Regardless, I see Chan winning in 2013 but taking the gold in Sochi I think will be too tall of an order. I don't see Plushy winning it either.
I'm actually with those who think someone will just come in, skate lights out and snatch it. I'm thinking Hanyu or Brezina will do it.
I see one of Brezina or Hanyu (but not both) along with Chan on the Olympic podium regardless. 3rd spot is so hard to figure out. You have to say Daisuke, but I just have this feeling he will fall off in the next few years (like an Oda and Kozuka) and I don't see Plushy's body holding up.
I'll put my money on Gachinski. Incredible talent, and last year was an anomaly. He'll be like a Kulik; fidget for a few years and then BAM!