Chan's plans for the next quadrennial- your best guess
What will the plans for Chan be the next 4 years. My best guess is he will take 2014-2015 off for sure, maybe take 2015-2016 off too, come back for 2016-2017 (and possibly skate 2015-2016, that one is the iffy one), then make a decision whether to try for the 2018 Olympics and skate the 2017-2018 or not, largely based on his comeback results and the level of skating of others.
I think he'll take 2014-15 off (this is all but confirmed, right?). 50% chance he'll talk about a comeback but never return. 50% chance he comes back in 2015-16. If he wins a fourth World title, he'll retire. If he doesn't but gets otherwise excellent results, he'll stay in until 2018 or until he is no longer competitive, whichever comes first.
I don't think Olympic gold is in the cards for him, but he might follow the Canadian tradition of a second silver. But it's equally possible he'll be a no-show, or off the podium, depending on what the skating gods think of team silver. So much can change in four years.
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