For the U.S. to grab team gold, it will need strong performances from ice dance. That means Marlie; Madison Chock and Evan Bates and siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani are Davis and White's compatriots — and the women (Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and 15-year-old Polina Edmunds). It also will need at least solid showings from the men: four-time national champion Jeremy Abbott and 19-year-old newcomer Jason Brown. Same thing from the pairs: Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, the U.S. winners, and Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay.
It seems doable, but Canada can pretty much match or surpass the American squad everywhere but in the women's event.