As well as nobody can change the fact that he got booed by an international audience. The first and up to now the only World Champion in FS who got booed. Guiness record. That matters. At least it should.Patrick is the 2012 ISU World Champion, no one can change this fact.
In Business terms, Daisuke is the cash cow while Hanyu is the star of the JFS.
Let's Talk, You are entitled to your opinion, so I won't argue with you any more. Patrick is the champion, that's what I care.
NMURA, your vision of figure skating politics in Japan fascinates me. A couple of questions.
1. Why is it important to the judges/ISU to get Canada the third spot for men? I mean, the third man in Canada (Ten/Rogozine/Balde) will placed behind the what, 13th man in the USA (Dornbush vs Ten at 4CC)? And if it wasn't important to get Canada the third spot for men's at the Olympics (recalling that Chan and Chipeur were 2nd and 12th respectively, just one point shy), why is it important now for Worlds?
2. While Hanyu's jump from 7th to 3rd is certainly remarkable, wouldn't the fact that he was 7th in the SP be cause for concern? Hanyu had a flawed short program at Japanese Nationals as well. Why would the judges annoint someone who isn't even guaranteed to make the final group as Chan's main rival?
3. I, too, am fascinated by who gets NHK (and the other GPs in all disciplines) next season.
4. Blades, do you think this was Dai at his expressive best? Because I actually thought he was a little more focused throughout the program on nailing all the elements.