In an attempt to make myself be more vigilant about staying on top of my Fantasy Figure Skating account, I've decided to add it to my blogging repetoire. If I put my choices out there each week it will be areminder for me to do it. So here are my choices:
2010 NHK Trophy Event
A-Mao Asada, JPN / B-Kanako Murakami, JPN / C-Diane Szmiett, CAN
A-Jeremy Abbott, USA / B-Yuzuru Hanyu, JPN / C-Ross Miner, USA
A-Pang/Tong, CHN / B-Takahashi/Tran, JPN / C-Zhang/Wang, CHN
A-Davis/White, USA / B-Weaver/Poje, CAN / C-Mysliveckova/Novak, CZE
Analysis: The women for me was pretty easy. Despite Mao Asada's troubles at the Japan Open, I have a hard time imagining her not winning. The person who I feel has the best chance of besting her is her teammate Murakami that's why I picked her as well. I picked Diane Szmiett because I like her style...one of those head vs. heart situations. The men was a complete toss-up between Jeremy and Daisuke but many have smartly pointed out he often isn't hot in the early season so I went with Abbott. Men's B was tough but I think the young Japanese up and comer will prevail here, but Ten, van der Perren, Amodio, and Sawyer could all surprise me I think...kind of crossed my fingers. I'm hoping Ross' natural performability makes my C choice a success. Pairs seemed pretty cut and dry...I'll be shocked if I don't get that one near dead on. The only wiggle I think is with my B choice, if Yankowskas and Coughlin are on they might sneak up. Dance was easy too except for B. I think it will be very close between the Canadians and the Russians.
Who did you pick?