05-01-2014, 07:55 PM
In this interview he mentions possibly coming back for the 2016 Worlds in Boston.
05-02-2014, 08:30 AM
Exactly especialy when he constantly disrespects Plushenko who is FAR more accomplished and legendary a skater than Chan is, or likely ever will be (and who unlike Chan has no controversy attached to even one of his medals). He also tears down Plushenko for a few of his comments and so called attitude when he downplays the sigificance of Chan's bad attitude and poor sportsmanship in his general unpopularity. Hypocritical logic at its finest.
Originally Posted by annca
05-02-2014, 08:32 AM
That sounds like a good plan for him IMO. Ideally I would like to see him come back for the 2015 fall grand prix, but that is up to him. I do think taking a year off is wise. As I said I dont think he will ultimately return, but if he does sometime in the 2015-2016 season is best. Coming back for the Olympic season only is too late. Coming back in 2016-2017 could work, but is more of a risk. Taking 2014-2015 off is wise for him if he plans on continuing though. He seems burnt out and tired at the moment.
Originally Posted by Mathman
05-02-2014, 08:35 AM
Hanyu had 2 mistakes over 2 programs, while Chan had 5. It is little wonder there isnt any controversy over his win. BTW for Hanyu's triple flip to be called a fall and not Chan's 2nd quad or double axel doesnt make much sense anyway. His not getting any credit for the 2nd jump of a jump sequence he did since he might have barely put his foot down on the first jump and losing atleast 6 points over that is also silly. Thank goodness such silly technicalities did not cost him the gold in the end.
Originally Posted by noskates
05-02-2014, 09:07 AM
05-02-2014, 10:40 AM
Well, if Patrick wants to come back (and go for 2018?!), that's up to him. I'll believe it when I see him in competition. Maybe another World title is a good goal for him. He has a shot if he skates clean and his his more ambitious competitors make mistakes. I don't think he has the motivation to make it all the way to the next Olympics, but we'll see.
05-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Meglio l'ultimo sorriso, che il primo riso.
Chan finds joy in sport after Olympic stress
"I don't want to be 35 and be like, 'Oh my god. I should have gone to those third Games when I had a chance to and was healthy enough to compete,'" Chan said. "I don't want to regret it when I'm older that I could have gone to a third Games and I just chose not to go because I just wanted to close that chapter of my life.
"I would love to go to the Games. It's sure a unique experience. There's nothing else in life that's like it."
05-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Good for him!
Originally Posted by Alba
05-09-2014, 04:07 PM
He is inspiring.
Originally Posted by JayW
05-09-2014, 07:07 PM
That he always learns something or finds something positive with every experience is a quality I appreciate very much. He is open to new insights despite all preconceptions or expectations. May he keep growing as a person.
Originally Posted by skatefancan
05-09-2014, 07:53 PM
That's fine if his expectations are realistic. I have often wondered if Kwan really thought her dream of a gold was possible at her third Olympics.
Originally Posted by Alba
05-09-2014, 10:44 PM
I believe, to this day, that Michelle could've taken Torino if she were healthy. Especially considering the way everyone else skated. I almost feel like that's why she got injured... because Olympic gold never was in the cards for her, she ended up injured in the Olympics where she would've won (I know, weird superstition, but with the way things panned out...)
Back to Patrick: Well, I'm happy he got over the disappointment at Sochi. Looking at past history, few people have been competitive at 27 in singles. But it all depends on what happens to him, and the rest of the field. I don't feel like Olympic gold is in the cards for him, but he can continue to stay on the medal stand.