I still wonder if ISU should not tie in the GP with Worlds.
It is very possible for a skater to make the GPF and not skate at Worlds.
If Mirai had not flubbed a spin at Natls or skated just slightly better Rachael , a GPF finalist would have been home watching Worlds over the internet.
If Speedy is worried about top skaters skipping the GP he could sweeten the pot a little by adding GP wildcards as a way to qualify for Worlds.
It will get interesting when the Russian babies (there are more than just Adelina and Liza) come of age.
I still think a few more TOP skaters could be added to the Worlds qualifying round and maybe a fair way to do that would be to base it on GP results.
As Worlds stands now it feels like the large federations are penalized for being big and having more than one or two good skaters. Is that the goal of ISU? To have the large federations cut back and stop trying to produce good skaters?
That feels less like a sport and more like a pageant to me. Keeping TOP skaters out of Worlds does not help make Worlds a better and more competitive event,
Is it any wonder fans are leaving when they see qualifying for the World championship is more similar to the Miss Universe pageant than it is to the soccer World Cup.