As I noted, those days were behind them by the time they came to Montreal.AND going back to my point of my previous post... I was JUST ASKING are they necessarily that much better in Montreal, in that they were US Champs and World medalists withOUT them... now, they dont have such accolades.
Chock/Bates' career peak (thus far) was the yearlong period between the two Barcelona Grand Prix Finals in 2014-2015. The descent started in the second half of the 2015/16 season, when they dropped behind the Shibutanis; they were still World medalists that year, so it was hardly a steep fall, but the decline in the standings continued for the next two seasons.
They didn't drop terribly far, to be sure, but they were not moving in the right direction.