Whether people are fans or not of Plushenko's skating he should be admired for his accomplishments. Iam sure IF healthy he will attempt to be in Sochi. Not an easy feat with his injuries and longevity in the sport, not to mention be judged with the newer system. I certainly hope he does not cause a chronic or serious problem to his body. Yes both Plushenko and Yagudin were greatly admired and cheered for when they competed at such a high level in Canada. Iam lucky enough to have gotten to live event back then. I still think a healthy Plushenko could be top 5 in Sochi but its unsure if he can be healthy at this point.