What do you think about the recent talk of inflated scores?
I'm one of those people that have been bringing up these inflated scores...
I've learned this season that each competition is in it's own 'Scoring Bubble' if you will. It is impossible to compare scores from one competition to the next because the range of scores change so drastically.
We can't look at, for example, Patrick Chan's score from the recent Canadian Nationals and compare it to, say, Jeremy Abbott's from U.S. Nationals. Patrick's score was higher than Jeremy's, but Jeremy skated much better. If they were in the same competition, I think Jeremy's score would have been higher than Patrick's.
This inconsistency in scoring is one of the greatest problems with the judging system.
So, there have been lots of inflated scores and I don't think they really mean anything. They serve no other purpose but to give skaters false optimism and a media bump.