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    So sorry to hear about Evan's injury and its surgery... Wishing him a complete recovery. I hope he gets the rest as needed, no way to rush everything.

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    Age is not kind to skaters who retire for a couple years then try to skate competitively again. Add the fact that neither Johnny or Evan have a quad at this stage of their career then maybe its time to retire.

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    OK, I dont know much about this sport but how many slots do we have at worlds 2013? If we have two, Is there is any way Evan and JA can get the magic number 13 at worlds, and then we send three skaters to the Olympics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteChris View Post
    OK, I dont know much about this sport but how many slots do we have at worlds 2013? If we have two, Is there is any way Evan and JA can get the magic number 13 at worlds, and then we send three skaters to the Olympics?
    We have two. Not sure to be honest if any combo of current men can get the third spot back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    We have two. Not sure to be honest if any combo of current men can get the third spot back.
    Actually, I am just a tad more optomistic. Not much but a tad. But my optomism is predicated on Evan being healthy enough to skate and JA having a desent skate.
    a sixth seventh finish for the US team isnt out of the relm of possibility, even if Patrick Chan and the 3 Japanese men are all healthy and skating well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteChris View Post
    Actually, I am just a tad more optomistic. Not much but a tad. But my optomism is predicated on Evan being healthy enough to skate and JA having a desent skate.
    a sixth seventh finish for the US team isnt out of the relm of possibility, even if Patrick Chan and the 3 Japanese men are all healthy and skating well.
    Well I"m a little bit optimistic after Ross Miner turned in that great skate at NHK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteChris View Post
    Actually, I am just a tad more optomistic. Not much but a tad. But my optomism is predicated on Evan being healthy enough to skate and JA having a desent skate.
    a sixth seventh finish for the US team isnt out of the relm of possibility, even if Patrick Chan and the 3 Japanese men are all healthy and skating well.

    Healthy enough to skate? Did you actually read that he needs 6 weeks to rest and heal after the surgery? So how much time will he have to get prepared for nationals? 2 weeks? Then you expect to be in the top 2 after that? Well, Good luck with that. If he is smart, he'll start preparing for the next season early in the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herios View Post
    Healthy enough to skate? Did you actually read that he needs 6 weeks to rest and heal after the surgery? So how much time will he have to get prepared for nationals? 2 weeks? Then you expect to be in the top 2 after that? Well, Good luck with that. If he is smart, he'll start preparing for the next season early in the spring.
    Yes this pretty much just wrapped up Evan's season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herios View Post
    Healthy enough to skate? Did you actually read that he needs 6 weeks to rest and heal after the surgery? So how much time will he have to get prepared for nationals? 2 weeks? Then you expect to be in the top 2 after that? Well, Good luck with that. If he is smart, he'll start preparing for the next season early in the spring.
    Oh that doesn't sound good - I was wondering 2 weeks but you confirmed the worse. Yes age and retirement does not help one be competitive - and I am sure there are mental issues which the skater would never reveal. It's hard "coming back" even if you have Vera Wang on your side et al.

    Yes, I do think the US men could take three spots to Sochi HOWEVER they could also get shut out of the top ten - not likely but possible - Dai, Chan, 2 other Japanese skaters, Joubert, Amodio, Verner (although he is looking pretty bad right now), Brezina, Fernandez, Ten, Reynolds maybe even and one of the Chinese skaters all potentially could beat the Americans unless of course Jeremy skates clean - he could medal though I do think if one of the Japanese men or Chan skates clean Abbott would not win gold. Evan, Johnny, Ross, Adam et al are wild cards. Though I do think Abbott could pull it together - I'd rather see him take a world medal than an Olympic - it would be almost sad to see a more consistent skater (ironically I suppose lol) to lose out to Jeremy having the skate of his life - but life isn't fair I guess.

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