In the russian article you quoted plushenko is talking about difference in marks for the same kind of transitions leading to quad in sp, which is none. In any case Brian's name was mentioned since he is one of the few with quad in sp. Since Joubert toured with KOI i m pretty sure they have discussed the Inman letter and Plushenko's quote with Evgeni himself while paying football. Maybe he has asked Joub also about some of his comments last season. Since you said that judges talk off ice, athletes talk as well, it is tiring to try and stir up controversy from everywhere.