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But at least 1 Canadian skater/team managed to land on the podium at all grand prix events. while the US were shut out at Skate Canada and Cup of China.

By my count, this is what the team trophy would look like based on the results of the 2013 worlds. I picked The top 9 countries plus Ukraine. I gave Japan, Ukraine and Spain a 3 point on the pairs sho

i think the Canadians fell victim to the skate order. Duhamel and Radford skated first in the final flight and the Germans and Russians skated after them. Moore-Towers and Moscovitch as they say was also pretty good. I haven't watched it yet but despite reports D/R skated not the lose, people said they deserved silver instead of bronze.

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The Russians broke the WR as well.

Told you they are going to make a great showing in Pairs (which has always been their forte) and maybe grab the bronze in Dance.

i think the Canadians fell victim to the skate order. Duhamel and Radford skated first in the final flight and the Germans and Russians skated after them. Moore-Towers and Moscovitch as they say was also pretty good. I haven't watched it yet but despite reports D/R skated not the lose, people said they deserved silver instead of bronze.

well, remember this is being held in Canada, so naturally, they may have that slight advantage which maybe the judges overlooked this time.

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Told you they are going to make a great showing in Pairs (which has always been their forte) and maybe grab the bronze in Dance.

well, remember this is being held in Canada, so naturally, they may have that slight advantage which maybe the judges overlooked this time.

>>> skating first no matter which flight you are is the least desirable spot. the judges tends to hold back.

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CAN 3

JPN 3

KAZ 2

ESP 2

USA 2

FRA 2

CZE 2

GER 1

CHN 1

UZB 1

RUS 1

SWE 1

BEL 1

AUT 1

EST 1

Are quotas for SOCHI



GOLD:Patrick Chan (CANADA)
SILVER: Denis Ten (KAZAKHSTAN)

BRONZE: Javier Fernandez (SPAIN)

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Yes my bad.

Did I mention I think the qualification system is dumb?

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How does the Czech Republic have 2, their score is 31. I thought you had to use both skaters to get your score instead of just using the most favourable criteria like in years past?

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How does the Czech Republic have 2, their score is 31. I thought you had to use both skaters to get your score instead of just using the most favourable criteria like in years past?

Because ISU has new rule. If you qualify for free skate the max you can score is 16th. So 16+10 = 26 enough to qualify 2.

http://www.isu.org/vsite/vfile/page/fileurl/0,11040,4844-206192-223415-177357-0-file,00.pdf

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How does the Czech Republic have 2, their score is 31. I thought you had to use both skaters to get your score instead of just using the most favourable criteria like in years past?

Kazakhstan is also going to qualify 2 despite their second skater not making the free skate. For them to get 3, both Kazakh skaters need to have a combined placement of 13. For the Czech Republic, with Brezina placing in the top 10, it assured the Czechs of 2 males sakters on Sochi.

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How does the Czech Republic have 2, their score is 31. I thought you had to use both skaters to get your score instead of just using the most favourable criteria like in years past?

Because, and I am sounding like a broken record now, the qualification system is stupid.

There is a maximum number of points you can get if you make the long program (16) or show up at all and fail to make the long program - even if you DNS (18). The one thing that Intoronto got wrong is that this isn't a new rule, and it had an effect in qualification for 2010 (allowed the UK to have two Ice Dance teams).

IMO no way Kazakhastan or Spain deserves two skaters, and the Czech Republic is borderline. But oh well.

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question is, with Russia only qualifying one male skater, will Plushenko still compete? Or will they let someone else take that spot? Had Kovtun placed in the top 12 he would've qualified 2 for Russia.

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question is, with Russia only qualifying one male skater, will Plushenko still compete? Or will they let someone else take that spot? Had Kovtun placed in the top 12 he would've qualified 2 for Russia.

Oh, like Joubert who should already retire, I think it would be doubly embarrassing for Plushenko to win outside the medals and then he will issue some sour-loser remarks again after. Not cool. It's better that he watch the competition holding hands with Johnny Weir and Joubert. They should just work as commentators.

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