Predictions: NHK Trophy 2016

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The exhaustion is real, people. I have spent the entire day talking about how tired I am and I will do so again if I don’t keel over and sleep. Keeping it real simple like I did with TEB  – names on the podium. I’ll hopefully have time to spell out my thoughts a bit more before the GPF. The roster here is fairly strong and hopefully that’ll make the predictions a little more straightforward. Though you never know. Ice is slippery, after all. Now, predictions!

Men

Looks like they built up good rosters everywhere else to water down this one.

Gold: Yuzuru Hanyu
Silver:
Nathan Chen
Bronze:
Jason Brown

Possible spoiler: Mikhail Kolyada

Ladies

They may try to give this one to Miyahara if she doesn’t UR too much.

Gold: Anna Pogorilaya
Silver:
Satoko Miyahara
Bronze:
Maria Sotskova

Pairs

I’m not sure if Duhamel & Radford can be defeated this season with so many of the top teams injured or still working out the kinks in new partnerships.

Gold: Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford
Silver:
Cheng Peng & Yang Jin
Bronze:
Xuehan Wang & Lei Wang

Ice Dance

This showdown will happen sooner than expected… At the moment though, even Tessa & Scott admitted at the beginning of the season that they have yet to earn the title of “rival” with P&C.

Gold: Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron
Silver:
Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir
Bronze:
Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte

Who do you think will make it to the GPF? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

~The Rinkside Cafe

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