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    Christy Krall has resigned as Patrick Chan's coach

    Lori Ewing ‏ @Ewingsports
    Christy Krall has resigned as Patrick Chan's coach.

    This is a tweet by Lori Ewing. Does anyone know if this is true? and what's the reason??

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    She ran out of helium to make his head any bigger?

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    This story implies that this was Chan's decision - but offers no details, while this one says that Krall resigned. Is this going to be a -worthy split, then? It seems kind of unusual to do such a thing, and the timing as well.

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    I believe this is true (Lori Ewing is a reliable journalist AFAIK) - ETA: refer to article links posted above.

    Another Lori Ewing tweet:
    Chan's coaching change effective immediately. Move "was with sincere best wishes to one another for the future," according to Skate Canada.
    ETA link to Skate Canada's press release today (April 16): http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/Ne...S/Default.aspx
    Coaching Change for Chan

    OTTAWA, ON: Christy Krall and two-time World Champion Patrick Chan have concluded their coaching relationship, following Krall’s indication of her decision to resign from Chan's coaching team, which was accepted. While the two have parted ways, it was with sincere best wishes to one another for the future.

    Krall, based in Colorado Springs, CO, was a valued member of the team which coached Chan to his two world championship titles in 2011 and 2012.

    Chan will continue to work with Kathy Johnson, as he revamps his coaching team. He will maintain his current training base in Colorado Springs, CO with more frequent return visits to his home in Toronto, Ont.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 04-16-2012 at 07:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrett View Post
    She ran out of helium to make his head any bigger?
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    God told her to?

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    I'm surprised because things were going well!

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    Perhaps the hand of God developed a twitch

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    NOT surprised !!!

    Patrick Chan is Patrick Chan

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    How long has she been his primary coach? (at least in the K&C)

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    Over/under on the number of popcorn gifs this thread will have?

    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    I'm surprised because things were going well!
    Or maybe not? I do hope she's okay and it's just irreconcilable differences - it just seems so strange for a World Champion and a coach to part ways like this.

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    So SHE resigns as his coach? Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    Or maybe not? I do hope she's okay and it's just irreconcilable differences - it just seems so strange for a World Champion and a coach to part ways like this.
    Yeah, it's like S&S leaving Steuer or something. I was trying to think of other examples of coaching switches that occurred while the skater was world champion.... there was Alexei Yagudin leaving Mishin after winning 1998 Worlds and G&P leaving Linichuk as 3x World champs and Oly champs. In both cases, though, there was a rival within the same group commanding the coach's attention, which is an issue Chan doesn't have. If it was Chan's choice as implied in earlier posts, that is very strange indeed, but he seems to be very smart and strategical so there must be a reason (and like you I hope Krall is ok).

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    This reminds me of Orser/Yuna split all over again. Things seem to be going fine then boom! Maybe she was taking on too many other students and Patrick didn't want that?

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    Chan had already stated that for the next two years he missed being in Toronto and hoped to be skating more here so this is a natural progression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    This reminds me of Orser/Yuna split all over again. Things seem to be going fine
    Oh, really? There were rumblings of discontent long before the Kim/Orser split actually happened.

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