This question came up obliquely on the Sasha thread. Which skaters do you think are best/worst at recovering from spills and stumbles?
IMO two of the best are Scott Hamilton and Michelle Kwan. As a pro, Scott is the master at playing off flubs as part of the act, or failing that, at least at getting the audience to laugh with him instead of at him.
Michelle is one of the few skaters who can make a bad mistake and still pop right up and recapture the audience with her next move.
I would say Angela Nikodinov in the opposite camp. She starts out exquisitely until about the 2:30 mark, but once she makes a small error, like doubling an intended triple, all the air seems to go out of her balloon and she just looks miserable.