Could Jeff Buttle have won this?
If you used his SP and FP from his win at 2008 worlds as a guideline.
I think if he skated clean, yes - but there really seemed to be very little wiggle room in this event.
"Hold an edge and look sexy!"
An absolute 100000000% yes! The question doesn't even need to be asked . . . Buttle's brilliance puts Lysacek to shame, IMO.
Good thing we have Czech Buttle then! Men's champion Sochi 2014
Originally Posted by museksk8r
Dreaming and dancing
If he had two clean programs, yes. At the same time, he did only once in a blue moon (sorry Jeff, I love your skating though!).
I think it was the same for Abott, Jourbert, Dai, Plush, Tomas, Lambi, and Patrick. Koz may not have won even with two clean programs due to his PCS, neither did Johnny. Nobu might have won if he landed 4-3 because it may have boosted his PCS.
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Of course Jeff would have won if he skated like he did at 2008 Worlds. It would have been close, but the judges know he's a better skater.
Patrick Chan should start using Buttle's jump layout from 2008...both of the Triple Axels in the first half of the program. Buttle rarely landed his second Triple Axel when he put it later in the program and Patrick doesn't seem to have much luck either.