Hanyu's TES of his TEB free was 87.3 points.
Replacing first two jumps with those of GPF, you will get TES of 99.9 points.
Such a huge number could prop up his PCS at least 3 or 4 points.
Most likely, Hanyu would have gotten about 280 points at TEB if he skated like at GPF.
The difference of 13 points could be explained for the home bonus and federation's favorite ("ace") bonus.
I think he was given about 286 points even if it was not in Japan, beating Chan comfortably.
These PCS are what Hanyu should get if he were skating to an updated version of his 2012 Long Program. His current program is formulaic crap and the scores are undeserved. Unless he skates absolutely perfect, he definitely won't get that much at the Olympics.
However, I'm glad Hanyu scored so well at this competition, to shut up some annoying people who like to downplay his abilities/chances. His technical ability is higher than anyone else in the World and he can be an amazing performer, when given the right vehicles.
There's pretty much nobody I'm rooting for to win the Olympics at this point. All of the Men in contention have disappointing Long Programs this season.
Oh, and seeing Patrick fans cry foul when another skater is overscored strikes me as a bit hypocritical - just saying .
Hanyu - excellent. That program is great for him, and the choreography is great too, very expressive. I loved what Brian Orser said in the kiss and cry, that there is still room for improvement. So if he can get a score like this with a fall and a bad combination spin, then he can still beat Chan, even without the PCS inflation as others are saying. I really hope he can skate clean at the Olympics! The only thing I have to shake my head at is the way he acted after his program was finished. A little dramatic for my tastes...
Chan- beautiful program to Four Seasons. Still room for improvement too though in time for the Olympic Games. He didn't seem to happy with it, though he skated clean pretty clean. Maybe because he knew he had 13 points to make up?
Oda- woohoo! He was so happy to be on the podium, and he set himself up well for the Olympics! Happy for him
Machida- This is my favorite Fire Bird program that any skater has ever skated to. Very artistic and pays attention to detail. Great skate for him too
I'm just so thrilled that Nobu medalled!!! I so want him to also do well at Japanese Nationals & make the Olympic team.
The ice is slippery isn't it?! I cannot believe someone unseated Chan, shocking. This is good for Hanyu, good for skating and even good for Chan. I think it is going to be blood and guts in Sochi, the pressure will be intense. Well, may the best skater win, it will be exciting for us to watch for sure!