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IceJunkie
06-28-2011, 07:14 AM
Until he's in the K&C at Skate America, I won't believe it.

YukiNieve
06-28-2011, 07:25 AM
Another article by Mr. Hersh:


Lysacek, who turned 26 on June 4, has not competed since the Vancouver Olympics. But throughout last winter, when he was on tour with Stars on Ice, the skater from Naperville frequently would call Carroll to say how much he missed skating and intensive training for competition. The coach sensed Lysacek was thinking about a comeback.



A short time ago, Lysacek told Carroll: "Frank, I'm not afraid of losing. I'm not through yet.
When a football player wins the Super Bowl, he doesn't stop playing. I feel like that.

"It doesn't matter if I win again. I miss it and I love it."



http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-spt-0628-lysacek--20110627,0,2230324.column

ciocio
06-28-2011, 07:31 AM
Another article by Mr. Hersh:
A short time ago, Lysacek told Carroll: "Frank, I'm not afraid of losing. I'm not through yet.
When a football player wins the Super Bowl, he doesn't stop playing. I feel like that.
"It doesn't matter if I win again. I miss it and I love it.

What can I say, it seems that he really wants to compete so I wish him good luck. :)

casken
06-28-2011, 08:37 AM
Watch the world team be Lysacek/Mroz or something equally zzzzzzzz worthy.

Jaana
06-28-2011, 11:14 AM
Im very happy if Evan is indeed coming back, WOW!!! And I think he has a very realistic attitude, he just very much has missed competing:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-spt-0628-lysacek--20110627,0,2230324.column

I wonder who is the other athlete mentioned in the article who wanted to train with Frank C.?

Willowway
06-28-2011, 01:16 PM
I don't get it - if Evan is thinking of coming back, what is he thinking of doing with his Stars on Ice contract? He can't just blow it off - it's a contract. While SOI allowed for his schedule when he was doing that DWTS program, that has national exposure here in the US and they probably figured would augment ticket sales. The GP does nothing for ticket sales here so how does it work, or are his assignments spaced so that he could do them and not miss any SOI shows?

seabm7
06-28-2011, 01:23 PM
I don't get it - if Evan is thinking of coming back, what is he thinking of doing with his Stars on Ice contract? He can't just blow it off - it's a contract.

Last year, the SOI production finalized cast contracts just a few weeks before the November premier show. Evan is going to make the decision at the end of summer, which would give him enough time on whether he will participate in the 2011-12 SOI tour or not.

Willowway
06-28-2011, 01:37 PM
Oh, my understanding is that he is on a multi-year contract with SOI. Only some folks are on year-to-year and I'm pretty sure Evan is not one of those people but...

hoptoad
06-28-2011, 01:45 PM
from the article:

"Another skater recently had asked Carroll about training with him. The coach would not take that skater if Lysacek wanted to try to compete again, so Carroll told Lysacek he needed to make a decision by mid-June."

There are probably lots of guys who would love to work with Frank, but my guess is Adam Rippon. He's in direct competition with Evan for making the Worlds team and was looking for a coach recently.

seabm7
06-28-2011, 01:49 PM
Oh, my understanding is that he is on a multi-year contract with SOI. Only some folks are on year-to-year and I'm pretty sure Evan is not one of those people but...

Oh, then it is a completely different matter. Your worry is justified.

RockTheTassel
06-28-2011, 01:53 PM
from the article:

"Another skater recently had asked Carroll about training with him. The coach would not take that skater if Lysacek wanted to try to compete again, so Carroll told Lysacek he needed to make a decision by mid-June."

There are probably lots of guys who would love to work with Frank, but my guess is Adam Rippon. He's in direct competition with Evan for making the Worlds team and was looking for a coach recently.

I usually enjoy a good comeback, but this makes me hope that Evan does go ahead and retire. I know it's not about taking turns, but Evan has already won the big titles and doesn't have a realistic chance to win them again. I'd rather see new talent get the opportunity to train with Carroll.

It's Evan's decision though, and if he does stay, I hope he enjoys competing and continues to have a positive influence on Mirai. That was the first thing I thought of when I read this, and it appears several other posters did too. :lol:

clarie
06-28-2011, 02:05 PM
It makes sense to retire on a "high". Common sense. But to each his own. I'd rather see Plushy stay retired than Evan.

attyfan
06-28-2011, 02:18 PM
Oh, my understanding is that he is on a multi-year contract with SOI. Only some folks are on year-to-year and I'm pretty sure Evan is not one of those people but...

Why do you think that Evan would have a multi-year contrct? I would think that, after Sarah Hughes's one season, SOI would not presume on the "reigning OGM" status, but would give a one year contract to see how he worked out.

Willowway
06-28-2011, 02:32 PM
Because I heard at the time that it was a multi-year contract (at least 4 years) and the person who told me would know - that could be in error but I doubt it. Given his history and work ethic, I doubt that anyone would think Evan would go the Sarah Hughes route. Sarah was an exception - SOI traditionally gives the new OGM a multi-year contract and except for Sarah's decline, I don't believe that it has ever worked out that badly for them. Just using Sarah as a model would be very near-sighted and they have deep experience with their champions (US and otherwise) and headliners. Beyond that, a new US OGM has the considerable leverage to negotiate a multi-year contract and that's security. For SOI to ask a newly minted OGM to 'try out' for a year is an insult that no producer would even think of throwing at talent they wanted and needed.

Veronika
06-28-2011, 02:37 PM
if it doesn't pan out, perhaps he's like to try pairs? I bet he could lift Caitlyn no problemo ;)

Great idea! :cheer: