorites on their home ice. Dube & Davison 2nd.
Evora & Ladwig challenging for 2nd or 3rd.
Eric Bompard- Savchenko & Szowkoly win easily. Zhangs 2nd, and Barazova & Larianov 3rd.
OK I hadnt notice how weak the Zhangs assignments are so yes they will probably make the final with two 2nd place finishes unless the have a bad skate at Eric Bompard and drop to 3rd or 4th there (even if they skate badly at Cup of China they will be held up to still finish 2nd). Still I dont forsee them being a big threat this coming season.
For the other spot I would say Denney & Barret. They pretty much only need to beat their teammates and I except they will manage that.