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KINGSTON, Ont. - Patrick Chan was a spectator at the Canadian championships this past week for the first time in his career, and noticed something funny from his vantage point in the stands at the Rogers K-Rock Centre.People were talking during performances. Or tapping away on their cellphones.The 24-year-old from Toronto is taking this season off to kick back and contemplate his future, and said the biggest thing hes learned thus far is perspective.When we compete, for us it feels like the end of the world, but it really isnt, he said. Its interesting because people do other things while the skating is going on. So when I think everyones looking at me, the whole world has stopped to watch me, its really not true.Maybe skating isnt always about life or death, even though it feels like it sometimes.The three-time world champion hasnt completely committed to another Olympic Games, after his heartbreaking silver-medal performance in Sochi last year. But he certainly sounds like he has another Games in him.I would love to go to another Olympics, Chan said. And also even to come here and skate at nationals, nationals is always a highlight for me, just the energy and the friends and family that are in the audience. So I miss that.And I miss training. It makes me want to train hard and come back out stronger than ever, and come up with a great new program that really wows the audience. Not to say the men werent great this year, Nam (Nguyen, the mens champion) skated really well. But I just know I can bring something different to the table again.While hell go down as one of Canadas most successful skaters in history, he has dreams of leaving an even more impressive legacy.I want to go out and skate a program people will remember, Chan said. Im at a point in my career, Ive accomplished everything, Ive won almost every event, so for me its just about going out and having people get goosebumps. . . or even watching myself on YouTube and getting goosebumps from that.Ive never been able to do that to myself. Thats a good personal challenge.Chan has thoroughly dominated the Canadian championships for close to a decade, winning the previous seven titles before the 16-year-old Nguyen won Saturday night.But there was something missing in a mens field minus Chan, whose best score at the Canadian championships was 302.14 in 2012. Nguyen, who at 16 still has plenty of room to grow, scored 256.88.Trust me, I like hearing that (theres something missing), because I want to bring something great to the table, like when people watch me next itll be like an Oh my god, my life is complete kind of thing, Chan said.Chan said he had mixed feelings about being a spectator, but he watched the competition intently. During a chat with The Canadian Press, he intermittently took breaks so he could focus on watching the competition.Hes also been keeping a keen eye on his international rivals.Hes keeping tabs on whats going on, said Skate Canadas high performance director Mike Slipchuk. He knew after the (Grand Prix) Final what everyone scored, and he was checking his score. . .What was my high score last year?Slipchuk said he hasnt had any firm discussions with Chan about the odds of his return, but has a good feeling about it.Hell take the next couple months to assess what he wants to do, but to me, he inclines more that he wants to come back and win another world title, Slipchuk said.Chan is busy touring on figure skatings show circuit, which has kept him as fit as ever. He did compete once very early this season, at the Japan Open — a Pro-Am event — and was as strong as hes ever been, recording one of the best long-program scores this season.Hes at the same level and in some ways ahead of where he was a year ago, Slipchuk said. Everything technically is where it was, the quad is where it was.Chan said hes had no regrets about stepping back for a season.If I think about wanting to go to the next Olympics, then I feel like I wouldnt be able to do another four years straight, its exhausting, Chan said.My body is enjoying this, my mind is enjoying it, said Chan. And gaining the perspective, just realizing that theres more to life than just skating.Its hard to think of that, because day in and day out, your whole life as a competitor is training, skating surrounds your life.If there are regrets about the past couple of competitive seasons, he wishes he would have kept his cards closer to his chest. He pushed the boundaries of mens skating, but as he pushed, the rest of the mens field improved along with him.Ill be smart, Chan said. If I could go back in time, when I went out and did the two quads (Chan had a quadruple Salchow and quad toe loop in last seasons program), I wish Id played that a little slower, a little smarter, kept the second quad under wraps, instead of going out guns blazing.I feel like it made the men progress very quickly, which I guess isnt a bad thing either. But I think results-wise things would have been a little different.I definitely think Ill be smarter now. LeBron James Shoes Deals . Louis Blues are reportedly taking restricted free agent forward Vladimir Sobotka to arbitration. 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Former Expos shortstop Orlando Cabrera is the latest former major leaguer to come out in support of the return of Major League Baseball to Montreal. Following a pair of exhibition games which drew over 90,000 fans and featured a reunion of the Expos 94 team, Cabrera told the website ExposNation.com that he would welcome the opportunity to become part of the citys push to bring baseball back. “Thank you so much for all of the support you gave me over the years,” Cabreara said. “You and the city were great to me. Dont stop pushing for a retuurn of Major League Baseball to Montreal.dddddddddddd Keep it up. I would love to be a part of a franchise back in the city.” Cabrera retired in 2012 following a 15 year career, eight of which were spent with the Expos before he was traded to the eventual World Series champion Boston Red Sox in 2004. 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