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    I hope someone makes sure to give Shawn a Mad Hat in Tokyo.

    I've loved his programs this year and been waiting for him to do them complete justice. I felt and have expressed that he was underscored in PCS but if he skates like tonight internationally, his will get high PCS and finish high.

    So happy my faith in and wishes for Shawn and Patrick played out in front of my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herios View Post
    While I understand that Skate Canada would like to push forward the youngsters and retire Sawyer, who has had a lifetime struggle with his 3 axel, you saw what happened tonight. Beside the exuberance for Patrick, sadly, there is not a whole lot to cheer about. When your skaters finished 3-6 at your senior nationals are unable to land cleanly even 6 triples then you have to know, there is a lot of trouble. One flower (Chan), won't bring spring over to you, that is for sure. You might have the future world champion, but him alone, won't be able to qualify 3 skaters. That is why is so nice Sawyer stepped up to the table and seized the moment. Reynolds crumbled rather badly undeer the pressure. All the talk about defeating Chan...
    Maybe, but Firus landed five with positive GOE and two more. Same thing for Lam. Rogozine had a tough competition but we know he can do it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    Slow down, Patrick! If you don't need breath, we, skating fans, need breath. Are you trying to steal the crown from the greats in the past? ...I'm kidding.

    Go Patrick Chan!
    Considering how he's improved each year (last year was his only stagnant one really), I wouldn't doubt he'd do it
    2008 - triple axel
    2009 - two triple axels
    2010 - same
    2011 - quad, two quads
    This is a man who does not just rely on what he does good to keep him up there - he strives to improve himself, and IMO that definitely deserves respect. And his 3f is freaking gorgeous, so I could definitely see a quad one. It amazes me that a guy who didn't even do a quad last year now has IMO the most gorgeous one in the world.

    It made me laugh though - Chan didn't even need to do the short program to make the world team - his LP score alone would have had him in 3rd place overall.

    Looking at it though, he got about 174 points at the GPF for a LP with errors (and just one quad). Here he skated flawlessly with two quads. International judges probably would have given it at least 190, so the 197 isn't really all that nationally inflated.

    For both Patrick and Shawn I literally stood up and cheered for them, giving them a standing O along with the audience. So proud of Shawn for the triple axel. He looked so relaxed each time the camera was on him, so I kind of expected the amazing skate.

    Also have to comment - last year Patrick was thinking of quitting, tonight he said his goal is 8 national titles (which would bring him to at least 2015). I'm all for that! And amazing to think he'd only be 24 if he meets that accomplishment in consecutive years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prettykeys View Post
    Bluebonnet, if you want to try, you can do a search for a Canadian proxy. Put the CBC link into the space on the webpage here: http://www.canadaproxy.org/ and click "Go". Hopefully it should work for you.

    Edit: Sorry, it seems that it asks me to install Flash when I try to view the video through the proxy.
    Yeah, I tried. Thanks so much though. Appreciate it!

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    Youtube videos:

    2011 BMOC Patrick Chan interview after FS (SkateBuzz)

    I'm waiting for the CBC version with Kurt Browning.

    eta: Sorry the first one was from last year. Deleted.

    OK here's from last night

    Patrick Chan: BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championship (Free Skate Program) 2011 This is of very poor quality. But for now.

    2011 BMOC Men's Medal Ceremony (SkateBuzz)
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 01-24-2011 at 01:44 AM.

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    I think I lost a post,here..Ah well..I was wowed by Patrick and even thought I could begin to discern a hint more fluidity in his body. Anyway, that must have been some skate in the arena.

    Shawn , Shawn, Shawn...At last ! Swe-e-e-et.

    Happy for Joey, so sad for Kevin.( rent The Hustler , Kevin ) Don't know what this will mean for us at world's ,but it was right for tonight..

    What was maybe the most satisfying to me was to see that Elladj is back , he's such a unique talent , it would have been a shame if he hadn't been able to make it.

