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    My ideal results would be both Justus Strid and Anita Madsen qualifying for the Olympics and getting to skater their short and long program!


    otherwise I have such a hard time figuring out which lady I want to win. For men Takahashi, dance D/W, pairs S/S. But there are so many skaters I like that whoever skates great should win, of course. I will not be sad

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    Ladies:
    If Kim is able not only to get back to her 2010 shape but to improve (toe point, spins, expressivity) then it would be exciting to see a historic repeat OGM for her. Similarly if Mao can conquer her UR demons, pull off the 3A again, and skate commandingly I would love to see her win or place. However I hate the idea that Yu Na and Mao are bound to take the top two spots. There are some great talents coming up who might just be able to peak in a year, and Carolina and Akiko are late-blooming marvels. Personally I am praying for a miraculous comeback by Mirai. So... my dream podium for the moment is Kostner, Sotnikova and Asada in any order but who knows how things will look next fall?

    Men:
    Takahashi
    Reynolds
    Abbott
    (I am deep into REM dreams here....)

    Dance:
    D/W
    C/L
    Shibs... I know, I know....
    (I haven't gotten V/M for a while and their behavior at 4Cs did not endear them to me.)

    Pairs:
    Another discipline where it seems two teams have a boring lock on gold and silver regardless of how they skate. In my dreams, there is an upset, but I do give the edge to veterans because of the "two skating as one" factor.
    K/S pulling a win out of their a** as Debi Thomas recently put it (referring to herself)... I know, another miracle will be needed here, but when these two are on, they are the most magical pair today, IMO, judges and Russian Fed be damned.
    S/S for the silver
    P/T conquering age and injury to grab the bronze.

    I am starting to wake up now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    (I haven't gotten V/M for a while and their behavior at 4Cs did not endear them to me.)
    what behavior?
    are there actual people who are pissed off at v/m for being injured?
    w.o.w

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    (I haven't gotten V/M for a while and their behavior at 4Cs did not endear them to me.)
    I know I'll regret this, but - what behavior ? Tessa Virtue having a leg cramp and not being able to continue right away, them continuing anyway after a few minutes, Scott Moir wishing for some privacy at this difficult moment, and not explaining to everyone then and there, or judges not penalizing them (most likely because the referee stopped the music before Scott Moir asked him to)? Because that "breather" theory is absurd and ridiculous and plausible only to people who are strangers to logic (sorry, but that's how I think). How could a team of Virtue/Moir level think that they could win with stopping in the middle of the dance (which always influences PCSs - more, or less), especially after they were first (although only by little) at SD, and were skating just fine and smoother than at any of their previous international competitions until the interruption? A ridiculous and absurd thought, once again, and terribly disrespectful to hard working skaters. Yes, it's the people who think and say this who are disrespectful towards them, not Virtue and Moir.
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    Wish lists:

    Pairs:

    Gold- Volosozhar & Trankov
    Silver- Pang & Tong
    Bronze- Moore-Towers & Moscovcitch


    Men:

    Gold- Takahashi
    Silver- Abbott
    Bronze- Fernandez


    Dance:

    Gold- Weaver & Poje
    Silver- Virtue & Moir
    Bronze- Pechalat & Bourzat


    Ladies:

    Gold- Kim
    Silver- Kostner
    Bronze- Wagner



    Actual Predictions list:

    Pairs:

    Gold- Voloszhar & Trankov
    Silver- Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Bronze- Barazova & Larionov or Duhamel & Radford


    Men:

    Gold- Hanyu
    Silver- Takahashi
    Bronze- Chan or Fernandez


    Ladies:

    Gold- Kim
    Silver- Kostner
    Bronze- Asada


    Dance:

    Gold- Davis & White
    Silver- Virtue & Moir
    Bronze- Barazova & Larionov

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robeye View Post
    If I were a karmic judge holding court in Nirvana (not the band of which Courtney Love was a camp follower), I would certainly give your thoughtful comments due consideration.

    But as a mortal whose role is to watch these events unfold in real life, the concept of this thread brings to mind a couple of lines from one of my favorite movies, Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven":

    Sherriff Little Bill (wheezing on the floor with a shotgun to his head): "I don't deserve this...to die like this!"
    Varmint William Munny (as he squints before pulling the trigger): "Deserve's got nothing to do with it".

    and

    Nearsighted Aspiring Assassin Kid (downing whiskey from the bottle and whimpering after his first kill): "Well, I guess he had it comin'..."
    Varmint William Munny (as he squints into the distance): "We all got it comin', kid."

