12-10-2011, 07:51 AM
I agree. Jeremy made one small mistake and thats it. Everyone is expected to be flawless, except for Patrick. Patrick is well Patrick, the Kostner of skating if you will. Always given more than the benefit of the doubt. He is a great skater, but a messy boy at times.
Originally Posted by skateflower
12-10-2011, 08:46 AM
I hope you can find Kurt and Tracy talking about Dai. Despite the messy skate - no combo and two flawed jumping passes - they were RAVING about his skill on the ice. Indeed, while they explained that the math wasn't on his side, you could tell they sorta wished there was a way to prop him up. Indeed, even after Hanyu and Fernandez's skates, both which were marred with an error, they emphasized the positive. That's what they do.
Originally Posted by Ginask8s
When you say Patrck is always given more than the benefit of the doubt, what do you mean? Can you demonstrate that factually in the scoring?
12-10-2011, 10:05 AM
I understand why people have patience to speak about Chanboni-style. The way he repeatedly smoothes and cleans the ice is really amazing.
12-10-2011, 10:16 AM
At least he was there to "clean" the ice, unlike some people who were missing in action or worse, per your own words, "could do quint and judges won't even notice".
Originally Posted by let`s talk
12-10-2011, 10:25 AM
It seems like Chan MUST skate clean, or else, there's always some people saying he shouldn't deserve the mark blah blah blah. It's unfortunate that his 4+3 hit the board...or else...I think he'd have given higher mark, 90?
12-10-2011, 10:27 AM
Nice recovery by Chan. He seem's much better at regaining his composure after a mistake than he was a couple of years ago. And really, no one has his speed and edge quality. That footwork pass going end to end on one foot? Amazing.
I was also SO impressed with Jeremy Abbott. The last time I watched him skate was a couple of seasons back, and he put me to sleep. He looks like a completely different person on the ice now. He was engaging, musical and entertaining. Wow!
12-10-2011, 10:59 AM
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