I'm a big Ben Ferreira fan, and I was trying to figure out what would be best for him at this point in his career. Okay, bear with me here.
Now, my plan started at Worlds this year. Coming into the men's short program I was thinking where would be the perfect place for Jeff Buttle to be after the short program --> 4th! Because, he wouldn't have the pressure of already being on the podium, but he wouldn't be at all out of reach of it, and lastly it would give him a little fire in his belly, so he would end up on the podium, securing Canada three spots for the Olympics, giving Ben a chance to make the Olympic team and finish his career out on a high note before retiring. And I had a good chuckle when, sure enough, Jeff was fourth after the short, and ended up winning a medal. Now, all that's left of my plan is Ben on the podium at Canadians next year.
What do you think Ben will have to do to end up on that podium and keep all the young guns coming up like Shawn Sawyer and Chris Mabee, off it?