    That about sums up the thrill and the tragedy of skating, for me.
    Haha, great quotes from one of my all-time favorite movies!!! Reading your post made me want to watch the movie again

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    My ideal top 5 in each category(top 3 in team event)

    Ladies:
    Gold-Yuna Kim
    Silver-Ashley Wagner
    Bronze-Mao Asada
    4th-Elizaveta Tuktamisheva
    5th-Carolina Kostner

    Men:
    Gold-Daisuke Takahashi
    Silver- Patrick Chan
    Bronze/4th- Evgeny Plushenko or Yuzuru Hanyu
    5th- Javier Fernandez

    Dance:
    Gold-Davis/White
    Silver- Virtue/Moir
    Bronze: Bobrova/Soloviev
    4th-Pechalat/Bourzat
    5th: Ilynikh/Katsalopov or Weaver/Poje

    Pairs:
    Gold-Savchenko/Szolkowy
    Silver-Volozoshar/Trankov
    Bronze- Kavaguti/Smirnov
    4th-Bazarova/Larionov
    5th-Duhamel Radford

    Team:
    Gold-Russia
    Silver- U.S.A
    Bronze- Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauravvv View Post
    I know I'll regret this, but - what behavior ? Tessa Virtue having a leg cramp and not being able to continue right away, them continuing anyway after a few minutes, Scott Moir wishing for some privacy at this difficult moment, and not explaining to everyone then and there, or judges not penalizing them (most likely because the referee stopped the music before Scott Moir asked him to)? Because that "breather" theory is absurd and ridiculous and plausible only to people who are strangers to logic (sorry, but that's how I think). How could a team of Virtue/Moir level think that they could win with stopping in the middle of the dance (which always influences PCSs - more, or less), especially after they were first (although only by little) at SD, and were skating just fine and smoother than at any of their previous international competitions until the interruption? A ridiculous and absurd thought, once again, and terribly disrespectful to hard working skaters. Yes, it's the people who think and say this who are disrespectful towards them, not Virtue and Moir.


    i wonder what would happen if we treated all injured dancers like we treat v/m

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    A dream that is very unlikely to come true - golds for Czisny and Verner

    More realistically, I'd like to see:

    Gold - Asada, Takahashi, Pang & Tong, Davis & White
    Silver - Kostner or Wagner, Hanyu, S&S, V&M
    Bronze - Kim, Chan, K&S, Shibutanis

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    Well if I'm dreaming, my podium picks would have Canadians at the top in each and every discipline and if we have a second team, they are on the podium too for silver or bronze sooooooooooooo my delerioius dreaming would look like
    Men:
    Gold - Chan
    Silver - Reynolds
    Bronze - Fernandez (cause I decided to adopt him and have deemed him an honourary Canuck)

    Ladies:
    Gold - Osmond
    Silver - Kim
    Bronze - Asada

    Pairs:
    Gold - D/R
    Silver - MT/M
    Bronze - S/S

    Dance:
    Gold - V/M
    Silver - W/P
    Bronze - Shibs
    Picking this just to piss off another SS

    Team:
    Gold - Canada
    Silver - Russia
    Bronze - China

    OK, once I wake up and reality hits, my choices would be different. Well at least a couple of my gold would remain, and even a few of my other podium picks might be close to reality. It was fun while it lasted. Thanks for allowing me to dream ...

    On another note ...
    I am having to say I agree with rainbowkisses and lauravvv on the constant questioning and harping on the "behavior" of V/M. I wonder how many of the V/M naysayers will admit that V/M have pissed on their cornflakes and that nothing they say/do will ever make it better; unless they lose every competition from here on. They must be one helluva team if they can inspire this much innuendo and dislike/hatred by some on this board. The great ones ALWAYS do.
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    Ideal Podiums:

    Pairs:

    Gold - Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Silver - Volosozhar & Trankov
    Bronze - Duhamel & Radford

    Men:

    Gold - Abbott
    Silver - Kozuka
    Bronze - Verner

    Dance:

    Gold - Virtue & Moir
    Silver - Davis & White
    Bronze - Cappellini & Lanotte

    Ladies:

    Gold - Kostner
    Silver - Tuktamysheva
    Bronze - Suzuki

    Team:
    Gold - Russia
    Silver - USA
    Bronze - Canada

    *tickled at the idea of this thread when we haven't even seen a single Olympic season program yet . . . if I end up hating the programs of my choices, I reserve the right to change my podiums*
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    In reality, it is the judges and the rules I should have faulted for not docking V/M more at 4Cs.... any team would continue if they could ... but it was an odd episode. I will leave it at that.

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    Men
    1. Chan
    2. Fernandez
    3. Joubert

    Ladies
    1. Suzuki or Sotnikova - I prefer Suzuki, but come on, seeing Russia win the one gold medal it doesn't have on home soil. Sotnikova's my favourite of the Russian Ladies
    2. Kostner
    3. Wagner

    Pairs
    1. Savchenko/Szolkowy
    2. Duhamel/Radford
    3. Kavaguti/Smirnov

    Dance
    1. Virtue/Moir
    2. Weaver/Poje
    3. Bobrova/Soloviev

    Team
    1. Canada (Chan, Osmond, W/P, D/R, Mt/M, V/M)
    2. France (Joubert, Amodio, Silethe, Meite, P/B, J/C)
    3. Russia (Plushenko, Tuktamisheva, Sotnikova, B/S, S/K, B/L)

    Plushenko with the one medal he doesn't have. Virtue and Moir with three Olympic Gold medals. Weaver/Poje setting themselves up for a World Championship title or two in the next couple of years. Maybe Wagner as well. Seeing my three favourite Russian teams currently competing with Olympic medals from home ice. Chan winning the medal that eluded Brian Orser, Kurt Browning, and Elvis Stoijko (and Buttle/Cranston, but they weren't gonna win). The most unique national figure skating team winning silver.

