Chan plans to skate until the 2018 Olympics. He could well end his career with 2 Olympic Golds and 8 World titles if he wins all the events until that year. That would give him the best record ever. Karl Schafer has 2 Olympic Golds and 7 World titles. Grafstrom has 3 Olympic Golds but only about 3 World titles. Salchow has 10 World titles but only 1 Olympic Gold. Of modern day skaters who most consider best ever that record would be so far above Plushenko, Yagudin, Button, or Browning. So do you consider Chan the best ever if he as expected wins 8 straight Worlds and 2 straight Olympics as he is favored to do.