A disappointing and flawed free skate dropped three-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott into third place — and off the world team. With reigning Olympic champion Evan Lysacek planning to return next year, all of the U.S. men have to hope that Aaron and Miner skate well enough so the Americans can send as many skaters as possible to Sochi.
"These two men skated brilliantly and they deserve to be in the positions they are," Abbott said. "Not to put any pressure on them, but they better get three spots for next year."
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