This doesn't mean who is the better competitor - we all know the answer to that question.
Is Michelle Kwan or Sasha Cohen a stronger skater overall - taking into account both technical and artistic standpoints?
Michelle has better jump technique than Sasha, though Sasha has bigger jumps. Sasha has attempted more difficult 3-3s (such as 3lutz-3toe and 3flip-3toe) but is generally not successful at them. I don't remember her landing a 3-3 in a competition - can someone correct me if I'm wrong. Michelle mainly just performs the 3toe-3toe, and has landed it successfully many times in competition.
Sasha has a slight edge here - her spins show more flexibility and she definitely has a better layback. Her spirals have more stretch, but Michelle did have the iconic COE spiral. Both are strong in footwork, but in different ways.
They have very different styles, so this is subjective. However, both are exceptional artists. In my opinion, Sasha has stronger SPs - I don't see a lot of Michelle's SPs beating a clean Malaguena or Dark Eyes. However, Michelle has had several terrific LPs (Lyra Angelica and SOTBS in particular). In my opinion, Lyra Angelica trumps any other top lady's program artistically in the past two decades.
What are your thoughts?