Quote Originally Posted by bsfan View Post

Plushenko is a "trouble" for some people because he is still not retired, still a big potential for the podium.
If so, you'd think he would show up at competitions where there are real challengers as opposed to doing just the Russian Nationals (sorry, but there is no one there at the moment) and the Europeans where there is like only 1 real competitor. Why avoiding the World Championship? Is it because he is afraid of competing against the Japanese and Chan?