View Poll Results: Which of these 4 skaters will provide the greatest challenge to Chan next season?

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  • Yuzuru Hanyu

    54 40.91%
  • Daisuke Takahashi

    12 9.09%
  • Javier Fernández

    55 41.67%
  • Denis Ten

    11 8.33%
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    Which of these 4 skaters will provide the greatest challenge to Chan next season?

    In terms of the challenge to Patrick Chan, it was a very topsy turvy season for his 4 main challengers - Yuzuru Hanyu, Daisuke Takahashi, Javier Fernández, and Denis Ten. If fact, none of them provided a consistent challenge. Whilst Hanyu set world records in his short program, he struggled all season long to put together a good FS performance.

    Dai was good in the GPF and at the WTT, but could only finish 6th and 7th respectively at Worlds and at the 4CC.

    Javier Fernández beat Chan at Skate Canada, but was unable to beat Patrick the rest of the season. He did, however, win Europeans.

    Denis Ten came mighty close to winning the World title. Indeed, in the opinion of many he was the rightful winner. However, his form during the rest of the season was not impressive.

    So, come next season, which of these 4 skaters will provide the greatest challenge to Patrick Chan?

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    I expect Fernandez and Hanyu to both beat Chan in Sochi TBH. I am not sure about Takahashi or Ten. I think one of Takahashi, Ten, or Chan will win the Sochi bronze.

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    Fernandez

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    Chan's biggest competition has always been himself and the judges over the top adoration of him. However of this list Fernandez and Hanyu are the most likely to take advantage of either his mistakes, or the judges start scoring him human rather than a god from another planet even if he goes clean, as Takahashi makes to many himself, and Worlds shows Ten could do 10 quads and would be scored below a terrible Chan probably.

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    I thought Ten only did one quad and his skating was slow..... I was right in front in the arena so this was really visible live.
    Besides the worlds could have been a flash in the pan - only time will tell.

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    I hope he isnt a flash in the pan but it wouldnt surprise me if that was the case either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordanlevitt View Post
    Ten could do 10 quads and would be scored below a terrible Chan probably.
    Such exaggeration! If you want to be taken seriously unless of course you are just a nasty troll, put some sensibility and logic into your comments.
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    Pat Chan, Patty Chan, Pchiddy or Patrick Lewis Wai-Kuan Chan.

    Other than those four skaters, mail the gold to Patrick Chan already. He won. Someone update Wikipedia while you're at it.

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    fenway2 Thanks for awarding him the gold..... hope you are a judge!
    Its true, though. His skating is unmatched. That is why the only way others win is when he bombs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emdee View Post
    fenway2 Thanks for awarding him the gold..... hope you are a judge!
    Its true, though. His skating is unmatched. That is why the only way others win is when he bombs!
    But mostly not even then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CassAgain View Post
    But mostly not even then.
    So true!

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    What I like about the men is that I like so many of them. Provided Plush and Lysacek don't come back and win. I would be happy seeing Chan, Fernandez, Takahashi, Ten, Abbott, Hanyu, Kozuka, or even Joubert win medals. If anyone else sneaks onto the podium, I would be surprised, but not necessarily disappointed.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emdee View Post
    fenway2 Thanks for awarding him the gold..... hope you are a judge!
    Its true, though. His skating is unmatched. That is why the only way others win is when he bombs!
    All his falls as a 3 time World champion are also unmatched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emdee View Post
    fenway2 Thanks for awarding him the gold..... hope you are a judge!
    Its true, though. His skating is unmatched. That is why the only way others win is when he bombs!
    All his falls as a 3 time World champion are also unmatched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emdee View Post
    fenway2 Thanks for awarding him the gold..... hope you are a judge!
    Its true, though. His skating is unmatched. That is why the only way others win is when he bombs!
    Also all of his falls as a 3 time World champion are also unmatched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emdee View Post
    fenway2 Thanks for awarding him the gold..... hope you are a judge!
    Its true, though. His skating is unmatched. That is why the only way others win is when he bombs!
    Also all of his falls as a 3 time World champion are also unmatched.

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    Yeah, was that foursome really necessary?

    To answer the question, Javier Fernandez is the best positioned.

    a) Of the four skaters, three have posted scores close to Chan's best - Hanyu, Takahashi and Fernandez.

    b) Fernandez and Hanyu are the two that I'd expect to grow, skating and score wise.

    c) Between those two, I think Fernandez is on a path that could lead to him eclipsing Chan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    ^^Someone if suffering from posting diarrhoea.
    I guess he thought the hate on Patrick is not enough for his taste, that's why he had to post four times in a row to get his message across.

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