I think Nathan can get away w/ doing one GP event (if that is what he chooses to do or if it is allowable). He is two-time World Champ and at this point, he could follow the later Kwan route w/ regard to fall competitions. He has shown he does not need a lot of competitions to be in fighting shape by Worlds.I was looking at next season's Grand Prix schedule, and I see a potential issue for Nathan. He picked SkAm and the Internationaux last year as the only events that fit his university schedule, but this year the order of the events has been moved around -- SkAm is still first, but the last event (and chronologically the one scheduled for where the Internationaux was last year) is NHK Trophy, which will obviously be reserved for Yuzuru Hanyu.
BTW. WOW w/ regard to Torgashev. Those quads were like buttah! If the improvements continue for both him and Hiwatashi, I wonder if the two are going to move up on Brown for #3, which I hope in turn motivates Brown further .....