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    News Sandhu to hit the ice again at B.C. Summer

    A record 609 entries, including Emanuel Sandhu coming out of retirement, will participate in the Pond to Podium Super Series B.C. Summer Skate this Thursday through Sunday at Burnaby Eight Rinks.

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    I wish him the best and that he skates for pure joy. Sadly he doesn't have the funding to really compete because it might be too late now but he has the goods to be Canada's no. 3 - if he had continued skating form last year's nationals he really had a good shot of at least top 5. If he got his speed up, competitive spins and all the jumps even with an iffy axel he might have had enough to get no. 3 in Canada. I wonder how good REynolds is more importantly though he isn't skating at this comp - I hope Patrick has an amazing freeskate planned for Canada.

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    I think he's a great example of skating for himself. No expectations, just skating for the fans and the love of his sport. He's really matured, and I don't think he has anything to prove, and I hope people will respect his competing instead of automatically dismissing him or poking fun (although "Sandhu to hit the ice again" is a bit of an unfortunate choice of headline).

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    I think he actually could have a shot at the 3rd spot on Canada's Olympic team though. Everyone outside the top 2 in Canada is so weak now it is totally wide open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    I wish him the best and that he skates for pure joy. Sadly he doesn't have the funding to really compete because it might be too late now but he has the goods to be Canada's no. 3 - if he had continued skating form last year's nationals he really had a good shot of at least top 5. If he got his speed up, competitive spins and all the jumps even with an iffy axel he might have had enough to get no. 3 in Canada.
    ITA! Best of luck to Eman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    I think he actually could have a shot at the 3rd spot on Canada's Olympic team though. Everyone outside the top 2 in Canada is so weak now it is totally wide open.
    It's a really outside shot, particularly with his lack of a 3A (though obviously he could get it back). Even his PCS isn't up to par with the other skaters.

    I also wouldn't say Rogozine is "so weak" considering he got 13th in his first Worlds (essentially tied Amodio and Liebers for 11th, and placed 9th in the FS), beat GP medallists like Song and Miner, and almost cleared 150 points in his FS. I think last season was about Sandhu getting back out there, and this will be his attempt at a Sasha-esque comeback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    I think he's a great example of skating for himself. No expectations, just skating for the fans and the love of his sport. He's really matured, and I don't think he has anything to prove, and I hope people will respect his competing instead of automatically dismissing him or poking fun (although "Sandhu to hit the ice again" is a bit of an unfortunate choice of headline).
    i was thinking the same thing about the headline. I wish he could fully train; it is getting late but with some good training he could steal the third spot.

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    It would be great if Sandhu could return at his best. What a beautiful quality he has as a skater.

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    I think Russians always appreciated his quality of skating, and there was a time that the Mishin camp actually considering him the biggest threat to Plushenko.

    Like Weir, he would also be an openly gay skater competing in Sochi if he made it (although unlike Weir, he probably stands a better chance of competing there, even if it's not the best chance... and when he gets there I don't think he'd be as vocal as Weir would be).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    I think Russians always appreciated his quality of skating, and there was a time that the Mishin camp actually considering him the biggest threat to Plushenko.

    Like Weir, he would also be an openly gay skater competing in Sochi if he made it (although unlike Weir, he probably stands a better chance of competing there, even if it's not the best chance... and when he gets there I don't think he'd be as vocal as Weir would be).
    That's interesting! I was a bit surprised to find out he's only 32, given how long he's been away from competition. I guess it would be physically very challenging to regain the old form plus tweak the spins to meet the new COP level requirements in addition to getting back the jumps.

    To me Sasha Cohen's comeback attempt in 2009-2010 was very impressive, way better than I expected, and it added to my respect for Sasha. I wish Sandhu's comeback is as satisfying to the fans and look forward to the matchup with him and Rogozine for that 3rd spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    (although "Sandhu to hit the ice again" is a bit of an unfortunate choice of headline).
    Ahahahahaha....I didn't even think of that.

    In all srsness, I quite admired Sandhu's skating, although I don't really expect to see him anywhere on TV primetime anymore. It's skaters like him that make me wish pro skating was still a big thing. A lot of skaters have a lot to offer performance-wise after their jumps aren't Olympic-level anymore.

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    Sandhu was a no-show at the BC Summerskate.

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    Sandhu withdrew apparently due to "Schedule Conflicts," so no one's really sure...

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    I would love to see a "skate off" between Sandhu and Rohene Ward. 2 incredible "dance" talents on ice.

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    I heard that financing is tough and he has to work so is difficult for him to get time off. I wish he had a sponsor to see how far he could go. I wonder if he will try to go for Nationals again - I hope so but I wold like to see him give 110percent not using old costumes, old routines and lacking practice and coaching help.

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