    Only down note..Liam Firus seems to just sit outside the cutoff for Int'l assignments...?
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    Chan's protocol
    1 4T 10.30 2.83 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 13.13
    2 4T+3T+C 14.40 2.00 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 16.40
    3 3Lz 6.00 1.52 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 7.52
    4 SlSt3 3.30 1.50 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4.80
    5 FSSp4 3.00 1.17 2 3 1 2 3 3 2 2 4.17
    6 3A x 9.35 2.00 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 11.35
    7 3Lz+1Lo+3S+C x 11.77 1.28 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 13.05
    8 CSSp3 2.60 1.33 3 3 2 3 3 2 1 3 3.93
    9 3F x 5.83 1.40 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 7.23
    10 3Lo+2T+C x 7.15 1.05 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 8.20
    11 2A x 3.63 1.00 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4.63
    12 ChSt1 2.00 3.00 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5.00
    13 CCoSp3 3.00 1.00 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 4.00
    103.41

    Skating Skill 2.00 9.50 9.25 9.50 9.00 9.75 9.00 9.25 9.25 18.58

    Transition/Linking Footwork 2.00 9.50 8.25 9.25 9.25 9.50 8.75 9.00 9.25 18.34

    Performance/Execution 2.00 9.75 9.50 9.50 9.50 10.00 9.25 9.50 9.75 19.16

    Choreography/Composition 2.00 9.75 8.75 9.25 9.50 9.75 9.00 9.00 9.50 18.66

    Interpretation 2.00 9.75 8.75 9.50 9.50 10.00 9.25 9.25 9.50 18.92
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Maybe, but Firus landed five with positive GOE and two more. Same thing for Lam. Rogozine had a tough competition but we know he can do it too.
    IP, we will see them next year, what they are capable of. I hope they improve.

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    Uh, someone thanked me on youtube, but I want to be clear that I didn't upload it, just found it through obsessive refreshing.

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    Thank you guys! Watched it! The music added the excitement.

    I really have to go to bed now. Canada - my country, enjoy Patrick Chan for the years to come!

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    Is there a video of the program posted yet with Kurt Browning + Tracy Wilson commentary? I can not STAND listening to PJ Wong and Josee Chouinard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siberia82 View Post
    I would think so. I certainly can't think of a Newfoundland figure skater who is more successful than he is. I've been told that Joey became the first Newfie to make it to the national team when he finished 5th last season. (Despite you screaming murder at me near the beginning this thread, I still tried to reply to your question politely.)
    And you just proved how snotty you can be w/that shot at the end. So much for politeness.

    As for me "screaming bloody murder", how would you feel if you were a hockey fan and seeing people whine (and yes dear, that is what you were doing) in such an insulting manner about your other favourite sport. Especially when that other sport shown on the same Network as skating in Canada helps to pay for said coverage?

    Then again, I'm sick and tired of trying to talk sense to you. I'm done w/this conversation. How's that for being polite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emma View Post
    I suspect when we all calm down we might even question the 9.5's for skating skills. And, I will admit that honestly, PE and I scores have troubled me for quite awhile for lot's of skater's, but particularly Chan. And, I will also admit that I am still too "6.0ified" in my first viewing to be objective, particularly with a skate like tonight's skate. That said, it was pretty darn good interpretation, so what, maybe that should be like 7.5 or 8? I dunno. I still wish I could have been in that arena.
    to be honest since it was nationals that dont play a role best scores etc and the placements are right , he could have gotten 450 overall and I wouldnt mind.

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    That was great by Chan. Just watched it and it's his best performance. Hope he didn't peak too early. It would be beyond amazing if he could do it just like that at Worlds this year. It's almost a performance that a skater can only do a few times in one's career.... at most a handful if lucky.

    Recall Lysacek's brilliant Nationals once where he did a quad/3 toe and a 3 axel/3 toe...and seemed to be on fire throughout.. but couldn't ever repeat that feat again. At least I don't recall that he did.

    Plushenko repeated his quads and combos a good dozen times or so...one of the few to be able to keep repeating on a consistent level brilliant tech content.

    Chan's performance is nearly on par with that of Plushenko's 2003 Grand Prix Final's performance...where the latter did a 4/3/3, 3 axel, and a 3 axel/3 toe late in his performance...

    He didn't look all that tuckered out at the end... Very smiley and at ease... A well-trained athlete!

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