Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
They aren't stupid. If Gachinski skates like he did at 2012 Europeans and none of the other guys deliver, then he would clearly be the best bet for Sochi to replace Plushenko.
That was almost 2 years ago and Gachinski has not shown nearly enough consistency. Gachinski would literally have to skate that well to have a shot, and I don't think he has it in him at this point. It's like saying Leonova can make the Russian team since she skated to a silver at the 2012 Worlds.