Who will be Patrick Chan's new coach

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  1. Emdee

    Emdee Well-Known Member

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    Any suggestions?
    Someone in Toronto/ Canada?
    Someone elsewhere in the US?

    Will he also change his Choreographer?

    So many questions.....
  2. jettasian

    jettasian New Member

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    I don't think he needs to change choreographer. Whatever people want to say, Lori is one of the best in the world, and she seems to understand Chan's ability and choreo based on his skill. I don't mind him using someone for the SP thought. I'd love him to use his Gala number, with a bit of tweaking as his new SP.
  3. clarie

    clarie Well-Known Member

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    Jeff Buttle??? :)
  4. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    Nikolai Morosov - God and Satan would be in Kiss N Cry together. :eek: :rofl:
  5. arakwafan2006

    arakwafan2006 Active Member

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    :TT1::TT1:He should make Tat relevant again...hehehehehe
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  7. kirkbiggestfan

    kirkbiggestfan Well-Known Member

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    Kurt Browning would help him work on his showmanship. Get the stick out his you know what.
  8. immoimeme

    immoimeme having a nice day

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    Morosov. I can't think of anyone that Chan deserves more....
  9. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

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    :Imaging Chan skating to something like 'Gladiator' or 'Winter': ....:rofl:
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    jl22aries Active Member

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    Aaaand ignored.
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  11. Bournekraatzfan

    Bournekraatzfan New Member

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    +1 ;)

    (though i still love Lori...I just like skaters to try a couple of different choreographers)

    Sarah Kawahara might be another good one
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  12. Bournekraatzfan

    Bournekraatzfan New Member

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    :respec:
  13. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Pirate Chiddy! :cheer2: :kickass:

    :D
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  14. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member

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    Haven't you heard? TAT has moved on to Masquerade Waltz, Liebestraum, and Rachmaninov's Prelude in C# minor. :D
  15. Bournekraatzfan

    Bournekraatzfan New Member

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    Patrick would rock "The Bells of Moscow." At the very least, he would ring them...
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    DickButtonFan New Member

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    But Patrick is a MAN :D
  17. screech

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    Jeff's choreo for his exhibition was great, but I've heard that Lori 'gets' him like no other - things like knowing that he prefers certain steps into certain jumps to help him get secure and feel prepared for it - I'm sure Jeff (or whoever) could learn that, but he's worked well with Lori for so long.

    Whatever happens, at least the timing of the split is better than the timing of his last split - he has a full season before the O's season now, instead of how it was during the last O's season. Hopefully he finds a good fit.

    I'm thinking though that he might stay with just Johnson in Colorado and then have someone in Toronto who will work on the more technical aspect with him, like Orser.
  18. clarie

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    I'm sure he will. He, above all, wants to stay on top of things. Stupid, he is not, and neither are his parents. I talked to them while waiting for Patrick at Skate Canada a 3 years ago and they seem to be a very nice couple with his best interests at heart.....also it will be easier for him if he wants to take some university courses there in Toronto, and the family which has been living apart for quite some time will get to spend more time together....That, in itself, is motivation for the change.:)
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  19. t.mann

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    Kurt + Buttle!
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    I'll definitely die screaming with happiness at the news:D
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  22. Emdee

    Emdee Well-Known Member

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    I am very sorry about this Lori news - if its true. While I would like him to have someone else choreo his SD -I want Lori FD.
  23. aftershocks

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    Will never happen, but the specter is kinda frightful ... :eek:

    If it did happen and Nikolai gave Chan what he's been giving Amodio and Alena (God forbid!), not even Pat's SS could overcome such disastrous posing and ott gesturing taking the place of good choreography.
  24. lily

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    about choreography - maybe mr Lambiel does something for him :) one of his favourite skaters.
    probably wishful thinking... lots of suitable choreographers available: Browning, Wilson, Buttle.
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  26. Twilight1

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    ITA that Kurt Browning would be a great fit for him. That combined with Brian Orser?
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  27. spikydurian

    spikydurian New Member

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    Me 22222222! My ideal: Tech coach- Kurt, Choreos-Lori (LP) + JB (SP), and of course we all his dance coach will be Kathy.
    Anyone hear anything yet? I assume not since Patrick is still busy performing and travelling since WTT?
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  28. arakwafan2006

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    I like where you're going with this. She was placing transitions in skaters programs long before they were scored. Since he already can handle this type of choreography Sarah might be a brilliant choice. Also, she is super creative and super not over used.
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  29. arakwafan2006

    arakwafan2006 Active Member

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    That Amodio sp from this year was just over the top. He seems to like it but come ON.... its like, what are you so angry about? lol
  30. kppt

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    It will definitely not be Orser, since he now has Hanyu. The choices seem so limited in the Toronto area. He already tried Shin Amano and the Mariposa bunch a few years ago when Mr. Colson passed away. Hopefully, someone will be announced soon.
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  31. aliceanne

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    Does Kurt coach? I thought he was busy performing and doing choreography.
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  32. kppt

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    Kurt doesn't currently coach, but I don't believe Orser did much coaching before Yuna Kim. Kurt seems pretty busy with SOI this year, as he is the lead choreographer.
  33. flowerpower

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    Kurt has said that he doesn't want to coach. He loves to choreograph and wants to continue doing that (and also skate for a little while longer). Plus he does commentary, hosts shows/specials, etc.

    I get the feeling that the day-to-day fixed schedule of coaching is not really appealing to him (at this point, anyway).
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    Lee Barkell?
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  35. clarie

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    Ya never know...possibiility? Maybe even Jeff.
  36. Aussie Willy

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    I heard Jesus is making a comeback and could be available.
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  37. aliceanne

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    Kawahara was also a student of Osborn Colson, so they would have that in common. Is she doing COP programs? She seems to do more show skating.
  38. NinjaTurtles

    NinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant

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    So Chan will just be coaching himself?

    :p
  39. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    So this didn't work out?
  40. aftershocks

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    :confused: :scream:

    :eek: :yikes:

    :lol:


    In any case, does Patrick really need a coach at this point? He already has Kathy Johnson and the judges on his side, not to mention his wonderfully supportive Federation and Chan Gang Fans.