re: Euros vs 4CC
It's less winner by default - he skated as well as he ever has - and more that the best skaters didn't perform up to snuff. It'd be like Voronov winning Euros because everyone else bombed. Just slightly off-putting. We want the best skates to win, obviously, but we'd rather the best skates came from the best skaters. Euros had that when Fernandez, Amodio and Brezina went 1-2-3. Ignoring the WD, you can say those are the three best European skaters at the moment (give or take a Joubert). Some of the best 4CC skaters weren't present (Abbott, Chan, Kozuka) and the best of the rest weren't on form tonight (this morning).