View Poll Results: Pick the WINNER

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  • Alexei Yagudin to WIN

    189 59.81%
  • Daisuke Takahashi to WIN

    127 40.19%
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    Quote Originally Posted by shine View Post
    LMAO at Takahashi being one of the final twos.
    My sentiment exactly. WTH happened to the voting and Plushenko and people's senses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
    My sentiment exactly. WTH happened to the voting and Plushenko and people's senses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ostile17 View Post
    Well, his career isn't over yet!
    Dai could sweep the next two seasons- which seems unlikely in the extreme - and he still won't have a record as good as Yagudin's, despite having quite a few more season to compete in. He had one season when he was considered the man to beat, and it ended with him Zayaking himself off the World podium.

    I like Dai, he's a great skater, loved his Worlds winning performances and his programs this past season. But Yags is in a league of his own here. And while his skating isn't IJS friendly (why should it be?), he was an amazing 6.0 skater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    So irresistable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    Dai could sweep the next two seasons- which seems unlikely in the extreme - and he still won't have a record as good as Yagudin's, despite having quite a few more season to compete in. He had one season when he was considered the man to beat, and it ended with him Zayaking himself off the World podium.

    I like Dai, he's a great skater, loved his Worlds winning performances and his programs this past season. But Yags is in a league of his own here. And while his skating isn't IJS friendly (why should it be?), he was an amazing 6.0 skater.

    Yes, and those were diff'rent times!

    It's been pointed out ad nauseam that record is not the criteria here, so I'm going with personal taste and artistic abilities. Also Daisuke moves me to tears while Yags leaves me cold as a stone. Go figure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
    My sentiment exactly. WTH happened to the voting and Plushenko and people's senses?
    People have the ability to look at qualities beyond medals.

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    I like Dai. But I love Lesha!
    Daisuke moves me to tears Yes. Вut Alexei moves me to tears, to laugh and to feel the sun rising above the ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
    My sentiment exactly. WTH happened to the voting and Plushenko and people's senses?
    I really don't think shine was pulling for Plushenko to be in the final 2 though. Like me, I'm sure shine wanted our dear Lamby in the final.

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    Are we allowed to write in votes?

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    Ridiculous poll

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipforsynchro View Post
    Are we allowed to write in votes?
    Nope. Not even for Ivan Panin or Gillis Grafström.

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    104 years after first winning the OGM in Special Figures in London, Nikolai Panin is still the reigning champion in his discipline. Even the Henies, Grafströms, and Rodninas of this world can't say that.

    If he goes totally bionic at some point, might have a ghost of a chance of meeting that standard, but I rather doubt it.
    Last edited by falling_dance; 07-23-2012 at 06:18 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ostile17 View Post
    Yes, and those were diff'rent times!

    It's been pointed out ad nauseam that record is not the criteria here, so I'm going with personal taste and artistic abilities. Also Daisuke moves me to tears while Yags leaves me cold as a stone. Go figure!
    Actually, what most people have said is that a skater's record doesn't necessarily have to be the key criterion, not that it's absolutely not the criterion. I think Yagudin's very impressive record reflects his talent and abilities, while Takahashi's not-as-impressive-as-it-could-be record does not reflect what he can do as a skater. So I give the edge to the guy who was a great skater and competitor, and whose results are commensurate with his potential. If others prefer to vote for Dai because they enjoy his skating that much, and are willing to overlook his inconsistency over the years, of course that's a legitimate view. Just not my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    ... If others prefer to vote for Dai because they enjoy his skating that much, and are willing to overlook his inconsistency over the years, of course that's a legitimate view. Just not my view.
    Exactly, it's a matter of one's view, and I wouldn't want to impose mine on you!

    It's just an off-season poll, albeit a very entertaining one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    Nope. Not even for Ivan Panin or Gillis Grafström.
    So I can't vote for Michal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipforsynchro View Post
    So I can't vote for Michal?
    It's spelled Michelle, and no she can't win every poll!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berthesghost View Post
    It's spelled Michelle, and no she can't win every poll!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    People who post things like these ...

    ... will be put in the stocks, given remedial reading comprehension lessons and forced to watch a loop of selected Free Skate programs by Wolfgang Schwarz, Ondrej Nepela, Elvis Stojko, and Evan Lysacek.
    Noooooooo! Please, anything but that!

    That said, I voted correctly this time. Go Dai!

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    Argh. I didn't want Yagudin to win this so easily, but worthy competitors would have been Plush and Chan. Against, Takahashi, I have to vote for him.

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