View Poll Results: Who will make the mens field at the GPF?

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  • Patrick Chan

    81 91.01%
  • Daisuke Takahashi

    80 89.89%
  • Yuzuru Hanyu

    73 82.02%
  • Javier Fernandez

    48 53.93%
  • Jeremy Abbott

    46 51.69%
  • Ross Miner

    6 6.74%
  • Artur Gachinski

    15 16.85%
  • Adam Rippon

    7 7.87%
  • Michal Brezina

    18 20.22%
  • Florent Amodio

    14 15.73%
  • Kozuka

    33 37.08%
  • Nan Song

    10 11.24%
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    GPF Qualifier- Mens Singles

    Since I don't see one for the men, I am starting this poll.

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    I think you should have included an "Other" option.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Plus, you have forgotten Joubert and Weir. Oh, and I forgot Oda. They're going to be there too, you know . But thanks anyway.
    Last edited by lauravvv; 09-30-2012 at 08:52 AM.

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    No Weir and Oda
    but Kozuka, Gachinski, Miner are on the list ?

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    Weir hasn't competed in over two years so i see why he's not on the list. Kozuka and Gachinski are only a little over a year removed from being on the podium at Worlds.
    Last edited by Jammers; 10-01-2012 at 01:27 AM.

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    I think it'd be cool to see Denis Ten make the GPF. And I'm not really a Tomas Verner fan, but who doesn't like a comeback?

    ETA: How did Weir get two GP spots, but Lysacek only has one? And not to be mean, but why is Ross Miner one of the poll options?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    ETA: How did Weir get two GP spots, but Lysacek only has one?
    You should go plow through the Grand Prix Assignments thread in GSD.

    ETA the answer from the GP Announcement :
    c) “Come-Back” Skaters/Couples: Skaters/Couples who were previously seeded (placed 1 to 6 within the past 10 years at a ISU World Figure Skating Championships) and subsequently did not participate in one or more competitive seasons will be given priority consideration to re-enter the Grand Prix for selection of up to 2 assignments if they commit in writing to participating in 2 Grand Prix events and if such return is announced and confirmed by the date of the annual Selection Meeting. Such so called “come back skaters/couples” will not substitute any of the seeded skaters/couples, mentioned under a). “Come Back Skaters/Couples” must not fulfil the requirements of the minimum score and would be considered for selection as a Host Country Choice. A come back under this clause is allowed only once in their competitive career for any skater/couple.
    d) If a seeded or “come-back” skater/couple withdraws from an assigned event, even for medical reasons, that skater/couple will not be assigned to another event.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 09-30-2012 at 07:40 PM.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauravvv View Post
    Plus, you have forgotten Joubert and Weir. Oh, and I forgot Oda. They're going to be there too, you know . But thanks anyway.
    I saw them as has beens, so they were not included. There are lots of young skaters with promise, and I wanted to give them a chance, besides the obvious certainties like Chan and Takahashi.

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    Is Lysacek doing 2 events? If there is any chance he does I might have included him, as even though I dont think he will be good enough to beat Chan, Takahashi, or Hanyu, I think he could possibly beat anyone else and come away with two 2nds or a 2nd and 3rd.

    In any case I voted the obvious 3, plus Kozuka, Abbott, and Fernandez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love_skate2011 View Post
    No Weir and Oda
    but Kozuka, Gachinski, Miner are on the list ?
    Kozuka and Gachinski are far more likely to make the GP final than Weir and Oda. It will be surprising if either Weir or Oda even make it to Worlds ever again. What makes you think Oda is above Kozuka in anyway at this point. I think this was a great poll, the only chance I would have made is to replace Miner with other (thus all the redundant poll options there was no room for like Weir, Miner, Oda, and the unknowns who might be shock by getting a 2nd GP somehow like Evan and Plushenko, would be available to their uber fans).

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    Lysacek is scheduled only for Skate America.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Joubert

    I still believe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    I saw them as has beens, so they were not included.
    Joubert is a has-been after placing one spot off the podium at last year's World's Championships?
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    Where are Joubert, Weir and Oda? The list is not fair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Joubert is a has-been after placing one spot off the podium at last year's World's Championships?
    i guess pelvic thrusts are out of vogue in some circles
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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    i guess pelvic thrusts are out of vogue in some circles


    Have those circles not seen Joubert's pelvis? Let alone the thrusts from that region??
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    I like how Kozuka doesn't get a first name...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimaToe View Post
    I like how Kozuka doesn't get a first name...
    Vash01 couldn't remember! Poor Kozu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    I saw them as has beens, so they were not included. There are lots of young skaters with promise, and I wanted to give them a chance, besides the obvious certainties like Chan and Takahashi.
    You may want to give them a chance, and they will have that chance, but things still may turn out different in reality . I agree that Weir may not get anywhere, but Oda just showed himself well at Nebelhorn Trophy. And, as for Joubert, better look at his competition at the respective GP events. It's Takahashi (quite sure to beat Joubert) and then Song, Rippon, Reinolds, Machida and Voronov at CoC. Of course, some of them can beat Joubert - if a disaster happens. And then at TEB it's Abbott, Amodio, Weir, Song and Verner. All of them have a chance, but Joubert can do it too if he skates well.

    Edit: I conveniently forgot that Takahashi may not even be at CoC if all the Japanese skaters are withdrawn from there. Then Joubert really has a chance at winning CoC.
    Last edited by lauravvv; 10-01-2012 at 03:44 PM.

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    I hope Brian Joubert can finally win CoC (at the cost of 1 gold medal for Takahashi).

    I'm also hoping that Denis Ten can embody Stephane Lambiel in his programs and wow us (and barely scrape into the final)

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