04-13-2014, 11:57 PM
Off the ice
You can compare career development and where people were at different ages. Even without comparing specifics, you can look at it in terms of results, consistency, whether they were considered elite, take into account if they did something special/innovative on the technical side, how good their presentation was. This is something that favors Plushenko in comparison to basically everyone, because he did well at such a young age (he moved up to senior at an age that's not even allowed now). You can also do this looking at entire careers, and say that both Plushenko and Button were excellent skaters who achieved a lot - in some cases, achieved things that are impossible to repeat (e.g. no other US skater will ever win Europeans and nobody will get as many 6.0s as Plushenko did ).
Originally Posted by Ryan O
04-14-2014, 12:03 AM
OMG at some of the responses on here..lol
04-14-2014, 01:22 AM
I didn't know Kovtun was "hyped" at all? Was he ever?
The only reason why he is talked about so much is because of the Plushenko "rivalry."
04-14-2014, 02:16 AM
The land of SnuggleBat and Cuddlepie