It is too bad that the "old system" is still very evident in the COP. And with Skate Canada focusing so much on Cynthia at Nationals and having to do a skate off at 4CC, did it send a message to skaters that all I have to do is get to her "standards". Chartrand had higher TES scores at nationals than anyone, but had poor PCS. Guess she wasn't one of the judges favourites. Realistically, was there any chance of Osmond beating Lacoste or Phaneuf in the long Program? Judges had no choice in the short program. Skate Canada put out a brief video of "SKaters to watch at Nationals". Guess who they were. Exactly the same as the top 5 finish. It is very difficult for some skaters to go to a competition knowing that no matter how they perform, judges have the ability to "prop" up a more "established" person. Where is the fairness in that.