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Thread: Sandhu hot on comeback trail at Skate Canada Challenge

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    Buttle should have stayed in 2 more seasons. If Evan could win 09 Worlds and 2010 Olympics without a quad a clean Buttle would have been a lock to win both events. I agree the CSA retired Sandhu in summer 2007 which IMO was a good move. He was clearly going downhill at that point. Maybe he is just coming back to leave the sport the way he wants which I am all for if that is the case. I just hope he doesnt convince himself of fantasies of things like challenging Chan or being on the podium at Worlds at this point. Having high goals which are somewhat realistic or even a bit of a strech for your are one thing (which for Sandhu might be making a World team again given Canadas weak mens field currently, or a less ambitious one maybe top 5 at Canadians), but setting completely unattainable dream like ones are sure ways to set yourself up for certain dissapointment and certain failure. Fumie Suguri is an example of one with fantasies, she cant even make it out of regionals in Japan and she is talking about making Japans Olympic team for Sochi. Less than a year before the 2010 Olympics in an interview she mentioned seeing Yu NA Kim as her main competition for the 2010 Olympic Gold.

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    I think Buttle got out while he could - on top! I don't think he would have had the same success had he stayed in. He had the skate of his life .....best to leave it at that like so many others have. The moon was in the seventh house and all the planets were aligned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noskates View Post
    I think Buttle got out while he could - on top! I don't think he would have had the same success had he stayed in. He had the skate of his life .....best to leave it at that like so many others have. The moon was in the seventh house and all the planets were aligned!
    What does Lysacek have in his skating that Jeff doesnt? Answer, absolutely nothing. Jeff for sure could have won the 2009 Worlds and 2010 Olympics had he stayed in, given the dire level of skating at both events.

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    I agree Jeff had far more than Buttle; he could make a fall and his pcs should have held him up easily over Evan - in fact goes in footwork and spins might have heasily made up a fall tha tmeans the pcs were gravy. But in fairness to Evan he was more of a real competitor but yes, Buttle would have had a chance for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitt View Post
    You simply cannot argue with his long lovely lines! More power to him for trying.
    Am I the only one that doesn't see the beautiful lines? in fact I didn't see any of his ballet training reflected in his skating. he could be exciting, but his strokes were a bit clumsy to me. the one skate I love from him was one I happened to watch which was when he was young, serene and calm and very expressive at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilvskating View Post
    Am I the only one that doesn't see the beautiful lines? in fact I didn't see any of his ballet training reflected in his skating. he could be exciting, but his strokes were a bit clumsy to me.
    I feel the same way. He has good flexibility but he doesn't seem to use it unless he's doing a spin.

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