Imaginary PogueD/W are the USA's best chance for gold in Sochi. That's not the case of V/M, and some of speculated that Skate Canada spend their political capital elsewhere
I can understand your two other points but I can not figure this one. Do you mean there is other Canadian pair with better chance for gold? Or there is another Canadian pair equal to V/M?
Or there are other young Canadian pairs which are as good as American Shibutanis?
If neither of the above is true than what exactly do you mean?
I understand that Tessa had surgeries, but I thought she is OK now.