I hope that this is not going to be another trauma for him. He seems like a naive, soft-hearted boy.
I think it should be:
I read Koz realized after the Olympics that he should be more outgoing instead of just being satisfied with becoming the music. If you are attentive enough to notice that change just in a month, Koz would be very flattered.
1. Do you think Chan lacks a significant audience connection? Any more so than Abbott, Kozuka, etc? He's not a natural showman (certainly not on par with Takahashi, or even Joubert), but I think he and his programs are quite effective in that regard (I think this will be more apparent if he nails the LP).
2. Do you think Chan is only about "deep edges?" If that were true, he wouldn't be any more successful than Laura Lepisto - a medal contender in a poor field, but under the top five when perfect. Obviously, that's not the case. I mean he gets high levels on footwork and spins (or do you think difficult spins and footwork aren't integral to figure skating?), does a full array of triples (which is admittedly the bare minimum for men, but still) and has programs that are so technically difficult, despite the lack of a quad. There's a reason he can compete with the ebst of the field, and that's why. It seems to me that your comment disregards everything he does well (which is just as reductive as the "figure jumping/ice jumping comments, or the people who disregard Joubert because of his physical attractiveness)
Johnny Weir was such a fun and insightful commentator. He just nailed how I feel about Patrick Chan. Everyone says it's great and amazing, and some how I'm not computing it. Rippon is just out of this world, and my heart broke for Oda.
I think Daisuke was overscored about 2 ponts. He wasn't as floaty as he used to be, and the landing of some of his jumps were apparently wobbly.
IMO It should've been,
1. Patrick Chan
2. Daisuke Takahashi
3. Brian Joubert
It may be true that skaters like Chan, Jeremy and Taka need a little more personality on the ice - but I always thought Dai needed a little less with the over-the-top "Johnny" stuff and to just let his skating speak for itself.
Brian Joubert was robbed of first place, plain and simple I am sick of all of this overscoring and over hype of Chan.
BRIAN JOUBERT WORLD CHAMPION 2010!!!!