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    Patrick Chan Article Post Japan Open

    I really feel for him, glad to see he's human and mature and got the kick in the butt that he needed. It's not going to be an easy season for him, but I wish him the best of luck!!!

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/figureskati...e-skating.html

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    Well, the last time that happened, he came back with a vengeance to win just about everything in sight . Go Patrick!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravensque View Post
    Well, the last time that happened, he came back with a vengeance to win just about everything in sight . Go Patrick!!!!!
    When was it "the last time it happened"? Last year he won with three falls and didn't need to explain anything, like my-rivals-were-better-ready-so-they-spooked-me stuff. This situation is completely new for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    When was it "the last time it happened"? Last year he won with three falls and didn't need to explain anything, like my-rivals-were-better-ready-so-they-spooked-me stuff. This situation is completely new for him.
    What did he win last year with three falls? Are you confusing last season with the season before because he started the 2010/11 season with a horrible showing at Skate Canada (four falls, 3 in the short and 1 in the long) and won Worlds in Moscow with incredible skates. Perhaps that is what the poster is referring to because I found his skates this year at Japan Open as dispressing and abysmal as 2010 Skate Canada.

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    Great article! I'm happy Patrick is optimist and that he's working hard, I wish him all the best for SC: let's prove everyone that you can still win AND skate good/clean programs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS View Post
    What did he win last year with three falls?
    Japan Open 2011.

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    I really hope Chan gets a technical coach; I am concerned and think it is ridiculous to think that a modern dance teacher can coach figure skating at the top level where spins, footwork and jumps need to behoned. I am not even sure she as a dance teacher even knows what jump combinations are possible etc.

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    I think it's fortuitous that Patrick hit a bump in the road. It will definitely make him work harder and realize everyone is gunning for him. It's so hard to repeat World championships or any other major championship. I'm not saying a person gets complacent but the people you beat in the past are hungrier than ever to take you down. Go Patrick!!!!

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    Who should have won?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    I really hope Chan gets a technical coach; I am concerned and think it is ridiculous to think that a modern dance teacher can coach figure skating at the top level where spins, footwork and jumps need to behoned. I am not even sure she as a dance teacher even knows what jump combinations are possible etc.

    Yes, it was my thought as well when i read that he changed his coach.

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    Chan continues to mystify me. I just don't get him. If he's serious about improving artistically, it seems like his top priority would have been creating two awesome new programs he was excited about. He's had 5 months to work on it. Yet he shows up at his first event not comfortable with or committed to the programs?? Why not? And, at his level, I'm surprised how often simple motivation seems to be a problem for him. You don't hear Takahashi or Plushenko or Lysacek complain about being unmotivated. It's just odd.

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    So he thought it's the Japan open everyone won't be totally ready and then saw plushenko and Takahashi and was like they are so ready and got nervous. That's a little strange like why was he like taking it easy? Maybe it is no fs coach.

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    I think Patrick is waiting for a very special coach who can't yet take him officially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    I think Patrick is waiting for a very special coach who can't yet take him officially.
    Well that sounds interesting. How about a hint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    So he thought it's the Japan open everyone won't be totally ready and then saw plushenko and Takahashi and was like they are so ready and got nervous. That's a little strange like why was he like taking it easy? Maybe it is no fs coach.
    Or maybe it's just a sign that he doesn't take the JO as seriously as the GP events?

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