We have a LOT to talk about with regards to the American chances at Worlds and next year’s Olympics, you guys. I’m not too worried about the women or the ice dancers at the moment, but when Evan Lysacek is talking about his comeback, I feel like the subtext of all of his very media-trained comments is “let’s get real, Scott Hamilton, I can make this team with one leg!” And I am worried that our pairs teams are going to get ice-slapped by basically every other country on the planet — none of the teams that placed last year even SKATED last year, in part because a bunch of them broke up. Which, obviously, I really need to hear the gossip about in the comments.

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