Mar 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) warms up before the game against the Utah Jazz at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Wind: Chicago Blackhawks Dealing With Adversity, Ian Stewart, and Derrick Rose


After losing in regulation for the first time in the regular season on Friday, the Chicago Blackhawks are now facing adversity. Today’s edition of the Chicago Wind will take a look at the Chicago Blackhawks, as well as Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart and Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose.

  • Streaking 

After their 24-game point streak came to an end on Friday, the Chicago Blackhawks have started another streak. Though, this streak is not as glamorous. After allowing four goals in the first period, the Blackhawks were facing an uphill battle against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. The Blackhawks rallied but their rally fell short as the team lost 6 to 5. The Blackhawks are now riding a two game losing streak, though, I think this streak will have a positive impact on the team. The Blackhawks, prior to this weekend, were a team that had yet to face adversity. Now, it is time for the Blackhawks to show that they can recover from adversity. After all, this could be the same adversity that the Blackhawks could face in the playoffs.

  • Ian Stewart May Stick With The Cubs 

Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart has yet to play in a Cactus League game for the Cubs this Spring. Stewart has been sidelined with a strained left quad since the early days of Spring ‘Training. Speculation among reporters and bloggers alike was that the Cubs would eventually cut Stewart and save a portion of the $2 million that was originally owed to Stewart on a non-guaranteed contract. That no longer appears to be the case. While it is still likely that Stewart will not be on the Cubs’ opening day roster, it would appear that the third baseman will start the season on the disabled list and participate in a rehab assignment before returning to the Cubs’ roster. With Luis Valbuena and Brent Lillibridge the only viable third base options on their roster, holding onto Stewart may be the best option for the Cubs.

  • Not Another Derrick Rose Update 

With each passing day, there seems to be an update on Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The latest comes from ESPN’s Doris Burke. Burke, who was a sideline reporter during the Bulls game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, reported that Rose told her before the game that after each practice, his hamstrings are “on fire.” Rose told Burke that he won’t make his season debut until those issues subside. Once again, this really is not an update. Rose is a player who has not played in a basketball game since last April. It is common sense that his hamstrings would be on fire after practicing. I may be in the minority, but I still suspect that Rose will play this season. But, enough is enough with national reporters claiming to have an update on Rose. The next update on Rose should be on the day that he is making his season debut. After all, that is the next step in this drawn-out process that is Rose’s rehab.

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