March 8 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche fan holds a sign in reference to the end of the Chicago Blackhawks points streak after the game at the Pepsi Center. The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Wind: The Streak Comes To An End, Carlos Marmol, Derrick Rose Cleared

It had to happen eventually. Unfortunately for the Chicago Blackhawks, Friday marked the expiration date for their 24-game point streak and 11 game winning streak as the team lost to Colorado Avalanche on Friday 6 to 2. That is the lead for today’s edition of the Chicago Wind which also features items on Chicago Cubs’ closer Carlos Marmol and Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose.

  • Jinxed 
Friday marked the end of the Chicago Blackhawks incredible point streak to start the season as the team lost to the Avalanche. Friday also marked the first time that Da Windy City covered the Blackhawks and their streak. While coincidences are often difficult to prove, one may reason that Da Windy jinxed the Blackhawks and that is why the streak no longer continues. Nonetheless, what the streak did for the Blackhawks is made the team relevant again. Watching Blackhawks’ games while the team was on this incredible streak was similar to watching the 2010 Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks’ team. In both cases, the team captured the hearts of every Chicago sports fan and became the talk of the town. For the current Blackhawks’ team, their goal is still very much in reach. While the streak was a great accomplishment, the Blackhawks are in a prime position to be Stanley Cup champions once again.
  • Carlos Marmol, The Cubs’ Favorite Trade Rumor
Recent speculation this past week indicated that Chicago Cubs’ closer Carlos Marmol would be traded before the start of the regular season. However, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times refutes that report in his latest findings. Wittenmyer calls the speculation that Marmol would be traded before Opening Day “breathless”, though, sources cited in the article told Wittenmyer that Marmol is expected to be traded at some point this season. Marmol has provided the Cubs’ with a list of five teams that he would accept a trade to. The latest rumor have the Cubs talking to the Detroit Tigers about a potential Marmol trade. The Los Angeles Angels, who were very close to acquiring Marmol in the off-season, remain interested in the Cubs’ closer.
  • Cleared 

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has been medically cleared to return by team doctors. That is what Melissa Isaacson reported on Friday to ESPN Chicago. However, don’t expect Rose to immediately make his season debut when the team plays the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. While Rose has been cleared to return, the point guard told the organization that he will not return until he can confidently dunk of his left foot. There are going to be baseless criticisms of Rose for not returning even though he is medically cleared, but the fact that we now know Rose has been medically cleared does not change anything. Rose has said all along that he would not return until he is able to dunk as if he was in a game situation. Once Rose is able to do that, that is when the point guard will know he is mentally ready to return. In addition, in order for Rose to participate in 5-on-5 scrimmages in practice, the point guard would have to be cleared by team doctors. Meaning the fact that Rose has been cleared to return by team doctors does not mean that the point guard should be on the court for the Bulls in games.

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