Had been waiting for a skate like that from Roman for so long and honestly had lost hope it would ever come. Lesson to learn: never lose hope. Roman is the most deserving successor of Patrick in my book and if Skate Canada doesn't put him on the team for World's immediately after this decisive win, what's Nationals good for, what's the point being a national champion?
The point of being the national champion is to be the national champion. It isn’t a world championship trials, no matter what people might believe. Skate Canada has criteria for who they name to the world team, and nationals is only one piece of that criteria. In this case, I think they should name Roman because he has generally had a good season, outside of a blip at Skate Canada International. I do worry about him in the SP at Worlds, but no one else has really made a stronger case for themselves.
The skaters seem to know that nationals isn’t the only deciding factor. For example Schumacher shrugged when asked if 4CC is next. Bausback said she is hoping to get to go to Worlds (in her case, there is also the world minimum issue). Nationals is generally weighted pretty heavily, but it is only one piece of the puzzle.