The only time I've said close to this meaning about him was this:
So I suspect you have taken the idea from my this post. I've said that he was crowned as such. I didn't say and didn't mean to say that it was from me. It was actually from his ubers. If you ask me, I think Takahashi is an artistic skater. But his artistic ability range is quite narrow. He is good at a certain type of artistry and that certain type alone. If any, I think Jeremy Abbott is the most artistic skater in today's competitive skating.
Secondly, the most artistic skater of today doesn't mean the most artistic skater ever. These are two completely different concepts.
Oh boy, back to Yagudin again? Why oh Why, I only see Yagudin mentioned in a Plushenko thread? Doesn't this guy deserve some LOVE and RESPECT by having a thread, or multiple threads, dedicated to him? Where are those Yagudin fans when you really need them?
So after 262 comments we have the answerS to the original question: Maybe, Yes, No, Don't know.........ANYBODY WANT TO GO BACK AND DO A TALLY TO SEE WHICH ANSWER.......WON.
What happens when someone wanders in here who likes both of them, who ubers their battle and understands that neither could be what they are without the other?
*shrugs and looks at her collection of videos of both of them*
Meanwhile, for those who want to celebrate Yagudin - rather than merely use him to disparage Plushy - there's always this thread:
Though You, ciocio, need scarcely be told that as it is of your own creation. But as a general piece of info to others...