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    Oh God oh God oh God... trying to reconcile desirable with probable is not easy, so here goes a mix of both, with some World medal wishes thrown in.

    Men.
    1. Chan. There I've said it. I am not even an ardent fan, but Chan is the one who made a breakthrough by showing that skating skills can be combined with 2 quads in a program and a solid 3A. And now he is adding artistry to the mix. If he manages to put it all together, I want that acknowledged and rewarded.
    2. Fernandez or Takahashi.
    3. Abbott? ( please???)
    Actually I'll count it as a great year if Abbott gets a medal of any color either at Olympics or Worlds. That's my dream for Men.

    Ladies.
    1-2 Kostner or Asada, in any order.
    3. Cannot ignore Kim, but in my dreamworld, it would be Suzuki or one of Sornikova/ Tuktamysheva/ Gold/ Osmond. And I really want Suzuki to win the following Worlds ( especially if Kostner medals at Olympics and does not go.)

    Dance.
    1. Davis/White
    2. Virtue/Moir.
    3. Aaaaah! Would be happy with Pechalat/ Bourzat, Bobrova/ Soloviev OR Weaver/Poje; if B/S or W/P do not medal at Olympics I really want them to medal at the following Worlds and set themselves for the next 4 years. And if P/B do not medal at Olympics, I want them to win the following Worlds.

    Pairs.
    1. Volosozhar/ Trankov
    2. Savchenko/Szolkovy
    3. Duhamel/Radford.

    I love both V/T and S/S; both are epic. But I am not comfortable wishing that V/T wait for four more years till 2018 because though not old, they are not young and one just never knows. But they are brilliant enough to warrant highest achievements ( something S/S have already). Besides, there are no other medals for Russians in my dream podiums, and I think honoring their great Pairs tradition with a Pairs Gold would be nice.

    As amazingly talented Hanyu and Ilinykh/Katsalapov are, I'd prefer them to come into their full glory after the Olympics, after Hanyu works through his posture issues and I/K mature and become sophisticated, which I think they will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    In reality, it is the judges and the rules I should have faulted for not docking V/M more at 4Cs.... any team would continue if they could ... but it was an odd episode. I will leave it at that.
    Apparently you haven't made yourself very acquainted with the rules. When there is injury and the referee stops the music, the team MUST stop. There is NO dockage for stopping due to injury. However, the judges know that they "can" make a deduction in GOE because of the stoppage. FYI, there was injury -- Tessa had cramping in her leg(s). Should you choose to believe or ignore that such took place it your choice. Obviously the referee saw a problem since it was that person who stopped the music and not V/M which forced Scott to go over and speak with them. Maybe you should acquaint yourself
    1) with the facts of what took place at the competition
    2) with the rules
    and leave off with innuendo. The rules were equally applied to V/M in this instance as they were with the Shibs in an earlier competition when they didn't do a lift due to an injury he was experiencing. The Shibutanis were allowed a restart at a point just BEFORE the lift since they hadn't "tried" it yet. Would you be as insistent that the Shibs receive a deduction even though the rules state otherwise. I somehow doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by professordeb View Post
    Apparently you haven't made yourself very acquainted with the rules. When there is injury and the referee stops the music, the team MUST stop. There is NO dockage for stopping due to injury. However, the judges know that they "can" make a deduction in GOE because of the stoppage. FYI, there was injury -- Tessa had cramping in her leg(s). Should you choose to believe or ignore that such took place it your choice. Obviously the referee saw a problem since it was that person who stopped the music and not V/M which forced Scott to go over and speak with them. Maybe you should acquaint yourself
    1) with the facts of what took place at the competition
    2) with the rules
    and leave off with innuendo. The rules were equally applied to V/M in this instance as they were with the Shibs in an earlier competition when they didn't do a lift due to an injury he was experiencing. The Shibutanis were allowed a restart at a point just BEFORE the lift since they hadn't "tried" it yet. Would you be as insistent that the Shibs receive a deduction even though the rules state otherwise. I somehow doubt it.
    This.

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    Can we keep this thread about Sochi podium wishes? Please stop carrying on with the Virtue/Moir stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSfan107 View Post
    Can we keep this thread about Sochi podium wishes? Please stop carrying on with the Virtue/Moir stuff.
    Amen to this.

    My only great desire is to see D/W with the gold medal around their necks. My dream come true.

    Otherwise just watching Olympic skating is always a great joy and I'm looking forward to seeing what skaters actually make it there next year, should be exciting!
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    My wishes:

    Chan or Fernandez, whoever with better programs
    Kim with another 20+ points lead
    Virtue/Moir

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    A Men's podium that has Menshov on it.


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