Hi husband, of all people (i.e., not a fan, will watch FS only when he is either bored or forced , brought this up during last week's coverage of the Worlds:
Whouldn't Todd just kick *** under the new system? Hubby was always rooting for him and felt bad what the quad was so elusive to Todd. Since two of the current medalists are quadless as well, and one of them is even triple axel-less, it's fair to say that Todd would be on the podium this year if he stayed on.
Having seen him skate live 3 times since the Olympics, I can tell you, the guy has one of the BEST 3 axel out there. His spins are absolutely superb.
Anybody who is a COP guru interested to analyze some of his programs (obviously not tailored to COP) and see how he would fare?