Oh, Patrick Chan. Always helpful with a quick quote. The Record has an article about Chan moving on without coach Don Laws. Here's the Chan quote:
Laws stopped working with Chan when Chan was spending all of his training time in Colorado Springs (Laws is based in Florida). It seems like Chan essentially fired Don Laws without firing him. I mean, when you move away and start working with other coaches for over a month, that kind of sends a message to your other coach. You can definitely tell Laws was slightly annoyed from Laws's earlier comments about Chan saying he needed to stay in Colorado to train in altitude - Laws pointed out that Vancouver is at sea level. For the record, Chan stated during a McDonald's webcast the other day that the altitude helps his stamina, which is a weakness of his.
But anyway, by moving on without Laws, Laws was forced to quit on Chan. Maybe. But Chan doesn't seem to mind much at all, so maybe that relationship had run its course.
We'll see if any of it matters at the Canadian nationals this weekend. Chan is pretty much guaranteed a spot on the Olympic team due to his resume (world silver medalist), but I am eager to see if he tries a quad and how his jumps are going. And whether he'll be as overscored as he was at Skate Canada International in December. I can only imagine he'll be more overscored, as this is a national championship.