New scoring system gets mixed reviews

Updated: February 15, 2010, 9:45 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Confused by figure skating's scoring system? You're not alone. Frank Carroll has been in the sport for more than a half century, coaching everyone from Michelle Kwan to Evan Lysacek, and he doesn't completely understand it, either.

"This is terrible to say, but when the scores come up for a short program, I don't even know what a great score is," Carroll says. "I'm squinting like this, and the marks come up and Evan will say, 'My God, ...

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