I posted my thoughts about the ladies last night, and here are my guesses for the men. This is very difficult to predict as there are many skaters who are questionable as to whether they will compete next season; among them: Evan Lysacek, Evgeny Plushenko, Johnny Weir, Samuel Contesti, Alban Preaubert, Ryan Bradley, and Shawn Sawyer. Until I have a high level of confidence that any of them WON'T be back next year (Weir, Plushenko), I'll include them in my predictions for spots. Kevin Van der Perren said the 2010 Worlds would be his last competition, so I didn't include him. Stephane Lambiel has obviously already retired and skated professionally, and Stefan Lindemann and Kristoffer Berntsson have also retired.
All top 12 men from the World Championships automatically earn two events, taking up 22 of the 72 spots, as Van der Perren has retired. Those men are the following:
The rest of the men in the ISU top 24 World Rankings and top 24 Seasons Best list are guaranteed one event, most of them probably ending up with two.
Evan Lysacek - obviously two events if he chooses to compete. He's number one on the World Standings, oh and he has this thing called the Olympic title
Tomas Verner - two events. He had a terrible season this year, but he's still 3rd on the World Standings thanks to all of the internationals in which he competes. I'd think he's coming back..
Nobunari Oda - two events. Disaster World Championships is an understatement, but 5th in the World Standings and strong finish at the Olympics
Alban Preaubert - two events. Strong World Standing and good placement at Europeans; also a host nation skater. All of this, of course, if he decides to keep skating
Yannick Ponsero - two events. Same as Preaubert, except in his case, I'm pretty certain he's not anywhere near retiring
Sergei Voronov - two events. Weak showing at Europeans and the Russian federation dumped him from the big events, but he's still one of the best from the country, and still ranked high in the World Standings
Nan Song - two events. World Junior silver medalist and showed he could compete with the senior guys with a strong showing at Four Continents. The highest Chinese man there, and probably leading the way for the next four years
Denis Ten - two events, even though all-around he probably wasn't thrilled with his season. Still 18th in the World Standings
Yuzuru Hanyu - two events. Won everything possible on the junior circuit this season, and should definitely be ready to move up and start challenging
Artur Gachinski - two events. Even though I think he has a lot of work to do, he made the Junior Grand Prix Final the last two seasons and was on the podium at Junior Worlds this year. Not much more he can do on that scene..
Brandon Mroz - two events. Not as impressive in 2010 as the prior season, but still within the top 24 in the World Standings, and had a good showing at Four Continents.
Alexander Majorov - I'm going to guess two events. You're probably thinking, "Who?", but he's in the top 24 in the World Standings, and with all the question marks as far as some of the top skaters and whether they will compete, he should receive two
Tatsuki Machida - two events. Surprise silver medalist at Four Continents and comfortably in the top 24 Seasons Best scores
World Junior and Junior Grand Prix Final medalists not already qualified by World Ranking or Seasons Best lists are assured one event if they move up.
Ross Miner - two events if he moves up. He was on the podium at the Junior Grand Prix Final, so I'm guessing he will
If you're keeping track, that's only 50 of the 72 spots available for Grand Prix events.
The other men that I'll predict to fill out the rosters.
Artem Borodulin - two events. Skated extremely well at the Olympics but had the misfortune of breaking his blade at Worlds
Florent Amodio - two events. Beat out the higher-ranked Ponsero and Preaubert to go to the Olympics and Worlds, and had respectable showings in both for his first time out
Shawn Sawyer - two events. He's another question mark for me whether he will continue, but he's from a host nation and the third-highest Canadian in the World Standings
Richard Dornbush - two events. Ages out of the juniors and qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final the last two seasons
Grant Hochstein - two events. I have a feeling his strong finish at US Nationals will get him a Skate America invite, and he should probably be assigned another
Jialiang Wu - one event. Decent at Four Continents but a lot of blown opportunities in the past for him
Jinlin Guan - two events. An artistic Chinese skater?! Respectable showings at Four Continents and Worlds, but won't move up much without gaining a triple Axel
Stephen Carriere - one event. Still decent on the World Standings and Seasons Best, but disappointing at Nationals
That's 64 of 72. The rest is just a guess, but I'll go for most of the following with one event each: