- Mar 7, 2015
nobody is dismissive of Keegan. You have to read the context. I personally ADORE Keegan. I first saw him at ACI and was mesmerized by his speed, his spins, and his will power. At that event, his laces got broken or undone... it took him about 60 seconds to get them fixed... so, he had to cut down his choreo and jump and spin until the end... he was on a mission. He was fighting so hard for every element he could manage to include in such circumstances.Why is everyone so dismissive of Keegan?
What has been discussed was in the context of missing Patrick, because since his retirement, Canadian skating hasn't had a steady and strong leader who is competing to win world medals. Some of us, definitely myself, are also mentioning that Patrick's style of skating is unmatched. We were spoiled for so many years with Patrick, a bit more than a decade !!!! That's an awesome career for an awesome skater and leader.
So, though I would say the general feeling in this thread is that we love Keegan, we wish he could show more consistency so he could compete with the top guys. There is nothing negative really. Keegan has very big skates to fill in the context of the series of Canadian men.
This is actually one of the most positive place to talk about Keegan if anything, there are some moments of tough love as we wish Canadian skaters the best.... just like we are tough on Nam or Roman.