Seriously? Are people forgetting that Zawadzki ALSO had a really shaky FS? No way should she have been over Czisny.Totally agree that Czisny was gifted with the silver medal at Nationals. At best, she should have been in fourth place behind Zawadzki and Zhang.
I can understand the argument some were making that Zhang should have been 3rd over Zawadzki- but honestly, with the exception of Wagner, everyone was sorta iffy in that FS.
But here's the issue I have with this: You are basically trading in one headcase for another. Nagasu seemed totally uninspired, unprepared and unmotivated in her FS at Nationals. I guess if she did respectably, as you point out, she might be ok, but honestly- same goes for Czisny. The two are alike in that you don't really know what to expect from them, and at their best they are definitely among the elite. But "their best" doesn't happen often, if at all.I actually think Nagasu would be best suited to replace Alissa. She did have sort of a meltdown at Nationals, but I think she may just get through her LP on a good day and even score well. A decent skate from Mirai wouldn't score too badly, would it now?
If I had to complain about anyone being overmarked, I'd say perhaps Zawadzki in the SP. Yes, her SP was great, but the point margin should have been narrower IMHO. Other than that, I think it was OK.But for crying out loud, don't next Nationals go out of your way to overgift any of the skaters on PCS. The point of Nationals is to let them go head to head, and see who qualifies.